Weight Loss Support - OMG! Graphs ROCK!!!!




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Mozzy
01-30-2013, 11:28 PM
Y'all, if you don't graph, you SHOULD!!!!
I'm a daily weigher, I log in my weight faithfully everyday on the weigh-in threads. I also use MFP, but I only record my "official" weight there.

I just downloaded a new app just for its graphing capabilities, I entered two full months of data, and I am blown away!!!!!

My everyday fluctuations are so irrevelant, that overall downward trend is staring me in the face. My graph is yelling at me, "Hey look at me, you're kicking some serious booty!!!!"

Graphing is where its at yall! Do it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
:cheer::cheer::cheer::cheer::cheer:


Daimere
01-30-2013, 11:31 PM
I need this! I tried to make an excel graph but it didn't work. :( Is it a phone app?

the shiv
01-30-2013, 11:36 PM
Mozzy... You made the thread about the numbers, didn't you? :D

Graphs DO rock! I use MY weight for IOS, record my weight every day (I just changed from weekly), and every time I get frustrated with my progress and wish I could just unzip my fat suit and walk out, I look at the graph. It goes down. Consistently. I used to only dream of stuff like this.

Plus, I swear the smug satisfaction I get from staring extensively at the graph boosts my metabolism. Either that, or it's the graph-related dancing ;)


Mozzy
01-30-2013, 11:39 PM
Yeah it's called "monitor your weight" in the (apple) App Store.

Yup, I made the other thread about numbers. I'm a dork lol

avalonmoon
01-30-2013, 11:54 PM
That's why I use the 'Lose it' app on droid.. the graph there for my everyday weighins kills mfp..So I only update my weights in mfp once a month..looking at the lose it app rocks in comparison.:D:

penmage
01-31-2013, 02:08 AM
You're such a math geek Mozzy! :lol: I have mine graphed too, but just end of month weights.

sontaikle
01-31-2013, 08:02 AM
My graph of daily weigh ins REALLY helped me during my weight loss. I still post it around time to time when someone posts about getting frustrated about weight fluctuations :)

It's still off because I was actually 10lbs lighter, but it still tells the story of how the overall trend matters the most!

http://healthplusfifty.files.wordpress.com/2011/12/screen-shot-2011-12-16-at-friday-december-16-2011-12-09-16-pm.png

the shiv
01-31-2013, 08:30 AM
My graph of daily weigh ins REALLY helped me during my weight loss. I still post it around time to time when someone posts about getting frustrated about weight fluctuations :)

It's still off because I was actually 10lbs lighter, but it still tells the story of how the overall trend matters the most!

http://healthplusfifty.files.wordpress.com/2011/12/screen-shot-2011-12-16-at-friday-december-16-2011-12-09-16-pm.png

Thankyou for this! When I get discouraged I will look at this graph, and think... "see? Those tiny little bits where it goes up? Ignore them and keep going! Overall, if you keep going, it goes down". But for now, I'm off to knock today's 1lb off the graph and stare at it for a while *does happy graph-related dancing*

:D

the shiv
01-31-2013, 08:33 AM
Yeah it's called "monitor your weight" in the (apple) App Store.

Yup, I made the other thread about numbers. I'm a dork lol

I just looked this up in the app store and it's the same one I'm using, it just abbreviates to MY Weight on the phone. It's very good!

Edit: One thing I only just noticed is that it shows your maintenance calories. This is really useful. I thought that number would be around 1800, turns out it's 2291! Ok, that's just an estimate but even so... last night I did Intuitive Eating all day, as normal, not counting anything, and by nighttime I was starving for some unknown reason so had a full can of beans on toast with melted cheese on top. I ate until I was uncomfortably full for the first time in months and now I'm in no hurry to do it again! Thing is, I plugged my food into the MFP app for the day and including that "binge" came in at about 1500 cals. This experiment has given me confidence that my weight loss is not about to just "stop working" because yesterday, I ate more than usual. All this data is very, VERY helpful :)

emurph
01-31-2013, 08:47 AM
I use LoseIt! too and love the graph feature! It's definitely very motivating.

Daimere
01-31-2013, 09:16 AM
It's on android, too! I downloaded it. I weigh daily but it screws up other trackers! I only wish I could get the graph on my computer so I could post it. :(

berryblondeboys
01-31-2013, 09:41 AM
I use my net diary that allows me to use the graph, add exercise, nutritional anaylsis, etc.

I just deleted my graph for the two years to start fresh with this last push. I got a bit depressed seeing the upward trend for a couple months and the huge ups and downs preceding that. New year... new graph!

But yes, no one has a straight line going downward - it's like a serated knife - up and down.

Or, like mine straight line, down line, straight line, down line. with 17 days of straight and 11 of going doing (approximately).

Thistleberry
01-31-2013, 10:30 AM
I just use Excel to graph my progress, nothing fancy, though I've got it all decked out and pretty. I have an overall chart/graph with weekly entries and one that tracks every day per cycle. I throw in info about my exercise or health or whatever in the margins next to the chart and can really see how these things effect me both short term and long. It has really helped me learn about my body's patterns. Love it!

Daimere
02-01-2013, 06:55 AM
I emailed him that the graphs should export and the dude told me how to screen shot it! So here is my first month graph:
http://25.media.tumblr.com/57830356e36d97a6a9ca8fd77429b194/tumblr_mhian3YUD21s3y7puo1_500.png

Fluffypuppy
02-01-2013, 08:27 PM
I just downloaded Monitor Your Weight because of this thread. Is there a way to enter weights for days in the past? I entered my start weight (Nov 27/12 174 lbs) and my current weight but couldn't figure out how to do anything in between.

Marniadec
02-01-2013, 08:57 PM
There's a free one in lilyslim. I used to have one, but I kept forgetting to update it and the bloating pisses me off, so I stopped.

Mozzy
02-02-2013, 12:14 AM
I just downloaded Monitor Your Weight because of this thread. Is there a way to enter weights for days in the past? I entered my start weight (Nov 27/12 174 lbs) and my current weight but couldn't figure out how to do anything in between.

When you go to enter your "current" weight, you can manually change the date. It takes a while to do previous data because you have to manually change everything every time but it's worth it!

Mozzy
02-02-2013, 12:15 AM
Sontalkie and daimere-- I love your graphs, thanks for sharing!!!!

Pink Hurricane
02-02-2013, 12:57 AM
I want to start a graph! I love the mathematics and of course being able to see how fluctuations are small in comparison to the bigger picture! I might have to download that Lose It app for the graph!

kaelah
02-02-2013, 01:09 AM
Ooh, graphs! I love being able to visualize the numbers like this. Downloading the app now... :)

Elladorine
02-02-2013, 01:44 AM
Yep! :D

http://distilleryimage2.instagram.com/73aac5ca6b7511e28fa722000a1fbcea_7.jpg (http://instagram.com/p/VI6hhKNIku/)

"Don't panic over a gain! Fluctuations happen and your overall trend tells the real story."

It's been a huge help for me to know that I'm going in the right direction, even when I have a gain (you can see I went up on my last weigh-in). :dizzy:

Mozzy
02-02-2013, 03:00 AM
Elladorine--- awesome job! Love the graphs and pic!

the shiv
02-09-2013, 08:10 AM
I've done a screen grab of my graph, and downloaded the photobucket app. Hopefully I can use it to upload the screen grab (and my progress pics!) and link it in here, without having to find my way to a desktop (which is tricky) :)

elvislover324
02-09-2013, 09:49 AM
Elladorine, that is awesome!! How did you do it?? You look great!!

the shiv
02-16-2013, 06:59 PM
Ok, here goes... Hope this works from the phone! :)

http://i1290.photobucket.com/albums/b540/skinnyshiv/0E30EE00-9E23-45D8-8C41-0BDBCD9DE237-2950-0000055AEFC4B138_zps7768c851.jpg

Mozzy
02-16-2013, 11:00 PM
Great graph shiv!!!!

Breeandbutton
02-18-2013, 09:39 AM
I want to try this, but my weight loss is S L O W. Add to it the daily fluctuations, I am thinking this might actually make me sad, lol. Anyone else have the same issue?

the shiv
02-18-2013, 06:12 PM
Great graph shiv!!!!

I do not like my graph today *kicks graph* The line is now going in the other direction! However. Overall, I agree with your analysis that graphs rock, because that line has been all over the place before, and overall it goes down! I just had to publicly kick the graph today for my own satisfaction.

PreciousMissy
02-18-2013, 07:08 PM
I plan on downloading the graph as soon a I have enough of a charge in my phone :dizzy: I love this!

I want to try this, but my weight loss is S L O W. Add to it the daily fluctuations, I am thinking this might actually make me sad, lol. Anyone else have the same issue?

I just started and I doubt my weight loss is going to set any speed records. I plan on only entering in my weekly weight at first, despite weighing myself daily. I want to wrap my head around the fact that my weight is going down before I start logging the daily fluctuations.

elvislover324
02-18-2013, 07:16 PM
I think I figured it out!! It took me forever it seemed to enter the months and months of data back-dating it correctly.

Silverfire
02-18-2013, 08:25 PM
I use my net diary that allows me to use the graph, add exercise, nutritional anaylsis, etc.

I just deleted my graph for the two years to start fresh with this last push. I got a bit depressed seeing the upward trend for a couple months and the huge ups and downs preceding that. New year... new graph!

But yes, no one has a straight line going downward - it's like a serated knife - up and down.

Or, like mine straight line, down line, straight line, down line. with 17 days of straight and 11 of going doing (approximately).

This is one of the reasons that I love my net diary. I love its graphs (among other things) Graphs for weight, BMI, BMR, Nutrients, Exercise, Measurements, and more. Though since the new BMI formula, I have made my own excel spreadsheet showing my weight and BMI that I can graph too. Such a great way to visualize what is going on!

Mozzy
02-18-2013, 09:04 PM
Elvis... Your graph is pretty :-)

duckygirl315
06-13-2013, 12:16 AM
I want to use Lilyslim but don't know how to copy the HTML to my profile... Help??

Angie