I would like to take a moment to personally thank BOSS61 for his willingness to take on this role. We have all seen the fresh perspective, and the energy and enthusiasm he has brought to our team. I am confident he will be just what we need. Thank you BOSS61!
As I have not been around much lately, and will be around even less in future days, I am especially grateful for his willingness to take on this challenge. If any others would also like to join as co-leaders, please let either of us know so we can send you an invitation.
"By being yourself, you put something wonderful in the world that was not there before." -Edwin Elliot
Good day to all. I hope this message finds everyone motivated, engaged and having fun tipping that iceberg with your personal penguin and snagging high-points red fish out of mid-air. If you do not know about what I write, check the balance games out on your Wii Fit!
I have been requested to assist with group leadership here. I did not ask for this role, nor did I decline it. As far as I am concerned, this is a democracy. If there is a groundswell of opinion now or in the future to impeach me, I will be the first to step aside.
My Spark existence is an open-book (check my page, blogs, etc.). Like Popeye first said, I am what I am. I think that if the Sparky lifestyle is to be a paradigm shift in our food-thinking for for us (and it must be, to last), we have to find a way to have fun with it. If we punish ourselves, psychologically or otherwise, for the facts and conditions that brought us here, we will not be successful in the long run. So if this paragraph speaks to you, lighten up and have some fun!
That having been said, I think my recent blog about my love-hate relationship with our family's Wii Fit sums things up. Reading it will help you understand me better. Anyway, welcome once again to the Wii-Fit group and have some fun!
Here is the Blog content:
So I stood on the balance board this morning in my PJs, trying mightily to stay still, centered and (well) balanced. With smugness and glee, it again reported that my BMI is far too close to my chronological age for comfort. Or healthfulness. Yes, it goes down. By hundredths of a point - whoop-de-do...
It smirked at me as it reported that I again had missed by self-imposed goal for the two-week window that concluded this morning. It unhelpfully reminded me of moderation, portion control, and being sure to subject myself to the torment of being reminded just how far I have to go - by coming back to repeat this psychological insult daily.
Well, enough is enough! This morning I reached my breaking point, having bad quite enough of Nintendo's attitudinal audacity. I shot back! "Oh yeah?", I retorted. "I'm obese? Exactly WHICH one of the two of us, Mr. Wii, makes those big dents in the middle of the playroom carpet?!?!" The device was shamed. Humbled. Speechless. I had my revenge and gained the upper-hand.
Pressing the "off" button felt good. Removing the batteries was my final revenge. I finally showed that prideful white plastic rectangle just who is boss!
"Some day we will look back on this, and it will all seem funny" - Bruce Springsteen (The real BOSS, as opposed to me.)
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