Build a New Weight Loss Habit
We all have our own weight loss journey. My journey included creating a new daily habit of stepping on the scale every morning and recording the results. Over time I looked forward to stepping on that scale and entering a new result into Goal Weight to see how far I've come, and to ensure I was still moving in the proper direction.
Inspired by the The Hacker's Diet, https://www.fourmilab.ch/hackdiet/, the moving average trend line helps smooth out the occasional weight gain days, putting those days in perspective, and making sure I didn't freak out when I saw a large jump from one day to the next.
Read a full description about the moving average trend line in The Hacker's Diet, http://www.fourmilab.ch/hackdiet/e4/signalnoise.html
In Goal Weight one can:
Capture your Blood Pressure
Recording your blood pressure measurements? Using paper, Excel, or Notes on your iPhone? Are you taking the time to graph those measurements to see trends over time? Are you just remembering what your last few measurements are, along with trying to remember everything else going on in your life?
I'll bet you answered, sometimes, occasionally, no, and I have a lot to remember, blood pressure measurements are pretty far down on the list.
Listen, if you are constantly taking your blood pressure offload all of this mental processing into an app, this app, Goal Blood Pressure.
I hate tracking my blood pressure, so I made it simple, flick the tumblers to record systolic, diastolic, and beats per minute.
Add a note...sometimes I care I'm taking my measurements right after a workout, or I'm using the machine at the grocery store, measurements occasionally need context.
Big beautiful graphs with each measurement and a moving average trend line, keeping the highs and lows in check.
You want more? Features, features, features!
Capture All of Your Body Measurements
Weight loss is difficult. If you are judging your success or failure only by the numbers on your scale you could be missing half the story.
Goal Length fills in the other half of that story by tracking your body measurements in inches or centimeters. You'll see if you are loosing inches in your waist, even if the numbers on the scale are not moving.