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Posted: 19 Aug 2009, 15:16
Hi my children bought me a wii for my birthday,was diagnosed with hypothyroid in january and gained 2 stone in weight.I also have a bad back so i find it a lot easier than going to a gym and more fun Laughing as i can do as much excercise as i like at my own pace Smile. I find it very hard to lose the weight just with diet alone but will percevere .Does anyone else have this problem.
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Posted: 23 Aug 2009, 09:10
Hi there! Yes, I do love the Wii Active and it can be quite a work out! I do admit that I don't use it as much as I should. Smile I have been on thyroid medication since 1995 for my hypothryoidism. Weight has been a constant battle for me. Good for you...keep at it! You can do it!

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Posted: 28 Aug 2009, 15:20
I have hypothyroidism and am on meds...once you go on meds then you are on them for the rest of your life to regulate this....I gained 60lbs.(4stone-4lb.) in the last two years while trying to get the right dosage for thyroid (I also quit smoking @ same time frame) I too have a bad back and bad knee (I need a total knee replacement)...I am 58 yrs old... YES I find it VERY hard to lose weight ! My DR. said I have a few strikes against me that makes weight loss harder...they are: 1. I'm post menapausal (you don't lose it as easily as when you are young), 2. I have hypothyroidism (an under active thyroid which slows metabolism), 3.I have diabetes ( blood glucose is not used properly), & 4. I'm substituting oral substance (food)in place of the cigs, so I have hard time walking,standing, is the Wii something you think I can use too?

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Posted: 04 Sep 2009, 13:48
OH boy, I sure wish I HAD a place to go swimming as I enjoy swimming, but I live In a VERY rural town in VT & the nearest YMCA to use is 1 & 1/2 hour drive away & the nearest pool to use here is in a health spa/gym and is VERY expensive....I don't work & hubby is on money is limited but thanks for the suggestions....I will just keep on chair dancing & lifting weights I guess... LOL

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Posted: 04 Sep 2009, 14:07
heyfattybumbum wrote:
Hi my children bought me a wii for my birthday,was diagnosed with hypothyroid in january and gained 2 stone in weight.I also have a bad back so i find it a lot easier than going to a gym and more fun Laughing as i can do as much excercise as i like at my own pace Smile. I find it very hard to lose the weight just with diet alone but will percevere .Does anyone else have this problem.

I have a bad back and Fibromyagia. So exercise has always been difficult for me. But we bought the Wii, and Wii Fit and I find myself able to do the aerobics, balance, some of the yoga, even some of the strength training. I cannot run but I can walk. I also bought a pedometer and try to walk 10,000 steps as recommended by Jenny Craig. Valerie Bertenelli says that 10000 steps equal 4 miles for her, well 6700 steps equals over 6 miles for me. I am also on weight watchers and it has gone very slow for me. I estimate about 2 pounds a month.



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Posted: 06 Sep 2009, 22:38
Wii Fit and Wii active are both very good Wii games. My sister, mom,niece and i play them together. Which helps for the motivation, good luck to everyone.

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Posted: 07 Sep 2009, 15:28
I use the Wii fit and the Ab chair on a regular basis. I have no medical problems but due to my obesity I had trouble starting. I started at 275 about 4 years ago, and have been bouncing around 170-190 in the past 2 years, thats when I decided to take it on for serious, and start a workout regime. I am fairly fresh in my journey, Thanks to the tools here I better understand my food intake, but I am still unsure of balancing it all ie: fat, protien, carbs, etc. I am kinda clueless, any free site suggestions or links I should go to? All I am finding are diets and calorie counting. I wish all of you the best of luck. It's only up to you to do what you need. Nobody else can do it for you, but we can all be here to support! Smile

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Posted: 08 Oct 2009, 19:57
I have a Wii Fit and I admit, I hardly use it. I find I get bored "easily" with the exercises/games so I mainly just weigh in once a week. I also have hypothyroidism (the lowest my Dr. has ever seen) but haven't been taken anything for it for awhile now (which is next in my agenda).
Having Asthma/Bronchitis and being a smoker (I know!...that's another on my agenda),I get outta breath easily when I do any exercises. These plus having no motivation and feeling lethargic most of the time...could be why I lose and gain like a yo-yo. But hey, that's why we joined here, to help support one another. We can do it step at a time. Smile

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Posted: 19 Oct 2009, 12:20
The wii active gave me a a serious run for my money! I was dripping sweat by the end of it!! My only issue with the active is that is alternates back and forth between the resistance band and an activity which is kind of a pain. Overall though it is still a great workout if you have some time to commit to it. I am a soccer player and shockingly I am sweating about the same from my wii active workout as a soccer game!

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Posted: 23 Oct 2009, 13:18
I bought the Wii active when it first came out and haven't played it since the day I took it out of the box. lol I did the same with the Wii fit when it first came out, although I did play that faithfully for probably the first 3 weeks after I bought it. I've turned into a bit of a gym rat and between that, Zumba and Jillian Michaels, I've neglected my poor Wii. Thanks for reminding me I still have it. I may need to utilize it soon just to keep my body guessing what I'm gonna do next!

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