How Often Do you weigh yourself?

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NCNOLE

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Posted: 19 Mar 2013, 10:51
Please for the love of god, don't use all caps!!!
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Posted: 19 Mar 2013, 12:08
NCNOLE wrote:
Please for the love of god, don't use all caps!!!


That's funny Smile Razz


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Posted: 19 Mar 2013, 15:44
Never, I get really discouraged when I look at a scale. BUT I'm thinking I need to get one for this diet I'm on and hopefully I can get over this confidence issue and loose some weight.
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OMG! What's wrong with all caps. If I continue no harm intended
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Posted: 19 Mar 2013, 20:19
BeautifulYno - All caps often comes across as yelling or screaming.
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Posted: 20 Mar 2013, 05:12
BeautifulYno wrote:
OMG! What's wrong with all caps. If I continue no harm intended


Even funnier!


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Posted: 20 Mar 2013, 05:35
hi, i weigh myself every day. it keeps me on track. i have been maintainning for 5 years now. when i was losing i would 2x a week. i know my weigh goes between 148-150 so i am not upset if it goes up . that isnormal for me. good luck everyone an yaaaaaa for ww.
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Posted: 20 Mar 2013, 05:36
Fluctuations drive me crazy. I love the downward trend. However, When it fluctuates up a pound or two. Usually two. Going against the math, I get bothered by it. So, I completely understand when someone does not want to, or finds it unproductive to weight daily. I guess it comes down to personal preference and how much one likes to torture themselves.


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"Maintenance is not a destination"
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Posted: 20 Mar 2013, 05:37
janl62 wrote:
hi, i weigh myself every day. it keeps me on track. i have been maintainning for 5 years now. when i was losing i would 2x a week. i know my weigh goes between 148-150 so i am not upset if it goes up . that isnormal for me. good luck everyone an yaaaaaa for ww.
janice


Congrats on the weight loss. Even more for keeping it off.


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"Maintenance is not a destination"
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TinaCherry

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Posted: 20 Mar 2013, 13:10
For some people often is good, but for those of us on the upper end of the scale, I think weekly is good. Weighing in too often when you are already heavier than most can be a real morale killer if things aren't going as you had hoped.
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Posted: 20 Mar 2013, 17:35
TinaCherry wrote:
For some people often is good, but for those of us on the upper end of the scale, I think weekly is good. Weighing in too often when you are already heavier than most can be a real morale killer if things aren't going as you had hoped.


Don't fret. We at the other end have our own set of issues that come with weighing daily. Trust me, I live it.


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"Remember that a negative look from someone else may be nothing more than him or her being constipated! ;-p"
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"Maintenance is not a destination"
“Opportunity may knock only once, but temptation leans on the doorbell.”
Talmand

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Posted: 20 Mar 2013, 20:53
I weigh everyday. That way if I was stupid the day or week before I can correct my eating. This way weight doesn't sneak up on me.
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Posted: 21 Mar 2013, 22:20
Weighing daily makes it so you can make small changes over time. Weighing infrequently or hoping to lose weight often result in no weight loss or even weight gain. Sorry. Crying or Very sad

Putting too much into a single weighing is a bad idea too. Look at your weight over time. I've put an image below from the service that I use that allowed me to lose 45 + pounds and keep it off. If I can do it, anyone can with the right tools and motivation.

Below you can see my last 6 months, weighing every day. You'll notice that I'm in maintenance mode. If I didn't weigh often I wouldn't be able to maintain my weight. Note: I lost the weight over a longer period before I used the service. It was much harder then because I couldn't see the weight drop.


Veggie

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Posted: 22 Mar 2013, 07:45
I make my menu every morning. I eat only what is on my menu. If things change, I revise my menu.
I know what I am eating; so I know I am not gaining weight.
I weigh every day. When the scale moves, I know it, and I claim it .
Works for me!
Keeps me accountable too.
For me accountability is what it is all about.
TUBBYGENE

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Posted: 22 Mar 2013, 08:06
I WEIGH EVERY MORNING AND WRITE IT ON THE CALENDAR. IT JUMPS UP AND DOWN A POUND OR SO FROM DAY TO DAY BUT THEN I MAKE NOTE OF THE TREND AND SEE I AM LOOSING OR STAYING THE SAME. IF I SEE A GAIN I JUST UP MY EFFORTS.
bunniep4

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Posted: 22 Mar 2013, 10:44
I weigh every day too. The scale is sitting there in the bathroom; I can't resist getting on it. I try not to let it upset me if it fluctuates a little. If it goes up more than two pounds, I know I am in trouble.
shadowx1110

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Posted: 22 Mar 2013, 11:44
I too weigh myself everyday. It helps to keeps me accountable, and I like being able to keep a daily track of it. If I didn't, I wouldn't catch problem foods early on, and nip it in the bud before I really start gaining back weight. Doing things this way, has shown me that there are certain foods that though they are low carb, my body still reacts badly to them. Seeing the scale go up doesn't bother me so much anymore, because I know that the next day or two days from now I could see a loss... meaning I was retaining water or something I stopped eating something my body disagreed with. The only time it stresses me is when I hit plateaus... but then I am still able to catch it early on and try certain methods of breaking through it. *shrugs* It works for me.

Chibimeow

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Posted: 22 Mar 2013, 17:35
my problem with weighing my self every day is that my body weight fluctuates really fast. monday night I bought a scale and weighed my self and it said 256.8 the next morning i weighed in at 249.4, the morning after that I was at 254.4. I dont understand how my weight can fluctuate so much over night.
gladys.

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Posted: 22 Mar 2013, 20:05
I weigh every month and since my last I pick up 8 ponds instead of losing it. I can depress an now I am waking everyday 5 day of the week to se if I can lose it at the end of march.

NCNOLE

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Posted: 22 Mar 2013, 20:21
Precisely why weighing more frequently helps you. If you wait one month, then you can't fix the problems. It allows you to "cheat" b/c it won't show up on the scale since you won't weigh in for several more weeks. I have to stay on top of it to stay focused. My mother, who has never had a weight probably, always said to weigh daily to make sure your weight stays stable. Her weight has probably fluctuated maybe 10 lbs. her entire adult life and she is 75. Of course, I never weighed myself when I was obese, but now I see the benefit. I have done the once a month weighing, the once a week, the every 10 days. But now I am back to daily. I accept the fluctuations and know that I can be up 3 lbs. one day and down 1 the next, but as long as I stay on track it will come down. I've been battling the last 15 lbs. for awhile now, but I still feel I need to weigh in daily to help with focus. Once a week has worked for me, but what if that one day I am retaining fluid -then I am upset! I log my lowest weight and then if I don't have a new low weight within 7 days, then I log whatever I weigh on day 7. But I also keep up with the daily weights just to track trends. I am hoping this will help me stay focused during maintenance. Helping me be aware of trends so that I won't be frustrated when I reach goal and struggle to hold at my goal weight.



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