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General Chat Thread, IT Workers Are Getting Fatter in General; I've gained weight during my placement year as a tech. My part time job when I was at uni was ...
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    I've gained weight during my placement year as a tech. My part time job when I was at uni was a tech at the union venues. So i was carrying speakers and other heavy equipment quite alot, which kept me reasonably fit... But now I doubt I do that quite so easily!

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    That statement at the top on the previous page is a load of rubbish. I eat like a horse and cant seem to put on weight. I have been around the 10.5 stone mark for the last 5 years, am 6ft 1 tall and skinny. I think that they are on about the americans.
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    Thanks for giving the excuse I have been looking for!

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    I've lost over a stone in a month or so and that was what I put on over xmas

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    Solution you cycle/walk to work

    I cycle 10 miles a day to and from the station. I will cycle in any weather!!

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    I was a size 10 when I started and now I'm a 12/14. I used to fit into 32" Jeans but now it's 36"

    Hopefully when I change jobs I should lose a bit...

    don't think I can blame it 100% on the job, but it doesn't help!

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    I remote access into everything, I hardly move ever.

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    I think it has a lot to do with your metabolism, I weigh 62kg (10 stone) and am 6'1. I guess I do get some exercise in though especially when I end up lugging around servers that weigh 2/3rds of what I do

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    also... you live in a better place... I think I should move!

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    10 stone and 6ft 1? That's nearly invisible, isn't it?!!

    I spend a lot of my day on my feet but don't lose weight (rats!). I do a lot of exercise outside work

    still size 12 as always - don't own scales

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joanne View Post
    also... you live in a better place... I think I should move!
    A different place definatly but whether its better or not depends on your viewpoint, I find some of the prices that you guys get for electronic gear insane as on some items like servers and TVs can work out at half the price that we have to pay down here.

    Quote Originally Posted by witch View Post
    10 stone and 6ft 1? That's nearly invisible, isn't it?!!
    Some days I wish that were true as then the teachers would not be able to find me Unfortunately they always seem to manage I must check my stuff for tracking tags when i get back in to work on Monday to see if they have been cheating.

    Occasionally I go on a random 15km mission through the bush / forest (water catchment area) near my house that may also account for my ability to eat rubbish food all day and not really fain weight.
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    Quote Originally Posted by timbo343 View Post
    That statement at the top on the previous page is a load of rubbish. I eat like a horse and cant seem to put on weight. I have been around the 10.5 stone mark for the last 5 years, am 6ft 1 tall and skinny. I think that they are on about the americans.
    I have the same issue. I eat about 4000 calories a day and don't put weight on. It has taken me 2 years to put 1 stone on. I'm now 12 stone, but being 6' 3" makes me skinny still.

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    Quote Originally Posted by timbo343 View Post
    That statement at the top on the previous page is a load of rubbish. I eat like a horse and cant seem to put on weight. I have been around the 10.5 stone mark for the last 5 years, am 6ft 1 tall and skinny. I think that they are on about the americans.
    Yup same issue here, eat and eat and eat and never put an ounce on

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    I'm 12.6 Stone according to a pair of digital scales.

    I start work back in a school on 2nd June....come back to me this time next year and we'll see what's happened

    Oh yeah, I'm 6'3" at last count
    Last edited by Joedetic; 23rd May 2008 at 10:52 PM.

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    Is there anyone not over 6' on this thread....i'm starting to get a complex about my height when i'm surrounded by six-footers ;-)

    I'm around 5'10 but i swear i've lost half an inch off my normal standing height because of my beer belly and sloaching aswell as being bent over a lot of the time when i'm on the computer has affected the curvature of my spine.

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