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Slimline Denise is looking great; MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS SUFFERER SHEDS THREE STONE IN A YEAR.

Byline: CLAIRE BARRATT

A MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS sufferer has defied her condition to shed more than three stone in weight

Mother-of-four Denise Badland has lost 3st 4lb since joining a Nuneaton Weight Watchers class a year ago, despite being unable to exercise as movement leaves her exhausted.

Losing weight has always been a battle for the wheelchair-bound 45-year- old.

But she has gone from 12st 10lb to 9st 6lb in just under a year and says it has been one of the biggest challenges of her life.

She said: "When I joined the slimming class I was rather a large woman and I found it difficult to lose weight.

"Being in a wheelchair means I can't exercise like other people who are able-bodied.

"I'd joined lots of slimming clubs before but the weight just wouldn't shift."

Depression over her weight would often leave Denise, of Charity Road, Keresley End, wanting to unwrap a bar of chocolate.

She said if it hadn't been for the support she received from slimming leader Jenny Marsh, she would be far more ill than she is.

She said: "Jenny was brilliant; always there on the end of the phone.

"I remember phoning Jenny with a bar of chocolate in my hand and telling her I wanted to eat it

"She said 'go on, but just remember to count it in.'

"It is encouragement like that which gives people like me great support.

"The doctor told me it would be good for me to lose weight and now I have I feel simply magic, even though I have a disability."

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LOOK AT ME: Denise Badland as she looks today and (inset) before she went to Weight Watchers. Picture: DARRYL SMITH
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Publication:Coventry Evening Telegraph (England)
Date:Feb 13, 2001
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