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Questions About Fitbit

Dear Kid,

I am now officially a member of the Fitbit world.

Since I am new to Fitbit-ness, I am still trying to figure out how it works.

And I have a LOT of questions.


How does the Fitbit calculate calories burned when snuggling the Puppy? It can take a lot of energy to absorb all that love. Does Fitbit know that?

Can a Fitbit account for the difference between calories (and by “calories” I mean “chocolate”) eaten in annoyance versus calories eaten for pleasure versus calories eaten for sustenance? Clearly, they are not all the same, but I don’t know if Fitbit is tracking my consumption correctly.

Does my Fitbit measure running on a treadmill, running on the track, and running late at the same rate?

Is there a different formula for walking in sneakers versus walking in 4 inch stilettos? There should be. Especially if the stilettos have scrunchy toes.

How does a Fitbit know if I’m biking? My arms aren’t moving (usually) and my feet are just going round and round. Do I still get credit?

How does the Fitbit measure the impact of the crazy, sadistic physical therapy exercises? (And by “exercises” I mean whatever gadget they choose to use to shove my leg muscles around.) I would assume there is a lot of energy being burned there, what with all the screaming (mine) and yelling (also mine).

What about pushups or leg curls? How do I tell my Fitbit to count that kind of exercise?

Or gum chewing? How does the Fitbit account for the incredible number of calories I burn chomping on Trident?

And thinking. Thinking burns a lot of, well, a lot of something. 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)?

These are important questions. I hope someone has correspondingly important answers.

Love, Mom

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“World’s Most Comfortable Stiletto”? Are You Kidding Me?

Dear Kid,

As you are aware, shoes are important.

They protect our feet from Legos left lying around (love that alliteration), they keep our toes warm and dry (sometimes), and they look good.

Looking good is the most important part.


Which isn’t to say shoes aren’t allowed to be comfortable, just that comfort is not the most important consideration. At least it’s not in my world.

Give a girl the right pair of shoes and she'll conquer the world. Marilyn Monroe. DearKidLoveMom.comBUT

If there were a way to combine extreme comfort with extreme good looks…well, it would be silly not to pay attention.

So I got all kinds of excited when I saw an article on Mashable titled The World’s ‘Most Comfortable’ Stiletto Gave Me Foot Sores.

No, I am not hoping for foot sores. I believe my feet are frequently sore enough, thank you.

But “the world’s most comfortable stiletto”? That required investigation. (And by “investigation” I mean “reading the article rather than going to sleep.”)

Turns out the self-described Most Comfortable Stiletto was reasonably comfortable according to the reviewer, but she still had red spots on her feet at the end of the day. I can’t comment on their comfort since I didn’t wear them.

Nor am I likely to since they are not billed as the World’s Most Gorgeous Stilettos. For a reason. (You can judge for yourself World’s Most Comfortable Stiletto .)

More importantly, they are not billed as the World’s Most Affordable Stilettos. For a reason. More like 500 reasons.

For the time being, I am content to wear my heels. Which may not be the World’s Most anything, but they are gorgeous and affordable and not crippling. Which is more or less all I ask of my shoes.

That and to protect me from the occasional stray Lego.

Love, Mom

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