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Flight Options "Hawker Belly"

leardawg

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Just an observation for you FLOPS guys. 6 months after getting hired there, I discovered I had put on 10-15 lbs. Was weighed last week, 6 months after leaving, and have lost that weight! I haven't done anything different all that time other than to get hired and leave. It's the catering and lifestyle, I tell ya! Food for thought! (No pun, uh, yeah, pun intended).
 

On Your Six

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leardawg said:
Just an observation for you FLOPS guys. 6 months after getting hired there, I discovered I had put on 10-15 lbs. Was weighed last week, 6 months after leaving, and have lost that weight! I haven't done anything different all that time other than to get hired and leave. It's the catering and lifestyle, I tell ya! Food for thought! (No pun, uh, yeah, pun intended).

What do you do now - are you a fitness instructor or do you still fly? Was it purely the lifestyle or was it a low morale/comfort eating situation?
 

leardawg

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On Your Six said:
What do you do now - are you a fitness instructor or do you still fly? Was it purely the lifestyle or was it a low morale/comfort eating situation?

I'm flying corporate/charter; home most eves, easier pace, get to chose what I eat is a big part of it I guess. I don't work out. I didn't pig out at FLOPS, but there has got to be some direct correlation there.

I was on my way to joining the Dickie Do club (where my belly sticks out farther than my Dickie Do!).
 

choppengruven

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There's some truth to that statement. Working 14 hours a day and being too wore out to excercise at the end of every day plays a major part. I have been having the same problem and I give most of my meals away.
 

hawkercpt

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I prefer to think of it as a purely religeous beer induced syndrome.
 

cjdriver

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I was in the Hawker for a year and found you couldn't maintain a balanced lifestyle at all. You worked 14 on, 10 off, no time for exercise, and you had to eat what was available. God help you if you didn't get a good nights sleep, you paid for it all week. I bailed to a 91 job where I'm home most nights, and got a raise. I don't know how you guys keep it up year after year, my hat's off to you.
 
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