Ok, so I may be exaggerating on the last part of the title. I didn’t actually weep for joy, but I was very happy about it. You see, for the past six months I had hoped that I would one day be told that I was normal – as you can probably tell I am not often told that. Today was the day, which made it extra special – for as I am writing this it is New Year’s eve. Of course if it actually gets published on New Year’s Eve remains to be seen…
Here’s how it went down. In 2008, during the 165th hour of fighting the fat by playing video games, I finished a most satisfying round of geometry wars, in which I once again smashed my arch nemesis’s high score (mind you by 20,000 which makes it all the more irritating for him) and moved on to the ‘body test’ portion of the Wii Fit. Instead of telling me “THAT’S OVERWEIGHT!!!!” like it usually does, my Mii (pictured below) jumped up and down, clapped his hands and gave me the ‘thumbs up’ signal. Apparently I had obtained normality.
So to get an overall sense of what this actually means I went through the screens that track my progress. It told me that I had lost weight since the last time, and that I was approaching my goal at a good pace! I was so happy. . .but then the Wii slapped me back to reality – and that my normality could be fleeting.
Yeah, so what does that mean?
Um, did you seriously just tell me that?
I elected to end the body test here before it got any worse – but here are the results… and I am very happy so far. From 231 down to 202 in 6 months. 29 pounds, 165 hours. Gotta love video games.
Ah. It feels good to be normal, again.