19 Jan '12, 4am

UK woman loses 57kg over 2 years after Wii Fit game tells her she's overweight

(THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - A 33-year-old woman in London lost 57kg over two years because a video game had indicated that she was overweight, Nanyang Siang Pau and China Press reported The woman, only known as Rose, who weighed 142kg then, had bought a Nintendo Wii home video game console for her daughters as a Christmas present in 2010. She had also wanted to use the console, which reads body movements to execute moves in the games, to shed the pounds. However, Rose got herself a rude shock when she stepped on the Wii Fit balance board to play one of the games for the first time. The device told her 'frankly' that she was overweight and her avatar on the screen exploded.

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