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I Lost 20 Pounds on the Amazing Video Game Diet That Really Works!!!

Wow, it's been two whole months since I posted here. That's nearly criminal. But you know what? During those two months, I LOST 20 POUNDS! That's on top of losing about 10 pounds in the two months before that. So, I've cut thirty-pounds since August, which is pretty sweet.

And I did it all thanks to the amazing weight-loss power of VIDEO GAMES!*

During these last two months I played about 125 hours, yes hours, of Skyrim. I played about 30 hours of Saints Row: The Third. I played less than three hours each of Assassin's Creed: Revelations, Uncharted 3, Trine 2, and (currently) Resistance 3.  And I don't even have any idea how much Carcassone I've played on my Ipad, but i know it's a lot.

But of course it wasn't just video games that made me lose weight. A lot of my weight loss also came from playing BOARD GAMES!** 

My gaming group played a lot of 7 Wonders. We played some Space Alert. But in recent weeks, we've been playing the amazing RISK: LEGACY, which is a daring and paradigm shifting experience that not only breaks lots of collector taboos, but also helps shred the pounds.

And let's not forget the waist-slimming properties of PUB TRIVIA!***

Our team, Geek Maifa, led by the fearless Claire Stone, consistently places in the top three, no matter what the venue. Well, there've only been two venues, but we do well in both of them!

So, clearly, it is scientifically proven that, despite what doctors will tell you, playing video games will make you lose weight. Seriously. It's now officially science and stuff.

* Also, I cut my caloric intake by about 750 calories a day and carefully count calories.

** I also exercise at least once a day, usually twice, either with a long walk, a kung fu lesson, or a trip to the gym.

*** Oh yeah, and I stopped drinking casual beers and other drinks, and I always get the salad instead of the cheeseburger at Pub Trivia

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Reader Comments (5)

Glad to hear you liked Saints Row: The Third, at least enough to play it for 30 hours. It's not as customizable as the second game but delivers a better gameplay experience in exchange. I can't really complain about that trade.

I now visit the Manatee-Sarasota area pretty regularly (like, every other weekend or so) and would love to play some Risk: Legacy with you and your peeps sometime.
January 1, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterblizack
Hey Paul!

I loved Saint's Row the Third! Loved it.

So we should totally game next time you're in town! Let me know and we'll make it happen!

January 2, 2012 | Registered CommenterRick Dakan
Hey Rick. I've actually been doing the same thing for weight loss. Cutting calories seems to work pretty well. I've lost about 25 pounds so far. The holidays sort of threw me off but I'm starting back again now that the festivities are over.

I'm ready for some exciting stuff from Mob Rules this year.

January 5, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterNick Fury
Really? Wow! That's a huge number! But you didn't post your photo before you do that video game diet. -Sarah-
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