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8/15/08 9:57 P

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The problem is NOT the board--it's the BMI scale--it's not accurate for those under 5 feet tall.

As for not setting up--there is a "guest" option and you don't have to do a body test at all to play the game (unless it is required when setting up a specific Mii to play, but after that, you don't have to).

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8/15/08 4:10 P

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I do agree that the board seems to be just a little biased (read a lot biased) with younger kids (a friends 4 year old got on, little stick boy and he came up obese) I don't think that being reminded is that horrible. I have 3 teen girls and they all have profiles. I warned them before they got on the board that it was going to be off because they are still growing etc.

I don't think that one video game is going to draw them to an eating disorder or drive them away from it but what it can do is give you the chance to talk about how they can be eating healthier and exercising more. Just passing on the information we are getting ourselves from SP. No one did much to talk to me about any of these things when I was a kid.

We talk to our children about sex, drugs, alcohol, smoking, bullying, strangers. We should start adding nutrition awareness too. We do no favors sheltering them.

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8/15/08 2:50 P

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Wow that's really sad. I'm surprised a company like Nintendo would allow that to happen. I know I would feel really sad if my Mii got fat and I'm 22 years old.

Being a 12 year old girl these days is probably tough already with the media stressing about having the perfect body and being gorgeous. It's scary but inadvertent little reminders of being overweight can cause anorexia, bulimia, and improper methods of weight loss especially on young girls. Hopefully, she'll just take it in stride and enjoy the game.

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8/15/08 2:07 P

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OMG! Yes. When you set up your profile it makes you stand on it to do a balance test, and at the same time you're being weighed. It shows your BMI range, no matter your age - which I absolutely do not like! Kids do not need pressure like this! They should have the focus on having fun. My 12 year old cousin was completely embarassed and didn't want to play because she's chubby and she finally got on there and her BMI went up to obese and her little Mii character got fat on the screen. I felt horrible inside! I played it off and didn't make any sort of deal of it except to act excited that she should hurry up and get to the game part so she could do the tightrope walking or something. Ugg! They had that wii-fit for 3 months and she never set up her own profile because she knew it'd weigh her! There should be some sort of quick-set up where you can just play the games and not have to sign in. The fact her little mii is fat and she's being reminded she's obese is not motivating to a kid. It keeps her from playing and she wants no part in this game even though it's an awesome way for her to get active in her own living room.

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8/15/08 1:16 P

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Congrats!! I never used the WiiFit but I heard it tells children that they are fat. Is this true?

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8/14/08 7:03 P

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Congratualtions! that's an amazing milestone.

Junica~

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8/14/08 12:50 P

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That is very exciting news. Good job. I think it really comes to show with a little bit of effort and consistancy you can reach a normal BMI weight goal in the game.

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8/14/08 4:50 A

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Yippee!

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8/13/08 5:47 P

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WTG!!

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8/13/08 5:43 P

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emoticon the only one in our family it says that for, is our 5 year old grandaughter. lol

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Way to go!!! That's awesome! I can't wait for the day that it says that to me.

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8/13/08 4:46 P

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Congratulations! emoticon emoticon emoticon
I have seen quite a few people on here that are using the Wii fit. I guess I need to check into the Wii and the Wii fit! emoticon

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8/13/08 4:34 P

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I am sooooo psyched!
I went on the wii-fit yesterday and when it scanned me my weight dropped 1.7 lbs and I was in the normal BMI range! woo-hoo!
The excitement was pretty short lived when it says something like, it's great you have a bmi of 24.9, but how about you aim for a 22? Ugg. is it never happy? haha
I'm still excited!
Just had to share. =)

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