I’ve just started with Beeminder.com, which is a great website for giving yourself the maximum motivation to achieve a goal, whether it’s weight loss, exercise, blogging, book writing or reading, or anything else you can think of.
What I particularly like about it is that it gives you some very sophisticated ways of keeping on track, including some very nice coloured charts with lots of different bits of information.
I’ve started two challenges for myself today. The first is to work myself up to being able to walk 24 miles in a day (I could do 16 before Christmas but have regressed since then).
Here’s the graph that goes with that:
Basically I have to keep myself within the yellow brick road, but there’s a lot more to it than that.
The second challenge is to lose some weight, and here is the image for that (I’ve removed the incriminating evidence for this one!)
Note that in this sort of goal you get a period of grace at the beginning in which you aim to keep your weight flat.
I’ll post these images again in a few days time, so you can see how I’m getting on and how Beeminder deals with my results.