Mick's story

I was 111.3 kg when I started the programme and in 14 weeks I was 94.9kg. I feel great, I can walk up the stairs, talk to people more confidently.

"MickI came [to the Bromley by Bow Centre] to do some gardening, my brother told me about it and I was bored.

My mum died you see and I started drinking heavily to get over it. She had Alzheimer's for a long time. I got drunk every day.

I wanted to do the gardening to do something. There are really nice people. The other people I used to see all would drink.

I was drinking before I started My Weigh. On Christmas day I decided no more drink. I was obese. I was doing the gardening when I went to a diabetes clinic at the health centre here and they told me about My Weigh. I was 111.3 kg when I started the programme and in 14 weeks I was 94.9kg. I stopped drinking beer, I have porridge in the morning and I'm always walking everywhere with my dog, she is the boss! My Weigh was great. It was good people, convenient and good fun because I was the champion every week and my weight is still going down. I feel great, I can walk up the stairs, talk to people more confidently. Now they have invited me back to talk to the group. I'm going to tell them that if I can do it, they can do it. It feels really good to be asked. I feel really proud."

My Weigh has been replaced by Fit for Life. You can find out more about the Fit for Life weight management programme here