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September 28, 2012 12:07 PM
Maybe I missed it - but I'd like to see how many (or what percent) of days I was at/below/over my goal. For me it is more a lifestyle change than any sort diet. That means there will be days when I am over my goals. I just need to get those days fewer and fewer. I'd like the option to track instead of "I've lost X Pounds" "I've be below goal X days in the past mo/yr" or "I'm below my goal XX% of the time" the reverse would be just as handy - how many days/percent am I over goal?
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September 28, 2012 3:02 PM
They couldn't accurately track that over time because as your daily goals are adjusted it changes all of the previous entries as well.

So, say you were eating with a 1500 calorie goal for two months and were under that every single day, but then you decide to change your daily goal to 1400. Well, every single day of that last two months will now also show as having had a 1400 calorie goal, so all those days that you ate just under your 1500 calories, you're now over the 1400 calories. So your percentage just dropped from 100% under goal to 0% under goal.

Also, I don't think the site would want to encourage people to consistently eat under a 1200 calorie daily goal to keep a perfect percentage tracking.
September 28, 2012 4:24 PM
Maybe the report graph for net calories eaten could have a red line across the goal calories.
I find it a bit hard to see the line on my graph cos it is not a even figure.

I know it changes, we discussed this in another thread and were wishing the diary would "lock down" when you complete the entry for the day.
September 29, 2012 4:18 AM
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They couldn't accurately track that over time because as your daily goals are adjusted it changes all of the previous entries as well.

Really? That's a dumb way to do it....shouldn't be retroactive.

There is a whole philosophical problem with the focus on the pounds lost (or gained, maybe?) Tracking pounds tracks only your diet. Dieting doesn't work over the long term - changing your lifestyle does. How can you measure the lifestyle change? For me the most logical is how many days a week or month I have met my goals. And yes, those goals will change over time.
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September 29, 2012 7:39 AM
Thanks for the free program, it has changed my life in a lot ways. The graphs could really use some improvement. Thanks again.
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