Getting in Shape: End of Week 11

Let’s start with yesterday’s stats!

Beginning Wii Weight: 223.8 (My heaviest ever after this summer.)
Wii Weight on 1-7-14: 211.4
Total: 12.4 pounds

Weight Watchers on Initial Weigh In: 224
Weight Watchers on 1-7-14: 213.8
Total: 10.2 pounds LOST

What’s going on: There was some weight lost between the morning and the afternoon, so Weight Watchers has me down for a modest 0.6 pound gain over the holidays. Which suits me just fine. 🙂

Today’s Wii Weight is even more encouraging–210.5 for a total of 13.3 pounds lost.

The goal now is to eat the points of exercise and extra that I have during the week, and no more than that. I’m also trying to mix up the exercise. For example, my first hour of the day today was spent cleaning my office, which is more of an arm activity than the mall walk yesterday. I’ve already worked out today, which is good, because I have a facial after school (yay) and my last Mindbridge set of meetings tonight, so I’m booked.

As I move forward, I’ve set my sites on my next goal being “onederland,” which means I want to dip below 200. That’s 10.7 pounds on the Wii. After that, my hope is for the Wii to start telling me I’m overweight, instead of obese, and that will occur after 186.5 pounds. I’m not looking any farther ahead at this time than “onderland,” and I’ve mentioned before that I think I can get there around the first of April. I don’t want this to happen too fast. I want these changes to be slow, steady, and this time, lasting.

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In other exercise news, Bryon and I just decided to buy the Wii U. I’m not buying a cell phone, so there’s the money right there. A new version of Wii Fit is coming out, and we want it, plus Bryon is enthused about Disney Infinity, and our current system can only play that in a limited fashion. The new Wii U only requires us to buy a new box and a memory card. All the rest of our Wii system transfers, and all our old games and workouts will still work. We’ll think of it as a gym membership. I think it works so well for us, because we tend to anthropomorphize the cartoon characters and the talking Wii board. If you think of the Wii as a person, it won’t end up gathering dust like that Nordic Track that needs to go away.

If I can lose a pound next week for Weight Watchers, I will have lost five percent of my body weight. That’d be great.

Author: Catherine Schaff-Stump

Catherine Schaff-Stump writes fiction for children and young adults. Her most recent book, The Vessel of Ra, is the first book in the Klaereon Scroll series. She is currently working on its sequel, as well as penning the middle grade adventures of Abigail Rath, monster hunter.

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