Here at 2 Fat Nerds each Wednesday is a Weigh-In day, where all of the data from the previous week is collected, displayed, and analyzed. If anyone is interested in taking part in weekly tracking, leave a comment!
Each week, members who have opted to have their weights publicly displayed for the world to see have them graphed on the main blog. It is a great way to keep track over time, and it gives a bit more accountability to your workouts. If you are interested, leave a comment!
As usual, lets dig into Adrienne’s results first!
Anti-fat points (AFP) is a system designed to give some sort of value to each and every workout, regardless of type. It is based on metabolic-equivalent values out of the compendium of physical activities. Submit a workout, get AFP. Each week we post the totals for each person for the week. In addition, you may see the monthly AFP leader-board on the right-hand sidebar. This is meant to be a fun way to encourage competition to see who can earn the most points!
The threshold is back to 100 AFP, Green is over and Red is under. Try to get 100 AFP and turn your bar green!
Here is my newest idea for the chain game. The problem that I've been having with the chain game is that the "longest chain" doesn't really mean anything. Sure it is a great accomplishment, but it merely represents what you have done. Not what you are currently doing. To put more emphasis on current progress and current streaks, I am now only displaying the current active streak for each player. It is calculated the same as before, minimum three days a week. Each consecutive week you gain a link.
The idea behind the above chart is as follows: the bigger the streak you have will work your way up the various colors of chains. I'm going to decide on the color scale this week, but for this week it is black to green. The more green, the longer the current streak.
I'd like some feed back on this change, but in general I think it is both easier to understand, represents a more accurate depiction of effort, and is in general easier for me to make.