Star client drops 67kg, rediscovers passions
Terry Starbuck didn't run for the best part of 30 years before
consulting The University of
Nutrition and Dietetics Practice at Ipswich.
Now the 57-year-old is not only putting one foot in front of the
other, but he has shed close to 70 kilograms.
"I first went to the UQ Ipswich clinic in 2012 when I was, quite
frankly, rather fatalistic in my mindset," Mr Starbuck said.
"At the first weigh-in I was almost 160 kilograms and the staff
correctly diagnosed that I was very depressed.
"I had nobody to blame but myself. I just couldn't be bothered
Fast forward to 2015, and Mr Starbuck is weighing 91.7kg (he has
been as low as 89kg) and has kept his weight stable for the best
part of two years.
His daily regimen includes walking or jogging for up to five
hours and an additional hour of various exercises to keep his body
toned and functioning.
While such rigorous exercise is not necessary, Mr Starbuck
recognises that if he wants to treat himself to a generous portion
of food, it must come with sacrifice.
"The staff at UQ put me on the straight and narrow with a
nutrition plan and education about healthy habits," Mr Starbuck
"I can run and walk for miles now and my knees are giving me far
"I can tell you I sent a very celebratory email to all those
that had helped me when I first dipped below the 100
Previously a resident of Basin Pocket and Coalfalls in the
Ipswich district, Mr Starbuck now lives at Kallangur in Moreton Bay
Regional Council to the north of Brisbane.
Regardless, he still travels back to Ipswich by train twice a
week to volunteer for the Salvation Army, an activity that gives
him an added sense of purpose and community.
The UQ Ipswich Nutrition and Dietetics Practice will host an open
day on Saturday 15 August, from 10am to 3pm.
Aside from weight loss, dietary advice is available for managing
diabetes, heart disease, gastrointestinal disorders, cancers, food
allergies and intolerances, pregnancy and lactation, malnutrition
and irritable bowel syndrome.
You can find the practice at the USQ Ipswich Campus, Level 1,
Building H, 11 Salisbury Road, Ipswich.
Media: Mr Terry Starbuck +617 0449 501 034, email@example.com
; UQ Communications Caroline Day +617 3365 6989,