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Wii Week - 2
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So I'm slowly getting the hang of the balance games. I still royally suck at them, but at least I've gotten to the point where I've unlocked most of the "advanced" stages. ^^;;

40 minutes clocked in today as most of my exercise was re-doing the balance games over and over until I got a decent score... then 10 minutes of running in place. It says I ran about a mile and a half, but just how does this measure up? I can't even RUN 1.5 miles in 18 minutes.. how in the world did I manage it in 10?

Regardless, I'm getting some some of exercise, which is good. I'm on-track for losing weight - my BMI is slowly dropping, although my overall weight still bounces between 126-129. (I'm guessing there's some sort of improvement going on?) (FYI, my goal is to be back at roughly 120 - which is where I was before surgery and depo shots.)

In other news, noisy neighbors.

As I wrote previously, young & new neighbors across the street decides to have house parties every now and again. I have no problem with parties, as long as they're controlled, and quiet down post-midnight. Last said party went long into the morning and it was a lot of laughing, loud chatting, and ukulele strumming - and I could hear every word.

Anyway, in short, I wrote a letter and stuffed it in their mailbox.

Last night, renter of said house went door to door looking for the person who wrote the letter and apologized about the noise. KS was outdoors, washing the car, so he spoke to the guy. Said neighbor gave KS his calling card and mentioned if the noise was bothersome, to give him a call - or call HPD. (KS didn't mention to him that we DID call the police, and they did jack...) Apparently, he wasn't at home at the time - as he works the late shift and warned them to stay indoors at later hours - the guests just didn't listen.

So, issue has been fixed - hopefully.

Last night, there was another "animated" conversation going on somewhere nearby, but I think it was mostly contained within someone's house, so it wasn't as loud. Irritating, but at least I could sleep.
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There are many reports that the Wii Fit can be GROSSLY inaccurate when it comes to calorie count and balancing issues. I even made an email complaint to Nintendo on the weighing issue. One week it said I was XXX amount and no less than a week later, I was 18lbs lighter. Yeeeah, I knew I was working out but that's just ridiculous.
A week later when I weighed myself again on it, I was back up 13lbs. This is AFTER I had weighed myself twice that week earlier.

Quite a few people believe it has to do with the programing. There might be a glitch in the "estimate" weight you want to lose, and the actual weight you lost that is being overwritten.

who knows.

I wonder if that's a glitch? I haven't had gross amounts of weight shift, BMI difference, or balance issues... yet - but I have had strange shifts in Fit Age. I average about 31-33 (which I guess is normal), but one day I dropped all the way to 22. o_O?;

We have a digital scale in our bathroom as well - KS uses that most of the time and was surprised to see difference in weight between the scale and Fit.

So glitch, error, faulty scale - I'm not really sure.. hrmmmmmm~

You may be surprised what you can do. I walk at least 3 miles in an hour (about 1 in 20 minutes) so it's not too hard to jog/run 1.5 in 18 minutes. Runners often pursue the 4 minute mile. You may not be the most athletic person ever, but I KNOW you can go at least 1/3 as fast as they can for a short distance.
As for your neighbors, may I suggest looking into a white noise machine? They generally aren't too expensive and if it helps you sleep....
I'm not sure how the Wii works out their estimates, but have you considered the fact that we all have good days and bad days? Like when you play a video game and some days you can clear a level and other days you really struggle with it. It's possible that machine works only on what you just did and can't compensate for the little discrepencies that we all undergo everyday. Just a thought.

Wait it said she did 1.5 miles in 10 minutes - that works out to just under 7 minute mile... yes, it's totally doable, but ...

Wow, thinking about this kind of made my brain explode because of the whole running in place ---> speed and distance relationship

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