Obese man who broke his bed loses 92kg in Weight (Pictures)
A dad whose weight caused him to break his bed looks unrecognisable after losing over 14 stone.
Barrie Stewart, from Birkenhead, said he’s surprised he’s still alive after spending 30 years eating around 5,000 calories a day through a diet of crisps and takeaways, washed down with 6-8 cans of beer or cider. But after going to see his doctor Barrie was given the wake up call he needed to lose weight and he has now lost a whopping 14st 7lbs in total.
Barrie told the ECHO: “I’m shocked now that I’ve changed my life that I got myself in that position. I’m surprised I’m still here or my bones never crumbled.
“The start of the journey was the doctor telling me all my stats were in the red. I said to him ‘don’t sugar coat it just tell me.’ I think he was going around the houses trying to get the point to me but not shock me, but I just wanted to know.
“I said ‘what are you telling me?’ He said to me ‘all your vitals are in the red’ – and that was enough to kick me into shape. It feels like your life is going down a plug hole and if you don’t sort it out you’re not going to see your kids grow up and my granddaughter.”
Barrie said he used to eat around 5,000 calories a day before he lost weight
At his heaviest, Barrie tipped the scales at over 26 stone and was a size 5XL in clothes. He initially lost three and a half stone after he decided to stop drinking alcohol but his diet stayed the same.
However, since joining his local Slimming World group in Birkenhead in October 2019, the dad-of-two has now lost 14st 7lbs and gone from a 58 inch waist to 32. Barrie said he has also managed to reverse his type two diabetes and has completely changed his life.
He said: “The last time I was this weight it was 1979 when I was 15 years old. I broke my bed – it was just the weight of me over time, it just collapsed in the middle of the night. I thought it was happening in my dream until it was happening really.
“I had a blood sugar of 91, my blood sugar was scarily high, I can’t remember the number – it was terrible. I was on three types of medication and I’m on nothing now.”
Barrie’s diet on a typical day before he lost weight:
Breakfast: sausage ‘bin lid’
Lunch: Chinese takeaway
Dinner: Mixed grill washed down with 6-8 cans of cider or beer
Barrie said joining Slimming World completely changed his life
Barrie said joining Slimming World completely changed his life (Image: Barrie Stewart)
Barrie’s diet on a typical day now he’s lost weight:
Breakfast: Boiled eggs
Lunch: Fat free yoghurt with shreddies, nuts and fruit