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Change your username (once) and edit old weight entries

A number of people have asked whether they could change their username without losing all of the diary entries they've created.  Well, now you can!

I added the ability today to change your username ONE TIME ONLY.  I limited it to only one change per account because I didn't want people to be constantly changing their username and confusing other members of the community.  But you can change it once, so make sure to choose wisely when you pick your new name - you won't be able to change it again.

 To change your username, go to "My Home", then click "Settings", then "Change Username".

A lot of folks have also wished they could change their starting weight or other old measurement entries so that their weight loss badges are more accurate.  So today, I added an area where you can edit your old measurement entries as well as your starting weight. 

Just go to "My Home", then "Check-in", then click on the "Edit Previous Entries" button.  You'll be taken to a page where you can see all of your past entries and delete them or add new ones as you'd like.

Finally, I modified the way we were calculating your weight loss on your weight loss badges.  Previously, the way I had been determining how much weight you had loss was to calculate the difference between the very first weight entry you had entered on the site and your current weight. The problem with this method is that if you ever gained weight and exceeded that initial starting weight, you wouldn't get credit for losing it back. 

For example, if the first weight you entered on the site was 200 lbs., but you stopped using the site, got into some bad habits, and peaked at 220 lbs, then got back on track and now weight 180lbs, your weight loss would only be displayed as having lost 20 lbs (200lbs - 180lbs).   

I've now changed the badges to show the difference between your highest weight and your current weight.  So in the example above, your weight loss would be shown as 40 lbs (220lbs - 180lbs) which is more motivating and more accurate.

If you have any problems or questions about using these new features, just let me know. Thanks! 

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PammyB3130 wrote 122 months ago:
Thanks Mike for making these changes!! This site has been such a blessing. what makes it so wonderful is that you've made it easy for us all to have input and help each other reach our goals! Thank you so much!!!
saltairelife wrote 122 months ago:
Thanks Mike!
The edit option is such a help! And the site is JUST GREAT!

So easy to use.
Cherylrr wrote 121 months ago:
Any way to put the weight loss badges on the our main page???

Also, is there any way to search the message board??

Love the sight
leeza73 wrote 105 months ago:
I have tried to edit my previous entries and when I click on the button I get an application error--can you help?
tiwanaloves wrote 48 months ago:
Please help. I changed my user name and spelt it wrong. I do not want to have to delete my account and restart. PLEASE HELP.

username: twanaloves
correct spelling: tiwanaloves

please please help me.

Anonymous wrote 46 months ago:
Myfitness pal is not letting me change my name.
Anonymous wrote 45 months ago:
I'm trying to change my starting weight but I can not find where you say to go

My Home", then "Check-in", then "Edit Previous Entries
Anonymous wrote 43 months ago:
This is amazing, I'm not blonde anymore so "TheFitBlonde" Doesn't quiet fit! I'm now TheFitBrunette. Thanks a ton!
Anonymous wrote 41 months ago:
I changed my username last night and my friends can't access my diary anymore. Could you help?
Many thanks,
VainerNote wrote 33 months ago:
Changed my username just the once and my diary is completely gone! Any way of getting it back?
AlisonMulhare wrote 33 months ago:
I think it's a bit unfair that you have just decided that we can only change our usernames once! We should be trusted to change our usernames when we want and then have to deal with the consequences ourselves if people don't recognize us in the community boards
AlisonMulhare wrote 33 months ago:
Hahaha I've just looked you up and see that you're the creator of myfitnesspal so I suppose you should be allowed to just decide!!! 😀
Megan_A_Chronister wrote 33 months ago:
I changed my username on the website today and when I go to the app now it is not shows my old username without any of the log history and my new username is nowhere!? I'd hate to see all of that lost :( help please!
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