A VISIT to the doctor convinced Scott Robinson that he needed to lose weight.
At 120kg the 180cm tall Woodburn resident was having problems with his iron levels causing calcium build up in his body.
"I was wearing XXL shirts and 102cm pants," he said.
That was back in September and when he returned to the doctor in March this year he had lost 44kg, weighing in at 76kg.
This momentous weight loss wasn't achieved alone, as wife Naomi also decided to lose weight starting out at 98.6kg at only 169cm tall.
"I now weigh 73.5kg and am down to a size 12," she said.
"Between us we've lost 72kg - that's one and a half of our children."
The couple started The 5:2 Fast Diet and saw results soon after.
"It's not so much a diet as a lifestyle change," Naomi said.
"It's where you eat normally for five days a week and then only have 500 calories per day for two days a week."
The Robinsons cut down on their carbohydrates such as white potato and bread and also stopped drinking fizzy drinks, replacing them with plenty of water.
"We eat lots of salad, fruits and vegetables we always had, but we also cut portion size," Naomi said.
"Scott would eat the kids' meals if they had leftovers, but not anymore."
While Scott is now at a maintenance level for his weight and his doctor is happy with his iron levels, Naomi still wants to lose four more kilos.
"We are both skinnier now than when we met each other," she laughed.