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7/26/09 4:38 P

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As someone else here said, is yours on carpet? if it is put the extra feet that came with it on the Wii Fit board, that helped when I was having trouble with mine. Now it's similiar to what my regular scale says.

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7/25/09 8:07 P

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They say not to worry about weighing yourself because it can frustrate you, of course that's easier said than done, but I think I am going to start measuring myself and if I see inches disappearing I think that will make me happier because I KNOW that I am doing something right. Don't give up, keep up the good work.

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AMITAI's Photo AMITAI Posts: 1,909
7/25/09 1:46 A

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Mine is on carpet to, but I put those extra feet that came with it on it to make it more accurate. Mine has been right on with the dr. scale.



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7/24/09 1:50 P

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I have trouble with mine as well. I compared after a Dr. appointment and it was 7 lbs different. Mine is on carpet though maybe that's it.

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AMITAI's Photo AMITAI Posts: 1,909
7/23/09 7:18 P

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Your batteries might be low and also I have been stuck since march without losing a lb but i hung in there and still journaled my food and to get honest with myself i really was eating to much and not working out enough.
But with you sounds like you are exercising plenty, but you didnt say anything about keeping a food journal, you really should keep one it has really opened my eyes as to how much i really eat in a day if i dont watch it, i think i am doing good but then i do my totals and i am over 2000 calories. if you are within your range you may be working out to much and need to eat more as crazy as that sounds, i think sp has someone that can help you if you are eating in your range and see if thatis the problem. just a thought.



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SHINAKO's Photo SHINAKO SparkPoints: (44,174)
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7/23/09 4:02 P

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I agree with previous comments as well. My Wii Fit is my only scale right now, and I measure weekly, so I know where to look to find out where I messed up (within the last week's exercise or nutrition trackers, usually,) if I have a bad result. I haven't had any questionable weeks yet, though. My scale is also 2-5 lbs "off" from the local supermarket and my doctor's scales, so I don't sweat the disparities that much.

Also, the weight gain could be from muscle, as previously noted. Or, the board could be low on batteries, or not sitting right on the surface of your floor, or.. were you maybe wearing shoes, or more clothes than you did in your last weigh-in? Certain types of shoes can easily add 1-2 pounds for me!

Oh, and don't forget water weight, and the time you weighed in. If you drink a lot of water before you weigh yourself, you're weighing ALL that water, too. And because your body's natural water retention fluctuates throughout the day, most experts say to weigh yourself at the same time when you do weigh yourself (I weigh myself a few hours after breakfast, I know some who weigh right after waking up.)

Just a couple non-Wii related suggestions!

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SHEENADEE's Photo SHEENADEE SparkPoints: (157,123)
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7/23/09 3:12 P

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I agree with all the previous comments too -- keep on going, please. Comparing to a regular scale is good advice so you can see if something is perhaps up with the Wii scale.

I find mine to be very accurate compared to a regular one. Oh, there are days when it fluctuates some & you just know it's wrong. I used to restart it and do over so that it would return to 'normal'; but now I just let it go & know that it will be right the next time. But this happens rarely. So if it happens all the time to you, there might be something up with the batteries or surface or even the board itself. If it acts up on you regularly, I'd call Nintendo's customer service & see how that goes.

Good luck!

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JANTWO's Photo JANTWO Posts: 22,613
7/23/09 3:00 P

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I agree, don't give up. Maybe you have gained muscle and lost fat. I think you should gauge your success by how your clothes feel and use a traditional scale.

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7/23/09 2:28 P

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Hang in there. Don't quit.
also (for me) portion size is major issue, so watch it.
I don't know what else to tell you. I hit a plateu and it took like 6 months before any weight came off again. In the meantime, you just have to stay patient. (stay the course...(a phrase I especially despise...) bUT YOU CAN'T JUST QUIT.




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7/23/09 1:41 P

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Do you have a regular scale to compare it to? I would def compare it. Are you on a carpeted floor? Sometimes that can really throw it off... as can the batteries being low. It sounds like you are really doing all the right things, eating within your range, getting exercise in so I can understand your frustration! Are you noticing your clothes getting loser? Fitting better? Take some measurements. There are so many other ways to judge success.
Keep it up and you will be reaching your goals!


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7/23/09 1:38 P

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Hello, hello -

Anyone else experiencing frustrations with the Wii Fit? I've been doing my best to try and stay active over the summer, using the Wii Fit, now the Active, walking around a local lake (that is 5k in distance), riding my bike around the lake sometimes twice, etc. Since I joined SP, I've been trying to stay health conscious regarding my diet, drinking enough water each day, and watching what I eat, though I usually stick to low-calorie, low-fat options in general (and have for years).

After riding my bike 5k today, and doing some work on the Wii, I was pumped for the body test, for sure thinking the BMI and weight numbers would look more favorable. Instead, I've apparently GAINED weight somehow.

Its really getting to the point that I don't want to use the thing much anymore, its so snippy. Plus, I don't fully trust the scale, as a month or so ago, it tried to tell me I had a 14 lb difference in my weight over the course of a week, which is impossible.

Anyone else experiencing frustrating woes with the Wii? I'd really love to tell SP I've lost some weight, but haven't had a chance yet. emoticon

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