A good friend of mine, Carla, author of Carley Sense has issued a challenge and I… for better or worse am rising to it. At her forum site, http://carleysense.com/?p=465 she talks about her 30 Minute 30 Day challenge. I’m accepting her challenge and am passing on that challenge to anyone who happens to read my poor blog entries. Join up on the site and go through with the challenge and she’s offering a prize for someone to be chosen at the end.
I’m going public with my weight to make it harder for me to back out of the challenge. Besides, I can’t let my friend Carla be the only one to stick her neck out on the line. Her challenge starts on January 30th, but I’m going to start now and continue on to her ending date of February 28th.
I just did my Body Test on the Wii Fit and am at: On the Wii Fit I weighed in at a horrifying 283 pounds and a 47.2 body mass index. My exercise routine is going to be several Yoga exercises in the morning before I go to work and some free step and regular strength training exercises in the evening. I’ve previously lost 10 pounds in three or so weeks when I first got the Wii Fit, let’s see if I can’t duplicate those results. I intent to become the next champion for the Wii Fit! Just call be the Jared of the Wii Fit!
A couple tips and tricks that I’ve learned through the years of weighing yourself. (and a couple taught me by the Wii Fit)
- Weigh yourself at approximately the same time each day. Your weight will fluctuate a lot throughout the day.
- You’ll weigh least in the morning, so your best bet is to use the bathroom soon as you wake up and then weigh yourself. 🙂
- Don’t weigh yourself every day, once a week is better. Daily weigh-ins can be discouraging and will make you more likely to give up.
- Wear the same clothes every time you weigh yourself. It eliminates the weight differences of different types of clothing.
- Use the same scale each time, preferably your own scale, not a public one. Public scales, like a gyms, can be messed with by other people. For reliability you want to stick is a single scale and only compare your weight to other times on that scale. There can be weight differences between different scales. There’s also an electronic scale you can buy at Wal-Mart that can track weight lost and gains for two different people.
- Try to measure your waistline also. If you’re also exercising you need to keep in mind that muscle weighs more than fat. You could be gaining weight, but loosing inches.