You never know, Nurse, once you lean up and build some muscle, anything is possible . . .
Anyway, for a solid strength foundation, the powerlifting and oly lifting can't be beat. Even if you're thinking of bodybuilding, same thing - gotta build muscle first.
Caveats on oly lifting: trying to find a place with the equipment (bumper plates, lifting platform). Trying to find someone to teach you. It's easier to do powerlifting (sans clouds of chalk) at almost any gym.
In other words, the winning exercises are:
clean & jerk
Chins and/or dips may be a problem for beginners. Assistance machines don't really seem to help. Suggest negative (lowering) only.