I decided to make a topic for the issues I trip over for my goals. So I won’t be emailing Beeminder support every single day for the duration of my goals (most are three months, so yeah, that’s a lot of e-mail, LOL).

I have no idea how to upload pictures to this post, so I’ll just describe the current issue:

I have a 8000-steps a day goal. I got 20,000+ steps on the first day because of a long hike with a friend, so I got a bit of a buffer which was nice.

But now my “Amounts due by today” section is doing weird things

So the “total” column gets a +8000 every day (so today is 32,000 and tomorrow would be 40,000)

My “delta” column however… I reached my goal for today, it was 5-thousand-and-something which I don’t remember since it’s a checkmark now.

For tomorrow, it says I should take 3,808 steps (fair enough), but the day after that, I have to make 11,808 steps??? That’s 8,000 more than the previous day, but it keeps adding up until 43,808(!) on next Monday. If this does mean I have to take 43,808 steps that day to reach my goal, I’m very confused.

Am I misunderstanding the purpose of the delta column somehow? The description does say that it’s “what you have to do in order to be safe on a given day”.

So can anyone save me from getting a headache from trying to figure it out?