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.



  • wahooo, reached my target this week. Wanted to get below 110kg so was aiming for a 2kg loss.

    Lost 2.3kg to be down to 109.6

    45 minute brisk walks except for Thursday and Saturday. Had a casual wander through the streets of Byron on Saturday though.  Thursday was tough as I was in Melbourne for work all day and had to forgo the regular corporate lunch of steak sandwich and chips for a plate of lettuce (ok it was a salad, but not much in it). Then forgoing the flight meal (which I love) of mash, peas and caserole was hard. My colleague loved it so he had mine as well. The prick.

    A weekend away, sans kids, in Byron was hard too. Went to dinner one night and had tuna (ignored the potato cake) and asian greens.  Not my preferred choice, by the only one allowable under the current 'regime'.

    So stocked to lose it.  Hopefully will  maintain the 2kg+ loss for the next 4 of 5 weeks which should get me under (or close to) the ton before the 2nd phase of the program kicks in.



  • Well done Noddy, you're on fire. It seemed like just yesterday you started and you've already knocked off a fair whack. I'm getting inspired here - its time I stopped procrastinating and got off my fat arse.

    Eating out is always a challenge. At home you can get into a routine.



  • hmmm, only lost .9kg.

    I had a tough week. Had some birthday cake, a pack of pringles and gourged on some choc chip cookies. Still plenty of excercise, but obviously the suger kicks stunted my weight loss.

    Bugger.

    Still, 1 kg in a week is good. Now 108.7kg which is just a smidge under 10kgs in 4 weeks.

    Want to crack another 2kg this week though.



  • Jeez. You canny bastard. I'm down to 112 at the moment through a reduction in eating. I haven't exercised much so will have to get onto that....



  • no weigh in for me till Wednesday (official weigh in at least), when I have a session with the Wesley's personal trainer. Its just a heart rate monitored walk, but its a chance to guage if I am exerting enough effort at the moment. Plus it will be with a little fit blonde hottie in bike pants.

    But, fuck, doesn't your weight fluctuate?  I weighed myself Sunday morning (I think it was) and was about 106.3 thinking wow fucking fantastic - what a week. Then later that night before bed weighed again and I was over 109! I want to be below 107 at this week's weigh in (fuck I hate sounding like I am in the Biggest Loser).



  • [quote name='Noddy']
    no weigh in for me till Wednesday (official weigh in at least), when I have a session with the Wesley's personal trainer. Its just a heart rate monitored walk, but its a chance to guage if I am exerting enough effort at the moment. Plus it will be with a little fit blonde hottie in bike pants.

    But, fuck, doesn't your weight fluctuate?  I weighed myself Sunday morning (I think it was) and was about 106.3 thinking wow fucking fantastic - what a week. Then later that night before bed weighed again and I was over 109! I want to be below 107 at this week's weigh in (fuck I hate sounding like I am in the Biggest Loser).
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    Same,your weight can change so much over the course of a day. Ive learnt to weigh myself always around the same time of day, ie first thing in the morning.

    I know this sounds stupid,but when does your body actually lose the weight? during the work out,immediately aftwards,or in the following hours like when your asleep?



  • I feel another "wahoooo" coming on - wahooooo!!! Yep, there it is.

    Lost 3.2kg this week. Well it was a tad over a week but it puts me at 105.5 for a total loss of 12.6 in 5 weeks.!!!!

    Sen-bloody-sational. Aiming to crack the double digits possibly by Easter.  Although I kinda hope I am just above, as it will make it much easier to maintain the strictness over Easter.



  • [quote name='Noddy']
    I feel another "wahoooo" coming on - wahooooo!!! Yep, there it is.

    Lost 3.2kg this week. Well it was a tad over a week but it puts me at 105.5 for a total loss of 12.6 in 5 weeks.!!!!

    Sen-bloody-sational. Aiming to crack the double digits possibly by Easter.  Although I kinda hope I am just above, as it will make it much easier to maintain the strictness over Easter.
    [/quote]

    Great work Noddy 👏
    Keep it up,what weight are you aiming for?



  • they have set me a target of 90kg

    I wouldn't mind sneaking down to 85kg...you know, just to see what its like down there.  Of course it would mean an entire new wardrobe.



  • [quote name='Noddy']
    they have set me a target of 90kg

    I wouldn't mind sneaking down to 85kg...you know, just to see what its like down there.  Of course it would mean an entire new wardrobe.
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    How tall are you?..funny 90kg is were im starting lol,want to get down to 80kg first of all..then maybe 75ish,,,



  • I'm assuming he's a midget

    When I weigh myself, its always the same time of day: Get up, have my morning slash, get on the scales. Suppose that's not feasible with going to the medical centre later in the day, but there you go.



  • [quote]How tall are you?..[/quote]

    6 foot.

    Used  my heart rate monitor for the first time this morning.  I set my min and max HR required to burn fat at the optimum level (115-145) and started off normally, but then the little prick started beeping at me - not working hard enough!!! It was like my old rugby coaches.  "C'mon stop taking it easy Noddy. Harder, push yourself".

    It was great. So did a 55 min walk with 50 mins of it in the fat burning zone.

    Good stuff.

    Challenge today though. Corporate golf day with free lunch, dinner and beers.  I will be sticking to my salad and waters however.



  • heart rate monitor worked a treat. Lost 2.3 kgs this week, and a shortened week at that.

    Down to 103.2kgs.

    Should be able to crack the reverse ton by Easter for sure.  So far have lost 14.9 kilos in 7 weeks.



  • [quote name='Noddy']
    heart rate monitor worked a treat. Lost 2.3 kgs this week, and a shortened week at that.

    Down to 103.2kgs.

    Should be able to crack the reverse ton by Easter for sure.  So far have lost 14.9 kilos in 7 weeks.
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    Great work Noddy, as a Queensland supporter must even tougher to keep trim!...must be tempted to either drink your sorrows or binge on comfort food 😁

    Nearly 15 kilos in 7 weeks is a top effort.



  • Fark - you've kicked my arse Noddy. I'm still about 112 at the moment so no hope of winning that race. Hasn't helped that I've been doing no exercse of course :nta

    I owe you a Bundy



  • I may be able to take you up on that NTA.

    I may be coming to the NSW v QLD game. Don't ask me why, suffice to say it would be free.



  • You're on! If I can force myself



  • got given a ipod shuffle by a supplier at work for being a good client.  Used it for the first time this morning on my walk.  Gees it helps. I had put on only about 2.5 hours worth of songs, but chose great ones and they kept me going at a decent clip for longer.

    Usually it takes me a while to get myself going in the morning at 5am - dark, quiet, alone etc. and then you have the HR monitor beeping at you saying that you're going too slow despite the fact I'm just leaving the front gate.

    Popped the head phones on, set it to shuffle and the first song? "World in Union". Fark it had me going from the start.  I had picked some great songs. The first 45 mins or so were bang on. Might have to delete a couple that came on after that (Bernard Fanning, Custard - good songs but not inspiring). But what a funny sight I must have been over that next hour. Singing, clicking, a bit of air guitar, the odd groove step - all done at a cracking pace and me pouring with sweat.  A lot of fun. I could've walked for another hour if I didn't have to go to work.



  • I'm the same, I pick music with a fast tempo. Really helps take your mind off what you are doing.



  • [quote name='Noddy']
    got given a ipod shuffle by a supplier at work for being a good client.  Used it for the first time this morning on my walk.  Gees it helps. I had put on only about 2.5 hours worth of songs, but chose great ones and they kept me going at a decent clip for longer.

    Usually it takes me a while to get myself going in the morning at 5am - dark, quiet, alone etc. and then you have the HR monitor beeping at you saying that you're going too slow despite the fact I'm just leaving the front gate.

    Popped the head phones on, set it to shuffle and the first song? "World in Union". Fark it had me going from the start.  I had picked some great songs. The first 45 mins or so were bang on. Might have to delete a couple that came on after that (Bernard Fanning, Custard - good songs but not inspiring). But what a funny sight I must have been over that next hour. Singing, clicking, a bit of air guitar, the odd groove step - all done at a cracking pace and me pouring with sweat.  A lot of fun. I could've walked for another hour if I didn't have to go to work.
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    Thats great to hear Noddy, one of the main reasons why i brought the mrs an mp3 player last xmas.

    Fitness freaks must be i-pods biggest customers!


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