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Monday, September 02, 2013

Yesterday morning I got up all motivated to get my steps in. I got dressed, put on my Fitbit, and did a bit of blogging. When I went outside it was a bit colder than I thought it would be, so I came back in and put on a long sleeved Tshirt and threw my short sleeved T in the wash. Oh, look here, dirty clothes, better get them in the washer. - That was my thought as I was about to go out the door once again. So I threw everything in the wash, then went out to take my walk. When I got back home I moved the wash to the dryer. Later after a bit more exercise, I came in to pull the clothes out of the dryer. Threw them on the bed to fold later, went outside and did some more work.

About 6 hours later I go to fold the clothes and there on the top of my short sleeved Tshirt is my fitbit - all nice and clean, but nothing on its face. Oh man, I was so upset. I don't know what bothered me more, -- that it wasn't working, or that I had done all that exercising and not had it tracked!

So I went online and read that if you wash your Fitbit, just put it in a bowl of rice for 24 hours and then when you take it out push the button and hopefully it will light up. Voila --- magic, it works again. Wouldn't it be wonderful if everything in our lives could be that uncomplicated? I went from being angry at myself to pure joy when I saw the light of my little Fitbit light up once again. Truly it is one of life's little joys. Fitbit, I promise I will never send you through the wash again. I was so sad to think that I had lost my little workout buddy.

Ok friends, he is all charged up and ready to hit the deck today for a good workout.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
LEXONE 9/3/2013 6:02PM

    I want to get me one as soon as I can, reading your post sounds like it's definitely worth the cost!

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XCLOSED 9/3/2013 12:59PM

  emoticon Whew!!! rice! who knew!!! not just an urban legend!

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    Wow what a great tip, about the rice. I wonder what other electronics that would work for.

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STEPH-KNEE 9/2/2013 9:01PM

    I'm so glad your fitbit was okay! emoticon

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NATPLUMMER 9/2/2013 1:40PM

    Glad it's working.....I think I'd have the same thoughts....bothered that it wasn't working but also that I had done the exercising and hadn't gotten "credit" for it ;-)

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    emoticon I've heard that works for cell phones, but never tried it.

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K1TT3N 9/2/2013 11:01AM

    Woooooohooo glad it's still working ...... and thanks for the tip

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