There was a great discussion started by The Quilt about our general thoughts on Paleo. It got me thinking about my own self-experimentation and how difficult it is to find women-centric forums that cull our N=1 experiments such as CureTogether.
I'm about to embark on a new experiment for myself and wondering if anyone has recommendations for technology coupled with forums that match the social data to individual data. For instance, I want to know how other women are eating and exercising and what they've discovered works best for them. In searching for an answer here (which I did not find) The Quilt brought up another great question about culling N1 data.
My goal in this question: 1. Find a social site that will track self-experiments in diet and exercise and offer suggestions on how to improve the data based on the memebers' data.
I would LOVE a site that has the social aspect of PaleoHacks (the intelligence and inquisitiveness here is awesome) coupled with the tracking of CureTogether.
I found a great script here and will see what I can get from the free trial but I prefer open source tech.
So all you posters here who are interested in this, send me an email iamthebridget [at] gmail [dot] com and will contact you all as a group and see who wants to help develop this and who just wants to participate. I think between 2 or 3 people we can get a rough and dirty yet functional thingy (tech term) going in a few days. Thanks, paleo chix!
i use the unfortunately-named fatsecret.com to keep track of what i'm eating, workouts, etc. you can see other user's diets, depending on their settings. i'm not sure there is an easy way to see data across a whole group of people on the site, but it might be worth looking into!
I'm a woman and made a few blog posts about paleo and crossfitting on my blog: http://www.aliciablogs.com/2011/06/information-paleo-foods/ http://www.aliciablogs.com/2011/06/paleo-challenge-results-addiction/ http://www.aliciablogs.com/2011/03/introduction-crossfit/
There is other groups I belong to that aren't soley felmales but have quite a few of them: http://www.facebook.com/home.php?sk=group_170353216345440&ap=1 http://www.facebook.com/StrongIsTheNewSkinny http://www.facebook.com/pages/CROSSFIT-GIRLS-ARE-NOT-ONLY-HOT-THEY-KICK-ASS3/251413487890
Hope that helps :)
I love this idea...I am always experimenting on myself, and this is definitely the most like minded site I have found. Maybe you need to create this BB! If you do find something, I would love to hear about it...I have no patience for sparkspeople type sites.
I'd highly recommend looking over the Quantified Self web page rooting around for info and and potentially joining a local QS chapter- That is definitely one group that knows a LOT about self experiemntation, tends to be pretty techie and would have the tools, info and knowledge to help support what you want to do.
The Quantified Selfers tend to be the first people to find out about the new tracking tools and could point you in the right direction. Actually they are often the ones actually developing the tools!
We are very interested in learning where this goes. Can you keep us posted on our Facebook Page? http://www.facebook.com/pages/Todays-Paleo/148910628514182
Also, Paleo Plan may have some valuable resources for you http://www.paleoplan.com/?gclid=CNbTwOzwtqkCFRpVgwodHELv9Q
Hum, I am not active on it, but I think Spark People might have a lot of what you are looking for and everyone I know who is active is female.
I think there is a challenge system that would probably work well for experimental trials.
I am willing to jump on the bandwagon in August if you are looking for subjects
I love this thread and I'm excited to see where it goes.
It would be nice to set goals and track over time too, even with a basic line graph or something. Then set a time frame and see if you hit it
Tim Ferriss has his behavior change app called Lift. Not sure if that fits the bill, but it is community-centered too: https://lift.do/
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