Weight Confusion


Posted by Carma | Posted in Exercise, Mindset | Posted on 05-06-2010

Weight: 230.2lbs
WiiFit Age: 29

Yesterday we went and got our replacement Wii Balance Board. It came with the newer “game” WiiFit Plus, which is loads of fun. In fact, I tested out many of the new games last night and discovered that I still pretty much suck at balance games. Erg.

Anyway, this morning I did a little experiment and weighed myself on both the scale I’d been using for the past week or so and the WiiFit.

The demon-possessed scale still says I weigh 229lbs, just as it has been saying since Tuesday morning.

The WiiFit, as you can see from above, says that I gained .7lbs from my last logged weight and weigh 230.2lbs. As mentioned earlier, I switched to using the “Other” mode which neither adds nor subtracts from the weight.

Now there there are a couple of ways I can look at this:

1. I can pay attention to what the scale said and focus on the loss and regaining of 3lbs during this two-week break.

2. I can pay attention to what the WiiFit says and focus on the fact that in two weeks of moving and having to eat out, I pretty much maintained my weight and only gained a little over half a pound.

I’m choosing option 2. Option 1 is too dependent on a possessed scale and is more pessimistic. I choose to focus on the good things so I can have more of them.

Besides, with all the heavy lifting I’ve been doing it is quite possible that the weight gain was in muscle!

That said, the WiiFit Plus has a place where I can record my waist measurement. So, I’m going to go dig up my measuring tape and start recording that measurement at regular intervals, either weekly, bimonthly or monthly.

Do you measure? How often?

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.