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Clinical Help - Body Weight

When you begin a program to reduce your weight and improve your health, you may want some tools to help you track your progress. For instance, if you want to record your weight, use the following steps to keep your personal weight record in My HealtheVet.

Login to My HealtheVet.

Step 1. Click on the Track Health tab.

Step 2. Click on the Vitals + Readings button.

Step 3. Click on the Body Weight button.

Step 4. To add a new weight, click on the Add New button.

Step 5. To add the Date you measured your weight, click on the drop down menu to add the month, day, and year. Another way to enter the date is to click on the calendar.

Step 6. You may wish to enter the Time. This is not required, but may be helpful if you are weighing yourself often, and time of day is important for comparing one weight with another. For example, if you have heart failure and you weigh yourself every day, it would be helpful to know if the weight was done in the morning or at night. Click on the drop down menu to enter the hour. Click on the drop down menu to enter the minute to the closest 10 minute choice on the list.

Step 7. To add your Body Weight type in the number. For example, if you weighed yourself and the number on the scale was 145, you would type in the number "145."

Step 8. To indicate whether you Measure your weight in pounds or in kilograms click on the drop down menu.

Step 9. You may also add Comments if desired. Just type them in.

Step 10. When you have completed entering your information click on the Save button.

Step 11. After you have successfully entered your weight you will see a message at the top of the page stating your last entry has been recorded in the table.

Using My HealtheVet to track your weight is ideal because you can see trends over time. My HealtheVet shows you a graph of your weight by date. However, if you choose to not save your self-entered weight electronically, you can print out a MOVE! form for recording your weight weekly.