There comes a stage in width and thickness and girth…

Posted by Chalky on Jun 30, 2009 in Funny |

This has long since been one of my favourite Billy Connolly quotes. However, tonight I re-found the clip of the quote and it attracted my attention even more than normal.

For a couple of weeks now, I’ve been trying to lose a bit of weight, about time I hear you cry. I managed to lose 5 pounds in the first 5 days by doing nothing more than a big of light walking and not snacking quite as much. I was first spurred on by Jill buying the new Walk with Me! Do you know your walking routine? for the Nintendo DS:

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I think it works well because it makes walking slightly more interesting in several ways. First of all, it turns the exercise into a competition between others in your household. Myself, Jill and now my Mum all have the Activity Meters to keep track of our walking and each day is a race to see who can reach their target the quickest. It also makes exercise a bit more interesting because there are games that can be played where how well you do is based on how many steps you have completed in one day.

When you couple this with the weighting and fitness aspects of Wii Fit, it does really help make trying to lose weight a bit more interesting and for people like me, who have to trick themselves into being healthy, has helped no end. I’m not saying I’m going to turn into a stick insect overnight, but it seems to work for me; I’m now I’m always going to be a bit bigger than everyone else but every little helps!

So, if any of that wasn’t a good enough of an excuse to get you going and needed more reasons to lose a bit of weight, here it is:

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