Video 4: Mike

Video 4: Mikehttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iBuINtRL5D0&feature

216 Hello everybody my name’s, err Mike. I live in York in west Yorkshire in
217 England and I am putting a video diary together to cover my bariatric
218 surgery, urrrm, I’ve actually got the funding for it here’s the letter, as
219 you can see which basically states that as of today, the 3rd of Feb
220 funding has been approved and I can go ahead and get my surgery
221 probably in around 6-8 maybe 10 weeks depending on the waiting list.
222 Errmm so I’ll go and I’ve thinking about this for a long time, errm been
223 overweight most of my life currently weighing at 340 pounds
224 something like that, the heaviest I’ve ever been, spent the last 2 or 3
225 years with constant back ache, problem with my joints, knees and
226 ankles. Sleeping is a complete nightmare. Which I’m sure my partner
227 Reanne will agree, got a mild case of sleep apnea, Which err you know
228 will be cured if the weight loss programme goes ahead, so you know it’s
229 basically a change of lifestyle for me. Err love my food. Always have,
230 don’t eat massive amounts of it just the wrong stuff, bread pastries
231 fried food, takeaway. Ran a pub for a year and in that environment you
232 basically just grab food when you can you eat when you can because
233 your busy and more often than not it’s from the kitchen which is usually
234 deep fried. Last year or so I must have put a stone on quite easily, and
235 err and it’s got to stop. I’m 47, I’ve had no heart problems, but it err
236 runs in the family and I don’t want to be a victim of another heart
237 attack in the family, so I’ve decided now is the time before I’m 50, get
238 this sorted out, restart a new life with a new body, same body but
239 physically altered so that I can’t spend the next 20 years like the last 20
240 years which is unhappy. People think optimistic outgoing maybe it’s just
241 some kind of disguise to front but at the end of the day I don’t want to
242 be 65 and laid out on a bed with a err broken back discs unable to move
243 around, err so it gonna have to be an err drastic step and this is why I’m
244 going for, so I’m gonna give you updates right through till surgery day
245 err and hopefully you will tune in and err I’ve seen plenty of other video
246 diaries mainly female but there are some good male diaries to be seen
247 and they have inspired me a lot err and I’d like to think that mine will
248 be on their to do the same, so fingers crossed next thing is to go on the
249 waiting list to get a day and then take it from there will be touch with
250 that next. Cheerio.

Video 5: Mrs Iola

251 Hello YouTube my name’s Mrs. lola and I’m from Liverpool in the UK.
252 I’ve decided to come on to YouTube and err put some videos up just to
253 sort of talk about my plans to have gastric band surgery, err next
254 month, errmm you’re probably all thinking I’m mad but I’m actually
255 flying over to Brussels I’m going abroad to do it as it is an awful lot
256 cheaper about 4000 pounds cheaper, err I’m flying over to Brussels on
257 the 22nd of December., my surgery is on the 23rd of December, and
258 I’m flying home on Christmas eve a day early actually but I you know
259 want to be home for Christmas so errmm, you know yer so well yer I
260 am mad but errmm the next time I’ll be able to do will be the summer
261 because of my job. So errmm that’s sort of like why I’m doing what I’m
262 doing at the time of year. I’ve always, always, always had a weight
263 problem and from the age of about 4 or 5 errmm when I went to school
264 I kinda realised that I was fat, because you know I was called fat, I’ve
265 always realised I am bigger than….than your average female errmm I’m
266 tall(beep) I’m about 5 foot 11 tall (laughs) that’s my dinner cooking
267 there, I’m about 5 foot 11 tall and I weigh roughly about 18 stone 5 at
268 the moment so my bmi is about 37 so I am sort of you know obese I
269 hate that word it’s such a revolting word I feel like overweight is so
270 much nicer then obese it’s just such a horrible horrible word but
271 anyhow I’m going over too do it. I’ve got a couple of reasons why I’m
272 doing this, obviously it would be ridiculous and errmm I would be in
273 complete denial if I didn’t say I was doing it for vanity reason, I have
274 lost weight before but I’ve never been in healthy weight 1range, you
275 know I’ve lost maybe say 3 and half stone what’s that in pounds let’s
276 have a little think.about that 42….49-50.. 49 pounds before today and I
277 felt so much better about myself I really have and I feel more attractive,
278 because you know my facial features and things like that slimmed down
279 and I could fit into nicer clothes and I could go out with confidence, I
280 would be lying if I said there wasn’t a vanity aspect to me getting the
281 surgery, errmm however the primary ermmm reason for me wanting to
282 do this is for my health errmm. My mom is extremely slim she has
283 never had a problem with her weight at all during her life and yet she
284 has cholesterol, you know she never ever had to think about what she
285 wanted to eat when she was younger, if she wanted.to have a cream
286 cake she ate a cream cake, ermmm but unfortunately I take after my
287 dad’s side of the family and I carry weight, I’m an apple shape, I have a
288 huge midriff and stomach, and fortunately, I mean touch wood I don’t
289 have that many sort of health, sort of weight related issues. At the
290 moment, but you know I mean further down the line in years to come
291 who’s to say these things won’t happen to me, I do you know get a little
292 out of breath, I damaged my knee a few years ago on holiday and that
293 occasionally still twinges and things like that. But errmm, well what can
294 I say I just feel that I want to do it now and also having no brothers and
295 sister you know I mean I’m gonna need to be there to look after my
296 folks when I’m older and I don’t want my health to get in the way of
297 looking after my mom. So there are sort of you know several reasons
298 there why… why I do want too so this. As I say it’s probably , 1st of
299 December tomorrow, so it just over 3 weeks till I actually leave for
300 Belgium, errmm Brussels and have the actual surgery, I am going to
301 document umm just any thoughts or feelings that I have got about the
302 procedure that am actually going to sort about to go through. Errmm
303 also the sort pre-op diet and everything that happens after that and
304 obviously ill keep you posted on my weight loss. I would like to lose
305 probably about 7 stone which is…… probably about 100 pounds maybe
306 slightly less than a 100 pounds for those of you tuning in from the us, so
307 about 100 pounds in weight ideal, I realise that the band doesn’t always
308 help you get to goal err and I know that it is just a tool cause I’ve
309 done.an awful lot of reading I’ve looked at lot of people on YouTube on
310 things like that like Mrs. Gigi, HELLO MISS GIGI. Err and things like that. I
311 have sort of made, err spent time researching these things and I have
312 bought the book ‘weightloss for dummies’ and err stuff like that so I
313 have sort of done a lot of investigation into this and I am totally decided
314 this is what I want to do and you know that its right for me. I don’t think
315 there is a great deal of us from UK actually that a posting on YouTube
316 about this threes an awful lot of people in America since it’s become
317 more popular over there other then the gastric bypass, but errmm I
318 think there probably only gonna be me there’s Daniele cheers, there’s
319 missgigi and there’s Josie may so they are the people I have seen on
320 here that are in the uk but as I say I’m gonna try and keep you posted
321 errmm and just sort of let you know how things go. Errmm just errmm
322 well I just don’t have anything else but just to let you that I am gonna
323 be here and giving you all the gory details. Alright thank you so much
324 for watching take care and I’m gonna speak to you very soon.

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