Friday, June 13, 2008

Week 27 update, Wii Fit is in the House. (3 lbs. lost)...

304 lbs
65 down
35 to go
25 weeks left
$15 per lb pledged
$975 raised

If you are new to please read the first post or pledge here.

Thanks for checking in once again to "Lose for the Fuse" to see just how fat I am. Well, technically how fat I am not, but it does seem a little weird that every week you come here and check me out, doesn't it? No, that's not the strange part, the strange part is that I thank you for it and encourage it generously. Apparently, I'm a glutton for punishment, or maybe just a glutton, but that's what LFTF is all about, right? I'm not sure why I'm rambling this week, especially when I have a backspace and delete key at my disposal, but on to the point...


Now I know I've lost more than that before, but I've been in a bit of a slump and to nail back to back 3 pound weeks is pretty encouraging. I'm now 4 pounds away from the 300 mark, and going strong. Overall this week has been a lot of fun and most of that has to do with the genius of the boys and girls at Nintendo headquarters, who came up with what amounts to exergaming crack, the addicting Wii Fit. It's hard to explain just how fun working out is with this "game". There is so much variety and so much innovation in the Wii balance board that I find myself itching to get back on do some more ski jumping, push ups, or even yoga. Yeah, you heard me, yoga. Make no mistake this game will work you hard. You will sweat, you will be sore, there is actual exercise going down with this thing. Add to this that it appears to be a very accurate scale that keeps track of your weight data over time and Wii Fit is a pretty amazing little product. In fact, I really only have one complaint with the whole thing, that it uses BMI (Body Mass Index) as a gauge for how fit you are. The problem with that is that it solely uses height to judge how much you should weigh, with no consideration of frame or muscle make up. In other words, even when I am my ideal weight according to BFP (Body Fat Percentage) Wii Fit will still consider me obese. Oh well, can't please everyone. Despite this, it's still an amazing little piece of Nintendo engineering and I expect my entire family will be enjoying it for a long time.

By the way, I'm still hoping to get more sponsors on this thing to raise more money for The Fuse. I'd love for you to pledge $1 a pound. Just use the link above and show your support for what I'm doing and 101.7 The Fuse at the same time.

Thanks again!

1 comment:

  1. Congrats, its really cool to see you suceed in this. It's something that a lot of Americans probably wish they had the motivation to do. Good job!