Wii Heart/Hate

The Nintendo Wii. You either like it or you don’t. I don’t personally own one but I do know people that do. Last Saturday, my family was over at my brother-in-law’s house for his wife’s birthday celebration. I was fine with us playing the usual games like Wii Sports or Rock Band. Everything was going well…until the Wii Fit came out.

I created a Mii character and proceeded to follow the instructions of the Wii as it told me what to do. It wanted to measure my weight and BMI based on my height. No problem. I stepped on the Wii and then it happened. It registered my weight at 245 pounds. Then it gives me this sarcastic “Ooooh!” Really? A video game just got sarcastic with me?

Alright…I guess I have been lying to myself. That’s dangerous. I have been saying for awhile that I plan on getting healthy. However, my actions have not shown that I want to get healthy. Hanging out at McDonald’s or Wendy’s eating a double cheeseburger or a spicy chicken sandwich does not lead one to believe that I care at all about living a healthier lifestyle.

I believe that getting healthy is more spiritual than physical. Why? I cannot in my mind think that I am at my best to be used by God by being overweight. Yes, God can still use me but I also believe that God could do more with me if I wasn’t overweight. I do desire to get off blood pressure medicine and be a better husband, father, and pastor.

So, I have set a goal in 2011. The goal is for me to be off blood pressure medicine by August 1 if not before. I have chalked this up as I have to make the decision in my mind to be committed to this. If I meet the goal…great. If not, then I failed on my own and not because of anyone else. This is my responsibility.

What is one of your goals in 2011? Please share in the comments.

7 comments
Jimmy Proulx
Jimmy Proulx

I am proud of you Whitney for wanting to raise $1000 for building wells. That is a ministry worth doing.

Whitney Vaughn
Whitney Vaughn

I think it's awesome to exercise, and be healthy. It will make you feel better mentally and physically. It has to be a life style change, not a "diet", but you know that:) One of my goals for 2011 is to raise at least 1000 dollars for clean drinking water.

Ryan Woodham
Ryan Woodham

I'll give a gift to the person who has the most comments on my page!

Ryan Woodham
Ryan Woodham

lose weight to get back to 210 and keep it there. If ya wanna do some exercise lemme know Id be glad to join you.

Jesse Fortson
Jesse Fortson

That's great! Me too! And I will be praying for you!

Jimmy Proulx
Jimmy Proulx

Thanks Jesse. I appreciate it. Good luck in your journey as well.