Blah, Blurhg, Ungh, and Such

I’ve found myself posting way to many times lately about how drained and sick I’ve been  feeling. I have no energy, no drive, and as such my productivity here on the blog and and in my novel writing has taken a serious hit. And I know exactly why I’m feeling this way. I’m over weight, lazy, and addicted to junky comfort food.

This is not a new revelation to me. I’ve been this way for quite some time but it’s only really begun to take a major toll on me in the last six months since I started my current job. This job requires no walking, no steps, and very rarely requires me to leave my desk. I snack more here, eat bigger lunches, and stare at the computer longer. And that computer thing I think is a big part of my energy drain as well. I have two giant monitors that I stare at all day long and it has this weird effect of tweaking me and making me jittery while also draining my energy.

So now I’ve come to the point (again) where my pants don’t even fit well with the elastic-fit waist bands and I’m tired all of the time which has made me more irritable with the kids which makes them act out more because of it. I’d like to say I’m looking to make wholesale changes in my lifestyle and diet but I’m hoping a new job I start Monday will take care of a lot of that for me. I’ll have more on the specific job and what it means for me and my writing later, but for now I’ll just tell you that it involves a lot more walking to get to work, I won’t have as much time to snack because I’ll be crazy busy, and I’l spend far less time in front of a computer.

We’ll see how this works out though. More to come.

2 thoughts on “Blah, Blurhg, Ungh, and Such

  1. BQ – I know, wha?! I’m commenting on your blog. I’m reading your blog. The link on fb caught my eye, good work.

    This post reminds me SO much of how i felt at Rollo. Bad eyestrain; fatigue; always hungry and as a result / snacking. Such a horrible combo. And the whole thing does make you very very grumpy and agitated. And it’s the antithesis for inspiration.

    So I say – new job, good. Stand up desk? Good. Treadmill desk? Gooder. Hahaha.
    But yes. This shit is why America is unhealthy.

  2. Hey CK. Glad you could swing by to commiserate. I don’t know about a treadmill desk, but I’ll be walking a mile or so each day back and forth to the hospital and the parking lot and there are a lot of stairs to get to my department so that’s all very nice, easy ways to incorporate more movement in my day. Normally summer is the time when I lose weight because I don’t usually eat as much but this year, yikes.

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