Libra - Weight Manager and the Hacker's Diet

Libre is an excellent weight tracker for the android. Problme with it is that it is not well documented.

I got interested in the app after Looking at the Hacker's Diet . Especially the section on using xponentially smoothed moving average with smoothing constant 0.9 and trends. This appealed to me since there is a lot of noise in my weight plot.

I don't know how misnomer1 on myfitnesspal got the formula for Libre, but it corrisponds with the Hacker's diet. If you look at the equation and instead of saying 'days' but Alpha or Smoothing constant, it is all the same.

current trend = Alpha x latest weight entered + (1 - Alpha) x previous day's trend
where, Alpha = 1/smoothing days as input in settings

So, instead of thing "days", think smoothing constant. Changing the advance setting for smoothing days to 10 days, you get the same results as the Hacker's diet.

FCFY in AAII Stock Investor Pro

When it comes to stocks, I like to do my own work and if I can do reproducible research.

Purpose of the post is to show a way to get a certain financial metric that is not easy to find.

I read in an article called Forget About Dogs Of The Dow In 2019, Upgrade To Dobermans about Free Cash Flow Yield.

FCF yield is a replacement for normail stock yield or stockholders yield when doing the final sort for a dogs of the dow strategey. It is defined as

\(Free Cash Flow Yield = \frac{Free Cash Flow per Share}{Market Price Per Share}\) 1

or the custom field that I use in AAII Stock Investor Pro

100*[Free cash flow/share 12m]/[Price]

The "100 *" is ment to be to shift the decimal to the right. AAII Stock Investor Pro tends to only show two decimal points. Somes stocks have less than one percent FCFY.

The Dogs of the Dow strategy only asks one question: how cheap? And it makes a narrow comparison in delineating that by only considering dividend yields. The argument for the Dobermans is:

The Dobermans of the Dow is a better companion tool for investors, because it’s more dynamic. It starts by sorting Dow constituents by a quality metric (ROE). Then, among those higher quality names, it compares prices in a more universally applicable way (FCF yield)

Disclosure

This material is not intended to be relied upon as a forecast, research or investment advice, and is not a recommendation. Past performance is not always indicative of future returns. I may or may not own stocks listed

1

https://www.investopedia.com/terms/f/freecashflowyield.asp

2020 Personal Sail Log Summary

Last year, I sailed a lot. I think it would be fun to create a sailing log for myself. Still trying to figure out how to report it. I know for one thing, is that milage will be from dock to dock.

Total Sailed Miles: 126.78

Miles (statue) Sailed 0010102020303040405050JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec22.3538.968589743589746405.59542660336456Jan56.0691.62884615384615257.0Feb40.3144.28910256410254326.47089656686524Mar11.27196.94935897435897454.43664068717584AprMiles (statue) SailedSailing
Sail Log

Date

Miles Sailed

Vessel

Type

Log Entry

January 11, 2020

8.17

Escape

J/70

SBYC Hot Rum Series 1/3 2020

January 25, 2020

6.13

Escape

J/70

SBYC Hot Rum Series 2/3 2020

January 26, 2020

8.05

Escape

J/70

SBYC CHRF Spring #1 2020

February 8, 2020

12.65

Escape

J/70

SBYC Hot Rum Series 3/3 2020

February 9, 2020

10.2

Escape

J/70

SBYC CHRF Spring #2 2020

February 16, 2020

5.37

Sail #444

Laser Int full rig

SCYA Midwinter Regatta 2020

February 23, 2020

10.66

Escape

J/70

SBYC CHRF Spring #3 2020

February 29, 2020

17.3

Escape

J/70

SBSC Opening Day 2020

March 1, 2020

14.78

Escape

J/70

SBYC Opening Day 2020

March 11, 2020

7.62

Escape

J/70

SBYC Wet Wednesday 2020 Fun 1

March 21, 2020

10.12

Escape

J/70

Sat 3/21 Single handing goodness

March 23, 2020

7.78

Escape

J/70

Monday Hooky Single handed sail 20200323

April 1, 2020

8.07

Escape

J/70

Pretending it is Wet Wednesday 20200401 (Single Handing again)

April 4, 2020

3.2

Laser Int full rig

Road to a health bodyfat/bmi (redux)

This is one of my new years resolution: to relose my weight. I am as of the New Year, medically overweight.

Why is this journey going in as a blog entry? From what I read when you have accountablity you do a better job. As always, I like to have a record of my social media on my own site even though I am on My Fitness Pal.

Before I get started, here are some simple facts about obesity or being medically overweight: [AOBF2020]

  • The prevalence of obesity was 39.8% and affected about 93.3 million of US adults in 2015~2016

  • The prevalence of obesity was 39.8% and affected about 93.3 million of US adults in 2015~2016 Obesity-related conditions include heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes and certain types of cancer that are some of the leading causes of preventable, premature death.

  • The estimated annual medical cost of obesity in the United States was $147 billion in 2008 US dollars; the medical cost for people who have obesity was $1,429 higher than those of normal weight.

As last time I tried my goal is to use percent bodyfat as my goal. Although I am looking for a 15% body fat, the range I am looking for is 15% to 17%. The numbers I plan to base it by my bodyfat on my Index scale and American Council on Excerse:

Description

Women

Men

Essential Fat

10-13%

2-5%

Athletes

14-20%

6-13%

Fitness

21-24%

14-17%

Acceptable

25-31%

18-24%

Obesity

>32%

>25%

I hope that I do not fall on my face like the last time: Healthy BMI Reboot.

2020 Weight Log

Monthly Average Weight in Pounds 2020 193193194194195195196196197197Dec19JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecMonthly Average Weight in Pounds 2020197.954812.6846153846153849.884615384615131Dec19193.964765.53717948717949343.04847345555424Jan192.0357118.38974358974359504.11538461538487Feb193.2065171.2423076923077406.356369796343Mar192.54224.0948717948718462.00753427951AprPounds

References

AOBF2020

"Adult Obesity Facts." Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 27 Feb. 2020, www.cdc.gov/obesity/data/adult.html.

2020 Exercise Goals

GOALS

I plan on tracking in this post my exercise goals for 2020. For this post the goals are going to be triathalon based: cycling, running swimming. Although it does not include my other activities, I think it serves it purpose. My goal this year includes doing and actual sprint triathalon!

Even though my goals are significantly grater than what I did last year, I think that they are achievable.

2020 Goals

Activity

Distance

Cycling

1,500.00 mi

Running

1,500.00 mi

Swimming

60 mi

I am tracking this on other services already. I like to also track on my own site. It is my data.

Read more…

2019 in exercise

In the tradition of last year, I decide run a report of what I have done as a year in exercise. I did a lot more than 2018. I am going to say this, it is not bad for a middle aged desk jockey.

2019 Activities

Activity Type

Activities

Total Distance

Average Distance

Max Distance

Average Speed

Cycling

37

976.51 mi

26.39 mi

59.01 mi

11.8 mph

Hiking

1

2.28 mi

2.28 mi

2.28 mi

2.9 mph

Running

159

824.23 mi

5.18 mi

14.45 mi

5.2 mph

Swimming

49

28.02 mi

0.57 mi

1.24 mi

1.6 mph

Walking

339

260.60 mi

0.77 mi

6.77 mi

3.1 mph

I did not include other activites that I tracked such as body weight exercises, sailing, or swing dancing.

I am going to start including weight for accountablility. Lets say that 2019 was not a banner year.

Average Weight 2019 192192193193194194195195196196197197198198199199200200201201JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecAverage Weight 2019191.061311.392307692307691504.1153846153851Jan193.582163.175524475524476379.38875121194656Feb195.0968114.95874125874124304.44292781612444Mar194.6467166.74195804195801326.713420395816Apr196.6806218.52517482517482226.07810633708408May198.7567270.3083916083916123.3547789771676Jun201.05322.091608391608369.884615384614904Jul199.4903373.8748251748251687.05699324852526Aug200.5425.6580419580419637.09805888346153Sep201477.441258741258712.358564793601488Oct200.36529.224475524475544.02511722862158Nov197.9548581.0076923076922163.0319795984845DecAverage Weight