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 IVYLASS SparkPoints: (218,834) Fitness Minutes: (80,555) Posts: 7,169 2/1/14 9:26 A Here is a calculator you can use. At the bottom it explains how to do the math. www.basic-mathematics.com/percent-of-decrease-calculator.html
 XHUNTERX Posts: 974 2/1/14 7:43 A [Pounds Lost (8)] x [100] / [Starting weight (167)] = 4.8 8 pounds is the 4,8% of 167 and that's the % of the weight you have lost. If you use your current weight like this (8) x (100) / (159) = 5 it would be like saying that you have lost 5% of the 159 pounds that you weigh, which isn't true because you still weigh 159lb. You can't use your current weight, you always have to use the starting weight.
 LIGHTANDFLIGHT SparkPoints: (340) Fitness Minutes: (0) Posts: 31 2/1/14 6:20 A When you calculate percentage of weight lost, do you use the starting weight, or your current weight? For example, I started at 167lbs, and Ive lost 8 lbs. If I use the original weight, I've lost 4% but if I use my current weight, Ive lost 5%. That difference between those two percents is just going to get bigger with the loss in weight, so I feel like I should know which # I should be using. :-)
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