People keep asking what app I’m using to post my health tracking photos on Instagram. Photos like this one:
I actually take screenshots from a variety of apps and stitch them together with an Android app called PhotoGrid. This is a list of all of the apps I use in no particular order.
Save My Time – This is what you see in the lower right corner. This allows me to track my moment to moment time. This won’t be for everyone but once you start using it, it flows right into your day. I immediately received benefits from using this. My cell phone usage dropped and I started, what I like to call, “activity stacking”. Transportation became learning (podcasts and audiobooks) or health (walking).
I also became more deliberate about how I used my time. If I’m playing video games, I’m playing video games. If I’m hanging out with the wife, I’m hanging out with the wife. One of the first “problems” I had with the app was that I wasn’t able to add multiple activities at the same time. Watching TV and eating for example. Really quick I realized that I can really only do one thing at a time so I, more and more, only do one thing at a time.
Daylio – This one is in the middle on the left. It’s pretty straightforward. You can log your mood either once a day or multiple times a day. It’s really flexible with how you can track it as well. Like, for example, if you logged once a day you could choose a range of activities, a single mood and add a note. You can also track specific things throughout the day (like I did above).
MyFitnessPal – This is where the two pie charts at the top are from. I’m FAR from perfect where it comes to inputting my calories, but I think I do a pretty good job. It’s sometimes hard because of all of the local deliciousnesses here in Taipei! The barcode scanner is awesome though. It makes it really easy to add snacks from 7/11. 😀
Pebble (discontinued) – Unfortunately the Pebble has been discontinued. 😥 Sadnesses… That’s where I grab the step counter and the sleep graph from. There are a lot of different devices that track sleep. I haven’t decided what I’ll get to replace the Pebble yet. My first choice would be a Fitbit (they bought Pebble), but their devices currently don’t work with Sleep as Android (the app I use to track my sleep data).
There you go! That’s everything you need to make “Casey’s 100% All Natural Super Dope Healthy Tracking App of Freshness and Flavorness ™”
There are a few more apps I’m currently using that don’t make it to the photo collage.
CBT-i Coach – Believe it or not but this app is made by the US Government to help Military Veterans who suffer from insomnia caused by PRSD. The app is actually pretty awesome. Every morning I answer a series of questions inside of the app and it gives me a sleep score. The app is also filled with useful information about how to develop good sleep hygiene, what to do when you have trouble sleeping and more!
Water Time Pro – This little dude just tells me when I should have a drink of water. I suck at drinking water. Having almost clear pee wigged me out for a while. I’m also peeing all the damn time now! I know drinking too much water can mess with electrolytes so I’m not getting crazy with it. 🙂
eMoods – I use this to track symptoms related to bipolar disorder. You can track mood, sleep, meds taken and custom entries. You can also export a chart to send to friends, family or physicians.
Sleep as Android – Last, but certainly not least, is Sleep as Android. This is what I use to stay on top of my sleep! Sleep is the most potent health concoction you can take and it’s absolutely free! (I don’t actually use that CAPTCHA thing but it looks cool! I always jump straight out of bed. 🙂 )
Last updated: January 11, 2018