Results of my FitBit comparison and a happy ending for a lost cat
Sunday, November 18, 2012
Well, it seems a lot of you had recommend the Ultra model of the FitBit which is funny because it is no longer available on their website. According to what I have researched, the company launched "The One" earlier this fall to replace the Ultra. So, it seems, I will be editing my "Dear Santa" letter to include the newest model.
Several people (and not only those on Spark) have questioned why I need a gadget to help with weight loss. Well, to be honest, I don't. I have a perfectly go0d 20 year old GPS unit that I used to carry that was pretty accurate in determining how many km. I walked. However, I wanted something a) that was smaller and b) could be worn all day long so I could seen how many "steps" I take in my day to day activities.
And, besides, anything that encourages and motivates me to get my butt in gear is a good thing in my opinion. Some people get motivated by music while I get motivated by seeing the number of km walked. I guess to each his/her own. I think that is why I like having my fitness minutes show on my SparkPage because whenever I throw myself one of my special pity parties, I can look at those minutes and think, "hey, they didn't happen all in one day - you can do do this"
Anyway, forward and on, I go - much of my free time over the past week was spent camped out in the dark waiting for a sign of a cat that had been missing since September 30th. John had caught sight of her one day and we realized that this was probably the same cat so my friend and I spent a few hours each day at dusk camped out in silence waiting for her. We put out food and shelter and finally borrowed our town's cat trap. We took two nights of using that and on Friday little Puzz (yes, that is how they spell her name) was found. The owner is an university student about five hours drive away but he left Puzz in the care of his father who is elderly. They were heartbroken and had done all they thought possible to find her so they were overjoyed when we told them we thought we had seen her. To be honest, I think they thought we were a bit nuts but we felt like it was her and sure enough, it was. We brought her to her owner on Friday night and the tears that flowed were all the thanks we needed. We refused the reward money and asked them to use that money to have her taken to the vet for a checkup to make sure she is fine after 6-7 weeks of living in the wild.
I guess I should go and get my clothes laid out for work tomorrow. I really find that such a simple thing makes my life so much easier. Anybody else do the same thing?
Have a great week ahead!