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My family has the Nintendo Wii game system. Video games--I don't want to get into a debate about the inherent problems with them, as there are inherent problems with the Internet as well....but we have found a way to make the Internet something very good, haven't we? There are okay video games and educational video games. And the Wii is a more active game system. And now.... they have introduced Wii Fit. And it is something quite extraordinary. It weighs you...it gives you body tests (essentially balance tests)....and it trains you. We have had this game a week now....and it is somewhat motivating. I am obese, according to the game and my Mii (which is an animated version of me, created by me, to look somewhat like me) is pretty chubby. But, I am motivated to change that Mii. My husband and kids' Miis are normal looking (actually, my kids' are pretty skinny). But, I am also motivated to do some of the games that are....ahem....exercises. It is fun! I have only done this for a week, but I am hoping this will last. And it helps to keep me accountable. If I gain weight, it wants to know why! If it is only a little bit, it is still encouraging about how your weight can fluctuate as much as 2 pounds in a day. It gives you fitness tips (eating habits, sleeping habits, posture). And perhaps the best part...it is something my whole family is doing and enjoying.
And here's my other focus: FOOD! I am going to continue trying to eat slowly and consciously. And I want to eat healthy foods. But I think the most important thing I am going to try to do is from this book:
If you have read this blog before, you know that I recently became president of Beth Moore's fan club (well, I would if she had one)! The book Praying God's Word is a powerful book about praying Scripture to specific strongholds and it includes food issues in the book. So, I am going to be praying for my food strongholds, specifically, and using Scripture.
Thanks for tuning in, and if you want to check out other blogs about Living Well, click on the Living Well image at the top of this post. And if you gotta minute and are a praying type....lift me up to the Father, for the weight and food stuff....but for a few other things going on with my family which my hubby wrote about here.