BariatricMan
See how gastric sleeve surgery in 2014 helped me lose lots of weight rapidly and made my life great once again. 
If you are severely overweight or morbidly obese and are considering surgery, then hopefully this site might help.

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  Del Singh
(BariatricMan)
My Weightloss Journey After Gastric Sleeve Surgery on 1st October 2014

BariatricMan Vital Statistics:
Male -  5ft 8in (172.2cm)
 
October 1st 2014 - Day of Surgery
Age - 52
Weight - 154.5Kg or 340lbs (24st 5lbs)
Waist -  58in (147cm)
Chest -  60in (152cm)
BMI - 53.3  (Morbidly Obese)
Body Fat Percentage - 42.3%
Resting Heart Rate - 81 bpm
Activity Level - Sedentary
Sleep - 3-5hrs (light sleep and awake)
Medications: Blood Pressure, Cholesterol, Pain Killers, Reflux, Sleeping Pills
 
October 1st 2015 - 1 Year After Surgery
Age - 53
Weight - 90.4Kg or 199lbs (14st 3lbs)
Waist - 36in (91cm)
Chest - 39in (99cm)
BMI - 31.3  (Overweight)

Body Fat Percentage - 24.6%
Resting Heart Rate - 62 bpm
Activity Level - Moderate
Sleep - 6-7hrs (deep REM and light sleep)
Medications: None (Vit B12 - 3 monthly)
Tale of the Scale - Realtime Updates:
 
 April 1st 2019 - 4.5 Years After Surgery
Physical Age: 56
Weight: 99Kg or 218lbs (15st 6lbs)
BMI - 32.1
Resting Heart Rate - 46 bpm
Body Fat Percentage - 26.1%
Activity Level - High
  • Walking 7-10,000+ steps/day
  • Running 10km 2 days/week
  • Cycling 30km/week
Sleep -  7-8hrs (4hrs REM, 4hrs light sleep)
Medications: None (Vit B12 - 3 month injection)
Metabolic Age - 41

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Obesity is a Matter of Life or Death Which is Why it Matters
 
When I hear the term self harm I think of people cutting themselves or inflicting pain upon themselves, and there is no way I considered that I was self harming, but the truth is that I was, simply by neglecting my body and my health through poor diet, not doing any physical exertion or exercise and making excuses that I was happy, when I was clearly not.  The worse part of it was that I was risking my life and the longevity of my life and increasing the chances of leaving my wife a widow, my children fatherless and my grandchildren without a grandad at a relatively young age, as I was only in my early 50's.
 
In 2014 at the age of 52 I finally admited to myself that I was Morbidly Obese, I was unhappy about my weight and if I didn't take immediate action I would become seriously ill or even die well before my time.    Needing to lose a large amount of weight quickly and having failed on lots of diets over the years I took the huge step of gastric surgery to  help me solve my problems and give me back the healthier life I probably last enjoyed when I was in my 20's.
 
This website and its content is about me and my weight loss and health improvement journey after having had gastric sleeve surgery (gastrectomy) in October 2014.   This website isn't a mechanism for self congratulation, well at least that wasn't the purpose.   This website is designed to help any person who is overweight or obese and at risk, and is considering gastric surgery.    My experience may help you take the next step and have gastric surgery or it may put you off, only you can make that decision and I would stress that it has to be your decision with help and advice from doctors, family and others.   I cannot stress enough that no one else can do this for you, it has to come from you and you have to understand that like any medical procedure there are risks and post surgery your life will never be the same again.   If all goes to plan then you can expect an amazing transformation in how you look and how you feel - I have experienced this.   There are however people out there who have had issues post surgery and they may advise against it - as I said only you can decide what is best for you.  
 
But if like me you have (had) an obesity problem then doing nothing or simply carrying on eating and being a couch potato is not a solution it is a problem and a problem that will make you sick or worse still kill you prematurely.


DISCLAIMER: PLEASE NOTE THAT I AM NOT A MEDICAL PROFESSIONAL & SO ANYONE CONSIDERING BARIATRIC SURGERY OR EVEN DIETING OR AN EXERCISE REGIME SHOULD FIRSTLY CONSULT THEIR DOCTOR OR A MEDICAL PROFESSIONAL TO DETERMINE THEIR SUITABILITY & ANY POSSIBLE RISKS.   THE INFORMATION ON THIS WEBSITE IS BASED PURELY ON MY OWN EXPERIENCE AS SOMEONE WHO HAS BENEFITTED FROM GASTRIC SURGERY & RESULTS MAY DIFFER FOR OTHERS UNDERGOING THE SAME PROCEDURE.