I want to make the same thing for a biweekly workout goal. I thought about using IFTTT to force me to go to the gyms location, but it’s right across the street and I think my drive to work might trigger that.
Any other ways I can do this? Once I reach my target weight, I want to stay there long-term. I’ve had issues with healthy weight management before, and I want to be sure that I don’t continue losing an unhealthy amount of weight.
The best solution I can think of is having two Beeminder goals, one for weight loss and one for weight gain, so that I have to stay on the path between the two (with some room for fluctuation, but only maybe 2-3 pounds). Has this worked for anyone else, or does anyone have a better idea of how to set this goal up?
You can set up two goals and use IFTTT to mirror data from one to the other–then you won’t have to double enter anything.
I haven’t been very aggressive in using Beeminder to lose weight, but I’ve been playing with different related goals for awhile.
I have a flat weight tracking goal I use to ensure I weigh myself every day.
I tried a bites goal, where you input the number of bites you eat, for less than a day. It wasn’t for me.
I think I may have tried a calories goal for a bit. I don’t remember the details.
I have several walk goals and a 7 minute workout goal for keeping me exercising. In the past I also had a trampoline goal.
I used to have a dirty plates goal which required me to stop eating before I had finished everything on my plate.
Currently I have a plates goal which limits the number of times I can go back for more to 6 a day (will be 5 soon). It’s early days, but I’m optimistic about this goal.
Outside of Beeminder, my wife and I have agreed to only eat off our small plates at home. This makes you feel like you’ve eaten more sooner than if you were using large. Also, it means I eat less at home but my plates goal always me to eat more when we’re out of the house, since I’ll likely be eating off a larger plate.