Health & Wellness

On March 8th, 2022 with 94% approval the shareholders approved the creation of a Health & Wellness Working Group. This is that group.

๐Ÿ’ฌ Discussion in Slack on #proj-health

๐Ÿ—ณ๏ธ Voting will happen in the Health + Wellness voting system.


Decisions to Make:

  • Who is my Emergency Contact?

Decisions Made:


Health + Wellness Information:

  • TrendWeight
  • 23andMe (is there any easy way to share this?)
  • Strava
  • Fitbod Export .csv file (July 2018 to March 2022)
  • One Medical subscription (via Health Insurance)
  • Apple Health Data (can I share this?)

April 17th, 2022 Weekly Health Report (draft)

๐Ÿง  Mental Health: TK

๐Ÿ“ Narrative: Went to the doctor on Monday.

April 10th, 2022 Weekly Health Report

โš–๏ธ Weight: 176.2 lbs (-0.1) (over goal by 6.2)

๐Ÿ’ช Exercise
* ๐Ÿšดโ€โ™‚๏ธ 52.07 miles (22.93 short of goal)
* ๐Ÿšถโ€โ™‚๏ธ 6.83 miles (0.17 short of goal)
* ๐Ÿ‹๏ธโ€โ™‚๏ธ 2 weight (1 short of goal)
* ๐ŸŠโ€โ™‚๏ธ 500 yds (1000 short of goal)

๐Ÿ›Œ Sleep
* โœ… 8 Hour Goal Met: 2 Nights
* ๐Ÿ˜ด Min Sleep: 6:27 hr
* ๐Ÿ’ค Sleep Debt: 4.2% (was 7.3%)

๐Ÿง˜โ€โ™‚๏ธ Meditation/Mindfulness: 0 minutes

โฒ๏ธ Time Tracking
* ๐Ÿ’ผ Work: 49h 31m
* โ™Ÿ๏ธ KmikeyM: 6h 42m
* ๐Ÿฅš EGG: 1h 35m

๐Ÿง  Mental Health: Way better week with just under 50 hours spent working. Managed to exercise almost every day and go to the dentist.

๐Ÿ“ Narrative: My teeth are in good shape. Had to get my face numbed to get some Arestin injected to fight some gum disease. I also asked my parents about “family history” stuff in preparation for doctor visit tomorrow.

April 3rd, 2022 Weekly Health Report

โš–๏ธ Weight: 176.3 lbs (over goal by 6.3)

๐Ÿ’ช Exercise
* ๐Ÿšดโ€โ™‚๏ธ 46.58 miles (28.42 short of goal)
* ๐Ÿšถโ€โ™‚๏ธ 2.44 miles (4.56 short of goal)
* ๐Ÿ‹๏ธโ€โ™‚๏ธ 0 weight (3 gym visits goal)
* ๐ŸŠโ€โ™‚๏ธ 0 yds (1500 yds goal)

๐Ÿ›Œ Sleep
* โœ… 8 Hour Goal Met: 2 Nights
* ๐Ÿ˜ด Min Sleep: 7 hr
* ๐Ÿ’ค Sleep Debt: 7.3%

๐Ÿง˜โ€โ™‚๏ธ Meditation/Mindfulness: 0 minutes

โฒ๏ธ Time Tracking
* ๐Ÿ’ผ Work: 61h 18m
* โ™Ÿ๏ธ KmikeyM: 6h 11m
* ๐Ÿฅš EGG: 0h 0 m

๐Ÿง  Mental Health: I realized this week that I’m frustrated and a little depressed. I feel like all I did was work this week and I found myself very frustrated by some aspects of my job. Not just frustrated, but angry at times. I was able to talk to some friends about this and get some perspective over the weekend, but I do have a lot my self esteem wrapped up in my job.

Having been deep in “startup life” before, I know there will be crunch times, but working 60+ hours a week limits my ability to exercise, socialize, read and just generally be a good and happy person. I do not buy in to the “grind” culture that is sold as a path to success in work. Working over 40 hours is a sign that something is wrong.

๐Ÿ“ Narrative

I collected all my health care information together. We use Justworks as a benefits service provider.

๐Ÿจ My medical plan is Aetna B3, which is the Open Accessยฎ Elect Choiceยฎ EPO. I have a $1000 deductible and a $20-$50 copay. My monthly cost is $281.13.

๐ŸฆทMy dental plan is Aetna Dental DMO.
* based on proxmity to my home and the five reviews on the Aetna site I chose Diana Folmsbee, DMD as my Primary Care Dentist.
* I will call on Monday and make an appt.

๐Ÿ‘“ My vision plan is Metlife Vision. I pay $7.99 pre-tax.
* going to call Dr. Ana Vargas on Tuesday to make an appointment

๐Ÿ’ณ I also signed up for a Healthcare FSA with Optum Financial which I put $42.50 into each month.

โœจ Bonus perks include:

  • A free HealthAdvocate membership
  • A free One Medical membership
    • I signed up for an Annual Live Well Visit on Wednesday w/ Ann Martella-Janes, PA-C based on availability and location
  • A free Teledoc membership
  • A free 1 year membership to Talkspace, an online mental health therapy company (1 live video visit/mo + unlimited messagging)