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Carma Recommends the I Create My Body Program » Exercise

Uh Oh Chongo!


Posted by Carma | Posted in Exercise | Posted on 27-05-2010

Doh!Weight: 228.0lbs

You know, I think I may have been goofing up my weight records. You see, when I weigh myself on the Wii balance board, it gives me three options to choose … are my cloths:

a) Light (-2lbs)
b) Heavy (-4lbs)
c) Other (-0lbs)

Well, I’ve been choosing Light, so the weight it has been reporting may actually be 2lbs less than what I actually weighed. The horror!

This morning I weighed myself on the scale with and without my workout cloths (sports bra and shorts). There was no discernible difference. Erg.

That means, if I had done what I normally do, the Wii probably would have said I weighed 226lbs today.

Note to self: Choose “Other” from now on, once the fixed balance board returns.

The scary thought is that I may have weighed 254lbs when I started. Yikes!

Of course, if this holds true, then I’ve lost 3.5lbs since Monday and not just 1.5lbs. Yeah!

Oh well. Live and learn.

No data for a few weeks … whatever will I do?


Posted by Carma | Posted in Emotions, Exercise | Posted on 25-05-2010

How do you like my Gold’s Gym avatar?
She has green hair … with matching shorts and gloves.
Although I’ve logged in my weight as 229, she still
looks better than I do. Oh, well. I’m getting there.

Yesterday I dropped off the WiiFit balance board at The UPS Store. There was a crack in it and we’re getting it replaced. So today I have no weight data. I’m still confident that in the weeks it will take to get our replacement, I’ll stay on track for losing 1 pound a week. But not having that daily data will be interesting.

So, since I couldn’t do any balance board exercises, I did my Gold’s Gym Cardio Workout for the Wii instead today. I really love boxing style workouts. They feel good.

Although, I think if I was actually hitting someone or something I might not feel that way.

And, I must admit that I’m glad I’m doing this in the comfort of my own home and not anywhere someone could be watching. I’m a tad less than graceful and have accidentally knocked myself in the face coming back to the guard position. Having my fists in front of my face does not feel natural. 🙂

Another thing I’ve been noticing lately is how I feel in my body. Since I started the I Create My Body program, it seems that I feel like my thin self more and more. This feeling leads to feeling good about myself in general. So it always seems like a shock when I see myself in the mirror (or a store camera system) and I don’t match my internal vision of myself.

But I’m holding onto that vision anyway, because I know that each day I am returning to that vision … I am becoming that vision. And that feels good.

Yep, It is the carpet


Posted by Carma | Posted in Exercise | Posted on 24-05-2010

Weight: 229.5
WiiFit Age: 28

I did a little experiment this morning. You see, I just moved from a condo with a tile floor to an apartment with carpeting. I’ve found that since I moved here, my Body Test scores on the WiiFit have dropped. So, I decided to see what would happen if I removed the leg risers that are there to help when you’re using the balance board on carpet.

Without the legs, it said I had lost 4lbs since yesterday.

That didn’t seem right, so I tried it again. Yep, 4lbs.

So I put the legs back on and sure enough, even after three tries … my weight hasn’t changed. Weird, huh?

Anyway, all this moving from one apartment to the other … I’m still packing at the old place and bringing stuff over … has kind of thrown off my exercise schedule and even my mindset.

I think I’ll re-read the lessons again.

I think its the carpet …


Posted by Carma | Posted in Exercise, Food | Posted on 23-05-2010

Weight: 229.5
WiiFit Age: 32

Today, despite feeling better, I tanked again on the Body Test. I think its because I’m now using the balance board on carpet instead of tile. Erg.

Yesterday I really enjoyed my meals. We had gone grocery shopping on Friday and I had purchased some butter lettuce and strawberries. So, I had strawberries on my cereal for breakfast. Yum! And then with dinner I did something daring … I put strawberries in my salad. Double Yum! You might want to try it:
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Proof I’m Not Pulling Your Leg


Posted by Carma | Posted in Exercise | Posted on 22-05-2010

Weight: 229.7
WiiFit Age: 30

It occurred to me that you might be wondering if all I’m telling you is real, that maybe this is one of those fake weight loss blogs. So, I thought I’d share with you photos of my WiiFit screens from this morning’s workout.

I’m still not feeling all that great today, so I just did a 24-minute walk around the neighborhood and tanked on most of my WiiFit exercises. So my WiiFit age is higher than normal (click on the images below to see a larger view):

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Moving & Stress Monsters


Posted by Carma | Posted in Exercise | Posted on 08-05-2010

Weight: 231.3
Wii Fit Age: 31

For the past several weeks, I’ve been dealing with some personal issues while also moving to a new apartment. This as slowed my weight loss a bit, but I’m still on track to lose one pound a week.

Sprained My Ankle


Posted by Carma | Posted in Exercise | Posted on 13-04-2010

Weight: 237.4
WiiFit Age: 30

Erg! After being so good an diligent with my daily walks, I sprained my ankle and had to stop exercising between April 4 and April 12.

But, even though I wasn’t working out, I still lost 1.4lbs! Yeah me!