Who says losing weight and uni don’t mix? Student teacher Lewis Edgar, from Arbroath, Angus, shares how he lost 8st 5½lbs*, boosted his social life and got a smart new look. ‘The pupils were whispering about me and sniggering as I walked down the corridor on the way to my year seven class. It was my first teaching placement as part of my degree, and at 19 years old and weighing nearly 20st, I felt very self-conscious. I started wondering if I’d chosen the right career path after all.