Is blogging making you fat?

In 2007-2008 a quarter of Australian adults were obese, a figure well above the OECD’s average of 18%.  Sedentary lifestyles are partly to blame and with reports suggesting 84% of us are accessing the internet each day and spending more than half of that time on social media websites, you could say we’re a connected collective on an upward trend.

As much as I could personally blame Muffin Break’s raspberry and white chocolate muffins, it would be prudent of me to ignore the fact that along with adopting a WordPress platform I also became the proud owner of a few new kilograms.  I call them Burden and Pestilence and they are two plugins not currently compatible with version 3.4.1.

Somewhere in between instagram-ing a cupcake and tweeting about slow-roasted pork belly I managed to push memories of the Anderson St hill into the dark recesses of my mind.  Next thing you know I’m reviewing restaurants and finding myself on a slippery slope of mango pudding and peanut butter parfait.

Suddenly it’s not the food I’m filtering anymore and I worry that when people meet me they won’t recognise me without a Walden button.  I don’t want to focus too much on diet and exercise, it’s not my specialty and as far as conversation topics go – it’s right up there with the carbon tax.  If you’ve never endured someone’s in-depth analysis of their TRX training regime you haven’t lived.

I will be attempting to lose my two new plug-ins despite the rationale in my mind that intellect and creativity are far more important than exercise.  They might well be but that won’t be much consolation when I’m all alone with my cats and my computer and washing myself with a rag on a stick.  Thank you Bart Simpson.

Is “connectivity” making you put on weight?  If you’re a blogger have you experienced the same issues?

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