Last year, I posted about my FitBit. This is a handy thing to have (if a bit dispiriting at times). Last weekend, I proposed a “Weekend Warrior” challenge with my FitBit friends. “This will be easy!” I thought. “I’m going to be walking all day. There’s no way I can lose!” Plus I was doing it more-or-less blind as I couldn’t sync in Russia unless I was connected to the WiFi.
And it went well. Until just before I went to bed on Saturday when another person joined the challenge and her FitBit showed that she’d racked up 56,000 steps. I assume that she has been running all day marathons as I had no idea that it was possible for someone to rack up so many steps in one day. I mean – I was really happy with my total of about 28,000 (my goal is 10,000).
When I got back, I read this article in the Pool and realised that- yes! I am a toddler who requires constant praise from my gizmos. I’ve rather got the habit of wearing it all the time, regardless of whether it’s been charged. This isn’t what I got it for. I’ve decided to leave it off for a while and give myself a break from the constant monitoring. Also, I’ve got a (now recovering) patch of eczema that may or may not be caused by wearing the rubber bracelet.