Weight Loss Support - Show us yer' graphs!




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ange82much
11-14-2011, 02:16 AM
Would love to have a look at other people's weight loss graphs (or exercise, or size or whatever it is that you plot really). I'm a scientist so i can relate to graphs! Really they tell a story that you may or may not want telling!!

Mine looks awful, but i'll display it anyway. (And you might not see it as i think i've shrunk it to too low definition??) This is for the last two years and shows that my current effort looks like it's far too steep a line to be sustainable. Sigh.

It also shows that over time i'm pretty predictable in that i'll be good for a bit, and lose weight, then stop weighing myself, put on weight, repeat every 6 months, and it's really not clever.

If i went to my other computer i could probably drag up a graph for 5 or 6 years before this one that will show similar ups and downs in a similar range.

Another Sigh.


Kahokkuri
11-14-2011, 02:34 AM
I didn't start tracking my weight with this app until July, hence the smooth line before that. To me it shows an incredibly slow downward trend (<1kg/month).

http://api.cld.me/07380r2y3o3D3r441z1d/Kahokkuri%20Graph.PNG

sontaikle
11-14-2011, 08:58 AM
I love graphs! Although I'm a teacher. I suppose that makes me another one with a love for a good graph ;)

Here's mine. I started weighing daily on May 3 at 192 pounds.


carter
11-14-2011, 10:35 AM
I love this idea - I posted a thread like this a couple of months ago. Hope you get more takers than I did.

Here's my current graph. It covers more than 27 months. What I love about it is how it shows so many different aspects of the process. It shows the long-term variances - I can see places where I lost my focus for a while due to other aspects of my life, but still managed to get back on the horse as soon as I could. I can see how the long-term rate of loss is directly correlated to how hard I am working. (The last 3 weeks, for example, show steeper loss than the previous 4 weeks, because I recommitted about 4 weeks ago and have been perfectly on plan that whole time.

But I can also see the short-term fluctuations that happen regardless of how hard I am working. It helps to see those too, to remember that no matter how big the short-term fluctuations feel when they are happening, they really mean very little in the grand scheme of my weight loss. It helps me keep my perspective and my patience.

http://www.3fatchicks.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=40887&stc=1&d=1321280049

EmmaD
11-14-2011, 10:43 AM
FUN! I love looking at other people's charts.
June 2009 - after rapidly gaining weight over the previous 6-12 months, weight loss/exercise began "for real"
December 2009 - Holiday season - bumped right back up to nearly my start weight :(
2010 - a slow decline (but with nearly 6 months hovering around 140)
2011 - got really close to my "goal" but then bounced up, hovered around a decent maintenance weight of 135 and then..... where I am now, due to really bad habits creeping back in ... bounced up by at least 5 lbs again.ARRRRRRRGH. So hard to lose 5-10 lbs. MORE THAN TWO YEARS of trying to lose less than 25 lbs.

http://tickers.tickerfactory.com/WeightPlot/wcNvcJS.png (http://www.tickerfactory.com/weight-loss/wcNvcJS)

Esofia
11-14-2011, 12:35 PM
You can see mine by clicking the link in my signature. I confess to playing around with graphs I've created in a spreadsheet as well.

runningfromfat
11-14-2011, 01:27 PM
My graph starts when I'm in high school and goes to present (so about 15 years!). I was able to maintain my weight throughout high school and college (with a jump in between). I had a mini-spike when I started grad school and then a major spike during my pregnancy. At first I lost weight post-pregnancy but quickly got into a gaining trend until I started this journey about 1.5 years ago. Hopefully there's going to be a downward trend for awhile still, followed by a long plateau (with a small blimp upward for a future pregnancy or two ;) ).

shr1nk1ngme
11-14-2011, 01:48 PM
Here ya go! (All graphs/charts from FitDay PC)

Four month weight goal progress:
http://www.lowcarbfriends.com/bbs/members/nikki-albums-general-picture4125-weight-goal.jpg


Six month history and 12 week projected weight loss:
http://www.lowcarbfriends.com/bbs/members/nikki-albums-general-picture4126-projections.jpg
This has slowed down to a complete stop the past two weeks as I approach my goal -- and obviously I have no intention of reaching 96 pounds in February.


Six month RDA nutritional profile:
http://www.lowcarbfriends.com/bbs/members/nikki-albums-general-picture4124-nutrition-graph.jpg
The only nutrient I can't seem to get enough of is Phosphorus. I am thinking about switching from a Calcium/magnesium/vitamin D supplement a phosphorus/calcium supplement. I have too much vitamin D anyway.


Caloric sources breakdown:
http://www.lowcarbfriends.com/bbs/members/nikki-albums-general-picture4123-calorie-pie-chart.jpg
I am quite satisfied with this profile. :)

Rana
11-14-2011, 03:56 PM
http://img710.imageshack.us/img710/9056/weightgraph.jpg

Esofia
11-14-2011, 04:20 PM
I can't see any images in either of the last two posts.

Rana
11-14-2011, 05:29 PM
I just made some changes to the image!

Esofia
11-14-2011, 06:10 PM
Yep, yours works now. How did you create that graph? Can you edit the x axis so that it just reads from 150 to 200?

Rana
11-14-2011, 09:18 PM
http://img59.imageshack.us/img59/2268/weight2.jpg

I made my graph in Excel.

shishkeberry
11-14-2011, 11:53 PM
My Weight Chart:
http://tickers.tickerfactory.com/WeightPlot/w7M6yot.png (http://www.tickerfactory.com/weight-loss/w7M6yot)

zinkemomx2
11-15-2011, 12:25 AM
this one is the the 8 years from august '03 to aug '11
http://i131.photobucket.com/albums/p302/zinkemomx2/aug03-aug11.png
this one is the last 3 months :)
http://i131.photobucket.com/albums/p302/zinkemomx2/aug14-nov13.jpg

Koshka
11-15-2011, 01:40 AM
What is everyone using for graphs. I have excel and do terribly at getting it to work (if anyone has any link to a tutorial, please let me know).

What other programs are people using for graphs? My excel who is all scrunched up and I have to break it into sections. I really want one where I can put in years of points.

shr1nk1ngme
11-15-2011, 01:54 AM
What is everyone using for graphs. I have excel and do terribly at getting it to work (if anyone has any link to a tutorial, please let me know).

What other programs are people using for graphs? My excel who is all scrunched up and I have to break it into sections. I really want one where I can put in years of points.

My FitDay PC software makes up the graphs for me based on information I put in. I can graph just about anything.

shishkeberry
11-15-2011, 02:25 AM
My graph is from tickerfactory.

juliana77
11-15-2011, 03:01 AM
This is an iPhone app I have been using since Feb, Target Weight

I have more detailed Excel graphs on my computer at work, I will try to remember to screenshot them tomorrow. Some of the data is pretty cool!

http://i1225.photobucket.com/albums/ee386/Joolzsd/th_34ab0b17.jpg (http://s1225.photobucket.com/albums/ee386/Joolzsd/?action=view&current=34ab0b17.jpg)

ange82much
11-15-2011, 04:25 AM
keep 'em coming. these are good.

koshka - my graph is excel too, but it is a bit of a fuss to set up, there seem to be better options out there.

juliana - wow - textbook 45 degree angle stuff for a whole year. that's an amazing plot. look how consistent you are!

carter - sorry i didn't see your original thread, ill go looking for it now though so that i can see even more graphs! Your's tells a good story though.

esofia - it was because i saw your graph linked to your signature somewhere else that i was prompted to start this thread. Your graphs are absolute crackers!!

runningfromfat - ok, you win so far. 15yrs worth - going to be tricky to beat that!

shishkeberry - yours looks good and sensible at first glance, but in actual fact its pretty spectacular when you squint at the numbers. you've done amazingly well this year!

zinkemomx2 - two different stories in two different graphs. Like my current weight plot too. Also like my job in a way - represent the same data but using different scales to suit the story you're trying to tell....

gagalu
11-15-2011, 04:38 AM
My Weight Chart:
http://tickers.tickerfactory.com/WeightPlot/w5Zh9M0.png (http://www.tickerfactory.com/weight-loss/w5Zh9M0)

Esofia
11-15-2011, 05:31 AM
Wow, some of you have so much data!

Rana - now there's a pretty looking graph, and very nice progress too. What was the temporary dip/downwards spike a few months ago, out of curiosity?

Koshka - well, my signature one takes you to the website where you can look at other people's graphs and set your own one up. It's cool in many ways, although there are a few in which it annoys me (e.g. that totally pointless BMI graph which makes the page harder to read). I've just added painkillers to the "events" (listed as "diet pills", they really don't have many options for adding your own data) and it's interesting to see how they make my weight rise temporarily about 2/3 of the times I take them.

Then there's the FitDay PC option, where you can graph just about anything. I've got that too, I just couldn't be bothered to do screenshots. It's probably better if you want to be able to look at more than a couple of months' data on your screen at once. It's paid software but I hear that you can torrent it if you want to go the not-exactly-legal route. It's worth knowing that the current PC version of FitDay is pretty old. They're trialling a beta version at the moment, and high time too, but it's web only. Come to that, the web version is free and you may be able to do fairly nifty graphs in that as well.

For spreadsheet graphs, I use the Open Office spreadsheet software. It's very similar to Excel but I think you can do a bit more with the graphs. A basic graph should be easy to set up, you just put in a column of data, select the cells, hit the little button in the toolbar, for creating graphs and charts, and go for a line graph. If you want to do anything fancier, such as a graph with curves or several types of data at once, this takes a bit more practice. I actually use spreadsheets for symptom diaries and graphs and such, and I can do really nifty graphs on there even though I still don't have a clue how to use a spreadsheet in the conventional fashion! I might do a screenshot of my graphs for measurements later, they're quite cool.

ChickieChicks
11-15-2011, 09:38 AM
Here is mine. I weighed in much more frequently, but this is the general chart with weights every 6-10 days.

I weighed in at my doctor in January at 187,and was mortified. I ate better, but didnt really do anything special. When I officially started my weight loss in May, I was down to 173.

shr1nk1ngme
11-15-2011, 10:13 AM
Then there's the FitDay PC option, where you can graph just about anything.


I know, right? I can practically graph the size of my left nostril over time!

I particularly like that I can get a pie chart of the consumption of any nutrient by food, by meal, by mood, even.

pockets
11-15-2011, 10:42 AM
On FitDay I've set my goal date as my sister-in-law's wedding, in which I am the matron-of-honor.

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Esofia
11-15-2011, 10:49 AM
Nice progress you're making there. I like being ahead of the target line earlier on, because most people slow down as they near their target so it should even out in the end.

Kahokkuri, could you be a dear and edit your post to include a smaller image? The one you've put in is so wide that it's stretched this entire comment thread way off to the side of my screen, and I have to keep scrolling horizontally to read the text.

juliana77
11-15-2011, 11:45 PM
Ok, I got all my big nerd charts.

The first one is my favorite. Each line starts on the first day of my menstrual cycle. It is so cool to me how consistent the shapes are, especially the last 2 weeks of each month. I have the line equations on there so I can compare the slope from month to month.
http://i1225.photobucket.com/albums/ee386/Joolzsd/th_893ed9ee.jpg (http://s1225.photobucket.com/albums/ee386/Joolzsd/?action=view&current=893ed9ee.jpg)

Next is my weekly weight ins with trendline projection, one straight line and one logarithmic to kind of give me a ballpark range.
http://i1225.photobucket.com/albums/ee386/Joolzsd/th_a4486713.jpg (http://s1225.photobucket.com/albums/ee386/Joolzsd/?action=view&current=a4486713.jpg)

Next is by calendar month, mostly daily. Ho-hum.
http://i1225.photobucket.com/albums/ee386/Joolzsd/th_40f5daf9.jpg (http://s1225.photobucket.com/albums/ee386/Joolzsd/?action=view&current=40f5daf9.jpg)

And finally, daily fluctuations. Basically how many lbs up or down from the prior day.
http://i1225.photobucket.com/albums/ee386/Joolzsd/th_3180b611.jpg (http://s1225.photobucket.com/albums/ee386/Joolzsd/?action=view&current=3180b611.jpg)

shishkeberry
11-15-2011, 11:54 PM
shishkeberry - yours looks good and sensible at first glance, but in actual fact its pretty spectacular when you squint at the numbers. you've done amazingly well this year!

Thank you! I really needed to hear that today! I've been stalled out for a month now and I had minimal losses the month before that. I've been discouraged (haven't quit, but just bummed out) and that was the perfect thing to say to me. :hug:

Esofia
11-16-2011, 05:51 AM
Juliana77 - I am so glad we didn't have this discussion when I was just starting weight loss, because otherwise I would probably have gone absolutely wild creating far more graphs than any dieter could reasonably need, and I'm already creating too many! Your graphs by menstrual cycle are definitely interesting, and I'd love to see more of those from other people since so many report hormonal fluctuations. It looks like ovulation is what causes water gain for you, am I right?

Rana
11-16-2011, 11:10 AM
Rana - now there's a pretty looking graph, and very nice progress too. What was the temporary dip/downwards spike a few months ago, out of curiosity?


Norovirus! (or something like that)

I spent a week sick, sick, sick, unable to eat anything except fluids. Of course, I lost 5 lbs in that week and my weight dipped down.

As soon as I was able to eat "normally" my weight went up and then a couple of pounds extra stuck on for the remainder of the summer.

juliana77
11-17-2011, 01:31 AM
Yes, and I was thinking I should start back up with charting my basal temps as well to compare the trends. If I recall correctly, temp is low before ovulation and high afterward. I definitely lose more weight in the second half of the month. But yes, that water retention is annoying. I am glad I know the pattern so I stay on plan and look forward to my post-ovulation whoosh.

(I charted my temps and fertility signs for years as birth control and then when trying to get pregnant, and it wasn't for religious reasons, it was because I preferred to avoid the risks of the pill. Anyone interested in more info should read Taking Charge of your Fertility - life changing book for anyone of fertile age.)

Kahokkuri
11-17-2011, 02:44 AM
Kahokkuri, could you be a dear and edit your post to include a smaller image?

Sorry about that! I've got insane resolution on a big screen and I forget that not everyone does. Edited the post.

pockets
11-17-2011, 09:33 AM
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I had to share again. I took a huge nose dive this morning and I'm sooooo freaking excited!!! Water retention kills me!

ange82much
11-18-2011, 02:26 AM
yeah, pockets!! look at you, way below that target line!!!

chickadee32
11-18-2011, 02:38 AM
I made a graph the other night, but keep forgetting to post it! My data begins with the start of my weight loss in January, and goes through to present. The uptick in June was an ectopic pregnancy and the resulting abdominal surgery, but other than that and my month-long hormonal stall in Sept/Oct, my weight loss seems mostly linear over time.

pockets
11-18-2011, 02:37 PM
yeah, pockets!! look at you, way below that target line!!!

Thanx. :) I'm back up this morning. I'm trying hard not to let it get to me, I know I am retaining water as my period is due next week. But I am also PMS'ing and feel like crap today.

Koshka
11-20-2011, 02:07 PM
Juliana -- What software are you using for graphs?

I'm still trying to find one that will let me easily input years of data. I signed up for MedHelp but it won't let you go back more than 10 years.
I liked it since you could also show measurements and other data. I may use it for current stuff but would like to have one I can put historical information in.

Esofia
11-23-2011, 10:50 AM
I've done a couple of graphs involving curves. The first one has a curved target line to reflect the usual faster weight loss at first and slower weight loss later. The second has the weight loss line curving, with individual dots for the actual weights, so it shows trends better.

http://img268.imageshack.us/img268/8373/weightlog231111.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/268/weightlog231111.jpg/)

pockets
11-23-2011, 11:34 AM
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I started my period 3 days ago. Last cycle I lost 10lbs in the first week after it started, this time it seems to be the same. Damn that water weight messing with my head all month!

Esofia
11-23-2011, 11:42 AM
Now there's a nice-looking drop in numbers! If you're doing that as a spreadsheet, why don't you put in another column of data where you put the days for your period, and set them to another colour in the graph? You should be able to get your graph all joined up, and it would show your hormonal fluctuations nicely. I'd have a try at it myself, but I haven't listed dates for my spreadsheet graph, just highlighted the Mondays to help me orient myself when filling in the numbers, so I'd have trouble finding them. Anyway, I don't get hormonal weight variation for some reason.

I love the "sufferer of abibliophobia" thing, by the way. I presume it means "fear of being without a book"? I suffer from this malady to a mild extent (of course, I live in a house walled with books and rarely get out due to being ill, so I don't really need to contemplate the horrors of being away from books for too long), but my partner and best friend (who happen to have the same first name) always crack me up by the number of books they will put into their man-bags for even a relatively short journey.

pockets
11-23-2011, 11:47 AM
Now there's a nice-looking drop in numbers! If you're doing that as a spreadsheet, why don't you put in another column of data where you put the days for your period, and set them to another colour in the graph? You should be able to get your graph all joined up, and it would show your hormonal fluctuations nicely. I'd have a try at it myself, but I haven't listed dates for my spreadsheet graph, just highlighted the Mondays to help me orient myself when filling in the numbers, so I'd have trouble finding them. Anyway, I don't get hormonal weight variation for some reason.

I love the "sufferer of abibliophobia" thing, by the way. I presume it means "fear of being without a book"? I suffer from this malady to a mild extent (of course, I live in a house walled with books and rarely get out due to being ill, so I don't really need to contemplate the horrors of being away from books for too long), but my partner and best friend (who happen to have the same first name) always crack me up by the number of books they will put into their man-bags for even a relatively short journey.

No, it's just the one from FitDay.com. I wouldn't know how to do a graph myself! I'm really not computer savvy!

Abibliophobia is the fear of running out of reading material. :lol: I do have tons of books that I haven't read, and now that I have a Kindle there are almost millions for free on it. Gotta love the classics! I used to walk (wiht a wicked incline) while reading, but I'm currently taking a break from the gym because of my knee.