Hi all. I’m a newbee who has spent waaay too many hours on the site exploring over the past week. I stumbled across Beeminder about a week ago when I was looking for something on the internet. I’d heard of Stickk before but hadn’t really explored it. Originally when I heard there were sites on the internet that would track things and then take your money if you didn’t do them – it did sound a little “crazy pants” (to use the expression found in one of the side bars on the site). However, as I have read more, I discovered that this is really about something that I have found to be true about myself over time. In some areas of my life, I certainly tend to make decisions in the short-term that are against my long-term interests. I’d noticed that adding a shorter term cost helped me make better decisions – I had no idea there were actual other people who had figured this out too. There’s real science behind this – who knew?!?
I’ve been impressed by all that Dan and Bethany have built here and the fairness with which they run their business. Impressive. I’m also impressed with the sense of community in the forum. So….kind people on the forum (buttering you up), can you help me? I created a little test goal last week and tried linking it to steps recorded on my Apple Watch. But it’s not working. I’ve tried updating the data through the app and the website. I wrote for help several days ago, but my sense is that things are pretty busy behind the scenes here. I haven’t heard anything from that. I even tried seeing if I could manually enter data. From all of the reading I have been doing here, it sounds like the problem may be that there are some glitches with the integration with Apple Health. Am I right to conclude that? In a couple of days, the goal is going to actually expect me to have taken some steps and I will derail. I feel like I need to delete this goal now unless I can figure out how to fix it. Any suggestions?
(PS Programming is not my area of expertise AT ALL, but I’ve enjoyed the bits that are mentioned here about it. When I started college about 3,000 years ago, I thought I would major in computer science. After one bad brush with FORTRAN and a professor who was a real meanie, I changed my major and never looked back. With all of the fun and easy ways to learn to code, maybe I need to play with that. Just thinking about it.)