I have a withings scale, and I’m not actively trying to lose or gain weight. I have a goal set up with a super shallow slope, which automatically pulls data from the withings scale.
What I want is a goal that basically tracks my weight, but derails if I don’t check in twice a week or so.
This seems like it should be easy to do, but I can’t figure it out. My thought was that I would set a pessimistic presumptive report and a weight upper bound. Ie if I didn’t enter a real datapoint for a week, Beeminder assumes I’ve gained 10 pounds and threatens me with derailment.
What’s the right way to set this up?
Great question! This ought to be built in for weight goals and I like your idea for doing it (setting a pessimistic presumptive report). Alas, we don’t have that feature for weight loss goals yet!
What I do in the meantime (after @bee finally convinced me after I resisted for ages because it seemed inelegant) is have a separate weigh-ins goal – beeminder.com/d/weighins – that gets sent a +1 whenever I step on the scale. I do that with an IFTTT applet and a custom aggday=nonzero (so I can’t build up safety buffer by weighing in multiple times in a day).
Ok awesome, that will work in the meantime! Good point about the aggday thing, I’ll have to look into that. There are definitely some goals I don’t want to be able to build up safety buffer for.