A few weeks ago I posted “The 411 On 426”, where I shared that I was thinking of getting a Fitbit. I did order one and it is now strapped to my left wrist.
To review, within a four-year span, I lost my mom, my vision, my father-in-law and my husband had a major cardiac crisis. I survived to tell the tales, as evidenced by the blog you are reading at this very moment.
And now 1.3 ounces of technology may be my undoing.
I don’t even wear my wedding rings when I’m home and I gave up wearing a watch years ago. Now I feel as though I am shackled and it’s all I can think about, like when your shoes are tied too tightly or you have a paper cut that you are convinced has its own pulse.
You would think that with all that has happened that there would be no sweating of the small stuff for me. Although I certainly have a different perspective than I did five years ago, I find that I am still sometimes bothered by the nuisances of life. And the irritant du jour is my new fitness device.
Will we make it for the long haul? Only my stats will tell. But I am living, breathing proof that you can get used to anything. My heart rate tracked by my Fitbit is evidence to that very fact.
IF YOU ARE LOW VISION LIKE ME AND ARE WONDERING ABOUT USING A FITBIT: YES, YOU CAN!
Even though I am unable to see the display on the Fitbit itself, I can access all the data on the app on both my iPhone and iPad, where I can enlarge by using the Zoom feature. Go to Settings –> General –> Accessibility –> Zoom and slide to “ON”.