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marge631

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Posted: 21 Nov 2013, 07:11
I think you should weigh everyday. I think working to loose 5lbs at a time is easier than looking at the total weight you want to loose. I think if you weigh everyday you know that your goal is 5ls and if you see yourself gaining you can cut back before things get out of control. One or two pounds is easier. This has worked for me for years.
sierra1167

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Posted: 22 Nov 2013, 09:54
I have always thought it made more sense to weigh every day. It makes it so much easier to pinpoint what you are doing right and what you may have done wrong. If you weigh once a week and you gain 2 pounds, how will you know what you need to change? Was it too many carbs or calories that week? Or could it be just water weight because you ate too much sodium the day before the weigh in? Weighing every day not only keeps me accountable,but makes it easier to see where I need to tweak.
Irishq2

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Posted: 22 Nov 2013, 14:00
Yes, I agree to weighing in everyday. This way, if I gain 2-lbs. or lose 2-lbs (for example), I'll be able to analyze what went wrong or right and correct (it) or add (it) to my diet. I have been doing this for 40 yrs. and it has worked for me.
Shari22

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Posted: 23 Nov 2013, 17:52
I weigh everyday, it keeps me on track, and I know each day what I need to do
Draglist

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Posted: 23 Nov 2013, 18:23
Me, too. When I wake up and just before dinner every day. I want to grab those new low weights and put them into FatSecret!
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Shari22

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Posted: 23 Nov 2013, 20:30
I only weigh once in the AM after going to the bathroom
Hoser

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Posted: 24 Nov 2013, 05:08
I believe in weighing myself every day.

The problem is that you have to understand that your weight naturally fluctuates, and not get too tied to any particular change. If you look at the scale and say, "Oh my god, I gained two pounds! What did I do wrong?" then you're making a horrible mistake. Probably what happened is that you had a little bit more sodium the day before.

Weigh yourself every day, but pay attention to trends over time rather than to daily fluctuations.
Shari22

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Posted: 24 Nov 2013, 06:38
I always allow for flucuations, but it also helps me to see if something is causing a problem that I need to look at.
sierra1167

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Posted: 25 Nov 2013, 07:45
Agreed. If you click the link in my signature, it really puts those day to day fluctuations into perspective.
jadenmiller

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Posted: 27 Nov 2013, 21:59
Hoser wrote:
I believe in weighing myself every day.

The problem is that you have to understand that your weight naturally fluctuates, and not get too tied to any particular change. If you look at the scale and say, "Oh my god, I gained two pounds! What did I do wrong?" then you're making a horrible mistake. Probably what happened is that you had a little bit more sodium the day before.

Weigh yourself every day, but pay attention to trends over time rather than to daily fluctuations.


I like your point, people fail to realize reasons for their weight gain. Resulting they change their diet plan, not knowing exact reason for it.
BeautifulStr...

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Posted: 28 Nov 2013, 15:54
I weigh in every day. If I dont get the chance to do so I don't feel well. I'm going for something on my diet and I kinda need to see the progress every day. Weightloss may stall or I may even gain some grams at times. But I find it very important to keep track of the litle dots in the overall picture.
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Glaun

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Posted: 12 Dec 2013, 19:25
I agree with Hoser. In addition,if I move one inch from where I stood last weigh in the weights will not agree. I may check out my weight more than once a week, yet I only weigh in on FS once a week or two. That way I have a clear message from the weight graph whether I am maintaining a downward trend, leveled off (or worse,trend up).

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Posted: 26 Dec 2013, 04:24
I agree with both of you guys, Remember in case you are trying to self regulate then you should consider weigh yourself each and every day to monitor your progress. Some people find this to be a advantage and others say they only frustrated. whichever you select the most essential thing is you fine weight reduce plan that suitable into your lifestyle and one that one that assists you obtain your targets.
Killermartin...

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Posted: 28 Dec 2013, 16:56
I think one of the advantages of weighing every day during intense dieting, is that when you achieve your goal weight it's helpful to be in the habit of daily weighing already. It's AFTER intense dieting is over that small upward shifts in weight become pretty critical to know about and address straight away!
Maureenis54

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Posted: 02 Jan 2014, 20:43
I am not weighing except once per month. For me- I get so discouraged when there is a pound gain I eat bad things and too much. Right now I am sticking to it, easily, and tracking things (food/exercise). If I weight that first time then I can't stop checking.
Peach15

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Posted: 07 Jan 2014, 11:14
I will be weighing in every day. so that I can see my daily progress and be motivated by it.
tradcarl

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Posted: 08 Jan 2014, 21:49
I think it depends on your goal. For maintenance, I think it is ok, but for losing weight, I think weekly is best. Monitor you calories and activity so you know where you are from the math and there should be no real surprises come weigh-in. Weight just does not fall off fast enough to weigh in daily.
ALKJ

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Posted: 10 Jan 2014, 22:30
I stand on the scale backwards at the doctor's office. I go by the size of my pants. This is more visual for me. I always weigh more than I feel or more than I think I look. Here's another benefit I have found. I know my bottom half is an 8 and my top half still needs a 12. So, I am not afraid of those numbers!
"For attractive lips, speak words of kindness. For lovely eyes, seek out the good in people. For a slim figure, share your food with the hungry. For beautiful hair, let a child run his or her fingers through it once a day. For poise, walk with the knowledge you'll never walk alone."
~Audrey Hepburn
ALKJ

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Posted: 10 Jan 2014, 22:32
I meant to say the benefit...It helps me see some progress in some places and then look at what I can do to bring along the rest. like maybe more of a food that eats belly fat or an exercise that concentrates on my stomach.
"For attractive lips, speak words of kindness. For lovely eyes, seek out the good in people. For a slim figure, share your food with the hungry. For beautiful hair, let a child run his or her fingers through it once a day. For poise, walk with the knowledge you'll never walk alone."
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kitty mommy

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Posted: 12 Jan 2014, 10:10
I'm glad to see the majority of you weigh daily. That has always been my rule. I wake up, pee, undress, weigh - first thing each day to get an accurate weight.



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