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Man Loses Half Of Body Weight

Monday July 29 2013

Sam and Warren Sam and Warren

A MAN who lost almost half his body weight through gastric surgery says he could never have taken part in a sponsored bike ride beforehand.

Warren Cusworth, 36, of Station Road, Wombwell, will be cycling more than 50 miles along the Trans Pennine Trail from Morrisons at Cortonwood to Wakefield and back in memory of friend Andrew Binks, who died of cancer on July 18 last year.

Warren had gastric sleeve surgery two years ago, since which he has gone from being 31.5 stones to just over 18 stones.

He said he was so happy he had been able to lose the weight as the bike ride would have been 'impossible' before.

He said: "This is the first time I've done anything like this because I've never actually been able to do it before.

"Losing the weight after gastric sleeve surgery is a two-year process and I thought, to keep my mind active and keep the weight off, I would do something to aid the people I've loved through Cancer Research UK because my auntie also died of cancer."

He is also being supported by Andrew's three-year-old son, Sam, who has also raised money for Macmillan Cancer Care at his nursery sports day on July 4.

Warren will be setting off from Morrisons at 9am on August 17.

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Reply Posted by Yvonne on Monday July 29 2013 at 14:09
Good luck Warren. And congratulations on your weight loss that's brilliant.
What ur doing is a wonderful thing. There should be more people like u. Hopefully we will be there to cheer u on love. Xx GOOD LUCK xx

Reply Posted by Yvonne on Monday July 29 2013 at 14:29
Naughty nannan. I forgot to mention my beautiful grandson Sam in the photo. Love you my darling. So sad watching our Sam grow up without a daddy and my daughter charlotte Binks loosing her soul mate. Breaks my heart so much. Miss my wonderful son in law Andy Binks.

Reply Posted by dawn on Monday July 29 2013 at 15:56
Well done to Warren an inspiration to all the over weight people out there and always so pleasant ...keep up the good work x

Reply Posted by sammy on Monday July 29 2013 at 18:26
well done warren me and frank are really proud of you.You are looking so good and i hope all goes well leep up the good work and the cause you are doing it for is fantastic. xxxx

Reply Posted by Ciano on Monday July 29 2013 at 22:12
Well done Sir, an achievement to be very proud of. I hope you enjoy the ride!

Reply Posted by bev on Tuesday July 30 2013 at 15:39
Well done Warren everyone is so proud of you. Do you need little MAUREEN chasing you so you don't stop. Lol

Reply Posted by warren on Wednesday July 31 2013 at 12:59
Thank you everyone for your support if I can ask a huge favour from you all if you can be at morrisons at cortonwood on tje 17th August to cheer us on that would be most appreciated Thanks

Reply Posted by dawn on Wednesday July 31 2013 at 18:12
What time do you set off Warren on the 17th x

Reply Posted by Loz on Wednesday July 31 2013 at 18:21
Warren you are amazing and without knowing it u have inspired me..thanks for the support you have given me since my gastrric bypass 20 months ago...good luck with all you do...people are very proud of you!!

Reply Posted by Craig on Thursday August 1 2013 at 13:40
Gastric band? lose weight the proper way or stop indulging in your vices!
its people in your situation that put unwanted strain on the NHS.

Reply Posted by Warren Cusworth on Thursday August 1 2013 at 07:18
Hi dawn I set off at 9 o'clock at morrisons at Brampton cortonwood but will be down there at about 8 o'clock

Reply Posted by Cathy on Thursday August 1 2013 at 15:43
Good Luck young man, you have achieved so much already, you have worked with your surgery and the results so far I'm sure, are as a result of both surgery and a lot of commitment and hard work on your part. Well done.

Reply Posted by warren on Thursday August 1 2013 at 18:11
For your information Craig its a tool not a quick fix i had it done through a lot of problems NOT INDULGING as you have put it you dont know me or my life

Reply Posted by lady on Thursday August 1 2013 at 18:33
All the comments are nice and inspiring but there has to be some people that take a dislike to them, if you read articles n don't agree with them its not very nice to comment on them. How can anyone judge or understand what this man has done. If you were in the same situation as warren then wouldnt you go for it, if its the last options available to you, im sure that warren has gone down every path before coming to the decision to have a gastric operation. As warren has stated its not a quick fix and there are plenty of other people within the uk that has had this operation so you are saying them too are a strain on the nhs along with all other people n there problems. I don't want to cause an agrument im putting my opinion across if you don't like it them tuff, don't go on this website.

Reply Posted by dawn on Thursday August 1 2013 at 18:59
Thanx Warren

Reply Posted by ANON on Friday August 2 2013 at 17:16
I too have had weight loss surgery and on NHS I have had the arguement so many times when ppl say I have cost NHS money. Yes I have but as I now I'm less a risk of weight related issues in the long run I will save them money as wont need meds to treat conditions due to obesity. The NHS will get the cost of the operation back within 2 yrs. it's cheaper to treat someone with WLS rather than medication for rest of their lives and smokers and alcoholics get treated by NHS for a condition they have caused to so those ppl. Before anyone says it yes I have tried losing weight the normal way and my surgery was last resort I am now much healthier and my children will benefit from a mum who will now be around longer and I now can run around and play football etc with them where as before I could not do any of that

Reply Posted by nosferatu on Friday August 2 2013 at 18:31
Gastric band and gastric shrinking surgery DOES NOT WORK in the long run.
You WILL put the weight back on warren.

Reply Posted by warren on Friday August 2 2013 at 20:56
I wish anon all the best for the future. Gastric operations do work if u follow the guidelines set out by the doctors n the will power n determination I have got. I too have got a lot to look forward to in my life. As all comments state I will have saved the nhs money in the long run other than other people that expecting the nhs to pay out.

Reply Posted by Swifty on Friday August 2 2013 at 21:40
Warren good luck mate. I myself am over weight and to honest I drink too much Cider eat wrong foods and work long hours.

I myself am going to start a lifestyle change before it catches up on me.

Enjoy your day but more important enjoy you're NEW life with your family.

You deserve the opportunity. By the way to the scutter comments the guy also pay's his taxes.

Health & Happiness for the future.

Reply Posted by NottsDan on Friday August 30 2013 at 19:24
All you haters need to get a grip. This lad is one of the best blokes I could wish to know. He has worked very hard to get where he is today and all his friends and family are very proud of him. Don't we all have vices that could possibly put strain on the NHS in the future! ! . So wind your neck in Craig.

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