Around Christmas time my parents purchased a Wii. It was a gift to the family, and for the longest time, I was the one who used it the most. I made sure to do at least the suggested 30 minutes a day of exercise, and I often doubled that to hit the calorie goal I’d set for myself. I was so proud of myself for the progress I’d been making on it. According to the fluctuating scales, I lost about 15 lbs over the 4 months I’d been using it. I had even convinced myself that I could run about 5 miles in 1/2 hour based on its calculations.
But then it started having issues recognizing I was even standing on it. I would have to step off it and reset it several times before it would register correctly (much like Ashley’s scales).
My disappointment was enhanced by the fact the room we keep our Wii in was completely transformed into a construction site when my dad put in an egress window. The habit I’d formed over those four months was completely destroyed in a week’s time. I’ve only used it a half-dozen times in the three months since.
And that brings me to this past weekend.
We were visiting some friends, and I had the “opportunity” to weigh myself on the scale in their gym. I was shocked and appalled by what it said. I was convinced it must be wrong, considering it said 25 lbs more than what I’d last weighed in back home.
Well, that ruined the evening for me. I was so disappointed.
The next day, I made a bee-line for the Wii the moment I arrived home. I had to know if it was just the difference in the scales, or if my Wii was acting crazy.
I had been told before that it sometimes doesn’t register correctly when you use it on the carpet, so I tried it once there, and then I placed it on a board my dad had made for it since the last time I’d been daring enough to use it. Sure enough, 25 lbs difference.
So, it’s back to the drawing board. I’m disappointingly 15 lbs heavier than when I started using the Wii. I think now’s a good time to get back in the habit while using it correctly.
Word of advice to anyone out there with a Wii: make sure you’re using it on a hard surface, or it lies!