I’m trying to deal with my current situation:
- I was doing well and staying on my road
- I had a bad day (or two) and went off the rails
- I paid my “oops” fee and the road reset
- When I weighed in this morning I’m back on track for my original road (although I agree my purple average line is still above the road)
I’ve done this a few times and it’s always frustrating - now that I’ve paid for my “relaxed” yellow brick road I’m not as motivated to try hard to lose weight. Right now I’m not supposed to derail for 28 days - good for me, but means I’ve got four weeks of padding that I don’t really want. And yes, I know I can retroratchet - I’ve done that a few times. It’s not quite as satisfying and requires me to be, well, really motivated to chose to decrease my buffer.
What I’d really like is to pay to “ignore” a day or two - like $5 per day or something. So I’m basically betting against myself - I think I can get back on my yellow brick road in a short amount of time (less than a week $30/6 = $5), so I’m willing to make that bet. Plus I’d feel extra smug that I a) won my bet against myself, and b) managed to get back onto my yellow brick road.
I suppose I could drop down my pledge to $5-10, and then do the retroratchet to similar effect… I just really hate seeing all my yellow brick road spikes - it’s very demotivating