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Aging and My Mid-Life Crisis

I can't believe that I am now 40. It sounds SO OLD. But I don't feel like I should be THAT old. Its depressing. I think I'm having a harder time accepting this then I did for when I turned 30.

It's scary. To be frank and a little macabre, you have to start planning for end of life stuff. There is a lot I have yet to do with my life. But to be planning old people stuff, its scary.

How much longer am I going to live? How can I do this the healthiest that I possibly can? Should I buy life insurance for my other half and I? How can I increase our retirement savings. (Going on a cruise a couple times a year is not helping with that savings.) At what age should I sign up for AARP?

I had one friend die of Pancreatic cancer this past year. It hit him hard and sadly fast. I had another friend in November pass due to complications with pneumonia and his diabetes. I seen him in the store a week or two before he passed and he was out of it. I googled both their names when I did n…

Fitness Trackers? Which Ones?

Since I been working more from home and running shorter distances, I have not been moving around as much. I have been looking into getting something like a Fitbit to keep me accountable, but there are so many to choose from.

I have had a bodybugg before I started my running journey, and I really liked it.

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I recall that I was usually walking 17,000 steps a day at work. On Sundays, I was lucky to get 300. I wasn't a fan of wearing it. I thought it was embarrassing but it worked.

I also tried the Nike Fuel Band and I never felt like it was really accurate. They kept breaking on me and I kept having to return them.

That one time the fuelband worked...

So, I think that I want to try a Fitbit or something like it.


Which one should I look into? What trackers have you used? What do you like and don't like about them?

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  1. I have the one and love it. It's a little small so it's easy to forget you have it on (I washed mine yesterday but it was okay) I had a friend who got the flex but it made her wrist break out. I love the ability the one has to do elevation climb.

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  2. I've had the One for 14 months now and can count on one hand the number of days in that time I have not worn it. That said, today was one of them and it found it's way into the washer. Miracle of miracles, it seems to have survived! I don't have a bad word to say about it. Seems to be quite accurate. If anything the rubber casing has torn a bit but I've heard Fitbit will replace that.

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