Dear Kid,

My Fitbit and I are having an argument.

Fitbit: Your body fat percentage hasn’t changed.
Me: I’ve been lifting weights.
Fitbit: No change.
Me: I’ve been doing cardio.
Fitbit: You’ve been talking to your friends while you walk. No change.
Me: I’ve changed my eating habits.
Fitbit: What? You’re eating dessert before your meal? No change.
Me: I’ve lost weight.
Fitbit: Not enough. No change.
Me: But I lost 10 entire pounds!
Fitbit: No change.
Me: I think you’re wrong.
Fitbit: Doesn’t matter what you think. No change.

Thinking burns a lot of calories. For instance, how does the Fitbit tell the difference between sitting and watching bad reality TV (no effort) and sitting and contemplating bad reality TV (a great deal of effort)? Or gum chewing? How does the Fitbit account for the incredible number of calories I burn chomping on Trident? DearKidLoveMom.comThis is the conversation we’ve been having for months. No matter what I do, no matter how hard I work, no matter how much weight I lose, my beloved, stubborn (and still purple) Fitbit continues to insist, “No change.”

Then the unimaginable happened.

I gained 3 ounces. My Fitbit pounced.

Fitbit: Your body fat percentage has increased 9 points.

I’m pretty sure my Fitbit is related to my scale.

Love, Mom