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The benefits of being an NQT

Discussion in 'NQTs and new teachers' started by Kimchi_Pickle, Dec 15, 2011.

  1. I was in the supermarket earlier (and don't I just love that most of them are 24 hour now, meaning I can work until 9pm and still get my veggies), when I happened to see a magazine proclaiming the 'best way to get a flatter stomach!'.
    Pah, I know their secrets. It's simple. Become an NQT. You too can experience the simple technique of

    - only having time for one meal a day. Eat it standing up, or marking, for that truly busy feeling

    - working your abs with lifting of books and computers

    - catching a nasty stomach virus from a child

    - stress related bowel complaints

    - living off tea

    - functioning on caffeine

    - sleeping 4 hours a night

    The weight will fall right off. Along with your hair. And your nails. And your skin. And energy.

    Seriously, am I the only NQT to have dropped a load of weight? People at work are starting to give me odd looks.
  2. jubilee

    jubilee Star commenter

    I qualified in 1999 and we didn't have PPA time then. I found that I was resorting to ready meals on weekdays and I started eating things like Mars bars on the one hour drive home. I put on weight and felt worn out. It's a good job I was bordering on underweight before I embarked on teaching or I'd have been as big as a house after a year or two.
    Someone on my PGCE course was almost unrecognisable when we re-convened in College after the first teaching practice. She had lost a huge amount of weight. She travelled to school on her motorbike so couldn't eat Mars bars en route!
  3. modgepodge

    modgepodge Established commenter

    God, I don't have this issue at all, the reverse if anything. When I have lots of time I cook lovely healthy meals and prepare nice healthy snacks. When I'm busy, I don't miss out food, I just grab whatever's convenient....i.e. chocolate and crisps. I wish I had this problem!!

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