SLIMLINE Paul Twigg has dropped a wheelchair size in weight after experiencing difficulty squeezing through his front door.
The 41-year-old decided to take action and shed the pounds, after health experts warned him he would soon be too fat to gain access into his bungalow at The Hove in Murdishaw.
However, by sticking to a strict Slimming World diet, Paul managed to lose a massive six stone in weight and is truly a shadow of the man he used to be weighing in at 11st 2lb.
Paul said: 'I am much hap-pier and much more confident than I used to be, but I now want to go down another wheelchair size.
'My carers cook my meals for me and so they make sure I stick to the menu that is set by Slimming World.
'I definitely feel better and it's a good diet as you basically cut down on red meat and eat more white meats.
'I'm not one for salads or fruit and vegetables and so I just tend to opt for smaller portions.
'It is difficult to lose weight being in a wheelchair, but I get a lot of support from my carers.'
Paul, who suffers from cerebral palsy, works part time in reception at the Bridgewater Day Centre.
He says his mum is especially pleased he has managed to slim down, after once weighing more than 17 stone.
Slimming World consultant Peter Blackmore said: 'It's difficult in Paul's case as he is unable to exercise, being confined to a wheelchair.
'We have what are called red days and green days to help people lose weight.
'It is essential to offer choice and smaller portions, and this is what has worked well in Paul's case.'
Would-be slimmers are urged to join Peter in his weight-loss quest, which are held at the Palacefields Community Centre in Runcorn every Monday from 7pm.