Thanks! Discussing this really helped me a lot! I made some changes.
First, the idea of the meta goal is that would put an extra penalty on not logging before i brush my teeth. If I brush my teeth without entering the meta goal, then I have to start all over again, enter my meta goal, and then brush my teeth. Just brushing my teeth isn’t good enough.
But that does raise a good point, that I need to put in the description or fine print, to update my teeth brushing goal as
“brush teeth immediately after logging. Brushing teeth before logging doesn’t count.”
Actually, that change should be good enough on it’s own! So that’s what I’m going to do. I have changed the goal slug to /BrushTeethAfterLog to remind me of this fact. Removed the meta goal, and now /BrushTeethAfterLog includes the additional requirement.
Brush Teeth, Floss, Waterpick. Must be done AFTER logging in beeminder
Logging in beeminder of teeth brushing must be done before the teeth brushing. If done after teeth brushing, then it doesn’t count. That means that if I come across an incident where I think I brushed my teeth, but there’s no data for it, then that is considered a fail by definition, and can lead to a lost data point or derailment.