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Old 03-13-2014, 01:56 PM   #46
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Need some help in interpreting my graph. For those of you who make graphs on the spreadsheets, here are the datapoints which you can paste into two columns.

# of days|, day zero being Feb 17, Monday
0
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2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
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20
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24

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wt, lbs|
170.6
170.2
170.4
169.4
171.2
171.6
172.4
171.2
167.6
167
167
169.4
170.6
170.6
172.2
172.4
170
173.2
169.8
170
169.8
167.4
167.2
168.2
166.6

A Web calculator shows that I need 2120 calories per day to maintain my weight.

Fat weighs 1 lb per 3600 calories so 0.6 lb is 2100 calories.

The latest slope on the graph shows -4 lbs in 7 days so -0.6 lb/day which is almost what I'd expect if I were fasting.
With this slope I should cross through 150 lbs in 27 days, give or take.

So I'm burning 2100 calories more than I'm taking in? Does this sound right?

Graphs convey a lot of information so I'm open to any opinions on the meanings of this bumpy line.

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Old 03-13-2014, 02:15 PM   #47
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Hit the 150s yesterday!!!! So happy. I'm totally motivated to keep working out! My goal is to exercise at least 3 times a week but since I'm having a huge party this Saturday, I'm gonna bump it up a bit to 4-5 times to offset the food/drink calories.

Hope everyone is doing great!!!!

LOL @ Happy Friday Jr, cute!
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Old 03-13-2014, 02:23 PM   #48
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Congrats A!
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Old 03-13-2014, 03:14 PM   #49
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amandie - that is awesome! I can't wait to be in the 150's again!
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Old 03-13-2014, 03:20 PM   #50
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Thank you, Sum and Olivia!
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Old 03-13-2014, 05:06 PM   #51
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Workinglikeadog thanks for the welcome.

amandie congrats...As I always say to my 7 year old niece "Good Job".

Wobbly I am computer challenged so I understand what you mean. I am 55 never worked with computers so I only know a little with what I have taught myself. I want to put one of those scales on my user id but my computer virus guard says dangerous site?

I have had a few days of not eating well. Caved into eating sweets. Now need to STOP. Or it will continue.

I just want to lose 1 to 2 pds a week and exercise for 3 times a week. For right now just starting.

The exercise is done just the eating not too well but have to pick myself up and get moving in the right direction.
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Old 03-13-2014, 05:08 PM   #52
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Old 03-13-2014, 05:42 PM   #53
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Marn, Sorry to have not read more carefully, no we did not start in the same place and you really do deserve a Congrats on the tremendous progress you have made.

I should have said same current weight (reading your thread entry) but now I'm a bit confused cause your weight bar on the left says 176
Just trying to be friendly and supportive.
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Old 03-13-2014, 08:33 PM   #54
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Amandie - congrats!! My first goal is to be back in the 150's again....today I weighed in at 164so I am on my way!!
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Old 03-14-2014, 12:38 PM   #55
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I want to put one of those scales on my user id but my computer virus guard says dangerous site?
Your spreadsheet might already have a graph or chart function.

My spreadsheet trendline/slope function says it's 25 weeks to reach my goal.

Plus, income tax time = anxiety = eating & drinking = more than 25 weeks.

The talkstats forum may be able to recommend a downloadable program that can do this.
The technical term is calculating "the least squares fit" - fitting a straight line to the data points.

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Old 03-14-2014, 12:43 PM   #56
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Welcome to the newcomers!!!

Summersky- Thank you! Oh yea, you're well on your way, less than 5lbs to go.

Wobbly- Sorry I couldn't help with your graph.
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Old 03-14-2014, 03:15 PM   #57
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Welcome to the newcomers!!!

Summersky- Thank you! Oh yea, you're well on your way, less than 5lbs to go.

Wobbly- Sorry I couldn't help with your graph.
And I broke the golden rule.

Game Theory has advice on how to treat others

"The Golden Rule is not opposed but rather entirely compatible with game theory. In fact, the golden rule emerges naturally as a strong strategy in the repeated Prisoner’s Dilemma, called by economists as the “Tit-for-Tat” strategy.
It is no surprise that the golden rule has analogs in many world cultures."

In the weight loss game, your opponents are your own body and the fast food vendors.
And it might be a zero-sum game. . .your body's loss in lbs is your gain in health and appearance and the fast food vendor's loss in $. No wonder they push food at you.

BTW, at dinner I take my glasses off.

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Old 03-15-2014, 02:00 PM   #58
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HOORAY Amandie... That is AWESOME! 150's WOW! You are DYNAMITE!
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Old 03-16-2014, 12:09 PM   #59
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At 27 days into this my weight is definitely dropping but at this rate I'm ~30 weeks away from my goal.

Doing only liquids on the weekends should help but I'll have to get used to falling asleep while feeling and being hungry.

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HOORAY Amandie... That is AWESOME! 150's WOW! You are DYNAMITE!
Thanks, Sue!!! You're doing great as well!!!
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