CLIVE 'Weighty' Weedon - once known as the region's most rotund researcher - has confounded colleagues by succeeding in his aim of losing 30 lbs (14 kilograms) by last Friday. The head of Asia Equities' research department - renowned for his bacchanal enjoyment of life's pleasures - informed workmates in October he intended to fight the flab. The howls of derision inspired the bellicose money man to turn the event into a fund-raiser, with all proceeds going to the children's charity Mother's Choice. Hefty betting greeted the news, with Sunday Money making its own $500 contribution. After two month's abstinence, the one-time porker emerged for a tense weigh-in ceremony in Asia Equities' offices. 'Weedy' Weedon tipped in at 163 lbs (74 kg) a scale-busting loss of 35 lbs, confounding the critics and silencing remaining Asia Equities fatties. The newly-lissom Mr Weedon said: 'As it's been said, the only reason I go on the wagon is because I enjoy falling off it so much.'