Weight Logger
Weight Logger is compatible with Snow Leopard (10.6) and higher.


Brief Description:

Weight Logger helps adults (and youth) track their weight and keep a log of body fat, sugar readings, diet, exercise, etc. Short, medium and long term weight trends are displayed. Progress is compared to user's personal weight goal and to an "ideal weight" based on user's height (for adults) or age (for youth). Weight Logger is $10 shareware. This application may be tried in Demo Mode for up to ten launches before registration is required.

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Above is the Members Accounts Window which you see when you first launch Weight Logger.

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Above, you see Papa Bear setting up his account. Height may be entered in feet and inches or just in inches. The inches field may use a decimal. Papa has decided to use a password (one to five lowercase letters). The password is shown as typed; after this, the password will be shown as bullets. When Papa clicks on the "OK" button, the account is added to the table.


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If a password is used, the user must confirm his password. The password will be needed to access the account. Note that the the password is now masked.


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Above, you see that the Papa Bear account has been added to the table and Mama is setting up her account. She does not want to use a password so she leaves that field blank.

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Above, you see that Mama Bear's account has been added to the table and the account for Baby Bear is being prepared. The Youth checkbox is checked (used for youths aged 24 months to 240 months) and a password will not be used.

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Above, you see the Adult Weight Table, accessed from the menubar. Because Papa's account was selected before bringing up this table, the appropriate row (based on height) is highlighted. This information was prepared using Internet references (a menubar choice). Surprisingly, there is not total agreement with "ideal" weights; if you choose to use different weights, click on the "Women lb" or "Men lb" cells and enter new weights. The revised data is saved when you close the window. Click on the "Use Default Table" button to load the default data.

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Above, you see the Youth Weight Table, accessed from the menubar. Because the Baby account was selected before viewing this table, the appropriate row is highlighted (based on age). If you would like to use different weights, click on the "Girls lb" or "Boys lb" cells and enter the new weights. Revised data is saved when you close the window.

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Above, you see the Member Data window for Papa Bear. Papa clicked on his name, clicked on the "Member Data" button, entered his password, and now you see his data. To enter a new row, enter the weight and comment; the date is entered automatically. You can change table data by double-clicking a cell, editing the content, and hitting the Return key. Three trend indicators are provided. The "Last Row Trend" compares the last row to the previous row. If the weight is lower, the indicator is Green and "Down" is displayed. If the weight is the same as the previous row, the indicator is Yellow and "Stable" is displayed. If the weight is higher, the indicator is Red and "Up" is displayed. The "7 Row Trend" compares the last row to the average of the previous seven rows. The "30 Row Trend" compares the last row to the average of the previous thirty rows. Note: Each row could be a new date; you could also have several rows for a single day or no rows for many days.

The lower slider shows how the last reading compares to the weight goal (entered in the member's account information). The upper slider shows how the last reading compares to the member's "ideal" weight. If you are looking at data for an adult, the Blue line designates Underweight, the Yellow line designates Overweight, and the Red line designates Obese. The Normal range (no color) is 'ideal' weight +/- 10%. The Overweight range is from 'ideal' weight + 10% to 'ideal' weight + 36%. The Obese range starts at 'ideal' weight + 36%. If you are looking at a data for a youth, the colored lines are not shown because there is no hard and fast rule. For youth, it is best to look at the age-lbs graphs (see Internet references) to determine if a youth is Underweight, Normal, Overweight, or Obese. For youth, the 'ideal' weight shown is the 50th percentile weight for that age.

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Above, you see that Papa clicked on a row to see the status at that row (using the cursor up/down keys is not the same as clicking on a row).

Member Accounts, Member data and Weight Tables data are saved automatically.

Downloads:
Click
here to download Version 1.4.0 (2.5 MB) for Macintosh (OS 10.6 or later).