Friday, December 10, 2010
Nintendo Wii is Mean
"It's been 7 days, where have you been? You know you're just gonna get fat if you don't get your a** in gear." "Hey lazy, want some fitness tips?" "You've gained a bazillion pounds since your last visit." "You're not very good at this -- maybe if you showed up you'd get more practice." "You're overweight."
Pretty soon the mean machine had me so down on myself I only wanted to play Mario. So this summer I started doing some running. I really enjoyed it! My goal was 3 times per week, but it happened more like twice a week. That was okay though, I was having fun. Then when it started getting dark at 4:00 PM I decided I had to give it up for awhile. I may still try to get a run in now and then on the weekend, but I'm not that confident in the snow either. SO, it was back to the Wii. "It's been 200 days since your last visit... and you've gained weight... and you're unbalanced... you suck." MEAN!
Since Wii tells me my weight in kgs, I always just gave it the benefit of the doubt. You know what though? That POS has been giving me a hard time for no good reason. I have always thought I was at my healthiest when I was working in childcare. I was outside at least twice a day, and active all day every day. I also ate about 7 or 8 times per day (including usually 2 lunches!), napped on my breaks, and was still pretty exhausted when I got home. Despite all the snacking, I stayed pretty slender during that period of my life. So when I went back to school, and then eventually got a desk job, I naturally started putting on a bit of weight, and you know what? I don't fit into a size 2 or 4 anymore, and maybe my bikini days are over. And getting rid of my size 2 and 4 clothes has been sad, but such is life.
So today I decided to face the fear the Wii has instilled in me and do a kg/lb conversion online. I've gained about 8 lbs since my daycare days (4 years ago). 8 lbs in four years. So it would be nice to lose 8 lbs at some point in the next 4 years, but SERIOUSLY -- I've been letting a game system bully me over 8 measly pounds?
I'm over it. Pass the chocolate truffles.