Retired Willie becoma obese after ill health two years ago. Struck with blood poisoning and kidney failure he was given just 24 hrs to live. Miraculously he started to pick up but the emotional scars of seriuos illness meant he did not leave the house and struggled with recurrent bouts of sickness. He said: 'When my wife Isabel joined Sonya's group in 2013 I noticed her weight dropping off and I started to enjoy the same meals. Gradually I started feeling better and my mood started to improve too. That encouragement I needed to first go along on July 30th 2014.