Getting Hot for GenCon: A Quest to Be A Less Squishy DreamGirl

Do you feel a bit like Jabba lately?  Or maybe you just have a little belly you’d like to get see gone, or a couple love handles you don’t exactly love.

Let’s face it.  There are a lot of fat geeks out there.

I’m one of them.

So what are we going to do about it?

My Story

I’m sure there’s a couple people thinking, “Holy shit, I’ve made ‘No Fat Chicks’ jokes around E and she’s a fat chick? OMG!”  It’s okay, folks.   Some people don’t like curves (or rolls, or whatever you want to call ‘em).  I can’t fault you for what you are and aren’t attracted to, so breathe and chill.  I still love ya.

I’ve battled with my weight for most of my life.  I went on my first diet when I was in 5th grade.  (I remember being upset because my weight was in the 100s while my classmates were still in double digits.)  Either way, I’ve been there done that when it comes to diets.

My two main issues?  I’m lazy and I’m an emotional eater.  So when I’m upset, I don’t think “Let me make a delicious fruit salad.”   I think pizza.  Pepperoni pizza.  And maybe some boneless spicy Asian wings.  Nom nom nom.

Many folks don’t know the whole story, but let’s just say that my old job was making me miserable.   Because I absolutely LOVE to teach, I was miserable that it was making me miserable.  Couple this with being on a medication that makes weight gain easy, and I’ve ballooned quite a bit in the past year.

Now don’t get me wrong, I’m still one sexy geek girl!   Sexy is a state of mind, and when I’m in that state of mind, nobody can stop me!  Luckily, my wonderful boyfriend DaveTheGame thinks I’m sexy even when I’m having a not-so-sexy feeling day.

I’ve decided to harness the power of geeks everywhere so we can motivate each other to lose those extra pounds and get fit!   I tossed the hashtag around on Twitter about a week ago and people are starting to pick up on it.

Are you ready for this?

The Getting Hot for GenCon Club

The first rule of #gettinghotforgencon Club is that you MUST talk about #gettinghotforgencon Club.

If you’re on Twitter, whenever you tweet about your fitness or eating habits, add the hashtag #gettinghotforgencon.

Join the Twibe too!  There’s power in numbers, friends!

Then, whenever you see someone posting about how they are #gettinghotforgencon, you can send them some support and encouragement.  Pretty nifty, right?

I’ve added tickers to my sidebar ———->

You can get your own tickers by visiting TickerFactory.   You can set up your ticker to show your actual weight or just how many pounds you have lost and want to lose before GenCon Indy.

You can set up a Fitness tracker if you’d rather log the amount of minutes you spend working out rather than your weight.   (This is great for those with the scrawny geek physique who want to build muscle!)

If you’re joining our cause (even if you’re not attending GenCon!), please post a comment below.   I’m going to start a Getting Hot For GenCon page on my site where I’ll log my Wii Fit time and weigh-ins.   If you do the same, go ahead and post a link in the comments below and we can all network together!

Let’s do this, geek friends!!

About e

Since 2008, E. Foley of Geek’s Dream Girl has been helping geeks from around the world find love. She writes amazing online dating profiles for her fellow geeks and guides them through the perilous waters of the dating scene and out the other side. She's totally proud to report that she's even caused a couple geek weddings! She lives in Maryland with DaveTheGame, her adorable cats, Mr. Peanut & Don Juan, and Titania, Queen of the Cocker Spaniels. (Email e, or follow @geeksdreamgirl on Twitter.)

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