This is me talking about my BMI and weight. I never really thought I would be, honestly. For most of my adulthood, I’ve hovered between 70kg (154lbs) and 75kg (165lbs). I’m 5’9″ (176cm), so that’s a pretty ideal range for me. But last year at about this time, I noticed from a photo of me holding my newborn nephew and looking down at him, that not only did my chin seem to have disappeared in a downward slope of neck to my chest, but that my slender physique had been wrapped with the proverbial spare tire (or two). I jiggled. I just figured it was due to holiday eating and soon enough, my body would shed the extra weight and I’d be done with it. Fast forward a year and I’m still jiggly.
During this past holiday season, my sister’s family got a Wii Fit board and Wii Fit Plus software. I tried it out and was smacked in the face. First, it told me my BMI was over 26, which was overweight (anything over 25 was considered at higher health risk). Second, I weighed a lifetime high of 83kg (182lbs). Third, my ideal weight was 72kg (158lbs). The silver lining was that the training games were fun and told you how many calories you’d burn by doing them. Then it plotted your weight change day by day, gave you goals to achieve and workout routines to choose from. FINALLY, a way to exercise in front of the TV playing games!
So this has started my endeavour into the world of Wii weight-loss, which I’ll share with you every Monday until I reach my goal weight of 72kg (158lbs). I’m not a Biggest Loser contestant, nor am I anyone famous, but hopefully you’ll find it interesting to see how this goes.
January 2, 2010 | Starting weight: 82.8kg / 182.54lbs / BMI 27.0