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Desk jobs and getting fat (not phat)

athloi (1075845) writes | more than 6 years ago

User Journal 2

At most of the jobs I've worked, the day has been varied because I'm always on the run somewhere for some bit of information or another.

At my current contract gig, they've nailed down interoffice communication (Microsoft Messenger, email, Skype and WikiMedia Wiki) that it's desk-bound time all day.

I was looking in the mirror last night and noticed the equation for the curve of my gut has changed. I am slowly getting wider.

At most of the jobs I've worked, the day has been varied because I'm always on the run somewhere for some bit of information or another.

At my current contract gig, they've nailed down interoffice communication (Microsoft Messenger, email, Skype and WikiMedia Wiki) that it's desk-bound time all day.

I was looking in the mirror last night and noticed the equation for the curve of my gut has changed. I am slowly getting wider.

Now, I do keep an exercise regimen, but I think I'm hurting for all the elevators, desk hours, so forth and so on.

Has anyone else run into this problem?

It's possible I might even end up on the Atkins diet, although something tells me they have a very intolerant attitude toward donuts and other good things.

Damn it.

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IT creep (1)

Billosaur (927319) | more than 6 years ago | (#22213434)

I'm going through the same thing myself. The problem is that it's very hard to force yourself to go out and walk around at work. The most walking I do is to the cafeteria. When I worked in NYC, I had a lot more walking to do, because I walked from Penn Station to my office, 20 minutes each way. Now I'm much too sedentary; combine that with having too much work waiting at home (renovations, children, laundry, etc.), lack of sleep (5 hours or less a night), and bad eating habits (I find myself snacking after 9 pm), I've gone from a 36 inch waist to a 40.

Unfortunately so (1)

drachenstern (160456) | more than 6 years ago | (#22214218)

I've got a similar situation except I'm also attending Uni (as I felt the need while younger to adopt a ten-year plan for a bachelors, instead of the usual 4-5 year plan). Thus, between 40+ at the office, 16+ lectures, driving 30 minutes each way (home->school, school->work, and the complementary routes), plus HW, plus side projects (prog'ing all of it - extra cash and the like), I really don't find myself with time for exercise. I relish my 6-7 hours of sleep nightly, and if I tried to go to 5-6 for the sake of exercise, I know my body; the endorphins would start to kick in along with the other natural highs, and I'd actually be down to 4-5 hours, but dead tired at the end of the week. If I thought my wife and boss would let me, I'd switch to a 28x6 week and make it up where school had to come first.

Plus, I'm now pushin in on 42", so I've been rather watching my diet, but I've not really made that big of an effort. 300 lbs (20lbs and closing) and I force myself to the treadmill at least 30 a day
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