DIY Home Improvement, Remodeling & Repair Forum > Want to lose weight?

02-27-2014, 06:38 AM
bud16415
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 Originally Posted by Wuzzat? Over my life I've gained ~0.4 lb/year. The average for me is now -0.4 lb/day over ten days but the scatter plot shows that in the last four days I lost six lbs. I'm still eating so I must be very active or our new scale is broken. This experiment is full of surprises.

If you have gained 0.4 lbs/year and if you are now 80 years old you weigh 32 pounds. I would say you don’t need to diet.

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02-27-2014, 12:28 PM
Wuzzat?
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 Originally Posted by bud16415 If you have gained 0.4 lbs/year and if you are now 80 years old you weigh 32 pounds. I would say you don’t need to diet.
Well, if I were 80 years and 289 days old then I did actually start at zero lbs.

I have gained 1.4 lbs since breakfast by imbibing/consuming only coffee and water and burning off 120 Calories (about 120/3500 of a lb of fat) on a machine so much of the 'noise' in the 'signal' is water.

With the scale and spreadsheet I think I have achieved "the interaction of multiple elements in a system to produce an effect different from or greater than the sum of their individual effects."

When I have also achieved Emergence then I'll be ready for Prime Time!

Here's a graph for you.
A person goes from 0 to 8 lbs in 9 months.
Then from 8 lbs to 150 in 18 years.
Then gains a pound a year for 30 years.
Then. . .???

BTW, 12 days into this experiment (based largely on the book Eat to Live) Excel now tells me that I will cross through 150 lbs 50 to 75 days from now.
See you then.
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