Thursday, February 3, 2011

The Not So Great Birthday Present

Mama's Losin' It
In one week I will be leaving my twenties behind to start a new decade of my life.  I'm not really happy about it.  Actually, it's kind of depressing especially since I spent most most of the year thinking I was 28.  I guess you could call that wishful thinking.

At first, I told Dan that I did not want to celebrate my birthday so not to buy me anything.  Of course that's not what I meant and thankfully he went ahead and got me something anyway.

I, of course, ruined the surprise and got my gift early!  I was so excited to see that he had bought me a Wii Fit!  It was something I wanted since Christmas when his parents bought us the Wii.  I thought for sure this would help get me motivated to work out and help me mix up my workouts a bit.  Not only was it the Wii Fit but it came with the Biggest Loser game too.  I could't wait to set it up and get started and at the time I thought it was the best gift ever.

 Very shortly after Abby went to bed the other night, I realized that I was SO WRONG.  This was not the best birthday present ever.  This was a birthday present that not only made me feel fat but also old.  Not a good combination when your about to BEGRUDGINGLY say good bye to your twenties.

When you first set it up, the Fit runs you through a series of light exercises and weighs you to determine your 'age'.  In my defense, I am video game challenged and I think that is why it gave me the 'age' 43!!  WTF!!  I tried to do it again but it was a different set of tests so I screwed those up too and it came up with the same age.  This is so not what I wanted to see!

Now, let me tell you about the little Wii person.  You start out as normal as a Wii person can look and once it gets your weight I guess it makes adjustments.  My Wii person became a short fatty.  Same thing with the Biggest Loser person, although that person looks more realistic so it's even more depressing when they change it to a fatty.  Let me just say that she does not carry her weight well at all!

So, I thought it was a great gift.  I was wrong.  So wrong.  This gift has made me feel more depressed about my birthday.

So right now my husband is reading over my shoulder and mad that I said I don't like my gift.  I guess I should clarify, for his sake, that I do like it.  The Biggest Loser workouts are fun and I could really see myself using them a lot.  However, I didn't know that it was going to tell me that I was 43 years old and obese!  Happy Birthday, your fat and old... YAY!

I think I'll spend this next year managing my weight, working out more, and living in denial!  Please feel free to wish me a Happy 25th Birthday next week!  Thank you!


  1. You entered your link over at Mama Kat's just in front of me! :) Now that you have revealed a major defect of the Wii Fit, I don't think I'll ever ask for it as a gift. I shudder to think what age I would be...I had a birthday yesterday, and have left my 30's behind. I can only imagine what age I would be assigned! Ugh!

  2. Holy crap! I look bad enough in regular photographs, I don't need a cartoon GAME ruining my self esteem and telling me I'm fatter than I am. How depressing. If Wii was smart, they'd make sure the women look skinny. So we'd all want to buy one. :)

    visiting from mama kats

  3. Happy 30th Birthday. Don't feel bad the 30's are a fun blessing. You will come into your own. You really find your self in the 30's and really decide that you like who you are.

  4. I know what you mean! I set up my Wii Fit person, and blop! You are overweight! (Thanks, I already knew that...) Here's your Wii person... little fatty blob!

  5. I hope you have a great 21st birthday my friend! :) We always wished my Dad a happy 29th birthday every year. I guess you can pick a year and stick with it! I will say 21 because it is such a time of wonderous things. I just turned 40 and it is rather a big step! I loved when I turned 30! It was a great birthday! I know what you mean about your gift. I do not like arguing with technical gadgets. You will figure it out and love it! Have a great day my friend!

    Mama Hen

  6. This is the exact reason why I haven't bought one of those Wii things.

    I don't need a reminder.

    Happy Birthday!!

    Just wait until you TURN 40. It actually gets better.

  7. I just stopped by to say hello and to wish you a very happy birthday! I hope you are celebrating every day! have a great week!

    Mama Hen

  8. That's terrible! On the other hand your 30's could be the best years of your life. You could also kick the Wii a*s and turn your physical age to your 20's - then it would be a cool gift. Happy Early B-day!!! Welcome to your 30's - so many of us live here.

  9. I hope you have a Happy Birthday despite what Wii Fit says. We got one too beginning of this year and those body tests were hard. My Wii fit age was 48 or something like that (I must have ignored it or something).



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