+ Post New Thread
Page 2 of 3 FirstFirst 123 LastLast
Results 16 to 30 of 39
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 ...
  1. #16
    richard.thomas's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Posts
    491
    Thank Post
    5
    Thanked 11 Times in 10 Posts
    Rep Power
    16
    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!

  2. #17
    timbo343's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Leeds/York area, North Yorkshire
    Posts
    2,976
    Thank Post
    287
    Thanked 266 Times in 191 Posts
    Rep Power
    115
    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.
    Last edited by timbo343; 22nd May 2008 at 10:20 AM. Reason: extra info

  3. #18

    sparkeh's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Posts
    6,729
    Thank Post
    1,271
    Thanked 1,644 Times in 1,100 Posts
    Blog Entries
    22
    Rep Power
    505
    Thanks for giving the excuse I have been looking for!

  4. #19

    CHR1S's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    Birmingham
    Posts
    4,488
    Thank Post
    1,574
    Thanked 475 Times in 301 Posts
    Rep Power
    215
    I've lost over a stone in a month or so and that was what I put on over xmas

  5. #20
    nicholab's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Birmingham
    Posts
    1,461
    Thank Post
    4
    Thanked 97 Times in 93 Posts
    Blog Entries
    1
    Rep Power
    50

    Solution you cycle/walk to work

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

  6. #21
    Joanne's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Lancashire
    Posts
    1,504
    Thank Post
    116
    Thanked 112 Times in 104 Posts
    Blog Entries
    17
    Rep Power
    74
    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!

  7. #22
    ICT_GUY's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Weymouth
    Posts
    2,261
    Thank Post
    646
    Thanked 283 Times in 204 Posts
    Rep Power
    104
    I remote access into everything, I hardly move ever.

  8. #23

    SYNACK's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Posts
    11,038
    Thank Post
    852
    Thanked 2,664 Times in 2,261 Posts
    Blog Entries
    9
    Rep Power
    767
    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

  9. #24
    Joanne's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Lancashire
    Posts
    1,504
    Thank Post
    116
    Thanked 112 Times in 104 Posts
    Blog Entries
    17
    Rep Power
    74
    also... you live in a better place... I think I should move!

  10. #25

    witch's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    Dorset
    Posts
    11,103
    Thank Post
    1,357
    Thanked 2,316 Times in 1,629 Posts
    Rep Power
    693
    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

  11. #26

    SYNACK's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Posts
    11,038
    Thank Post
    852
    Thanked 2,664 Times in 2,261 Posts
    Blog Entries
    9
    Rep Power
    767
    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.
    Last edited by SYNACK; 23rd May 2008 at 06:52 PM.

  12. #27

    localzuk's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Minehead
    Posts
    17,605
    Thank Post
    514
    Thanked 2,441 Times in 1,889 Posts
    Blog Entries
    24
    Rep Power
    828
    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.

  13. #28

    john's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    London
    Posts
    10,501
    Thank Post
    1,492
    Thanked 1,050 Times in 919 Posts
    Rep Power
    302
    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

  14. #29
    Joedetic's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    Walsall
    Posts
    1,316
    Thank Post
    6
    Thanked 13 Times in 13 Posts
    Rep Power
    22
    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

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

  15. #30
    torledo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Posts
    2,928
    Thank Post
    168
    Thanked 155 Times in 126 Posts
    Rep Power
    47
    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.

SHARE:
+ Post New Thread
Page 2 of 3 FirstFirst 123 LastLast

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •