So, I’m fat or overweight, if that makes you feel better. I have been out of college for a year and half, and I can now understand how people get so fat. Between commuting, stress, laundry, bills, and chores, there’s not much time to take care of you. I’m struggling and I don’t even have my own place or kids to take care of yet. I don’t know how people do this!!
Not only are there some pudgy people around my office and on the train to work, I’ve noticed that obesity seems to be a trend in the technical writing field. I don’t know if it’s because many technical writers work out of their house and wear sweat pants every day or we eat because our jobs are depressing. But, I have to say, I don’t think I’ve ever met a technical writer at the gym or met one that talked about fitness or a hobby that requires one to be fit. For example, I rode with a bike club last year and not one person knew what a technical writer was until I showed up.
Anyway, whatever the reasons are for technical writers being chubby, or anyone, it doesn’t matter because I don’t want to be like them. I’m only 23 years old and I can’t live the rest of my life hating my body. I can’t avoid social situations or wearing my favorite outfits because I’m too self-conscious about my appearance. I want to be able to go shopping and wear whatever I want. I want to be able to wear a bikini on vacation and I want to make guys drool so I can tell them to F*** off.
I’m not sure what my next step is going to be, but it’s looking like I might be re-joining weight watchers. Weight watchers works. The problem I’ve had in the past, is that I turn it into a game of “how much weight can I loose” instead of focusing on the life-style change and making it stick.
So, we’ll see. There are some meetings on the weekends, maybe I’ll check them out this weekend. I’ll keep you posted.