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Have you gained weight since writing on Hubpages?

  1. misterhollywood profile image91
    misterhollywoodposted 2 years ago

    I can only speak for myself but I think I've got a case of the Hubpages Spread! What's that you say? The Hubpages spread is the 10 lbs you put on after spending super long hours writing and posting hubs- plus editing old ones. I've developed the baaaaaad habit of scarfing down food while at my work desk.

    Oh I'm not complaining. I do love it here! But I need to do a better job of building in self-care time. Winters coming and I don't want my spread to turn into a Macy's day float!

    So ... have you bloated out?

    smile

    1. kenneth avery profile image82
      kenneth averyposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      misterhollywood,
      (my political style of answer) . . .Well, now I can answer that one or two ways. It depends on what you mean by bloating, or was it boating? I guess I can
      answer, some, and in the summer, the heat mixed with the stress of
      trying to hit my pay-out, well, I lose some poundage then.
      Next question.
      Yes, you in the University of Michigan sweater.

      1. misterhollywood profile image91
        misterhollywoodposted 2 years ago in reply to this

        That is a total riot! I am wearing a mega-sweater now! LOL

    2. lady rain profile image88
      lady rainposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      I was battling with a few kilos during my first year with Hubpages. I was able to save up my HP earnings for a few months and got myself an elliptical trainer machine. It has helped shed off the extra kilos. Best thing I've ever bought with my Hubpages income. cool

      1. misterhollywood profile image91
        misterhollywoodposted 2 years ago in reply to this

        I should use my HP money to buy some cardio equipment. That is a good idea!

    3. relache profile image88
      relacheposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      Nope.  I'm about thirty pounds lighter now.

    4. Jayne Lancer profile image90
      Jayne Lancerposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      I follow the Royal Canadian Air Force Eleven Minute Exercise Plan. It really does take only eleven minutes a day, and keeps me in perfect shape no matter how sedentary my activities. I like to do it in the evening before dinner. I don't diet, but I drink plenty of water, and have two planned snacks of an apple between meals.

    5. gaymuscleandlove profile image78
      gaymuscleandloveposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      Oh I have gained weight but it's not all from HP. Most of it has to do with my addiction to chocolate cake and bon bons!

    6. Phyllis Doyle profile image94
      Phyllis Doyleposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      MrH - must you expose our little hubber secrets - really !  LOL  lol  I do not like to go there, but since you pried .... I mean tried to start a conversation, yes, I have gained a little weight, sad  but only a little. 

      Now, I must take some scheduled breaks to walk and get some fresh air.  Only problem is, we do not have fresh air with the California wild fire that hopped up into the Tahoe National Forest ... our valley is full of smoke.  I guess I can walk around my apartment a few times a day.

    7. Lissa Ree profile image60
      Lissa Reeposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      Winter is coming!! (:

      I just joined HubPages two days ago. I'm still sort of aimlessly floating around but I am confident I will like it here. As long as the 10lbs goes right to my chest, I won't mind the extra weight. Plus winter is cold, dude; I could really use the insulation.

      When Dunkin Doughnuts starts delivering, that is when I will require an intervention.

      1. LongTimeMother profile image97
        LongTimeMotherposted 2 years ago in reply to this

        lol. Welcome to hp Lissa.

        1. tirelesstraveler profile image86
          tirelesstravelerposted 2 years ago in reply to this

          Great comment, I must remember winter is cold and extra insulation is good.

    8. Tuan Tran Anh profile image61
      Tuan Tran Anhposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      Nice day for you! thank you for sharing! I like this post!

    9. Thomas Swan profile image95
      Thomas Swanposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      I wonder what Hubpages Spread tastes like on a sandwich..

      1. misterhollywood profile image91
        misterhollywoodposted 2 years ago in reply to this

        Cheesey in flavor and sometimes sour:)

    10. Suzanne Day profile image97
      Suzanne Dayposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      Totally. I've exercised my mind while filling my body full of alcoholic drinks.

  2. pateluday profile image14
    pateludayposted 2 years ago

    As a content writer and seo I spend long hours on PC. Writing and editing hubs means long hours. Take a break in between to save your eyes and back.

    I do painting in between, there are other things that could be done. Snacking is okay if you spend considerable time in preparation. You spend energy in the process,

  3. Michael Kismet profile image89
    Michael Kismetposted 2 years ago

    I know exactly what you're talking about, I just finished my 41st hub, while snacking, AND watching television..it's only been 11 weeks, and I'm gaining a couple of pounds. I like to get up every 15-20 minutes and just stretch, do some push ups, sitting too long is 'no bueno'. That would be a good idea for a hub, "How to Mitigate Weight Gain as a Hubber"  You should write that, Hollywood.

    1. misterhollywood profile image91
      misterhollywoodposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      I might just do that!!! Thanks for idea.smile

  4. Jodah profile image86
    Jodahposted 2 years ago

    I started to put on a little weight Mr Hollywood, but I have a son who is a personal trainer so he put me on a program and I've lost the extra few pounds.

    1. misterhollywood profile image91
      misterhollywoodposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      Does your son blog on HP - maybe he can offer us some tips!!! smile

  5. FatFreddysCat profile image93
    FatFreddysCatposted 2 years ago

    I was a chunky monkey long before I came to HP....

    1. Writer Fox profile image75
      Writer Foxposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      I ♥ Chunky Monkey!

      http://s1.hubimg.com/u/11779280.jpg

      1. misterhollywood profile image91
        misterhollywoodposted 2 years ago in reply to this

        I swear I JUST picked this up from the store. Yum!! LOL

      2. Cardisa profile image89
        Cardisaposted 2 years ago in reply to this

        OMG, I have to try that if I can find it in my local supermarket!

  6. mikejhca profile image86
    mikejhcaposted 2 years ago

    I don't need to worry about gaining weight because of all the time I spend sitting in front of a computer writing hubs and doing other stuff. That is because I write hubs about building muscle and losing fat. Dieting, exercising and relaxing are part of my research.

    Since I started writing hubs I became taller, gave myself a broader back, flattened my belly, increased the size of my forearms, etc. The only problem is that it can take a really long time to finish the research. Currently for research I am doing a workout routine to see how good it is for increasing the size of my triceps and shoulders.

    Sometimes I let myself gain fat or lose muscle on purpose. I can't test to see if something works well for losing fat unless I have extra fat to lose.

  7. CassandraCae profile image88
    CassandraCaeposted 2 years ago

    i gain weight in winter and lose it in summer

    1. misterhollywood profile image91
      misterhollywoodposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      I can be seasonal too - darn, fall is here!

      1. Jean Bakula profile image93
        Jean Bakulaposted 2 years ago in reply to this

        We can all keep a bowl of apples and pears by the computer. But will we eat them?

  8. LisaMarieGabriel profile image82
    LisaMarieGabrielposted 2 years ago

    I can totally see where you are coming from with this question smile In my own case I broke my ankle at the end of April and only very recently was able to walk again without crutches. I expected to gain weight like crazy as I am usually fairly active (apart from writing time on the computer) but the trade off for immobility was that I couldn't snack and at home I am a grazer when working. Other people were cooking too which meant healthy food and smaller portions as they knew I was worried about my weight. I have gone down two sizes on my waist and hips since then. So I guess the moral is, break a leg and you won't suffer from Hubbers' Waist!

  9. Thelma Alberts profile image82
    Thelma Albertsposted 2 years ago

    Yes, I have gained weight. It is not much only 3 kilos but I still want to get rid of it.

    1. Jean Bakula profile image93
      Jean Bakulaposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      I don't like to get crumbs in the keyboard. But I do admit to taking ice cream breaks when I write at night. Hmm, come to think of it, what happened to my exercise routine?

      1. misterhollywood profile image91
        misterhollywoodposted 2 years ago in reply to this

        I love what you wrote Jean! LOL!!!!

    2. MarieLB profile image85
      MarieLBposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      It would take me forever and a day to get rid of 3 kgs.  Obviously you are far more strong willed than I am!

  10. Billie Kelpin profile image90
    Billie Kelpinposted 2 years ago

    Well, I certainly haven't LOST any.  When I'm searching for an idea, I look for it in the frig!  I did try writing standing up which they say is a way to burn calories. I started putting the laptop on top of the kitchen "island" and trying to type that way.That lasted a few days until I laid the computer on a wet sink.

    I try to sit on "my seat" sideways so that the muscles on the left side and on the right side get a little firm. I also try that old fashioned isotonic or whatever they called tightening your muscles internally "back in the day". 

    Fidgeting helps, I hear.  So while I'm typing I try to become a little ADHD and giggle my foot or open or close a desk drawer or three.  It's a scene right out of some slapstick silent comedy right here in my 400 sq ft. RV which, by the way, rocks back and forth when I DO get restless - an added fat-burning feature, I figure.

  11. MarieLB profile image85
    MarieLBposted 2 years ago

    So long as yuo have enjoyed the chockies, misterhollywood, then all's well.  Chocolate is good for you.  It is made from a plant (vegetables see?!)

    1. misterhollywood profile image91
      misterhollywoodposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      Yes - and they have flavonoids! I'm starting to see the light!!! smile

      1. MarieLB profile image85
        MarieLBposted 2 years ago in reply to this

        That sounds a positive thought to me. . . .Ha!Ha!!

  12. Maggie.L profile image85
    Maggie.Lposted 2 years ago

    I don't think I've gained weight, but I'm definitely less fit. I try to take a break now from Hubpages about midday and go for a run or do a workout.

    1. misterhollywood profile image91
      misterhollywoodposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      I need to do a better job of taking breaks on a regular basis!

  13. tirelesstraveler profile image86
    tirelesstravelerposted 2 years ago

    When I first started with HP I was at the gym 4 days a week. I don't get there nearly so often anymore.  I gained weight then found out I was gluten intolerant and lost it.  I have also lost weight this summer, but I haven't been writing because I have been adventuring all summer. I should say I have been doing research smile  Yes weight gain is definitely a hazard of writing.

    1. misterhollywood profile image91
      misterhollywoodposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      Have you switched now to GF? Hoes that been? Did it help?

      1. tirelesstraveler profile image86
        tirelesstravelerposted 2 years ago in reply to this

        GF sucks.  I watched my husband eat the most delectable turkey, ham and  Swiss cheese sandwich on sourdough bread this afternoon.  I had a wonderful salad, but I surely miss sourdough bread.                     I itch when I get gluten and it's everywhere.
        Drink lots of water and eat good quality protein to curb the munchies while writing before going GF.

  14. Elderberry Arts profile image96
    Elderberry Artsposted 2 years ago

    I am a snacker while I write as well :-/ defiantly a few extra pounds gone on especially now I am not doing the school run twice a day either.

  15. mothersofnations profile image79
    mothersofnationsposted 2 years ago

    I've lost weight but it wasn't weight I wanted to lose lol I guess I become so indulged in reading and writing that I don't think about eating hmm
    God bless!

    1. MarieLB profile image85
      MarieLBposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      Gee!, I wish my body reacted that way to stress.  Poor me, oh woe me!!  My body just cries for comfort - comfort food that is! 

      Lucky you.

  16. Adventuretravels profile image83
    Adventuretravelsposted 2 years ago

    I have written a hub about walking! I try to go for an hour's walk as many times as possible during the week. Sometimes I manage 3 times sometimes I can't go at all -but it certainly helps with this spreading computer bum!! Try it!

    1. Jean Bakula profile image93
      Jean Bakulaposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      Walking is a cheap and easy way to keep in shape, good cardio. I see a lot of Ben and Jerry's here. They have a line of Frozen yogurt in a few flavors, like my fave Cherry Garcia. I wish they would make it in more flavors, it tastes great. It has half the fat, so you can eat twice as much and try to rationalize it away.

      1. misterhollywood profile image91
        misterhollywoodposted 2 years ago in reply to this

        Walking is a great way to stay fit. It also helps to clear the mind a bit as a break from writing.

  17. MarieLB profile image85
    MarieLBposted 2 years ago

    Seems to me that most Hubbers have a choice in this, but I do not seem to.  I have no choice but to fit many more tasks during the day apart from sitting at the keyboard.

    I have no choice but to care for the house and garden, clean the car (which seems to positively attract dirt), take care of my lovely dog Goldie, take her and the neighboring dog for walks [not enough], respond to the neighbors' calls when they need to have a chat . . .

    I have long worked out that if I alternate the sitting jobs with the activity tasks, it would be better for my body.

    But, what am I going on about here?  Am I saying that clever me has beaten the bulge?  Ha!Ha!!  No way.  Despite all the above, I still have a problem with dipping into the yoghurt, the icecream, and the fruit that is always so handy!  And believe me, even lo-fat yoghurt and fresh fruit can put on weight, if you indulge too much!!lol

    There is one good thing I get from this conversation.  I am not alone in this!  Thank you all for sharing! smile

    1. DrMark1961 profile image91
      DrMark1961posted 2 years ago in reply to this

      I agree with you on the fresh fruit! Everyone is raving about fresh coconut, and rarely does anyone mention how much fat it has. And papaya. And passion fruit. And bananas, watermelon, grapes, guava, pineapple, açerola cherries, etc, etc.
      All that dog walking does not seem to matter.

      1. misterhollywood profile image91
        misterhollywoodposted 2 years ago in reply to this

        I Ned to keep more fresh fruit around!

        1. MarieLB profile image85
          MarieLBposted 2 years ago in reply to this

          I eat fruit because I like it.  I am not too keen on vegies when cooked.  But #misterhollywood you will need to read what #DrMark1961 has said about fruit.

          It is healthier than icecream or doughnuts, but it also puts on weight!  Don't I know it!!  smile

  18. Kathleen Cochran profile image85
    Kathleen Cochranposted 2 years ago

    In my case any weight gain is offset by the hair loss from pulling it out in the angst of writing.  It's my process.

  19. Stacie L profile image86
    Stacie Lposted 2 years ago

    The Hubpages Spread is a result of anyone who works on the computer for a living...I guess we can also call it
    "The Writers Spread"... or we can try using the treadmill desk
    wink

    1. MarieLB profile image85
      MarieLBposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      Hi #Stacie L.  Treadmill desk huh!  So I can wfige - Oh sorry, I meant  'write' - while running on the xpof- just a typo there.  Meant 'spot'.

      Yes, I can see it is the way for very interesting articles. . .hee! hee!!  smile

    2. misterhollywood profile image91
      misterhollywoodposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      I'm tired of looking at my spread:) lol

  20. starme77 profile image88
    starme77posted 2 years ago

    haha that's funny, I thought of getting one of those treadmill things , however i have found x box connect to be an awesome way to exercise and have fun at the same time. So for me , I take breaks from the internet and play games , works out really well smile

    1. MarieLB profile image85
      MarieLBposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      Lucky you.  Sounds like Fun Unlimited for you then! smile

  21. KarenTBTEN profile image88
    KarenTBTENposted 2 years ago

    No, it hasn't. I have to be careful about doing the wrong sort of nibbling, but not because of weight. The activity on Hubpages and the forums prompted me to consume a number of chocolate covered expresso beans a short time ago... but being as how I'm me, it's my teeth I have to be concerned about.

    1. misterhollywood profile image91
      misterhollywoodposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      I need to think of my choppers too! Good point.

  22. misterhollywood profile image91
    misterhollywoodposted 2 years ago

    Hey everyone,

    This was such a hot topic, I decided to create a hub about it. Hope you enjoy!

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