X by Trollbeads up for review

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X by Trollbeads

X by Trollbeads

trollbeads came out with a brand new bracelet concept last week. i ordered mine directly from denamrk, and it arrived monday. i like it, but how much i like it is still in question. it is made from a combination of rubber, sterling silver, bronze, or 18k gold links that you can attach and place any way that you want for a completely unique look. it sure as hell can’t be confused with pandora like my tradition trollbeads bracelet frequently is.

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hope

tonight i start running.  it has finally cooled down enough that  i can do this. i know it is a potentially lame thing to mention here, but summers here are hot and stay hot for a long time. i hope that by starting my running now, by the time the heat visits us again i will not care. 

i am the most overweight that i have ever been in my life. i recently posted a few pics from the lululemon grand opening weekend on my facebook, and in one of them i am in warrior 1.  and i look fat.  wow. i am so amazed at how i let myself go. well, i never had a hold on me in the first place, i never exercised, or ate right… i relied on my youth and cigarettes, of which i have neither now. i have been doing yoga, damn hard yoga for near two years now, but only in the past few months have i been practicing more and more. i also just started on a 1600 calorie a day diet last week, which i am doing okay on, but i am still trying out new foods week to week to find the right nutrional combo. i am trying to eat 400 calories per main meal, which leaves me 400 calories throughout the day for snacks and a tiny latte. 1600 goes fast.  scarily fast, which i realized was most likely the reason why i am so fat now… so 1600 it is, except for 3 meals a week that i can be a little free with.

and now i need to run.  i tried running less than a year ago, but it didn’t stick, so now i am trying again. i need to run though. the yoga isn’t enough, as i learned the hard way. i am so glad i did that 30 day yoga challenge.  it really opened my eyes. i am sad though, because i really wanted yoga to solve it all for me.  but i need to run and do other horrible garbage like crossfit and though i hate it, i hope that i can keep it up.

its all about health, when you think about it… everything you do needs to be tied into that. sleep enough, drink enough water, work out everyday.  it is so much, yet it is vital. 

i hope that this running thing sticks.

i hope that this 1600 or less thing sticks.

i hope that i get back to a size 7. 

Jawbone UP wins… sort of

I can’t sleep.  I blame starbucks, since i pretty much work horrendously early there and it has ruined the luxury of sleep.  oh and our elderly dog  maggie, who loves to bark at all hours of the night. still love her though.

about to embark on a day trip to good ol’ san francisco. looking forward to seeing the pacific ocean. since i am up hours earlier than expected, i thought i would share my week long experiences with the nike fuel band and the jawbone up.

i am returning the nike fuel band. it shows steps, calories, the time, and its own thing, nike fuel.  it is well made, and i love that anyone with a computer can use this, regardless of whether or not you have an iphone.  i am not a huge fan of the design.  it is more obvious in appearance than the jawbone up… it looks more like a tool than the jawbone does… and it is alot more masculine, whereas the jawbone is more unisex.

i might keep the jawbone up. not only does it do calories and steps like the nike fuel band, but it also tracks sleep patterns. i can also enter workouts.  for example, i am an avid yogi, and though it is a wonderful strength building workout, it does not register like running does.  however, i can enter it in the up app, and then it calculates the calories burned, so that i can still attribute yoga to my activities for the day. nike fuel band cannot do that. the only bother i have with jawbone up is that i need an iphone or android phone to use it.  doesn’t work any other way. i am a devout blackberry user, and that isn’t going to change anytime soon, so i have to use my boyfriend’s phone, which can be inconvenient, though he doesn’t mind at all.

i said i might keep the jawbone up. though this past week has been intruiging to see how active i am at work (very, by the way), and it does track better and more accurately than i do, so if i need to catch up, i can.  i am concerned about the number of people who commented on the durability of the jawbone up.  even my fellow yogi friend who loves his has had it replaced once already and he only had it for 4 months.  i am in the process of completely turnng my lifestyle around, in order to ensure a healthier future.  i need to eat better, sleep better, and be more active.  hopefully some weight loss will happen along the way. the jawbone up is a nice way to keep track but it has only been a week… will i keep this going?

 

Day 2 of wrist band battle

The jawbone UP is edging ahead.  I was very impressed by how it monitored my sleep cycle.  The nike Fuelband is a simpler band, but I am able to charge it and upload and sync it with my computer, so i don’t need an iphone or android.  

i think that it will be clear to me in a week’s total time.

Up And fuel

Up And fuel

The fuel band is synced to my pc, and my boyfriend let me upload the app on his android for up. both synced and let’s GO.

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Jawbone Up

Jawbone Up.

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