The more I use Beeminder the more I like it - though of course it’s early days yet.
So how am I getting on with the two goals I set myself originally now that I have five days worth of data?
First the walking goal is going very nicely. I am slightly on the wrong side of the “yellow brick road”, but this will solve itself the next time I do a long walk. Having the goal has certainly encouraged me to keep walking and has also encouraged me to do a good length every day. I took a day off yesterday. Days off are necessary but sometimes it’s difficult to get going again the next day. Because I needed a good result for Beeminder, I didn’t have any trouble at all.
The actual data points are the unjoined dots, while all the other lines and lanes are various types of average. As long as I stay in the broad yellow path I’m all right.
The weight goal is even better. I have lost 3.5 lbs already! Actually quick loss of this type is not uncommon when one starts a weight loss program. The real battle comes further down the line when the initial rate of gain slows down.
Because this type of goal gives a week’s level start to get acclimatized I am well ahead of the game.
It remains to be seen whether the slice of delicious chocolate cake I had in Dorking to reward myself after my walk this afternoon will effect my weight tomorrow morning.
For those who have a burning desire to follow my progress more closely than the occasional updates I will be posting, I’ve made the two goals publicly accessible.
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