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Scared of the Wii Fit

by Carol Rood January 03, 2012

By: Carol Rood

The holidays are over. Our busy lives filled with school, college, sports practices, and music lessons can resume. This morning as the kids went out the door –the youngest in a rush because he overslept, the middle one in a tizzy because I asked why he didn’t get started on a school project due on Friday, and the oldest running late due to bed head –I sighed with relief that they all made it to the bus on time and knew that tomorrow morning would be better. Now to feed the animals, and make a cup of coffee, then on to the most dreaded thing I have to do today……

Get on the Wii Fit and see what damage the holidays did to me.

In October I went to see my doctor for my annual physical and she told me my cholesterol was a little high, but that my sugar was “pretty high” and that I really needed to get it down. So I began tweaking my diet and exercising more. We were already eating pretty healthy so my diet really didn’t require a major overhaul, and for that I am grateful. However, in addition to tweaking, I also increased the days I exercise. I had results! I lost 11 pounds. I was ecstatic. The goal was to lose 10 more before my next visit to the doctor at the end of Jan/beginning of Feb. I was well on my goal and then…

The holidays rolled in. I was very good on Thanksgiving, exercising up until the big day, eating what I wanted on that day and back to normal the day after. Black Friday was indeed black with no leftovers except for turkey…

I even did well the first couple of weeks of December, but as the days went by, my days at the gym decreased as busy-ness increased, and we went out a few times, and then the worst happened: I ignored the Wii Fit for 18 days.

Have you ever used the Wii Fit? After a few days of non-use your little character (called a Mii) starts sleeping. When you get back on the Wii, the machine even chastises you. “Oh, it’s you. Where have you been? Do you know it has been 18 days since you were last here?” Really?? The Wii Fit is a merciless task master, it scolds when you don’t weigh in often enough.

So I climb on the board, close my eyes, and hope for the best. The results weren’t awful, but also NOT what I wanted to see. I wanted to see that by some miracle, eating out and not exercising had helped me to lose weight. HA! Not so buddy boy! I am right there with the average American in that I gained 1.5 pounds.

So it is back to Greek yogurt and the gym for me today. I have 6 weeks to lose 8 more pounds. I will let you know how it turns out! Cross your fingers for me!

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