Soldier ! March 2nd 2017! - page 2

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  1. by   Ted
    nurseactivist - Unfortunately, I don't have a FitBit. (Don't plan on buying one, either.) Regarding paper manuals, I'm with you on this! I'm fairly savoy with computers. Also, I'm quite comfortable with surfing the internet for information. Still, I'd much rather read a paper-bound manual. If I'm paying for a product (and most of mine are audio & video recording/editing related), I want to hold something in my hands while learning how to use that purchased product. (Although, to be honest, I rarely read the manuals. I'd tend to learn best by the "trial and error" method. LOL!)
  2. by   Spidey's mom
    Quote from nurseactivist
    I am curious if anyone has a fitbit? I got one and there is no instruction booklet. (I am getting older and I like paper!).

    Anyway, now I have to download an app. Therefore, it has sat in the box for 2 weeks. I am just hoping someone has had a good experience with one. I am tired of manufacturers being too cheap to provide a manual. It really makes me furious.

    Anyway, not much else going on. I do have to run downtown to get a birthday gift. Still blue and cool here in the Bay Area.
    I have a cheap version of a Fitbit called Cubot V2. It did come with an instruction booklet but it is very confusing.

    I don't know why it has to be downloaded into a phone . . . why can't I just wear the darn thing and look at my progress on the screen that comes with the Cubot??

    You could google instructions for Fitbit . . . I've done that before for some things.
  3. by   No Stars In My Eyes
    HALLELUJAH! Great news! This is the first time in more than several years that we didn't come out of the accountants office morose and deflated, wondering how we could scrape up enough dough-re-mi to pay the taxes we owed.

    But thank heavens hubby was NOT able to work AT ALL this year, because my pitiful income plus 1/2 the total of each of our social security checks = zero taxable income = RETURN$ ! We were flabbergasted in the very best way possible! We walked out of that office grinning, sighing with relief, doing the "AWRIGHT! YESSSS!" fist pump.

    So, I may not have won the Feb. 24th award date for the balloons, roses, and that BIG check plus $5,0000, or $7,000 per week for life, from Publishers Clearing House, but I feel like we've 'won' a great award regardless! And,of course, there's always a chance that I could win PCH on April 28th, or on June 30th, or on August 25th, or on October 27th, or on December 29th. That's five more chances during 2017 which ...so far... "has been very, very good to me." (ref. old SNL skit, a line spoken by Garrett Morris)

    Anyway we're celebrating this, our VICTORY OVER 2016 TAXATION, with take-out fried chicken, and some just-released movies from U-verse On Demand tonight. Who needs champagne?
  4. by   Ted
    NSIME - Glad that the "tax man" was kind to you this year. Sounds like a nice celebration for yourself.
  5. by   Joe NightingMale
    Quote from nurseactivist
    I am curious if anyone has a fitbit? I got one and there is no instruction booklet. (I am getting older and I like paper!).

    Anyway, now I have to download an app. Therefore, it has sat in the box for 2 weeks. I am just hoping someone has had a good experience with one. I am tired of manufacturers being too cheap to provide a manual. It really makes me furious.

    Anyway, not much else going on. I do have to run downtown to get a birthday gift. Still blue and cool here in the Bay Area.
    I have a FitBit I think all of the instructions are online
  6. by   Rose_Queen
    Evening, all. Work was a long day- just got home about an hour ago- but tolerable. I actually got a lunch break today! And I woke up extra early to make sure I had enough time to eat breakfast. Still looking for a new job- think I might apply for one that's an internal transfer. It means leaving my first love of surgery, but I think at this point I can live with that. Will make a decision by the end of the weekend.

    I was bad tonight. Getting home this late = zero interest in cooking a meal. There may or may not be a Japanese restaurant I pass on the way home that may or may not have its number stored in my phone. I may or may not have called from the parking garage before I actually left. Don't tell my budget! I'm already over the limit (yes, in 2 days) for my "dining out" allowance.

    nurseactivist, what Fitbit did you get? I have a Fitbit One- I can see my daily progress on the device, but having the app allows me to see how well I've slept, what my stats for the week are, and every Monday or Tuesday (depending on if I remember to open the app to sync) I get a weekly report that shows how well I did for the week and how it compared to the week before. The app also allows for entering how much you've had to drink for the day and what you've eaten so that it can estimate how many calories you're over or under the allowance for the day. The app walks you right through the setup, I believe, plus you can personalize your daily goals. Here's part of my most recent one (which shows you just how darn lazy I am on the weekends and that I never use it to track exercise, probably because, well, um, I don't?)
    screen-shot-2017-

    NSIME, thanks for reminding me I have my tax appointment this weekend and I need to get all my stuff together! Must track down all of those pesky receipts for my home business, all the forms from mortgage stuff, student loan stuff, and all the other important papers that have been piling up on the desk because they're marked "Important Tax Document Inside!"
  7. by   Ted
    Rose_Queen - It's tough when work is extraordinarily stressful. I wish you well with the new job hunting. (I can appreciate "dining out" as a stress reliever, especially when dining out involves sushi! )
  8. by   Tweety
    Quote from nurseactivist
    b Anyway, now I have to download an app. Therefore, it has sat in the box for 2 weeks. I am just hoping someone has had a good experience with one. I am tired of manufacturers being too cheap to provide a manual. It really makes me furious. .

    My car didn't even come with an owner's manual. I have to look online if I want to see it. While they are saving money, I look at it that they are also helping the environment.
  9. by   nurseactivist
    Quote from Spidey's mom
    I have a cheap version of a Fitbit called Cubot V2. It did come with an instruction booklet but it is very confusing.

    I don't know why it has to be downloaded into a phone . . . why can't I just wear the darn thing and look at my progress on the screen that comes with the Cubot??

    You could google instructions for Fitbit . . . I've done that before for some things.
    I am in trouble if it has to be downloaded onto my cell phone. My I phone 4 or 5 or whatever, is a modern day "antique." I don't want to give it up.
  10. by   nurseactivist
    Quote from Rose_Queen
    Evening, all. Work was a long day- just got home about an hour ago- but tolerable. I actually got a lunch break today! And I woke up extra early to make sure I had enough time to eat breakfast. Still looking for a new job- think I might apply for one that's an internal transfer. It means leaving my first love of surgery, but I think at this point I can live with that. Will make a decision by the end of the weekend.

    I was bad tonight. Getting home this late = zero interest in cooking a meal. There may or may not be a Japanese restaurant I pass on the way home that may or may not have its number stored in my phone. I may or may not have called from the parking garage before I actually left. Don't tell my budget! I'm already over the limit (yes, in 2 days) for my "dining out" allowance.

    nurseactivist, what Fitbit did you get? I have a Fitbit One- I can see my daily progress on the device, but having the app allows me to see how well I've slept, what my stats for the week are, and every Monday or Tuesday (depending on if I remember to open the app to sync) I get a weekly report that shows how well I did for the week and how it compared to the week before. The app also allows for entering how much you've had to drink for the day and what you've eaten so that it can estimate how many calories you're over or under the allowance for the day. The app walks you right through the setup, I believe, plus you can personalize your daily goals. Here's part of my most recent one (which shows you just how darn lazy I am on the weekends and that I never use it to track exercise, probably because, well, um, I don't?)


    NSIME, thanks for reminding me I have my tax appointment this weekend and I need to get all my stuff together! Must track down all of those pesky receipts for my home business, all the forms from mortgage stuff, student loan stuff, and all the other important papers that have been piling up on the desk because they're marked "Important Tax Document Inside!"
    Thanks for letting me see your steps. I am not sure which one I have. The box says fitbit. I bought it on TV (channel that starts with a Q). I don't want to get in trouble for doing an "ad." Perhaps it will come together once I download. I am now charging I pad to see if I can do download on the Ipad instead of the phone.
  11. by   Rose_Queen
    Quote from nurseactivist
    Thanks for letting me see your steps. I am not sure which one I have. The box says fitbit. I bought it on TV (channel that starts with a Q). I don't want to get in trouble for doing an "ad." Perhaps it will come together once I download. I am now charging I pad to see if I can do download on the Ipad instead of the phone.
    As long as the iPad has bluetooth, you should be fine.
  12. by   No Stars In My Eyes
    Back in my day, little girl, blue teeth were caused by eating too many blueberries! (Heh-heh-heh-cackle-cackle-crackle-wheeeeeze)
    Last edit by No Stars In My Eyes on Mar 3, '17 : Reason: and i-pads had to be worn on a garter-like belt. one hitch-up at front, one in the back. (Modess...because...)

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