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    7 months ago

    The reality is probably that kernel developers don’t get any younger nowadays. And believe me, when you get older, have children and less free time, your waistline suffers a bit. Or even a bit more than a bit.

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      7 months ago

      A lot of people laugh at this, but it’s painfully true.

      Hell, I do Brazilian Jiu-jitsu three times a week, and lift/run on the other days. At a certain point for many, you just can’t outrun a bad diet, and maintaining anything other than a dad bod requires all that exercise AND a strict diet. Good fucking luck doing all of that with a screaming baby at home!

      I never thought I’d be fat, especially since back when I was 18 I could smash a meal at McDonald’s and exercise right after, while keeping a six pack. Now, it requires double the exercise to not have tits…

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        I was in the same situation. I started to walk and longboard every day and track my calories without exception.

        Eventually, you can see changes and it becomes easier over time, but oh boy I never shame anyone for their body size, because it’s hella hard, and if you’re coping with other problems like depression or addiction, it’s gotta feel damn near impossible.

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        You don’t need a lot, or even any exercise, to prevent overweight. Diet is everything. The amount of extra calories you can eat for a run is easily outweighed by the extra hunger.

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      7 months ago

      Man I used to think there was no relation between what I ate and my wardrobe size, but eventually it really does catch up with you, especially if your day job is sedentary.

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    7 months ago

    The one advantage of being significantly ill this year is that I can finally fit into large shirts and medium pants after years of XXL and XL of the former and latter.

    I mean the rest sucks, but that’s pretty nice.

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    I’m xxl but I’m also built like a forklift. When I was younger I could throw rolls of vinyl flooring over my shoulder. I wish I took better care of my knees though.

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    7 months ago

    Feel bad for all my tall bros. Hard to find a shirt that fits, always gotta be to short or too tight, gotta go larger.

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    It’s all the bloat in those distros that is transferred to the waistline, back in the day we used WindowMaker. Not all that fancy Gnome and KDE stuff.

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    7 months ago

    To be fair, I’m still a large in my old shirts but an xlt in new shirts. Not always us getting bigger, but the cuts getting smaller

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    not me! woohoo. same XL then as now.

    of course, back then when i was younger i favored oversized shirts. now they just fit.

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      I’ve technically gone down from XL. Seems L often fit me better now. But I’ve not changed.

      Seems like sizes have shifted higher. Only evidence I have for this are souvenir t-shirts from 20 years ago that say XL. Which are roughly same size as L shirts I’ve bought recently.

  • 21Cabbage@lemmynsfw.com
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    7 months ago

    Well I’m the only Linux nerd I know nor have I ever met another one in person and I’m a medium, could probably get away with a small if I had a touch more self confidence.