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What’s Making Me Happy This Week V

My FitBit ChargeHR


It’s here!

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I thought about buying a FitBit a few years ago, but since I do Weight Watchers, I decided to get their ActiveLink fitness monitor instead. as it would convert to points automatically. And while my ActiveLink has been great (and is still fully functional), it’s always had two main drawbacks – a $5 a month fee and no sleep monitoring like the FitBit has. WeightWatchers recently released their ActiveLink 2.0, but they also started syncing with FitBit (as well as some other popular fitness monitors) too which made the idea of replacing my trusty ActiveLink really appealing.

I went back and forth for a couple weeks as to whether or not I should get the New ActiveLink, a FitBit (and if I did which one), or some other fitness tracker (JawBone, the Polar Loop, etc). My preference was to get something with a heart rate monitor, but it wasn’t a deal braker. Ultimately I decided on the FitBit ChargeHR in black (Though I REALLY wanted it in Plum, I was not willing to wait 8 weeks for it!) and bought one from Amazon. I’ve had it less than a week, and I absolutely love it! (I’ll do a full review once I’ve had a chance to use it for a while.) To say I’m obsessed is probably an understatement.

If you’re a FitBit user, add me as a friend!

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What’s Making Me Happy This Week VI

Our board game collection (and board games in general really)

First time playing Boss Monster. I’m Seducia the Sorceress of Sexiness

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Between the wedding (Amazon registries for the win!) and Christmas, our board game collection has really filled out. We went from a handful of games to almost 20 different games (and a lack of storage for them!) Smallword, Ticket to Ride, and Boss Monster are probably our favorite games right now, but that’s just a fraction of our game collection now. Bullet journaling YummySushiPJs kept mentioning her bullet journal in several of her Instagram posts which got my curious. A quick Googling got me to the Bullet Journal site, and my list has pretty much been revolutionized. For me, journaling is one of those things that I love the idea of it, but when it comes to actually executing….well, the road to hell is paved with good intentions. In my head journaling requires elaborately crafted “Dearest Diary” entries, but those pretty much end up reading something like…

“Dearest Diary, Today I did the same thing I do every day. I ate pretty much the same thing I eat every day. I skipped my workout again. Maybe tomorrow I’ll get up for that early morning gym sesh.! xoxo, Stina”

My bullet journal is sort of a planner/ journal hybrid. I keep my weekly meal plans, daily schedule, and weekly work-out schedule in there, but I can also add whatever I want – random notes, stickers or other scraps, more elaborate, self-reflection style journal entries, doodles, whatever! The other day, I taped in a wrapper from a really awesome piece of super dark chocolate I ate witha  note that said, “Damn. This was good.” Honestly, if I started to take a bullet journal approach to blogging, I might actually blog with some sort of frequency! My new avatar

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I updated my avatar across my various social media platforms yesterday because I just love this picture. It was one I snapped randomly while settling in to my hotel bed to read Game of Thrones so there’s nothnig special about it, but it makes me smile.

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