I don't know about you all, but I've gone up about four pants sizes since I started teaching. I can blame some, but not all of it on teaching because I've always had very unhealthy eating habits. I just never gained weight because I played sports regularly in high school and college. HS it was especially easy to stay skinny because I didn't have a car which meant I couldn't drive to McDonalds and I didn't have much money, so I had to eat school lunch, which you all know is pretty terrible. Most days, all I'd have was the soup. It's going to be really really hard for me, but I signed up to workout at a local gym that's on my route home from work. As soon as I finish typing this, I'm going to blow the dust off my gym bag and tennis shoes and pack it so I'll be all ready tomorrow. So I'm curious, what do you all do to keep/get in shape? OH and sidebar: I was sorely dissapointed because I tried to Atkins diet and while it DID curve my appetite, I only lost .4 lbs. I was so dissapointed because it was VERY hard to eat mostly meat and veggies and not the pastas, chips, sodas and sugar that I so love.