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8/21/14 12:18 A

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Thanks SUEINTHEPARK, my ticker now shows pounds not kg emoticon

 current weight: 156.8 
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2/25/11 9:41 P

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I understand grams, and kilos for a few pounds but if someone weights 80k I don't really know what that is without doing 2.2

 current weight: 147.0 
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2/8/11 2:00 P

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I should have called this post "Instantly lose hundreds of pounds!" to get your attention in a sensationalistic, infomercial kind of way...
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SparkPeople seems to assume we Canadians like to use the metric system, but the reality is that (I think) most of us think and weigh ourselves in pounds. If you sign up for SparkPeople and don't adjust your preferences, your weight ticker will be displayed in kilograms based on the numbers you enter in pounds, since it will do a conversion x2.2 and completely inflating the numbers. If you are like me, you don't want to see a number that is any bigger than your reality!

If you want to use pounds for your weigh-ins, and have this accurately reflected on your weight ticker, you need to adjust your personal site preferences.

To do this: go to "My Trackers" at the top of the screen, then "Start" to get to your personal Start page. From there, right below "Welcome [YourUsername]!" you should see a link for "Account / Email Preferences". Click this.
On the Account Preferences screen, scroll down a bit, and you should see that "Use Metric System" is checked. If you uncheck this, you will then be displayed in pounds instead of kilos... Hope this helps!
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Edited by: SUEINTHEPARK at: 2/20/2011 (08:35)
Great changes yet to come in 2016!
Updated my ticker to a new maintenance goal weight of 142, and will flip back to the maintenance ticker when I get there.


 current weight: 145.2 
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