Noddy does Wesley Weight Management



  • OK, I'm up to 116kg. Third bub on the way. Shall be 34 in July.

    Have to do something.

    Back in 2003 I did the Sure Slim diet and it worked a treat. Had a mate's wedding mid-year and I lost 20 kgs from 113 to 93 in about 4 months.

    But I approached it wrong, it was a diet for me. I had a goal and a time and reached it so that was that.Â

    Now I need to change things around. This time its about lifestyle. But I've tried dieting and excercise and I just can't maintain it.

    So I am doing Wesley Weight Management where they put you on a medically supervised diet, sent you to a pyschologist to help you get over the barriers, weekly weigh ins, medical examination pre and three times through out, education seminars on diet, stress management (which is my down fall) etc.

    Aim is to get to around 90, hopefully under. But then maintain that for the rest of the year.

    I know I can eat healthy and excercise accordingly, but I need the kick start now.

    First medical is 3 Feb so shall keep you updated.



  • Onya Nod - how tall are you?

    I'm about the same weight at the moment, though my scales aren't the most accurate. I'll race you to 100kg. You on Wesley and my fat arse on a simple attempt via bike riding, weights, and watching what I eat.



  • good luck Noddy - but wow - shrinks and all, if you don't lose weight, blame Freud!!



  • Bart, it began long ago when I saw my mother in a bikini....

    NTA, bang on 6 foot. So that's anywhere from 180-183cm depending in who you ask.



  • I'm about the same :nta So the race is on? Virtual bottle of Bundy No 3 for the winner?



  • bring it on. But it has to be Bundy Lite



  • Poof.

    Once you've lost the weight its OK to have a couple



  • ok, it all starts on Saturday with my physical. I will update vitals after that, including body fat %age which will be scary.

    I know the BP and Cholesterol are fine, but if my weight says like this it won't for long.

    Can't wait.



  • You have managed to take the first step like I have. Best of luck, and I look forward to you reporting your progress.



  • had my medical on Saturday. Went through some blood tests. Cholesterol levels are fine (around 5) but the make up of them is a bit off, too much bad cholesterol and not enough of the good stuff. Plus my liver aint functioning as well as it should probably put down to a bit of fatty build up in there.

    Got another test done in which I will get results this arvo.

    Blood pressure is fine thankfully.

    It all starts tomorrow!



  • ok all set. So it begins. They must have heavy scales as I officially start at 118!!!!Â

    Anyway, I am basically on these Optifast shakes/bars for the next couple of months. 5 a day, plus 2 cups of veges (a cup is damn small) and a serve (90g) of meet.

    Not much excercise in the first week they reckon as due to rapid weight loss (love those words) the metabolism needs a bit of time to catch up and they don't want me passing out anywhere mid-run/walk.



  • Some of those bars taste like shit - the mother-in-law was on one brand and they were revolting. Not Optifast though... :-k

    A cup IS a damn small serve - look at the readouts on most breakfast ceral, then compare what you put in your bowl. It ain't the "recommended" serve they're talking about

    Know what you mean about the heavy scales - mine at home tell me I'm 115-116, but when I go to donate blood their scales say :shifty: more than that...

    So Noddy - our first goal is to get to 110kg - or rather, independent of inaccurate doctor's scales :whistle: to lose 8kg each. Your time starts........... NOW!



  • cheers NTA. I'm off....and pretty damn hungry. Big salad with salmon tonight though...oh and other shake.

    I hate just starting off on these things. I have been waiting to start and now I want to weight to drop off straight away. Needless to say I weighed myself this morning after 1 day.  Still a way off 110 yet mate.



  • Know the feeling. Will have to duck down to the local GNC to grab some more protein shake. Tastes great. No carbs. No fat.



  • interesting...just doing some number crunching (Calories and fat grams). Currently I have about 1000-1200 calories a day and about 26 grams of fat.

    I just wrote down what I would have on a semi-regular basis previously - over 3000 calories and 126 gms of fat!!! Gees.  Those bloody iced coffees and cherry ripes!!  14 gms of fat in a cherry ripe!!! 255 calories!!!

    Cripes! No wonder I am where I am.



  • Yeah those iced coffees are a killer. Anything dairy that tastes good, pretty much sucks.



  • ok, first week done and dusted. Not too bad. Some tough periods, more to do with looking for some different (and much loved) flavours. Tough at dinner time as the kids enjoyed their spag bol or macaroni and cheese.  And I had a shake and salad.

    Anyway, its paid off so far. Lost 5kgs in the first week.  Down to 113.1 on the official scales (112.5 on my scales at home though, but lets keep this official). The dietician says that most of that loss (3kg or so) is just water loss as the body readjusts to the new diet.  He said I can expect about a weekly average of 2kg a week now for the next 11 weeks.Â

    Minimal excercise last week. He wants me to go for 3 x 30 minute walks this week.



  • 5 kg eh? :nta I'm down 2-3kg according to the scales at home. I've been basically eliminating fat and any sugar additives I can find - this means basically eliminating cups of tea too...

    Have been supplementing my weekend eating with the protein shakes which has really helped the weight loss, and making sure my fluid intake is sound too in order to shed the water storage as your dietician says. But Friday night Mrs TA has organised dinner with friends - at a BBQ rib joint 😢



  • [quote name='NTA']
    5 kg eh? :nta I'm down 2-3kg according to the scales at home. I've been basically eliminating fat and any sugar additives I can find - this means basically eliminating cups of tea too...

    Have been supplementing my weekend eating with the protein shakes which has really helped the weight loss, and making sure my fluid intake is sound too in order to shed the water storage as your dietician says. But Friday night Mrs TA has organised dinner with friends - [b][b]at a BBQ rib joint [/b][/b]😢
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    Its ok Nick they serve salads at those places 😁

    Nice weight loss Noddy,must make it worth while when you see such a big loss in one week,the hard part must be to keep it up..



  • ok 2nd weigh in last night. Down to 111.9. Only 1.2kg loss which I am disapointed about. I wanted over 1.5kg.

    I am upping the excercise this week. Going for a brisk walk of 45 mins every morning (except bloody Thursday when I have a 5am flight to Melbourne coming back late).

    Speaking of which, don't corporate lunches suck? I got through last Friday when we had meetings all day and platters of those fantastic sandwiches - white bread, chicken and mayo; avo and cheese; ham and tomato etc.  Had to leave the room for a while.

    Thursday will be a test as well, plus am going away for the weekend with the missus.  Grrrrrr....must be strong.


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