The super helpful @shanaqui has talked me through this, but I still can’t wrap my head around it. Can anyone help?
I have a “do less” goal. Here are the parameters:
goal rate 100
max safety buffer 200
I accumulated buffer for a few days, and it got auto-trimmed to 200. Great!
But today it says “You have 102.0 units of buffer”. Nikki informed me that the buffer is the same thing as the daily allowance, so it’s not added on top of the daily allowance.
An input of 103 today would take me above the road! Which doesn’t make sense, since it’d be my first day over my 100 goal rate, and I’ve been accumulating buffer for several days without going over my goal rate once. Here are my data points:
Day 1: 50
Day 2: 67
Day 3: 83
Day 4: 69
Day 5: 77
Day 6: 78
Day 7: 99 (safety buffer was listed as 200 this day, before inputing data)
Day 8: 99
Day 9: today (safety buffer now listed at 102, haven’t inputed data yet today)
Given that I haven’t “eaten into” my safety buffer, why did my safety buffer get reduced from 200 to 103?
I’m feeling a bit dumb. If I went under my goal rate for 8 days, yet my safety buffer (aka limit?) is only 102 for today, then how did my safety buffer of 200 from two days ago get reduced so quickly?