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David Sedaris x Fitbit: “I’m completely obsessed. It’s like a sickness; I’ve been Fitbit-ten…”


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The talented and hilarious author David Sedaris just released his latest book, “Let’s Explore Diabetes With Owls,” a collection of narrative essays. And he’s currently on a nationwide tour spreading the humor about his Fitbit obsession.

Apparently, David’s obsessed with his Fitbit. Here’s an excerpt from an interview with metro:

This year, I got a Fitbit. You walk 10,000 steps and it sends you an email saying, “That’s great! A lot of people don’t walk that far. Do you think you can walk 5,000 more steps?” And so I say, “I bet I can!” A week ago, I walked 60,000 steps. That’s 25.5 miles. I’m completely obsessed. It’s like a sickness; I’ve been Fitbit-ten. It will be the summer of the Fitbit because it can’t go on. It just can’t.

Now that’s obsession! We love you, David.

13 Responses leave one →
  1. Wendy permalink
    June 4, 2014

    I love keeping up with my steps — I look for times at work when I can sneak in a few extra steps to build up my count!

  2. Darlene permalink
    June 4, 2014

    I, too, love my Fitbit. Since Dec 7, I have stepped 1200 miles

  3. Sandy Mitchell permalink
    June 4, 2014

    It is the best weight loss tool out there as long as you stay true to yourself, I aim for 15000 steps a day which cannot be achieved unless I walk as I have a desk job, I am doing 3 walks per day to get this in and so far lost 4kg in 3 months

  4. arlene permalink
    June 4, 2014

    i love my fitbit, i look forward every day to push a few extra steps in from the day before!!!

  5. Barb permalink
    June 4, 2014

    I love my fitbit flex. It keeps me moving all day long. If I don’t keep moving I feel like I am cheating.

  6. lenora permalink
    June 5, 2014

    I feel the same way. I too am FitBitten… I sit behind a desk all day and I have a hard time fitting walks into my day, but I HAVE to get my steps in!! It is a great addiction. Ive lost 35lbs in 90 days!!

  7. Michael Rhode permalink
    June 5, 2014

    I got 70 miles a week, two weeks in a row!!

    Love the FitBit!

  8. Terri permalink
    June 5, 2014

    The fitbit obsession never ends. I’ve had mine for 2 years and I’m now obsessed with beating my year-over-year weekly records. It was very tough with the recent very cold winter. I’m trying to make up for it now!

  9. Len C. permalink
    June 6, 2014

    Here I thought 2 Siberian Huskies would be enough to wear me out walking, instead my FitBit One has turned me into a walk-a-holic.

  10. June 7, 2014

    Reading this was just the spark I needed to commit to beating my best step achievement (47,399). I walked more than 30 miles in a day before I had a FitBit so I know I can do it! Thanks Mr. Sedaris for your motivation. When is he going to contribute to the FitBit blog?

    Happy stepping!


  11. Nette permalink
    June 12, 2014

    But what a great bug to be bitten by! Every post I read makes me want to do more & when I started I thought 10k steps a day was a lot but now I find myself inventing things to do to get more steps in. Park as far away as possible – even when wearing high heels; run up and down the stairs 5x and go around the block multiple times if it’s too dark to go farther. I’ve been bitten too & wish I had been bitten sooner!

  12. Lena Walfridsson permalink
    June 28, 2014

    Must tell you about my fitbitten husband Erik. For the past 6 YEARS he has had a weekly step result of minimum 200 000 steps, and often around 40 000 steps in a day. And still going on.
    This makes around 25 000K a day, 4-4,5 hours a day. Every day since March 15, 2008.
    Talk about obsession.

  13. Pat M permalink
    August 5, 2014

    I know the feeling, I got on last Friday and it’s certainly encouraging me to get out and do more

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