Back in September, when I was in the middle of my weight-loss regiment, I pre-ordered a FitBit. At that time, the little gadget was supposed to be shipping in January. Well, it’s now August and it looks like I might actually finally have my FitBit this month (they hope to start shipping on August 10).
But the question is: do I still need, or even want, it?
When I pre-ordered it almost a year ago I had lost about 20 pounds (via Wii Fit and my new eating habits) and was still trying to lose more. By January of this year I had lost another 20 pounds and have been keeping my weight steady at around 160lbs for the past 8 months.
My gadget addiction is still telling me I want it just for the coolness factor (a little wearable wireless device that tracks my steps and sleeping habits), but the my reasonable side is saying I don’t need this kind of information anymore. Given that a gadget (Wii Fit) kick-started my weight loss in the first place, I’m leaning towards giving the FitBit a fair shake. I could always sell it if I don’t think it’s doing anything for me … stay tuned.