F U Fitbit… but… Thank you too

Before I get into today’s post, sorry I missed Friday. Baby was sick and teething, and on Friday, those teeth finally broke the gum. He’s not even 6 months yet and needless to say, we’ve had some long cranky days and nights. Blogging was not on my mind at all. But I’m back with some Monday “humor”… at my expense of course.

We’ve had our Fitbit Aria Scale for over almost two years. Around early Summer last year, I stopped wearing my fitbit. I couldn’t exercise due to IVF treatment and then I needed to get to a certain point in my pregnancy to be given the OK to exercise. When that happened, my Fitbit went on the shelf. After having baby, I couldn’t wear it for fear of scratching him or it hurting him as I cradled him in my arms.

Since I’m now on the path to losing weight, I’d occasionally check my weight on the Aria in the morning. As far as I knew, I was down 3lbs from my plateau weight. However, yesterday morning, I stepped on the scale and it said I was down SEVEN pounds. WHAT!? I went for our old digital scale to see if it was in agreement.




Old trusty scale showed that I never lost 3 or 7 pounds but gained 1 pound on the plateau weight.


Now, my clue for Aria screwing around was that it often thought I was my husband… My husband who hasn’t worn his Fitbit for an even longer period than me but I thought that shouldn’t have anything to do with the weight of whoever is stepping on the scale. That thing is busted! It happened before, and our weights were fluctuating like crazy, but I thought it was malfunctioning because the batteries needed changing, but it is clear that this scale is just trying to screw with us. I told my husband to go check his weight on the other scale, and he too, was heavier than what he thought all along.

So, to Fitbit. Thank you.

Thank you for giving me a renewed drive.

I will eat only half of those fries next time. I will get a new Fitbit (yea I’m actually going to give them more money after they screwed with my weight). I will work harder to achieve what your scale led me to believe. I will also, not use that scale again. I will do more walking when it’s not raining. I can do overcast or a little sprinkle but not showers. I will come down to the last weight the Aria was able to show me. And I will never step on it again.

Workout with Us!

Last month I recorded my session with my trainer for a friend to give her some exercises and inspiration for working out. The video you are about to watch is filled with laughter and edited by a mere amateur who only learned how to rotate clips today. Also, enjoy the background music which our trainer told us to play that is a soca mixtape by DJ Private Ryan. It was recorded on a Flip, not the best quality but you get the idea. And yes, we give our trainer a lot of trouble.




AHHHHHHHH!! Yes, I’m freaking out, aren’t you? It’s December 1st already and I’m still sorting gifts, sorting luggage and what to pack (this time of the year is more difficult as there are more parties etc to attend) trying to make sure my apartment doesn’t turn into a huge mess every other day after packages are received. And it’s COLD… and gloomy. Which means, even though mentally I have a lot that I want to do, physically there is no drive whatsoever. This apartment has the worst natural lighting ever. You may be happy and cheery once you leave home but when you get back it’s depressing as hell. I still love the layout and double sinks in my master bathroom but I’d give up the sinks for better lighting. Anyway, I’ve finally put up all my little bits of decorations and I occasionally play Christmas music to really get me going. Last week Dave and I just went through all of the songs we love to hear and added them to a playlist. *Bliss*

Can you tell I’m ready to go home and enjoy time with my family and the sun, sea and sand?! I don’t know how long it’ll take me to really adjust to this weather but I dislike it a lot. You can get dressed and be well covered but knowing you have to put on so much is … ugh! I’m dreaming of a hot Christmas! Anyway, deep down inside I would love to be baking and filling the house with wonderful, yummy smells, but it’s just Dave and I right now, and food will be wasted. The main issue with holding stuff here is we have quiet hours plus parking is kind of stink for visitors so I don’t like to entertain too often. If that wasn’t the case I’d probably be doing something every other month. I love entertaining! But it’s probably a good thing because I’d get chunky eating so much. However, until we move, I’ll use this time to experiment with healthier options as gluten and wheat are making an exit from my diet. It’s also helping me get closer to my 2pack as I don’t think I could get a 6.. I don’t like to see girls with 6 packs – freaks me out! My friend already said she’s dying for my apple crumble so I know I’ll definitely be doing that when I get home.

I went to Michael’s yesterday and I got a few knick knacks – gift bags, boxes, tins, Christmas cards and a cute Christmas mug. I didn’t have one of those so I thought it would make me feel more cheery drinking from it lol. And it has a ceramic lid as well, I can’t wait to use it! I might go and get another one and then post pics of both of them.  I’m awful with this follow up posting pics thing. I need to get into using the app on my phone more.

I’ve been extremely distracted writing this post, so I think I’ll end here and probably do a follow-up when I’ve settled myself and my mind isn’t racing over everything that has to be done. The gym is still in operation and as much as I’m loving the transformation taking place I’m hating the soreness. Almost wish I was a man so I didn’t have to sit to pee… all in the name of toned legs and a perky butt! *sigh*

No pain, No gain…