Use the purple line (weighted moving average) to determine lane position
It is frustrating that one single weigh-in, unusually high for whatever reason, can derail the entire goal and freeze my graph. I LOVE the purple line, and its position within the yellow brick road is what I plan to monitor. I wish the purple line average, and not that individual day's weigh-in, was the determining factor for whether I'm in the right or wrong lane, or above or below the road. An unusually high weigh-in (above the road) would affect the purple line, but most likely not enough to derail within one day. At least it would be nice to have the option to choose between methods of determining lane position?
There's a pertinent and related discussion on Akratics Anonymous.
The more I think about this, the more it bugs me! Also, this might be due to the fact that I just experienced a fluctuation that had me below the road yesterday (yay!) and then in the wrong lane today (oh no!). The reason I love the purple line is that it's not so volatile, and I think of it as where my "true" measurements are. Granted, I realize the purple line necessarily lags a bit, because it's factoring in previous days' measurements, but I'll take that over the day-to-day rollercoaster. So yes, I wish we could at least choose to have the purple line be the focus of our graph, and position within the yellow brick road. Here's a look at the aformentioned fluctuation (Aug 23/24): https://www.beeminder.com/healthygroove/goals/bodyfat