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Dallas, TX

Member since:

March 4, 2014

What aspects of your life or environment are you interested in tracking?

I'm looking to track major health metrics to help me monitor my improvement towards my health goals - only problem is, I'm not 100 percent sure what those metrics should be. I also track my time to make sure I'm using it efficiently for work. And, thanks to online tools, I track my finances to keep expenses in check and increase my savings.

Why are you interested in having deeper insight into these metrics?

In recent months, I've learned it's not enough for me to merely do the "right" things: work out, eat right and so on. I need to KNOW that what I'm doing is effective. And for that I need data. To make the most educated changes, I need data and continual tracking.

What technologies are you using to track? (Pencil and Paper, Specific Mobile/Web Apps, Devices)

I have a slew of them: FitBit Force (activity), Excel documents (used to track adherence to my plan as well as emotional and physical sensation throughout the day), DosIQ and MyFitnessPal apps for food tracking , and yes, some paper tracking. I even use a piggy bank to pay myself for books read and other tasks "accomplished." It's not very sophisticated but the habit of paying myself seems to work.


Coffee addict and PR-nerd turned amateur bio-hacker looking to get the data points to prove growth over time.

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