my personal daily caloric intake tracker

Update {2010 Ago 10}: I am no longer updating the DCI Tracker. At the time, it was a good thing for me to do, it fit in with my life/lifestyle and it was also a great start with CakePHP. I still eat healthy, but don’t have time to update it. I also don’t feel the need to update it anymore. My life is taking on a new direction with me getting involved in Internet Marketing and also traveling to New Zealand. Those pursuits are now taking up most of my time. I will keep the tracker up for posterity’s sake.

About 6 days ago I started tracking every thing I eat and the number of calories contained within said food items.

I initially just put everything in a text file, but that got old quickly for 2 reasons:

1. I wanted to update my DCI from work, but couldn’t b/c the text file was on my laptop at home, and
2. I got tired of calculating {in my head} the total # of calories I consumed each day.

So I decided to write a web app to track it all and display nice, neat summaries for me. Incidentally, I learned a bit about CakePHP in the process.

Without further ado, here is the link to the mydci app:

It’s quite basic, with little more functionality than a text file, but it makes my day a bit easier. This will only show my own caloric intake, I haven’t expanded the functionality to include tracking multiple users, etc.

I’ve added some basic authentication so that the world can’t go mucking up my data.

Kaixo, mundua!

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