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Author:  sweetypie [ Tue Feb 17, 2009 6:28 pm ]
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Firstly, I think the Xanga blog rings should be closely monitored: click 'Weight Issues' and you come across endless pro-ana groups. I used to browse through them in sickened fascination - never willing to join in (I did not choose my eating disorder) but triggered none the less. Has anyone else been upset by this?

Also, Wii Fit. The BMIs for it seem totally different to reality. E.g. when my BMI was 16 it told me I was 'ideal'. My thirteen year old sister, who's a gymnast, was told she was 'overweight'. I was fuming. How have they gotten away with it?

Author:  marybeth [ Tue Feb 17, 2009 7:08 pm ]
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Facebook has a lot of weight loss stuff on the side of the page too and it really pisses me off :evil:

I don't have the wii or have I ever played wii fit but I didn't know it was so off....ugh that annoys me :pouting: I know a lot of people like it though...ugh

Author:  teressa [ Tue Feb 17, 2009 7:21 pm ]
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There always seems to be weight loss ads on the side of every bloody website these days. It definitely makes me furious!!

Didn't know that Wii Fit was so off though. I was actually considering buying it... but I'll be looking into it first by the sounds of it.

Thanks for letting me know.

Author:  epic [ Tue Feb 17, 2009 8:03 pm ]
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Same story at livejournal. Tens of thousands of pro-ana blogs.

There's a thread on here on the Wii Fit somewhere...

Author:  andIamalive [ Tue Feb 17, 2009 8:09 pm ]
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Nintendo's Wii Fit tells 10 year old girl she's fat

Author:  not_today [ Sat Feb 21, 2009 8:36 pm ]
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yeah i constantly get spam with "Lose 10lbs" etc etc
ive signed up to stupid diet sites before, stupid stupid becca.
and the wii fit told my boyf he's over weight too. really bummed him out. as he believes it. stupid stupid david! lol hes like 6"4 and is full of manly muscle. the wii doesnt take that into consideration.

it is fun tho.
just ignore the figures.

Author:  Nypheria [ Fri Feb 27, 2009 5:45 pm ]
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WII fit told both me and my hubby we were normal.

He takes a medication that makes him skinner then a Rattlesnake, and me well.

Were normal! <_<

Author:  IJustWantToBeOkay [ Wed Jan 04, 2012 3:06 pm ]
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My experience with Xanga and the Eating Disorder community was very similar.
I still blog there, about my recovery, day to day life, and occasionally about alternative fashion.

But if you think that's bad, stay the hell way from Tumblr.

Author:  FadingHippie [ Wed Jan 04, 2012 5:34 pm ]
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It is ALL about how you choose to use these things.

They themselves are not bad... it's how you CHOOSE to use them.

use responsibly

Author:  komich [ Wed Jan 04, 2012 5:39 pm ]
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You don't have to weigh yourself to use Wii Fit.

Author:  FadingHippie [ Wed Jan 04, 2012 6:08 pm ]
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komich wrote:
You don't have to weigh yourself to use Wii Fit.

EXACTLY -- see what I wrote above.

I don't understand why people are complaining about the Wii Fit that way when they CHOOSE to use it in that manner... it doesn't make sense to me

Sort of like Tumblr... I have a Tumblr account, but I pay attention to which Feeds/blogs I follow... You have the choice of HOW you use something.

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