I have this nifty all-green meta-beeminding goal (inspired by this thread [update: now archived, in part related to this post]) that tomorrow will require me to have all of my goals in the green to avoid derailing.
They’re all green now, in fact — except for my weight loss goal.
I don’t expect to have that weight loss goal in the green by EOD tomorrow, either. It could happen, but that would require some possibly unhealthy choices, and without any guarantees.
Upon reflection, my weight goal is the only one that isn’t directly under my control. All others are definitely within my power to stay on target. How much I weigh is much less under my control. And for this reason, I’d like to exclude it from my all-green goal.
I often rely the fine print rule that Bethany or Danny (can’t remember which, or where) have articulated: If you would have fine print that addresses a situation you’re in now if only you had thought of that situation at the time you created the goal, then go ahead and add that fine print, and apply it immediately.
That rule would seem to apply here, which would allow me to exempt the weight goal right now, before it causes me to derail. I’ve examined this honestly, and that is the choice I would make.
But I wonder if this is weasely behavior, primarily because of the optics of adding an escape clause right before derailing.
What do you think, community? Does adding that fine print now and scoring an all-green point pass the smell test?