The Health + Wellness Working Group
💪 All the details about the vitality of your most precious investment
Hello! Welcome to the Health + Wellness Working Group. This is a subsection of the KmikeyM Mailing List, which means you can opt-out of updates about control and influence of my health but keep getting the big important general updates.
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The Health + Wellness Working Group was created last month with 94% shareholder approval. Since then I’ve been… not really doing much about my health, but that changes today!
I feel pretty healthy, but I haven’t been to any doctor in many, many years. I would like to blame the pandemic but I think it was 2017 in Portland the last time I went.
First Vote: Talkspace
Should I try Talkspace? App based startup therapy seems… less effective? Or something. Maybe I’m just being a luddite. I mean, it’s free, what do I have to lose?
April 3rd, 2022 Weekly Health Report
⚖️ Weight: 176.3 lbs (over goal by 6.3)
🚴♂️ 46.58 miles (28.42 short of goal)
🚶♂️ 2.44 miles (4.56 short of goal)
🏋️♂️ 0 gym visits (3 gym visits goal)
🏊♂️ 0 yds (1500 yds goal)
✅ 8 Hour Goal Met: 2 Nights
😴 Min Sleep: 7 hr
💤 Sleep Debt: 7.3%
🧘♂️ Meditation/Mindfulness: 0 minutes
⏲️ Time Tracking
💼 Work: 61h 18m
♟️ KmikeyM: 3h 44m
🥚 EGG: 0h 0 m
🧠 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.
I collected all my health care information together this weekend. We use Justworks as a benefits service provider at work.
🏨 My medical plan is Aetna B3, which is the Open Access® Elect Choice® EPO. I have a $1000 deductible and a $20-$50 copay. My monthly cost is $281.13.
🦷 My 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.
👓 My vision plan is Metlife Vision. I pay $7.99 pre-tax.
* going to call Dr. Ana Vargas on Tuesday to make an appointment
💳 I also signed up for a Healthcare FSA with Optum Financial which I put $42.50 into each month.
✨ 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)