What Happens When You Don’t Report Your Weight; or, Driving Blind

Monday, April 18, 2011
By dreeves

Caution: Blind Driver

Here’s a blindingly obvious insight: if you drive blind you’ll probably drive off the road. Less obvious is that that applies almost as certainly to your Beeminder yellow brick road. Michelle, who has very thick skin (figuratively speaking!) and agreed to let us feature her here, illustrates the point nicely:

Michelle's weight loss graph

It’s a pattern we’ve seen many times with our beta users. If you’re not monitoring your weight, it’s probably creeping up.

The moral is, at the very least, keep reporting! If that’s easier said than done, you might like a scale that does that for you. That’s how we track our own weight. Beeminder has a partnership with the makers of that scale, Withings.com. We’ll be offering it at a discount to a limited number of beta users who commit to a Beeminder yellow brick road. If you want in, use the invite code FANCYSCALE when you get on our waiting list for a beta account.

UPDATE: Beeminder is now open to the public!

ANOTHER UPDATE: We now have streamlined Withings integration! Connect your Withings account in your Beeminder account/services settings. Then go to the goal settings for goals that should auto-update from Withings.

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