Treadmills and fitbits and other gadgets that control my life…until I kill them.

And just like that, it’s Monday.


Where did my weekend go?

If you read this blog at all then you may know I’m not the best with electronics.  In fact, I may be the worst.  If there ever was a company that wanted to test out their electronic equipment in the worst possible conditions, they could just give them to me.  Seriously.

iPod's I've killed

I am the girl who killed 11 iPods in 3 years.  Eleven.  Three of those died on the same day.  Hence the reason that MacGyver refuses to buy me a new treadmill because treadmills are much more expensive than an iPod and according to MacGyver, ‘four treadmills in three years is an excessive kill amount, even for you.’



Anyway on Friday I found a perfectly good treadmill on Craigslist for a great price, see cheap, and I convinced MacGyver and the kid to pick it up for me.  All I had to do was promise MacGyver he could have the motor from the old one and promise the Kid dinner and a movie, done and done.  So, we got a new treadmill and it runs like a dream.  Runs, hehe.

And we got to see the Secret Life of Pets which I am going to highly recommend to any pet lover or anyone who has children or anyone with a heartbeat because it’s just the cutest darn movie ever.

Secret life of pets

We also got to eat at an authentic Indian Restaurant because the kid got to choose and he loves this place.


Surprisingly, we all loved it and it was very, very good.  If you are ever in Clearwater I highly recommend it.

On Saturday morning I woke up late which meant it was too hot to run outside so I opted to take the morning off and go to garage sales instead.  I noticed that the time on my fitbit was off by an hour but in the frenzy of garage sale heaven I didn’t worry too much about it.

Later in the day I realized that my fitbit said I only had around 9,000 steps so I decided to hop on the treadmill and walk four miles after which I hit the little button on my fit bit and saw 11,809!


What just happened?  Why is my fitbit not recording all of my steps?  What in the sam hill is the matter with this damn thing?

So I plugged it into the side of my computer to fully charge it and then I put it back on my wrist and it seemed to be working, so I walked around a bit and then synced it.  It seemed fine but just to be safe, I plugged it into my computer and went to bed.

On Sunday I got up to run but before heading out I put my fitbit back on.  It seemed like it was working okay because when I got ready to leave it already had 754 steps.  I ran my five miles and looked down and it said 10, 308 steps.  Okay then, all is well and it seemed to be fine.  I walked the dogs and piddled around for a bit and then I took off the fitbit to take a shower.

After I showered I decided to go ahead and sync the fitbit before going about my day and guess what?

fitbit fail

Yeah, fail!  It’s missing about 4,000 steps!  Son of a …………….

After spending three hours trying to figure out how to repair the damn thing and ending up with a  raging migraine in the process, I called fitbit.  They determined it was definitely faulty and said that they would be sending me a replacement.  Well, that’s great but in the meantime, I am missing steps!

can't move

I couldn’t really do anything about it because by this time my migraine was a full blown migraine and I had to lay down or risk throwing up all over the place.  The entire day was pretty much a wash and I didn’t get up until around 9 in the evening and then the first thing I did was visit the fitbit community and try to repair my fitbit.  Because, STEPS!

Guess what?  Even though they’re sending me a new pink one, I fixed mine for the time being.  I don’t trust that it will work for very long because it still shows the wrong time, but at least I can move again.  Unfortunately I overslept this morning.  Apparently 7 hours yesterday was not enough sleep and I needed 10 more last night.

fitbit fanatic

But hey, I’ve got a treadmill again so I’m headed to it!

Have you ever broken an iPod?
Have you ever broken a treadmill?
Has your fitbit ever acted up, lost time, or been broken?

2 thoughts on “Treadmills and fitbits and other gadgets that control my life…until I kill them.

  1. I killed my fitbit when I got caught in a storm. I just ordered a fitbit. Should be here Wed. I bet I’ll be luck yo to get 1000 steps in lol

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