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You are overweight

My Mii

I’ve had the Wii Fit a little over a week now and for the past 8 days the one constant thing the Wii says to me is “You are Overweight.” Let me tell you, this thing lays on more guilt than your mother.

Ever since my friend Michael invited us over his place to play some Wii Fit  in the summer, Joey and I have walked past the game at Target nearly every week and stared longingly at it. Back in August we had our hours cut to half time…everyone in the company, including the managers and it really cut into our extra money. Money we had saved for our Hawaii trip, money for buying things like the Wii Fit, going to a Dodger game and basically everything. This was right after my grandma died actually, so sad times all around.  But our hours have been restored and after some critical adjusting, I was able to learn how to save my money.

Finally it went on sale and now I have my Wii Fit. It’s totally fun. I get to do a few Yoga poses between balancing on an iceberg, running along a river and flying out to a boat in a chicken suit.  But the Wii board is a serious trainer. There is a daily body test with short games testing my balance, memory and agility.  And based on my test scores, weight and BMI it calculates a Wii Fit age. Today I was 21. Which is awesomeeee because I’m really 24. But my BMI is a little high. It said i gained 2 lbs and that joey lost 2 lbs. it told me I need to lose about 8 lbs to reach my initial goal of losing 5 lbs. =/ Sheesh!

Today I watched Joey get mad at the board and jump on it because it wasn’t registering his exact movement and I thought, is this really going to help me lose weight? it’s great to see the changes in my weight from day to day, and know my BMI and really be conscious about it everyday.  But I’m not sure how much I can actually lose. The other day I had gained a few pounds and the Wii Fit made me pick a reason why I thought I had gained weight. So now I was totally responsible and aware of these changes. I spent today drinking water, green tea, eating fruit and salad, trying to change my eating habits before the Wii Fit yells at me again.  Maybe the games won’t shed the pounds as easy as real exercise, but the guilt definitely keeps me motivated.

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2 Responses to “You are overweight”

  1. Michael
    5:59 pm on November 2nd, 2010

    It’s totally a guilt trip. I’ve had it ask where my partner has been and why I think she hasn’t been using the Wii fit. Not only making me feel guilty (picking a horrible generic response), but making others not even using it anymore guilty as well. crazy.

  2. Cheryl
    5:43 pm on November 3rd, 2010

    Hahaha! I love it! Guilt works wonders. 🙂 Balancing on one foot…maybe not so much.

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