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bad for the diet?

Discussion in 'NQTs and new teachers' started by Helena Handbasket, Apr 13, 2011.

  1. Helena Handbasket

    Helena Handbasket New commenter

    Is it just me or has anyone else found themselves putting on weight this year? 5 hours of frees a week and living alone has caused me to put on about 2 stone since September.
    I did supply last year and so was constantly wandering between rooms/buildings and had no frees so was always busy but this year I just seem to be eating.
    Is putting on weight normal for the NQT year?
  2. I'm doing my PGCE and have put on stone!
    I leave my house at 6.40 so end up with a chocolate bar and a bottle of coke for breakfast and then I'm often too tired to make 'proper' meals when I get home so my processed food intake has increased loads. Plus I always feel like I need to have a snack when it' break times. [​IMG]
    I'm sensing that teaching's going to be bad for my waist line.
  3. I'm the opposite, i've lost about a stone since starting my NQT year in September! It's mainly because now I seem to be to busy throughout the day to eat anything. I do tend to eat loads during the evening, but in comparison to the amount I ate at uni its nothing. I've gone down a dress size (or 2 in some clothes!) which is nice, however - bad for the bank account as i've had to buy smaller clothes!
  4. jarndyce

    jarndyce Occasional commenter

    Lost about a stone or two in my PGCE, probably due to spending 3 to 4 hours each day (in total!!) commuting, of which 20-30 minutes was walking/jogging to and from stations and buses!
    This year, I decided to avoid the commute by living within a 10 minute cycle ride of school. Not a disaster in itself, but unfortunately a few months before the end of my PGCE my brain had finally adjusted to "I don't have to choose lo-fat all the time! I can eat ANYTHING I WANT!". Oh dear. Half a stone heavier, and I finally realised that this depended on actually doing some exercise.
  5. Helena Handbasket

    Helena Handbasket New commenter

    I lost weight on PGCE from stress and not having time to eat and now I'm just piling on the weight. Maybe if I got off my fat backside and did some exercise it would be ok. I have just moved closer to school, like a 5 minute walk. Unfortunately I have a problem with my toe and I'm waiting to see a specialist so walking up and down hills twice a day won't be happening.

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