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How to Take Body Measurements

Track Your Progress with a Measuring Tape

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  • LEWIS42
    I just wanted to share that I made an app specially for tracking body measurements. You can also track photos and weight. I hear from lots of customers that they see big changes in their measurements even when the scales hardly move, so don’t trust the scales! Trust your measurements 🙂
    https://theprogressapp.com
  • I used to do this monthly. I haven't done it in a long time because it was getting discouraging.The harder I worked, the less progress I saw. I have to readjust my head to see myself more clearly.
  • I am lucky enough if I bring a small bouquet of flowers, the nurse at my doctors office will take my measurements for me.
  • I have been a member of sparkpeople for many years. My first goal was to lose 50 lbs. By using all the many things provided by SP I was able to reach my goal. then I set a new goal of another 20 lbs and I lost a few more lbs, reaching a plateau and stayed on it for two years. I became discouraged, stopped tracking food and exercise etc. This resulted in my gaining 6 lbs and I assume a few inches by the way my clothes are fitting! I'AM BACK WITH A NEW DETERMINATION---I started tracking my food and exercise today and I hope this challenge will keep me on track, help me lose the weight and inches I've gained and at least another 10 lbs. I have been successful before and with the help of SP I will be again!
  • It's easy to customize your own measurements. Go to 'My Weight" then scroll down to 'Health Measurements' - 'Add Measurements'.

    I've customized my own measurements that wasn't on the chart.
  • I use the Fat % number that is displayed on my scale.
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  • I was off exercise due to being ill for 5 weeks and gained wt. How can i update my weight and my goal weight without making it Public information right now. ?
  • PATRICIA005
    Oh, apparently this is not where you get answers. I see a lot of questions with no responses. I'll just send a message to customer service. Thanks anyway.
  • PATRICIA005
    Could someone please answer the difference between Body Fat % and Body Fat Mass? They are two measurements under the trackers that seem the same to me. I'm trying to enter my info from my scale but what's the difference????? Here's a screenshot before you answer so you know exactly what I am asking. I have to share the link from my Google Photos here - it's safe. https://goo.gl/photos/oAdFvPRXeFCMAtsx8
  • PATRICIA005
    Could someone please answer the difference between Body Fat % and Body Fat Mass? They are two measurements under the trackers that seem the same to me. I'm trying to enter my info from my scale but what's the difference????? Here's a screenshot before you answer so you know exactly what I am asking. I have to share the link from my Google Photos here - it's safe. https://goo.gl/photos/oAdFvPRXeFCMAtsx8
  • How do I change the ticker to pounds not kilograms?
  • How do I add bust to my measurements?
  • Why isn't BUST a common measurment on your track measurments screen? You have waist, hips, thigh etc... but no Bust,
  • I'm an apple ..been that way my whole life, but I've been proportionate. now trying to lose weight is going to be extremely harder and more frustrating. To lose my middle, I need to do more core work which is difficult with so many issues and exercises I am unable to do now not having the flexibility I used to after having 2 back surgeries, I am limited.
    I am cleared to do anything I can tolerate. I just wish Doctors were more helpful.
    Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!

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