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Day -64: "That's normal!"

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

For Christmas in 2010, my in-laws gifted my family their Wii Fit. We set it up in January 2011, not long after I got serious about my weight loss journey. The first time I stepped on it to weigh in (Jan 6th), I was dismayed to discover that it showed 6 lbs higher than my bathroom scale. For the duration of my weight loss journey, I have used my scale's measurement, rather than the Wii, simply because I've used that scale almost daily since I first bought it in 2000, and all my weight milestones (good and bad) have been recorded using its readings. I did not want to change all my numbers, especially my highest weight, to reflect a weight 6 lbs higher.

The Wii's scale is closer to a doctor's scale, and is probably closer to my actual weight. Jason got me a digital scale last Christmas, one that measures body fat and muscle mass, and it also shows 6 lbs over my bathroom scale. Still, I record my weight per my bathroom scale. I mark my milestones - moving from obese to overweight, and then to a healthy BMI - per the bathroom scale. The point of this? Well, even though I got to a healthy BMI back in March, per my bathroom scale, my Wii kept telling me, "That's overweight!" whenever I used it to weigh in.

I rarely weigh in on the Wii anymore. It's just too much work, plus I have two other scales! But I do step on it maybe 2-3 times per month, just to record the downward trend. In the beginning, nearly three years ago, the line-indicator would go all the way to the top of the graph, the very top of "obese." I figured it would travel down through obesity, but it didn't. For a long time, it just stayed there, stuck at the top, even as my BMI decreased. I remember the day that the indicator stopped just a hair from the top, and then how it began to sink lower and lower through the obese range as days and weeks passed, and eventually proclaimed, "That's overweight!" instead of "That's obese!" It felt wonderful.

And now, now that I'm in the 140s on my bathroom scale, I've reached another Wii milestone:

"That's normal!"

Instead of my Mii looking down at her body in horror, she jumps up in the air a few times and claps her hands. (She's jumping up in the picture, if you can't tell.) And that...that's awesome!

Current: 149 lbs
Jan 1st goal: 145 lbs

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
TINAJANE76 10/30/2013 12:17AM

    That's awesome! I also remember well the days when the Wii would tell me "that's obese!" What a great feeling. Congratulations!!!

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C8TSON 10/29/2013 4:31PM

    That is awesome!!! What a great victory!!! emoticon

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    I was thinking of putting in the 'ol Wii Fit again ('s been a Looooong time), my little Mii will still be horrified, but it's good to know that someday she could leap for joy! :D ha!

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FORMYDARLINGS 10/29/2013 4:06PM


Whoo Hoo for being normal. To be honest, I don't think anyone here at Spaek is all that "normal". I think we are all kind of warped. LOL SO good to see that the BMI is now meshing with your weight and that your body is taking those downwar d steps even if the scale isn't co operating. You will make your goal I am sure. But, don't plan on ever really being " normal" LOL


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THELILEA 10/29/2013 1:23PM

    Wooo!! Love it. I bet you are jumping up and down, just like wii you!

Oh, and I feel you on tracking multiple scales. It's hard, I have: the one at work I use sometimes in the morning, the one at the gym that's always higher (partly cause I'm always there in the eve), and the nutritionist's fancy one that "takes of two lbs for clothes". Oof. I try not to sweat it, just look for change, just like you, it seems.

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NHES220 10/29/2013 12:52PM

    Quite the accomplishment. Way to go!

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KAMINEKO 10/29/2013 12:49PM

    Ha! I haven't stepped on the Wii scale since 2011because of how ashamed it made me feel, lol. It's nice to know that the Mii does a happy dance when you get back on track :)

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KRAZYKATHY30 10/29/2013 12:44PM

    We used to have a Wii Fit and I know exactly how it feels for a game to tell you "you're obese" . definately not a hleper. we have the kinect on xbox now, just using regular scale but I can totally relate to this.

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MJ-SHE-BEAST 10/29/2013 11:54AM


I wish you could see how wide I am smiling. Well done, indeed!

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TADTURC 10/29/2013 11:41AM

    I haven't been on mine in a couple yrs, maybe I should get it out.

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BBORDEN86 10/29/2013 11:41AM

    That's awesome to be in the normal BMI category! Woohoo!

I haven't weighed myself on my weigh in a LONG time. My Mii will probably be VERY disappointed in the weigh gain, so I won't torture it.

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KIMMYLOU2012 10/29/2013 11:20AM

    Wow that is so great!

You are truly an inspiration. Nothing has deterred you along your way.

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JESSIEBRUNS 10/29/2013 9:58AM

    Thats great. I hope to get to that with my wiifit someday instead of being in the obese. Though first I want to so the overweight as a milestone. Congrats!!

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ANONSI 10/29/2013 9:55AM

    That's awesome! I know the look of horror from my Mii all too well. I hope I can say this someday too!!

P.S. Now I know why SP offers three different scales. They're for people like you who have 3!! :)

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