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.

Fitbit Monsters

At the end of August last year, literally the second last day, our fitbits came from Amazon. David, my husband, was supposed to be playing tennis that weekend, so I decided to get a head start and charge and start using mine before him. I didn’t charge his or anything, I left it there in the box. At home. Waiting for him.

He knew about it for some time as people in his office were using it and had a little competition going. Then we had a little competition going. For some time he held a lead ahead of me because it was Summer and he was playing tennis almost every weekend. After realizing how competitive it was making us in the fitness area and how much it changed our habits (like taking the stairs and walking to places instead of driving) we decided that this is the gift we’d get our parents for Christmas and have a little friendly competition.

Fast forward to Christmas week Man! Those old people could put in some steps! WTF!? My parents walk in the morning once it’s not raining and they do Salsa. I think we underestimated how active our parents were. It’s January 10th and I’ve been on the treadmill for the last two days in a row and I might just go on it tonight after dinner. I need to stay close behind them. They’re in their 50s!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! My mother had a significantly low count the other day and I asked what happened. She said she took it off and forgot to put it back on. This is a competition so I won’t be reminding anyone to charge or put back on their fitbit… Every bit counts!! I know this all sounds mean but… you know how competition can sometimes bring out the worst in people? Yea, that may be me.

I just find it very interesting that my struggle to stay fit or exercise outside of our sessions with our trainer on Tuesdays and Thursdays has been overcome because of our parents. PARENTS. I know they’re not old by any means but it really puts things into perspective when these people are twice your age and putting in more steps that you. I’m quite anxious to see what I’ll look like by the end of February if we keep this up. I hope to never back down or just accept their lead.

I’ve lost 5lbs since I started using it and that is thanks to diet as well. I hope in 2014 I look and feel my best while keeping a few good curves… I don’t know how many good ones I have right now.