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#1 sisoj

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Posted 11 November 2019 - 11:33 PM

Hey People! New member here!!

I have been a software engineer for a long time and keeping fit, following a fitness regiment has been a struggle for me personally. Especially since I sit down all day and am sedentary and also I have free snacks at work that are delicious. Now, I'm trying to help tech people with their weight loss and fitness goals.

Please share your 2 biggest challenges you have losing weight and keeping fit/healthy as a Developer/IT professional.

PS: I'm not asking for advice but want to hear peoples problems in general so if you have any suggestions please share after sharing your struggles first. Thank you!!



#2 Mister Sympa

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Posted 12 November 2019 - 07:34 AM

Sure, I'll help you out.

 

For me, I don't like the way exercise makes me feel. I get overly hot and uncomfortable.

Eating healthy snacks is also tough in an office environment where I'm surrounded by candy and my coworkers like baking.


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Posted 12 November 2019 - 02:02 PM

The two biggest challenges to my being healthy & fit are delicious food and an existential crisis where I have a hard time finding the motivation to do anything productive because everything seems pointless.


It is perfectly acceptable to fear and admire a being you could not possibly understand.


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Posted 12 November 2019 - 03:31 PM

I'm changing both of my answers to Affray's second one.


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#5 sisoj

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Posted 14 November 2019 - 07:18 PM

Thank you for the responses guys, super helpful. I'm starting my coaching/consulting business for my fellow software engineers and trying to understand their problems better. I have been conducting some interviews with people on the phone and if anyone of you interested, I'd be thrilled to have a call with any on of you and ask you couple questions about the struggles you are having when it comes to keeping in shape/healthy. Again, thank you so much for your input!


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Posted 14 November 2019 - 07:24 PM

Thank you for the responses guys, super helpful. I'm starting my coaching/consulting business for my fellow software engineers & tech people and trying to understand their problems better. I have been conducting some interviews with people on the phone and if anyone of you interested, I'd be thrilled to have a call with you and ask you couple questions about the struggles you are having when it comes to keeping in shape/healthy. If you want to please dm me and I can add you on facebook so that you know I'm a real person :) Again, thank you so much for your input! 


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Posted 14 November 2019 - 10:20 PM

I hate gyms. My saving grace is walking and skating everywhere. I actually struggle to gain weight. 


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Posted 18 November 2019 - 11:14 AM

I try to make up for it by working physical labour, and biking to work, even in the snow.

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Posted 18 November 2019 - 03:47 PM

does walking to work count?

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Posted 19 November 2019 - 12:20 AM

does walking to work count?

Physical motion that consumes energy?

 

Absolutely :)


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Posted 20 November 2019 - 04:29 AM

Physical motion that consumes energy?
 
Absolutely :)


Yay

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#12 Mister Sympa

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Posted 20 November 2019 - 07:08 AM

Fae, you know what your problem is?

 

You baking is TOO DELICIOUS.

 

No one could be expected to resist your amazing cookies. And furthermore, no one should.


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Posted 20 November 2019 - 07:41 AM

Fae, you know what your problem is?
 
You baking is TOO DELICIOUS.
 
No one could be expected to resist your amazing cookies. And furthermore, no one should.


how would you know what my cookies taste like?! :D

Also this guy on tinder asked me if i like sports. what do i tell him? :'D

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Posted 20 November 2019 - 09:34 AM

Idk, they looked tasty as hell when I saw them on your stream that one time.

 

Uhhh, do you like sportball? Also, are you single now? If you wanna be funny, tell him it makes you happy when your team gets the puck in the hoop for a touchdown.


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Posted 20 November 2019 - 11:33 AM

Idk, they looked tasty as hell when I saw them on your stream that one time.

i forgot about that ^^

 

 

Uhhh, do you like sportball? Also, are you single now? If you wanna be funny, tell him it makes you happy when your team gets the puck in the hoop for a touchdown.

i'm pretty sure he's not talking exercising not sports on tv  ;)

yeah single now  :( now i need something for my self pity


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Posted 20 November 2019 - 03:20 PM

Aw, honey, I'm sorry.

'm pretty sure he's not talking exercising not sports on tv  ;)

What?


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Posted 21 November 2019 - 05:49 AM

What?

You're right. that doesn't make any sense..

i was trying to say that i think the guy is asking about whether i like to excercise and not about watching sports on tv

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Posted 21 November 2019 - 07:06 AM

Ohhh, in that case, I have no idea what to say to that. Like, I'm now wondering if that's code for asking if you're fit...


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Posted 22 November 2019 - 11:58 AM

i said i like snowboarding :D

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Posted 22 November 2019 - 09:01 PM

I used to work out a good bit at the gym from 2011-2016, but I eventually realised that it was impossible for me to gain any weight due to the fact that I'm tall. Now instead of working out, I just... work.





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