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I gave a talk on this at the quantified self conference in June, the video should be online soon, I will link you when it is. Daily Tracker is my primary one, and Moves.
Sorry to mess up your serious business charts with thoughts of burritos. I just spend a lot of time thinking about burritos.
Instead of using a pie chart, could you make a burrito chart?
8 burritos sounds nice…but what did you eat for dinner?
I love all your stat keeping! 😍 Do you have any favorite free apps or programs you use to track of any of your info throughout the day?
Lillian Karabaic I don’t know, we will have to invent one!
Lillian Karabaic You can cook burritos at home! :)
I eat tacos for breakfast every morning, so usually the same thing for dinner seems a bit overkill ;) Also I prefer los gorditos burritos over my own.
What does a burrito chart look like? I will strongly consider this. I also enjoy thinking about burritos.
Burritos are a splurge for me, I usually cook at home.
You are the fucking cutest (and too-hot-to-trot!) queen of stats. Ever.
Marion Ette Poole is impressed with your lifting stats.
I love Moves! So handy
I also use Clue, Instant and a cobbled-together DIY tracker that’s part web form, part Excel
keep up the good work!!
I rate my mood every day (for 10 years). I find mood tracking to be the most frustrating.
Thanks! I got back into lifting about a year and a half ago when my Miracle Drug made gripping things possible again. Unfortunately I may be close to maxed out based on my wrists.
Yeah sounds rough… Is this just like a “am I fighting my mood?” Or is this a happiness proxy?
Mood is v. v. hard. It’s the most frustrating of things I track to get “right”. I have tried scale of 10. Scale out of 100. I started using three different sociological measurement surveys – optimism, self esteem, and anxiety.
3.8/6! But but
Happiness (or more accurately contentedness proxy.) Mood is v. v. hard. It’s the most frustrating of things I track to get “right” and I’ve been tracking it daily for over 10 years. I have tried scale of 10. Scale out of 100. As of July, I started using three different sociological measurement surveys – optimism, self esteem, and anxiety on a every-other-day basis.
I tried yay/nay and found that didn’t work very well for me either. I also tried random surveying at 20 points during the day on a 100-point scale. That may have been the best dataset, but I worried I was falsely inflating stats.
I think it’s really hard to get a genuine ‘gut’ evaluation from inside the system one’s trying to evaluate! I tend to double/triple think it and apply normalizations, adjustments, etc.
You might want to try what I settled on, which is actually less granular but I think gets a more accurate bead on overall wellness. Just ask “so, is stuff ok today?” and bake it all the way down to a binary “yeah, not bad today” or “meh, today sucked” measurement. Then at the end you can average all the 1’s and 0’s to get an overall measurement.
You continue to be a totally unique, inspiring, badass. Your burrito consumption had decreased noticeably, as has your average number of hours worked. Good job moving towards work/life balance!
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