Starting Weight FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Starting Weight
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  • What Is A Starting Weight?
When you signed up for MyFitnessPal, we asked you for your current weight. We call that your Starting Weight since it’s the weight you were at when you first started using MyFitnessPal. Anytime you see us referencing how much weight you’ve gained/lost, we’re using your Starting Weight to calculate that number.
 
  • What Has Changed?

Until now, you weren’t able to easily change your Starting Weight. But, If there’s one thing we know at MyFitnessPal, it’s how motivating it is for our users to see all of their healthy habits reflected on the scale. It’s so important to be able to accurately track progress when you’re working towards a health goal. Whether your goal is to lose, gain or maintain, it feels great to see your weight moving in the right direction. That’s why we’re happy to share that you can now make changes to your Starting Weight!
 

  • How Do I Update My Starting Weight Via the iOS App?
  1. Tap More from the bottom menu bar to open up secondary menu
  2. Open the Goals screen.
  3. Tap Starting Weight at the top of the screen.
  4. Tap Current starting date listed
  5. Choose a date new starting date and save changes
  6. Finally, choose a weight for that date and save changes. Voila! Your Starting Weight has been updated.


  1. Tap the Menu Bar (Three Horizontal lines) from the top left to open up secondary menu
  2. Open the Goals screen.
  3. Tap Starting Weight at the top of the screen.
  4. Tap Current starting date listed
  5. Choose a date new starting date and save changes
  6. Finally, choose a weight for that date and save changes. Voila! Your Starting Weight has been updated.​
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  • How Do I Update My Starting Weight Via the Website?
  1. Click Check In from the sub menu on your Home screen
  2. Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click Edit Previous Entries
  3. Make any necessary changes to your starting weight, then click ChangeVoila! Your Starting Weight has been updated.

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Let’s take a look at a few reasons you may want to consider changing your Starting Weight:

  • You took a break from MyFitnessPal and now you’re back.
  • You entered the wrong weight when you signed-up.
  • You had a baby.  
  • You are starting a new diet/fitness lifestyle change

No matter what your reason is, you now have the flexibility to change your Starting Weight anytime you’d like. Do it now. Do it later. Do it never. It’s totally up to you!

 

Don’t worry; we don’t delete any weight entries you made before your new Starting Weight. You’ll still be able to see all of your previous weights on the Progress screen.
 

You now have the option to display any weight entries you’ve made “Since Your Starting Weight”, or in various other timeframes, on the Progress Screen.
  • Remember, anytime you see us referencing how much weight you’ve gained/lost, we’re using your Starting Weight to calculate that number. When you update your Starting Weight, we do an automatic overhaul of the entire app to make sure your weight loss/gain is accurate. This includes the weight change you see on your profile, weight ticker, newsfeed updates, and more

     

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Last Updated: Apr 26, 2016 02:07PM PDT

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