I love beeminding my weight and I love how Fitbit integration makes data entry automatic. But as a binge eater, I feel an important feature is missing.
When I binge, my weight is highly variable. I can spike up nearly 10 pounds in a day, but I can also lose 3 pounds in a day. So I have an easy way to cheat and avoid derailment: After I binge, I can restrict my caloric intake and wait a few days before I weigh in again. My weight returns to normal and Beeminder never learns of the spike.
I wish there was an option to have Beeminder force me to weigh in every day. If I miss a day, I would either automatically derail or the next day would become an eep day, no matter how far on the happy side of the yellow brick I am. So if/when I binge, I’ll derail regardless of whether I report my weight spike to Beeminder.
I want to use Beeminder not simply to disincentivize an upward trend in my weight, but also to disincentivize large weight spikes. I’ve become fairly good at losing the weight I gain from binging, but the binging itself is emotionally taxing and I want to stop.
I would also love an option to disallow any kind of manual data entry, including on the site and via email. Because it’s much more difficult to lie to my scale than in an email.
For both these features, if you turn them off, I think you should have to wait at least a week for the change to take effect.