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New Toy - Fitbit Zip!

Monday, January 28, 2013

Yesterday, my partner and I were in Best Buy. I stopped to look at the heart rate moniters. By the time we left, we had a two-pack of Fitbit(s). I'd seen them here on spark and looked them up, but thought, cool, but $100? That's too rich for my sad pocket, LOL. Then we had a little windfall last week. Paid some bills, etc and had a little left over. Hence the trip to Best Buy. We found the 2 pack of the Zip style Fitbit for $100 (reg 59.95, it's the new "One" style that was $100), so that was a savings of $9.95 each.

Now normally, I would balk at paying $60 for a gadget. I stood in the aisle awhile, warring with myself over it. "Is this a glorified pedometer? You have pedometers at home, and for whatever reason they either track too many steps, not enough steps, fall off, reset every time you look at you NEED at $60 gadget that might not be any better?" So, I was pretty much on the fence about it. I might have left with a $39.99 heart rate watch had I been on my own. But then I saw Jodie looking too, and she was interested.

Jodie has been working really hard the last two-three weeks, walking, trying to make better choices etc. If you've been with me awhile, you know I have been upset as all H*LL that she won't take care of her diabetes, at all. Well, in the last three weeks, Jodie has taken her blood sugar daily and is taking her insulin.

I can NOT express what a big deal this is. We've been together almost 8 years, and that is more than all the other time combined that she has faced her diabetes head on. She wants a job with campus security for the local college, and has joined their volunteer cadet program and realized she had to get ahold of her health, period, if she wants a job with them.

And she's doing it. I can't express what that means to me - that she is finally, finally taking care of her diabetes.

So, we walked out of Best Buy with Fitbits. I set them up last night online and today will be the test. For me, it will be an interesting baseline - because I have no dance today. I also am taking a day off of Zumba after doing it 3 days in a row. So, today should be a "no-exercise" day. It will be very interesting to track today against a "regular" day with dance for me, then with Zumba as well.

Had a dance show last night, and my costume was a little loose. :) Haven't weighed this week yet, but I'm looking for a little change~!
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  • SHAR140
    Yay!! So happy for both of you! :) Let me know what you think of it - I had the old fitbit ultra, but lost it...took it off changing at the gym, I must have set it down on the bench, and never saw it again. I didn't realize until later that night. So I've been debating buying another, but the Zip is really all I need. I rarely (like maybe 3 times) wore it at night, and tracking flights of stairs was nice, but I don't *need* it - that's the big differences I see going to the Zip.

    I miss the instant reminder when I'd check it, that I needed to get up walk more!!
    1873 days ago
    I'll be interested to hear how you like fitbit as well - I've looked at it half a dozen times, and like you war with myself over if it's worth it! Keep us posted! And congrats for both Jodie AND your costume being a little large!!! That's a big WOOT WOOT from me!
    1873 days ago
    emoticon That your DP is on board with living more healthier.... emoticon emoticon on the Fitbits......
    1873 days ago
    1873 days ago
    I can't wait to hear about the Fitbit!! I've seen info about it all over this site, but I'm very cautious when it comes to investing in gadgets. I'm glad to hear that your partner is making positive steps. It's hard when it feels like you care about someone else's health more than they do. You never want to harass, but you always hope....

    Maybe doing Fitbit as a team will give you both extra motivation. Good luck!!
    1873 days ago
  • SAMMI4444
    I love my fitbit! I'm sure you and your partner will as well :). So happy Jodie is doing great taking care of her diabetes! My mom is diabetic as well and soemtimes it feels like babysitting the way we have to keep at her to monitor her sugars and what not. Keeping my fingers crossed for you!
    1873 days ago
  • SUSIEQ911
    Great deal! And great news that Jodie is interesting too!

    1873 days ago
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