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October 8, 2012 8:06 PM
I love seeing the days logged in. Ie: ElBandito has logged in for 60 days in a row. I've had that high, up into the 300s... but I've found it incredibly demotivating when you miss that ONE day and the count resets. I'm at the point now where I'm not even tracking... I'm just logging in to get that streak back up.

Could this be represented differently? Perhaps "ElBandito has logged in for 364 days in the 375 days since he signed up! That's a 97% tracking rate". That way it won't matter SO much if I miss a single day and I won't be so crestfallen when I see "ElBandito has logged in for 5 days" again.

That's just me, though. I'm not sure who else might feel the same way.
October 8, 2012 8:10 PM
Agreed! The other day I logged at 12:03am - missed it by three min! Definitely discouraging
October 8, 2012 8:14 PM
Its like perfect attendance. If you miss one day you don't have perfect attendance. Why must everything thats hard to do be made easier?
  29386022
October 8, 2012 8:17 PM
QUOTE:

I love seeing the days logged in. Ie: ElBandito has logged in for 60 days in a row. I've had that high, up into the 300s... but I've found it incredibly demotivating when you miss that ONE day and the count resets. I'm at the point now where I'm not even tracking... I'm just logging in to get that streak back up.

Could this be represented differently? Perhaps "ElBandito has logged in for 364 days in the 375 days since he signed up! That's a 97% tracking rate". That way it won't matter SO much if I miss a single day and I won't be so crestfallen when I see "ElBandito has logged in for 5 days" again.

That's just me, though. I'm not sure who else might feel the same way.


I have done the same thing alot recently, just log in long enough for it to count for the day, so I don't start over... I like your idea!!!
  24647596
October 8, 2012 8:17 PM
QUOTE:

Its like perfect attendance. If you miss one day you don't have perfect attendance. Why must everything thats hard to do be made easier?


You know....I was agreeing with the OP but I like how you phrased this. I agree with your statement.
  24041411
October 8, 2012 8:18 PM
fatboypup has logged in for 630 days in a row!
3 days ago ·
  3524478
October 8, 2012 8:18 PM
I don't know if this will help you, but I removed that option from my News Feed. It's under your privacy settings.
October 8, 2012 8:19 PM
Allegedly if you just miss a day you can send a message to Mike or Steven and have them reset it back to your proper count, but I actually do like the idea of having it say the number if days since signing up! Mine would say 621 out of 621! Haven't missed a day yet!
  4367978
October 8, 2012 8:19 PM
I personally like that you have to log in EVERY day in order to get a steak. It's more motivation to pre log instead of just finding out at the end of the day that I ate some 800 calorie lunch at Quizno's THINKING I was being healthy (Veggie Sub flashback). But that's just a personal thing for me! I am wicked busy but I work in an office where I can get on the site and have it on my phone so it's very easily accessible for me. This would be a good option for those who are only able to log from their home computers but still I 100 percent recommenced logging the morning or night before. Besides in today's day and age is there really every a time that you literally go the ENTIRE day without access to the internet from 12 AM to 12AM? You could just pop on real quick that's all you need to do is log in.
Edited by SomeoneSomeplace On October 8, 2012 8:22 PM
October 8, 2012 8:20 PM
QUOTE:

QUOTE:

Its like perfect attendance. If you miss one day you don't have perfect attendance. Why must everything thats hard to do be made easier?


You know....I was agreeing with the OP but I like how you phrased this. I agree with your statement.


I agree with this.
  29345024
October 8, 2012 8:22 PM
I agree. I ended up turning it completely off because it was irritating when I'd go out of town and forget. Which I thought was a good thing LOL.
  6546326
October 8, 2012 8:25 PM
QUOTE:

Allegedly if you just miss a day you can send a message to Mike or Steven and have them reset it back to your proper count, but I actually do like the idea of having it say the number if days since signing up! Mine would say 621 out of 621! Haven't missed a day yet!


^^^^^showoff^^^^
October 8, 2012 8:25 PM
QUOTE:

Its like perfect attendance. If you miss one day you don't have perfect attendance. Why must everything thats hard to do be made easier?


Agreed. heart
October 8, 2012 8:25 PM
QUOTE:

I don't know if this will help you, but I removed that option from my News Feed. It's under your privacy settings.

That's a great idea because in reality you keep track anyway regardless because you know what you ate even if it isn't logged in. I have been on here since May and that is what I look at.
  23698080
October 8, 2012 8:29 PM
QUOTE:

QUOTE:

Its like perfect attendance. If you miss one day you don't have perfect attendance. Why must everything thats hard to do be made easier?


You know....I was agreeing with the OP but I like how you phrased this. I agree with your statement.


"perfect attendance" is important- and indicates a special degree of dedication to "the plan" and deserves special notation. However, logging in for hundreds of days, mostly in a row, is highly commendable and motivating, as well. Perhaps the burb could indicate Perfect Attendance or % of days logged....
  10791391
October 8, 2012 8:46 PM
YES!!! I almost had a panic attack after logging in after midnight.

I had to REALLY try to think had I even opened the app at any point during that day. PLEASE baby Jesus say I opened the app at least once today!

& had to wait a few days to see if in fact I lost my streak [which I hadn't] but boy was I scared. & to make matters worst, it's no way to (at least to my knowledge) to check your "days logged" status.
  19050253
October 8, 2012 8:57 PM
I don't mind that I don't have a streak anymore because the month I was studying for my qualifying exam I couldn't be bothered to worry about anything other than my upcoming exam. But I do like the idea of being able to see what my percent is... I've been on the website for probably around 450 days and logged in somewhere around 400 of them... I'd like to be able to see that. I'd also like to be able to see my current streak without posting it to news feed. Like in world of warcraft, you could type /played to see how much time you had invested in that character. Perhaps there could be an option to include on our profile our log in % and current streak.
  9684357
October 8, 2012 9:56 PM
For me it's just a reminder that I was sick 500-something days ago and forgot to log in that day. If I do end up missing a day again at this point I will definitely turn off that counter.
  5650072
October 8, 2012 10:00 PM
QUOTE:

I love seeing the days logged in. Ie: ElBandito has logged in for 60 days in a row. I've had that high, up into the 300s... but I've found it incredibly demotivating when you miss that ONE day and the count resets. I'm at the point now where I'm not even tracking... I'm just logging in to get that streak back up.

Could this be represented differently? Perhaps "ElBandito has logged in for 364 days in the 375 days since he signed up! That's a 97% tracking rate". That way it won't matter SO much if I miss a single day and I won't be so crestfallen when I see "ElBandito has logged in for 5 days" again.

That's just me, though. I'm not sure who else might feel the same way.


I'm with you. That would be more meaningful than consequitive days logged in. Over time, it's our overall habits that make or break our success; not how many consequitive days we did something.
  28503205
October 8, 2012 10:10 PM
I too agree with the statement of why make things that are hard easier, but I also think the idea of x amount of days logged in is a good one as well. I log in from my phone when not at work but it doesn't acknowledge it...not sure why.
October 8, 2012 10:22 PM
Not everyone lives in a first world country where there is Internet connectivity wherever you are. I spent a weekend in an area with no coverage and manually recorded what I ate. Wasted my time obviously :(
October 8, 2012 10:36 PM
If you've lost your count go to the tech support forum where one of the sticky threads (4 or 5) is "Days in a row incorrect?" which includes a link to the form to fill out to request the reset. It happens often enough that they made the "fix" a sticky so you could all easily find out how to get it reset..
  3335912
October 12, 2012 7:23 AM
I completely agree with the "username has logged in for xxx days in the yyy days since he signed up! That's a xx% tracking rate". Twice in the past 3 months I was traveling and happened to not log in a single day only to have the counter reset to zero how demotivating! What will it take to get this done?

MyFitnessPal - can you respond with some guidance?
  27062811
October 12, 2012 7:45 AM
Bummer for me a few times when I was unable to log in because of no internet. Camping, etc. missed those days, due to no fault of my own, and bam back to day 1 again. So sad. I don't have the phone capabilities, so no internet, no MFP :-(
  23544439
October 15, 2012 6:19 AM
MyFitnessPal - can you respond with some guidance?
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