By writer to www.hartlepoolmail.co.uk
Victoria Harrison, 53, underwent a life-changing transplant in 2017 as a result of results of hereditary kidney illness which noticed her admitted to hospital quite a few instances and having dialysis thrice per week.
Since 2015, Victoria’s meals choices had been severely curtailed when she went on a low phosphate, low potassium and low salt food plan.
Meals similar to mushrooms, tomato-based meals, chocolate, yoghurts, bananas and ice cream had been all off the menu and all greens needed to be double boiled.
“Each factor was very bland, no color in any respect,” she stated.
Victoria joined Slimming World in March 2014 to get fitter and alter her manner of consuming plus give her a greater likelihood of being on the transplant checklist.
Now she has achieved her goal weight throughout lockdown whereas nonetheless getting ideas and help from Slimming World’s digital classes.
She has slimmed down by six stones one pound from 17 stone and 6 kilos at her heaviest.
Victoria, of Elwick, who goes to the Hartfields group, stated: “My Slimming World Marketing consultant and all my group buddies have been very supportive after I needed to adapt my renal food plan to meals optimising.
“I bought to fulfill individuals who had been there to get fitter and eat more healthy and a few had long run continual diseases like myself and we might share ideas and recipes at school.”
Victoria had her transplant in February 2017 however over subsequent two years placed on two stones resulting from quite a lot of treatment she needed to take together with steroids.
She stated: “In January 2019 I rejoined Slimming World to lose that weight as soon as and for all to get to focus on and provides myself an actual likelihood of dwelling life to the total.
“Thee years after my transplant my power has come again in leaps and bounds and ‘Physique Magic’ (exercise programme) could be very a lot a part of my every single day life now.
“My important help by means of this has been SW and my group members, additionally my greatest good friend Judy Ayre and Linda Pickering Advocacy Officer of North East from Kidney Care UK.”