Eng 1, appointment made by RFA. Need help!

Jaybo

Midshipman
My Eng1 has been scheduled by the RFA to be done by one of their doctors because I am overweight. What does this mean?
Will they be very strict?
Has this happened to anyone else?
Thanks in advance!!
 

Drakey

War Hero
My Eng1 has been scheduled by the RFA to be done by one of their doctors because I am overweight. What does this mean?
Will they be very strict?
Has this happened to anyone else?
Thanks in advance!!

Agree with dapperdun. Also.

Yes
Yes
 

Seadog

War Hero
Moderator
Well that's a given lads, I know for a fact there's fatter than me in the RFA.
I once saw the fattest man in NATO in RFA uniform (overalls actually- 8s/4s don't come in X marquee). He'd lost about 50 kg and was still mega. He had very restricted validity ENG1s, 6 months instead of 2 years. Smashing chap, just had a weakness for pies. He was already in, and had been for maybe 30 years. Candidates and recruits may be treated differently.

Moderator head on; banter with recruits is okay, bullying is not.
 

Jaybo

Midshipman
Presumably you're not 6'6 or a pro rugby player, so BMI will be relevant and pretty high?

At that weight, you could safely & relatively easily lose 1-1.5kg a week. I've dropped 13kg in the last three months from a much lower starting weight.

Even if you don't have time to get down to a 'healthy' weight for the medical, showing up with a diary of weight loss progress might persuade the Doc that you've got things under control? Couldn't hurt...

If you want some tips, let me know and I'll drop you a PM.
Thanks Canoe,
I've actually lost 7kg in two weeks here, I'm flat out gym, running dieting etc...
It's going well started 126, I reckon if I got my date about a month from now I could easily be below 108, which would probably look good with evidence of that?!
As for BMI it's like 39.5 or something close to it...
 

Stirlin

War Hero
Thanks Canoe,
I've actually lost 7kg in two weeks here, I'm flat out gym, running dieting etc...
It's going well started 126, I reckon if I got my date about a month from now I could easily be below 108, which would probably look good with evidence of that?!
As for BMI it's like 39.5 or something close to it...
Good drills.
 

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