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Born on Grandma's Birthday

Friday, February 08, 2013

Born on your day and given your name.

Happy Birthday, dear grandma. I miss you very much.

  
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CATHYGETSFIT 2/10/2013 12:52AM

    emoticon Sorry I'm late in wishing you a Happy Birthday! How cool to be named after your grandma and born on her birthday! emoticon

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JILLYBEAN25 2/9/2013 10:09PM

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DALID414 2/9/2013 12:17AM

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NORWOODGIRL 2/8/2013 9:14PM

    That's wonderful - to have had that connection; and now it is sad - because she isn't with you.
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DJ4HEALTH 2/8/2013 8:31PM

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MORTICIAADDAMS 2/8/2013 8:18PM

    Your grandma must have been thrilled to have gotten you as a birthday surprise!!

Happy birthday to you, GF, and to your grandma in Heaven as well.

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CATLADY52 2/8/2013 5:53PM

    emoticon Congrats on another milestone.

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WALLAHALLA 2/8/2013 5:48PM

    emoticon and happy memories

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LIVINGFREE19 2/8/2013 5:38PM

    emoticon to you and grandma!

Have a great weekend!

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MOM2ACAT 2/8/2013 3:18PM

    emoticon Happy Birthday!

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RACEWELLWON 2/8/2013 3:03PM

    Happy Birthday to both of you - what a special day ! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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ALEXSGIRL1 2/8/2013 2:54PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon i named my daughter after my grandma who was my best friend

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2WHEELEDSHARON 2/8/2013 12:46PM

    What a gift! emoticon emoticon

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RAINBOWMF 2/8/2013 12:41PM

    My birthday too Happy Birthday -- snow day for us.

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KRISTINE99 2/8/2013 11:58AM

    emoticon emoticon Happy, happy birthday, SLIMMERJESSE!!! I hope you get a chance to celebrate your special day :)

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NATPLUMMER 2/8/2013 11:07AM

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MEADSBAY 2/8/2013 9:21AM

    aaauuuwww....
what a loving gift your parents gave your grandma.
And a happy birthday to you!
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RYDERB 2/8/2013 9:20AM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon Happy Birthday! emoticon

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One Fitbit Week Equals 4 Badges

Tuesday, February 05, 2013

This Fitbit was the most fun b'day gift I got for myself. In the first week of use, I've earned 4 badges - just by doing what I normally do. It's fun and helpful in knowing what I'm doing and how it translates to miles and calories. I resisted getting it for so long; glad I did.

Just for clarification for those who said that the calorie count measures everything, even just being alive. I have the Zip, so I don't wear it to sleep. In the morning, when I put it on, everything is reset to zero automatically, except calories. There should be no calories on it since I did not have it on overnight. Just sayin'.

Wishing all a happy day.

(p.s. I hadn't been on the Fitbit site for a few days and didn't realize that I have 4 badges, not 2. If only these were worth something in real life!)

  
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RACEWELLWON 2/8/2013 3:01PM

    I think I will purchase a Fibit - now I am curious - Congrats on your Badges !! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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MORTICIAADDAMS 2/7/2013 10:07PM

    You have me really thinking I want one when I get better. LOL.

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SIMPLELIFE4REAL 2/6/2013 4:44PM

    Congratulations on the badges! Sounds like fun.

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LIVINGFREE19 2/6/2013 10:32AM

    I am so glad you like the fitbit and share so much information with all of us!

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EBLOOMING 2/5/2013 9:52PM

    I emoticon my fitbit that my daughter got me for my bd. My only problem is I have lost it twice. . so tiny you know. I wear it sleeping once in awhile and it tells me how many hours of sleep I get and how many times I woke up. Some nights I toss an turn a lot. emoticon on your 4 badges. I have two and know more would be recorded if I had not lost it. It is a great motivator.

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NORWOODGIRL 2/5/2013 9:26PM

    They ARE worth something in YOUR real life. They are a barometer of achievements you're making in your quest for health and fitness. emoticon
Enjoy them!

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NWCOUNTRYDANCER 2/5/2013 7:02PM

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KRISTINE99 2/5/2013 6:10PM

    Very happy to hear that the Fitbit is workout out for you! emoticon

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LIVELYGIRL2 2/5/2013 6:01PM

  I appreciate hearing about it, perhaps it's not too complicated. emoticon

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ALEXSGIRL1 2/5/2013 4:39PM

    congrats are in order for giving yourself a great gift for earning two badges and for using your fitbit daily emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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ROCKMAN6797 2/5/2013 4:25PM

    Congrats on the 2 badges!

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RAINEMARIE214 2/5/2013 3:38PM

    Whether you wear it or not, it estimates how many calories your body burns in a 24-hour period, based on the information you input in the fitbit website. Then, when you are more active than it think you would be, it increases your calorie burn for that day. It really doesnt correllate to whether you wear it or not. I have the fitbit ultra, and very rarely, if ever, wear it to sleep. If it didnt estimate your daily calorie burn, even when doing nothing, it wouldnt estimate properly how many calories you burn during a full day.

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KMICHA 2/5/2013 2:36PM

    Love my fitbit one! I got it for Christmas and love the challenge I get from it every day.

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NORASPAT 2/5/2013 2:31PM

    Thanks I am hoping to get a fit bit soon. I am just waiting till I read more blogs like this. I am happy you are using it and it motivates you. GREAT !

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TIME2BLOOM4ME 2/5/2013 1:55PM

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2WHEELEDSHARON 2/5/2013 11:42AM

    Yay! Sounds like you're making great use of it:)

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WALLAHALLA 2/5/2013 11:17AM

    glad you are enjoying it

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NATPLUMMER 2/5/2013 11:02AM

    I think it still calculates your resting calories.

When does my tracker reset, and what happens to the previous day's data?
Last Updated: Jan 28, 2013 09:35AM PST
Your tracker will reset each night at midnight, and all of your data will reset to zero. Your minute-to-minute data will be stored in your tracker for up to 14 days without syncing.

Keep in mind that your calorie burn estimate will begin each night at midnight, so if you're up late and moving around, your tracker will adjust your calorie burn accordingly. Even if you are asleep at midnight, you will still see that you've burned some calories upon waking up in the morning. This is because you still burn calories even if you are sedentary or sleeping. Fitbit calculates your calorie burn based on information about your age, gender, height and weight.

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CHUNKIMAMA 2/5/2013 11:02AM

    That's awesome. I am on the fence about getting it.

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SUZI219 2/5/2013 10:56AM

    I love my Fitbit too!! But it really highlights how few steps I tend to take normally. That gets me thinking more about fitting those extra steps in!! Glad you are enjoying yours!!! emoticon

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One Third of Americans...

Sunday, February 03, 2013

...don't watch the Super Bowl game. If you do, enjoy! I enjoy empty freeways and a virtual ghost town to travel through with no crowds whatsoever since everyone else is watching the game.

Have a fun day.

  
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RACEWELLWON 2/8/2013 2:59PM

    Every where except the grocery stores are empty ! I had to laugh the Deli I shop at had a big screen TV for everyone to watch! For me , I think those players make to much money - I do not buy into the hype !

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MORTICIAADDAMS 2/4/2013 4:08PM

    I'm in the third that does not watch the game. My son always works it in retail and says business is dead.

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MISSUSRIVERRAT 2/4/2013 7:19AM

    I really enjoyed the football season this year and watched the play-offs.
So I was really excited about the Super Bowl this year, even if it is not "my" team
(Go Bears!). I think there was a lot of great photography, lessons to be learned,
great beauty in their movement (OK, their muscles are pretty cool too!), and insight to be gained from their personal stories. Plus it is also interesting to get a feel for what goes on inside the hearts and minds of some of these athletic men. I liked seeing them get emotional and how they act under stress. There was also drama about the head coaches & quarterbacks as well as different players. I also enjoyed a show about New Orleans. That is an extremely interesting town and they showed so much spirit making a comeback from Katrina. So, for me, it was fascinating and motivating! I could feel the energy all the way from New Orleans. Loved the half-time show too!

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NORWOODGIRL 2/3/2013 9:09PM

    My husband is glued to the screen (even though we're Canadian), but I am quite happy here on my computer!

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WALLAHALLA 2/3/2013 6:42PM

    no interest in the game here

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ALEXSGIRL1 2/3/2013 6:40PM

    its a tradition i have with my kids my husband goes to his friends till about half time me and the kids have snacks and fun trying to fiigure out the game it is about togetherness not sm much about the game and who wins. my kids are 17 and 22 and we still watch together i am one lucky mom my son made a chicken pizza and used greens and chic peas for the sauce it was the most awesome pizza ever!!!!

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SIMPLELIFE4REAL 2/3/2013 5:46PM

    I used to be one of those 1/3 of Americans, but I'll be glued to the set tonight!

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CATLADY52 2/3/2013 5:41PM

    It is surprising that no one groes out on Super Sunday. I noticed that on football weekends in University towns the same sort of thing happens when the team is at home.

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LIVINGFREE19 2/3/2013 5:03PM

    I don't like football either so i appreciate the desolate roads, stores, etc!!!

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JILLYBEAN25 2/3/2013 4:30PM

    I won't be watching this year, either. I will be running errands, so like you, I'm looking forward to the ghost town!

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MOM2ACAT 2/3/2013 3:02PM

    I don't care about football or the commercials, so I won't be watching. I will be watching the Puppy Bowl on Animal Planet though!



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2WHEELEDSHARON 2/3/2013 2:42PM

    One third? I didn't realize so many. Suddenly I don't feel like such a stranger in my own home!
Enjoy the ghost town:-)

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NATPLUMMER 2/3/2013 2:25PM

    Even though "my team" is in it, I don't watch it because I hate football.

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ARCHIMEDESII 2/3/2013 1:55PM

    Well, since my team didn't make the Superbowl, I won't be paying too much attention. However, I do like watching the commercials ! LOL !! Some times the commercials are more interesting than the game. Loved the Snickers commercial with Betty White !





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KRISTINE99 2/3/2013 11:42AM

    Hahaha! :D That's true. I usually don't watch the Superbowl but this year I'm supposed to go visit a friend and her boyfriend for game day socialization.

Happy Sunday, SlimmerJesse emoticon

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RX_2_RV 2/3/2013 11:12AM

    LOL...me too! It's the only Sunday I ever ATTEMPT to go to Costco!

Jane

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Two Fitbit Missteps

Saturday, February 02, 2013

Okay, two things that I've discovered about Fitbit:

-I thought it was reading the pedalling I was doing on the exercise bike, but last night I discovered that it's not. Disappointing since I do a lot of that.

-I noticed that the number of daily calories seems to run high. So, this morning, I checked to make sure that everything automatically resets to zero. Steps- 0, miles - 0, but the calories started the day at 421 before I even put it on!!! No wonder this number runs high!

Hey, sparkfriends, have a fun weekend.

  
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EBLOOMING 2/5/2013 9:59PM

    emoticon emoticon Love my fitbit!! emoticon



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2WHEELEDSHARON 2/3/2013 12:49PM

    Uh oh. Hope you're having a great weeken anyway.

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JUSTLLAMA 2/3/2013 3:32AM

    The calories blew my mind when I first started using it too. I see several others have explained it (the same way it was explained to me) so I won't repeat lol. I don't look at that reading very often, I try to just focus on the total steps.

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WALLAHALLA 2/2/2013 10:40PM

    pedometers don't work well for pedaling either

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ROCKMAN6797 2/2/2013 9:08PM

    The FB does not do well for cycling activities. You might consider wearing it on your pants; however, your very active activity minutes will skyrocket! (and so will you burned calories).
With regards to the burned calories bear in mind that the FB's day end at 11:59 p.m. At midnight your FB resets ALL the numbers to zero. Your body burns calories all hours of the day so when you woke up and checked the number what you saw was the amount of calories your body burned during the night. I realize this is difficult to fathom as we are trained to think we only burn calories by doing something but that is not the case. Once again, I would recommend that you take a look at the FOOD PLAN on your FB page especially if you sync your food log from SP. This will give you a better understanding of what your FB can do.
I am so pleased that you keep asking questions!

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NORWOODGIRL 2/2/2013 8:04PM

    I clip it onto my shoelaces while pedalling. It is still not correct, but it is much closer.

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ALEXSGIRL1 2/2/2013 5:57PM

    the important thing is that you are exercising and enjoying it.

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RAINEMARIE214 2/2/2013 5:57PM

    Fitbit registers calories burned for just existing. When I wake up and put mine on in the morning it usually has 400 calories already burned for me too. I've been using my fitbit for over a year and havent had any issues with this.

It also does have issues registering cycling. I wear mine on my sports bra when I work out, but others have said on different forums that if you clip it to your sock it will register better. I override my calories burned on the website when I exercise since I also wear a HRM, and especially for cycling there is generally a huge difference. :)

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KRISTINE99 2/2/2013 5:54PM

    Too bad it doesn't register the pedalling. Hope its positives balance out that drawback! emoticon

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NATPLUMMER 2/2/2013 5:52PM

    Others have already spoken :-)

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SIMPLELIFE4REAL 2/2/2013 4:31PM

    I agree with 4 My Life's comment. What time did you put it on?

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P0KERS0PH 2/2/2013 4:30PM

    Like someone else said, it has calories burned already showing before you put it on because the cal burned number is based on the cals you burn just from being alive plus exercise.

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MORTICIAADDAMS 2/2/2013 2:01PM

    Maybe something is off with setting. That makes no sense. I know it doesn't count the cycling.

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4_MY_LIFE 2/2/2013 1:58PM

    The reason it already has calories is you burn calories just by breathing. The calories burned from the day isn't just based on movement but how much your burn by living. It is explained better somewhere on the website, I've seen it, probably somewhere on the boards.

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LIVINGFREE19 2/2/2013 1:51PM

    I would think it would somehow measure the pedalling. Interesting.

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CATLADY52 2/2/2013 11:34AM

    Interesting. One day you inadvertantly put it in the wash, the next day it puts in extra calories. I wonder if it a subtle reminder that not all of life can be programmed. emoticon Just wondering. emoticon

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MIATIA1 2/2/2013 11:33AM

    There are still a few glitches but the company which has great cutomer serivceby the way is working hard to perfect it.. but like our own makeover it doesn't happen over night.

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STUDLEEJOE 2/2/2013 10:53AM

    good fitbit information

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Fitbit Almost Went into The Wash

Friday, February 01, 2013

It's great that the Fitbit is so non-obtrusive, but the downside is that it's easy to forget it's there. I was falling asleep last night when I suddenly realized that I'd put my bra into the hamper to be washed today. I had to spring out of bed to retrieve the Fitbit that was still attached! Yikes! If it goes the way of the washing machine, there will be no replacing it. So it's something to put on the "must remember" list.

Wishing all a happy day.

  
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EBLOOMING 2/5/2013 10:01PM

    LOL Glad you jumped outta bed and ran to retrieve it. emoticon

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ROCKMAN6797 2/2/2013 8:54PM

    Nice save!

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RUNNER12COM 2/2/2013 11:01AM

    Yikes! I would totally lose mine.

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REMEMBER2BME 2/2/2013 9:38AM

    Been there done that. I am now in the routine of switching it from bra to flannel pants I wear before I go to bed.

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MORTICIAADDAMS 2/1/2013 10:57PM

    Yikes!! That was close!!

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NORWOODGIRL 2/1/2013 10:32PM

    I haven't washed mine, but it did get submerged for about 15 minutes. I did nothing special to it afterwards - and it worked! I would have missed it desperately until it was replaced!

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-LINDA_S 2/1/2013 7:48PM

    Glad you remembered it!

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SIMPLELIFE4REAL 2/1/2013 5:48PM

    I've washed my pedometer before...it didn't play well with water. Fitbit is coming out with a monitor that you wear on your wrist in the spring...I'm sure you already know that. It looks attractive to me...it seems to be water resistant.

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LIVINGFREE19 2/1/2013 5:21PM

    That is a scary thought, for it to go in the washing machine!

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JUSTLLAMA 2/1/2013 4:18PM

    I've done the same thing - left it clipped to something that's went to the laundry room. So far, I've remembered to grab it before it goes through the washer though!

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ALEXSGIRL1 2/1/2013 3:56PM

    good save have an awesome weekend

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KLWALDON 2/1/2013 3:17PM

    Someone else accidentally washed theirs and they were lucky because theirs still worked! I don't want to find outif they are right though! I have had a few close calls myself but never tested it out thankfully!

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2WHEELEDSHARON 2/1/2013 1:36PM

    Good save.
I managed to miss that I put my travel cup in the washer, yes with my clothes. Can you imagine how long I'd last with a fitbit? Lets not think about it. I'd have to hang a reminder on my hamper or something.

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DJ4HEALTH 2/1/2013 1:34PM

    If that happens make sure that you take the battery out and DO NOT TURN ON and let it air out for about 2 days.

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WALLAHALLA 2/1/2013 1:32PM

    Can you wear it any where?

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KRISTINE99 2/1/2013 12:38PM

    Woah! Good save. Would be a bummer to lose your Fitbit so early on.

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NATPLUMMER 2/1/2013 12:03PM

    I haven't washed mine....yet.

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JLITT62 2/1/2013 10:12AM

    I once washed a pedometer - & it still worked.

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RYDERB 2/1/2013 9:46AM

    Good thing you remembered! Happy Friday! Have a fabulous weekend!

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