{hello} my new best friend...

Hello all,

Not one of my usual crafty posts today, I thought I'd share something a little bit different - I've fallen in love with a new gadget...

For anyone that knows me, you're probably well aware of two things...
1//. I love my food
2//. I'm pretty damn competitive {it's a curse!}

So in one way, my new addition suits me perfectly and in another it makes me a little sad {it reminds me to eat less!}. I can reveal I am now the proud owner of a wonderfully gadgety {if that's even a word} Nike FuelBand! It's rather exciting.

The FuelBand basically tracks my activity levels throughout the day in a really clever way and converts it to 'Fuel Points'...which you basically use to compete with yourself {and friends}. It knows the difference between walking and cycling and also when you're going up stairs as opposed to walking on the straight. This means its really accurate at counting calories and the super cool technology inside it means that it's really clever and only measures a very small range of activity so unlike a pedometer you can cheat by shaking it! If that doesn't excite you enough then its also a rather sweet looking watch.

The only things it doesn't do that I wish it did is a} talk to the app MyFitnessPal and b} it doesn't track my sleeping patterns like the FitBit One does...so please Nike, sort that out?

I'm not explaining it very well - but essentially it's ace because it makes me think about the activity that I'm doing and spurs me on to choose stairs rather than the lift/escalator and walk wherever I'm going and take the scenic route!

With any luck it'll help me lose some of the weight I gained whilst gorging myself in America!!
It's not cheap, at £130 {available only at the Nike flagship store in London and online in America} but I would definitely recommend it! You gotta love a bit of healthy competition.


p.s. this isn't a sponsored post - although I very much wish it was!