Loosing weight with Wii Fit

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    I updated the link to show each weeks progress. So far he is on week 3 and has lost a total of 4.6 lbs. Not bad for a game!
     
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    You can lose 5 pounds in 3 weeks by changing your diet, actually do some real exercise and you can do better.
     
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    k...That wasn't really the point. Did you even read any of his blogs?
     
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    the rise of angry buff video game nerds will be upon us soon.
     
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    I don't know. It has taken him this long to lose 5 pounds, that is not a very sound argument for Wii Fit. I find when I get back into doing any kind of diet\exercise routine the first 5 pounds kind of melt away before you know it.

    I know he talks about feeling more confident and just generally "better", but any physical activity will do that for you.

    However, I am not certain of his fitness level to begin with.
    For one thing, he celebrates doing 20 consecutive push ups.
    I am in really awful shape right now, but I know I could drop and do 20 push ups at any time. However, I have a different starting point than he does I used to do 300-400 push ups a day.
    (He doesn't look like he is unfit in the picture.)

    I've been considering purchasing Wii Fit, but reading his blog has me thinking I should just get my lazy ass to the gym.
    And the verdict is still out on whether Wii Fit is truly excercise, but Dance Dance Revolution has been proven to be an effective aerobic workout -maybe I should just get the dance pad out...
     
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    Well the thing is he really went into this with little to no expectations. He wasn't actively looking to lose weight, nor was he trying to find the most effective method.

    His stance was "He, I'm getting a little paunch. Let's see if Wii fit does anything"

    The results so far? He has lost some weight AND he is having fun!
     
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    The having fun part is what still has me thinking about it.
    Plus, I would like to introduce my kid to yoga.
     
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    I think that should be the main expectation. To have fun, and getting in better shape is a byproduct of it. If this becomes huge, I think it could revolutionize exercise. I think there will be a hybrid of gyms/arcades where you focus not only on working out, but getting top scores, tracking personal goals.

    Imagine going on a stationary bike, and playing a Tour de France type game? Virtual weight lifting competitions that gradually get more difficult, but still within people's ability, etc.

    I would join a gym like that in a heartbeat. Why? Because it would finally motivate me to workout. It becomes a form of entertainment, instead of just a chore.
     

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