Not bad for a fat girl

Fat and the Writing Lifestyle


November has come screaming in with the beginning of NaNoWriMo and the fantastic workshop I attended this morning. It was my first novel writing workshop, and it was so well done. The fact that it was also free and included a catered lunch was even better.

Then, once home, I discovered the NaBloPoMo challenge. I am such a sucker for challenges, especially ones that I think I have a chance at completing. This one, to publish a blog post a day, seemed like a no brainer for me. I post often, sometimes more than once a day. I signed up and grabbed their badge.

13309556-woman-eating-fast-food-at-work-isolatedThat got me thinking about other challenges, notably my 47 for 47 challenge. Uh oh. There are lots of items on that list that are yet to be crossed off. In fact, most of them. Oops.

The thing is, the more I live a “writerly” life, the further I’m getting from my health and fitness goals. Last night, as I produced my 2,300 words I munched on m & m’s. Hmmmm. Writers can eat grapes as they write. They don’t need m & m’s. I can also think about my characters or upcoming chapters as I walk on the treadmill. I need to keep this in mind as I immerse myself in words. I need to remember to take care of the physical, even while I’m focusing my energy on the mental.

Author: BulgingButtons

I'm a middle aged woman doing the things that middle aged women do and trying not to beat myself up. I'm living the life I choose with the man I love, the grown up son who impresses me all the time, and the most adorable pup ever rescued from the euthanasia list. We live in the heat of the Southwest, where I regularly sweat through my Lane Bryant bras.

11 thoughts on “Fat and the Writing Lifestyle

  1. I know exactly what you mean. I used to bribe myself with M&Ms to get my English papers graded. I have discovered, however, that walking is where I get most of my best writing ideas!

  2. such a tough challenge! My brain always tells me, “If God wanted me to eat an apple, why would he have made cocoa beans?” Luckily, I can often tell myself to shut up, but sometimes……..

  3. Good point! I definitely ate 6 hershey kisses while writing last night. I’m in breakout city right now. I need to pay attention to my health as well. It’s so easy to get sidetracked. I’m excited that you have over 3000 words! I peeped your profile out today 🙂 The book that I’ve been waiting to read of yours is underway lol Yay! Look forward to writing these posts this month 🙂 I joined NaBloPoMo a well 🙂

  4. I didn’t get my badge. I got lost and don’t remember where I saw it. My tech-savvy rating today/tonight is at an all-time low of TWO. I had to stop eating at my computer… ants. The teeny tiny annoying ants. They started crawling up my arms from the keyboard. 🙂

  5. My downfall is tortilla chips and salsa . . . . I try to remind myself that carrots and hummus can help satisfy the crunch and dip urge!

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