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3/4/12 4:17 P

Don't forget, there's always Gamefly! That way, you cam play until you get bored, then try something else. :)

ELENGIL Posts: 957
3/4/12 4:13 P

Not a matter of setting aside, just need to get some occasional larger bills out of the way so in a few checks I'll have some left over.

Actually, I'm participating in a Biggest Loser challenge at work (and from what I'm seeing, this is rather common at the moment!) There's cash prizes and my goal is to *win*, but that is my seed money for a new wardrobe when all my current clothes become too big. Sort of a double win, once if I do win, and a second when I get to spend it on clothes!

Anyway, in another month I'll probably head to the used game store and pick up one or two kinect games depending on the price. Or maybe borrow one of my nephew's in the mean time... ;)

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3/4/12 4:09 P

It really has been fun. I have to say, it's a great way to motivate yourself to get up and move. The achievements are fun!

What I'd suggest you do is try to set aside $10 a week (or $5) to save up for the games. Make sure you put it in a not-so easily accessible place, and that way, you can have it when you're ready to reward yourself for your goal!

ELENGIL Posts: 957
3/4/12 4:02 P

Thank you! Now I don't have to stress every time I try to figure out what the heck I've just done.

I've never done much in the way of 'formal' exercise, like classes or specific styles, so it's always a little hard for me to figure out what these things really imply as far as intensity and work-out!

I bought myself the xbox specifically for weight loss, but it was a little high on my budget scale so I can't buy any more games for it for a while. It's a good thing the Adventure game is fun enough to last! I'll probably buy one of the dance games as a present to myself in another 15 pounds. (by then I should probably be able to afford it)

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3/4/12 3:03 P

Congrats on the game! I really love our Kinect, though we don't get it out nearly enough. I really love Dance Central, too... it helps you learn the moves, and there's fitness option with a calorie tracker!

What I would log this as is Aerobics: General: Low Impact

It's not the most intense exercise ever, but it is aerobics!

ELENGIL Posts: 957
3/4/12 2:16 P

I bought an Xbox finally, with the kinect sensor and the adventure game that comes with it. It is rather fun, and I find I usually enjoy coming home and doing anywhere from 30 - 90 minutes of activity with it.

I'm getting frustrated trying to *log* the activity, though, since I've never played any of the wii games to know how the activity level relates and those are the only ones listed in the 'other exercise' list. I don't know how else to figure out how many calories I'm burning.

Does anyone have an idea of what I should log this activity as to get the most accurate estimate of calories burned??

Incidentally, the Kinect Adventures game is actually quite fun! Be kind to yourself and turn *off* the picture taking option, but the game is entertaining and there's enough of a spread between the lower intensity and high intensity that you can do warm up, work out and cool down just by switching activities or by doing any of the pre-set challenges. I've had it for a month now and still don't feel any kind of "do I *have* to?" when I turn it on. It's great, especially, for rainy days when I can't get outside, and since it's right at home I don't have to go anywhere to work out. Easy for the whole family, too, especially getting kids into it. If you've got enough room two can do it together.

Edited by: ELENGIL at: 3/4/2012 (14:26)
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