Down 2.5 pounds my foot!
So here’s how the weigh-ins have gone with Wii Fit. Before I start, let me just say that I threw out my bathroom scale something like two years ago, because 1) after stepping off the thing, I was always seized by a strong desire to off myself and 2) I can’t *not* weigh myself every day if there is a scale in the house, and I know that it is so very, very bad to weigh every day.
Okay, so day 1, I did my Wiirkout in the evening. Weighed in at 151.5. Cool, happy that my starting point is just over 150 rather than just over 160 — let me tell you, the day a weigh-in nurse first told me my weight was 162 and therefore I had finally passed yet another 10-pound benchmark? I think I stayed in bed for three days eating Totino’s pizzas and Oreo cookies with a side of gravy after hearing that. Anyway, 151.5. I was wearing my khaki bermuda shorts, Dave Matthews Band firedancer tank top, and socks. No shoes.
Day 2, I got up and got started. I was wearing my khaki bermuda shorts, DMB tank, socks, and running shoes (after doing the jogging module the first day, I realized I absolutely must wear shoes for this except during yoga). Took off the same amount (2 pounds) for light clothing (Wii asks you at the weigh-in how heavy your clothes are — one day I’m going to put zero and see if the little animated balance board makes a pass at me), resisted the temptation to say heavy clothing (4 pounds) because of the shoes, though that would have been perfectly fair. Wii said my weight was something like 150. Before the balance board even told me, I said, “Well, that’s to be expected. You weigh more later in the day.” But still. I’d added about 2 pounds of shoes.
Well, I didn’t have time to finish my workout in the morning (only got in 27 minutes), so I decided to get back on the Wii Fit when I got home. So around 6:30 p.m. yesterday, I started up again. I had stopped the Body Test after the weigh-in yesterday morning, because I wanted to get in the whole workout before I had to shower for work, so I went back to the Body Test. I figured I should do the balance tests and all that (I tend to lean right). To get to that point, you have to weigh in again. Weight this time (near the end of the day) was 148. Yeah, right. 3.5 pounds already? Auction off that beach house in Arizona to someone else, because this biddy ain’t buying. But still, I’m just so happy it isn’t telling me that it’s just joking, I’m really over 160 again. Oh, and I was wearing heavier clothes (pajama pants and t-shirt) plus my running shoes. I should have been up from my morning weight, because of that whole fluctuation thing, but I wasn’t.
I’m trying not to get excited about progress, because I know it’s impossible for me to have lost any weight yet after two workouts, but whatevs.
So this morning I weighed in. Just a hair below 149. Tcha! As if. Bermuda shorts, DMB tank, socks, running shoes, and even my sparkly bandana this morning.
I’m not really focusing on the daily weight, though. In fact, I wish they had me weigh in only once a week or every two weeks; it’s more meaningful that way. I think what I’m going to do is update y’all on my weight every Friday (remind me if I don’t) so we can see a bigger picture of any progress going on.
What I am focusing on is how my body feels. I’m sore. I was sore yesterday morning, and today, my butt feels like someone took a hammer to it. So it’s gotta be working, right?
WII FIT CHALLENGE
Now. Tha ‘Fly mentioned that he wants to track his daily progress, too, and from the comments I’ve received, I know several of you have the Wii Fit. So I’m thinking we have like a Wii Fit Club (but y’all come up with a way cooler name than that, preferably something geeky). Anyone who wants to be included, email me or comment here, and every Friday I’ll post all of our results as you send them in (pounds lost — you don’t have to mention your starting weight, but you are welcome to). I’m not thinking of it as a contest, but more of a dorky club meant to encourage each other. You who aren’t participating can make super-awesome supportive comments, too. So I’m thinking we would start this Friday (you can say your weight, how long you’ve been Wiirking out, total weight lost since you started Wii Fit, how far you are from your goal, BMI improvement, as much or as little as you want to include). Every Friday I’ll do an update with everyone’s stats.
So here are the questions:
1) Who’s in?
2) Suggestions for the cool, geeky name for our non-exclusive club (anyone can join at any time, no need to catch up)?