I'm pleased to announce that I launched two new features to the site last night: weight loss tickers and forum signatures. Here's the lowdown:
WEIGHT LOSS TICKERS
Weight loss tickers are a fun and easy way to show off your weight loss progress to the world. If you've visited other diet websites or forums, you've probably seen some around: a little graphic that shows you how much weight someone has lost, and how far they have to go to reach their goal. There are a lot of other websites that will let you create a ticker for free.
So why are MyFitnessPal's tickers different? Frankly, I've always thought that the tickers other sites let you make are — how should I put this — butt ugly. So when designing our tickers, I asked a friend of mine who's a fantastic designer to help out, and I think she's done a fantastic job. The MyFitnessPal tickers, in my humble opinion, are gorgeous! Here's some examples:
PERSONALIZE YOUR TICKER
Even cooler, with MyFitnessPal, you can actually create a personalized ticker with your own photo on it. So you can create a completely unique ticker that is all your own. Add a photo of your family, your wedding, a paintiing you've done — the sky is the limit. And when you're done, it might look something like this:
How cool is that?
To create a ticker, just go to http://www.myfitnesspal.com/weight-loss-ticker
I've also added the ability for MyFitnessPal members to create a forum signature. Your forum signature will get added to the bottom of every post you make on the site. You can put things in your signature like you're favorite quotes or motivational sayings, a poem, or of course, a weight loss ticker.
To create your signature, go to "My Home", then click on "Settings", then "Forum Signature"
If you have any questions about these new features, just leave me a message here or on the forums and I'll get back to you ASAP.
Hope you are all enjoying the site!