Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Fitbit Challenge

I've posted about my Fitbit before. It's the activity tracker you wear on your wrist. It's a neat little item. I have the cheap one-- all it tracks is distance walked. You can get high-end models that show your heart rate, time, and maybe you can even find a few that wash the dishes for you...just kidding....they'll have robots for that. Be patient, they're coming. 

One of the great things about the Fitbit is that you can join the Fitbit community and link your progress with your friends...mine are linked with my email contacts and Facebook friends. 

Sure, it can be embarrassing. Note how I am way under my friend's step counts? That's a reminder that those skinny bitches cheat fine ladies work harder than I do. Sure, the competitive soul in me wants to win at all costs, maybe attach my band to the ceiling fan or wrap it around my dog's paw and set a hamster loose in the house.... 

But I fight that dark side. The truth is, this sort of feedback is black and white proof  that I am chunky because of my own habits, not because God cursed me with a slow metabolism. I'm a writer and half of everything I do is done sitting on my derriere. But if I want to stay healthy and be able to climb steps better than a 90-year-old with asthma, I have to move more.

It's also a reminder to me that I need to worry less about the numbers on the scale going down, and worry more about these numbers going up. I need to challenge myself. 

How about you? Are you challenging yourself or just shaking a fist at the scale? 

*Oh, and if you are shaking a fist at the scale, do it with your Fitbit clad  hand.  ;)



  1. You can do it, Elizabeth! Last year, I started the Couch to 5k challenge. I hate exercising, and I especially hate running. I also gave up looking at the scale because I found it depressed me. I told myself it should be about being healthy not how much I weigh. I can't run 5k yet, but I can run for more than a minute without falling down thinking I'm dying!

    1. Thanks Christine!! I think you're totally right about forgetting that scale. It is depressing and the more I worry/disparage myself...the more I crave chocolate.

  2. Well of course I do worry about the scale and as you know I have maintained my weight loss for 3 years now. I guess it all depends on your mental outlook. I've seen one of those expensive Fitbits Liz. Son of the bowling alley owners has one, his girlfriend gave it to him although he has no weight problems at all. Fascinating what they can tell you. His doesn't do the dishes either though.

    1. I'm trying to be like you, Jo. You know you're my hero.

    2. You really, truly are. You've got more spunk than anyone I know.

  3. I think I'm shaking my fist without a fitbit - I should probably rememdy that. Hmm.
    Way to go, Elizabeth!!! Every step counts!


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