How Often Do you weigh yourself?

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Annebelievab...

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Posted: 09 Dec 2013, 17:57
Every morning... Smile
s.helms

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Posted: 10 Dec 2013, 20:02
once weekly. i learned that. i get crazy hard on myself when i do every morn and then i give up.
Axevus Star

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Posted: 15 Dec 2013, 09:16
Each morning is the goal, although sometimes I'm in an unnecessary hurry (something imposed by my employer to which I have no control), but ALWAYS Post- "Morning Constitution", -Morning Routine (Workout) and -Shower, and Pre-Breakfast, so as to achieve a regular basis for accounting for weight differences and changes. This allows me the opportunity to reflect on the previous days food and activities in terms of, "What is the cause of this weight change?...fat weight?, food weight? or fluid weight?", and determine what I may need to do differently today to adjust for this change in order to stay, or get back, on track toward my goal.
TackyMel

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Posted: 15 Dec 2013, 11:30
In the past I did it once a week. Now, I weigh every single day. It's the first thing I do in the morning every single day. I find that this helps me guide my whole day. If the scale is down, even an ounce, I'm excited and that number is in my head all day and it motivates me to keep going. If the number is the same or up, that also guides me to stay on track and work harder to get that number where I want it - going down. I've heard in the past it's bad to weigh in every day, so I didn't do it before. But thinking about it now, it was depressing to wait a whole week and see the number stay the same or even go up. But now that I'm weighing daily, it is the perfect way to keep me motivated and more importantly accountable, and to stay on track daily. When I know I'm going on that scale first thing every morning, it really keeps my mind in the game and helps me make better choices every single day! Smile


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Glaun

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Posted: 15 Dec 2013, 18:03
Weigh every day. All you get is a snapshot, not the real picture.
Log in and record in FS once a week to get the truth and really see how you are doing. The weight graph doesn't fudge.

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carol0114

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Posted: 20 Dec 2013, 03:34
I find that I stay on track if I weigh myself every day first thing in the morning. I have a free App called Weight Monitor which records your daily weight but smooths out the 'bumps' by averaging the previous 10 days. This really gives you an accurate picture of where your weight is going - up or down. My weight can vary day by day and if getting weighed weekly it really sucks if your weigh day is one of the baddies and can throw me off course.
stephenhart1...

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Posted: 20 Dec 2013, 04:11
You should realistically only weigh your self every few days to allow for your bodies natural fluctations in weight.
Are you trying to lose stomach fat?
check this out.
http://www.stephen-hart-online.com/losestomachfat
activeash

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Posted: 23 Dec 2013, 10:48
I usually do it once a week, but if I forget to do it one week I'm ok with that since I'm maintaining.
zebdavison

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Posted: 20 Jan 2014, 09:05
Measure frequently AND consistently to catch trends before they get out of hand. But don't think of the daily weigh-in as your "true" weight. Daily weight fluctuates. I keep a rolling 7-day average, and think of that as my current weight. The 28-day average is my historical weight. Used together, they point out trends, and give a less "noisy" picture of my performance when viewed on a graph.
Bielefeld33

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Posted: 20 Jan 2014, 09:11
also try and weigh yourself at the same time every day. I find it to be much more consistent if I weigh myself first thing in the morning before I eat or do any activity.
Hygienebabe

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Posted: 20 Jan 2014, 09:14
Hi. I weigh in everyday. I have a fancy scale that tells me my fat/water content and weight. I have used this method which is tried and true for ten years now. I lost 40 pounds then and this is one of the ways I keep myself in check. I body build also so I use a measuring tape, my clothes and calories as guides also. can't be too careful with those pesky fat cells now can you. Very Happy
Primalkid

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Posted: 20 Jan 2014, 09:19
Weighing daily is stupid. Water fluctuations can play a huge role. At most 2x/week is sufficient to track trends in weight change. Also, the bioimpedence scales that measure water/fat/muscle/etc. are all highly inaccurate.
SexyFront2Ba...

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Posted: 20 Jan 2014, 11:24
Once a week. I know someone that used to weigh everyday and she became addicted to the scale and it ultimately led to an eating disorder. Once a week keeps me focused on what my goal is and helps keep me accountable to not get off track.
Getting it done!
lorrainebhui...

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Posted: 20 Jan 2014, 12:18
I weigh myself everyday.
SPP79

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Posted: 20 Jan 2014, 12:24
I weigh in once a week on Mondays.
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Elizatayl

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Posted: 20 Jan 2014, 12:26
Weighing yourself every day is not good for you. You tend to get discouraged or push your body way to hard. Weighing yourself once a week is a lot better for your body and your self-esteem!
zebdavison

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Posted: 20 Jan 2014, 23:20
Many commenters have pointed out good reasons for weighing daily at the same point in your day. Others have pointed out very good reasons NOT to weigh daily ("it's stupid", however, is not a good reason). It's really a personal decision, but one you should make with full knowledge - know WHY you're weighing yourself on a certain interval (daily, weekly, monthly, never), and HOW to do it properly to get good, consistent measurements. Your weight is a fairly important number, but useful only if it helps you on your personal journey. If you're getting good results the way you do it now, keep doing it that way. If not, a different weigh-in interval might be something you could try.
Axevus Star

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Posted: 20 Jan 2014, 23:28
You said it Spot-on Zebdavison!
jdps11151

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Posted: 20 Jan 2014, 23:31
Once a week! Every day your weight fluctuations so pick one day to do it.
Kimma is...

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Posted: 21 Jan 2014, 14:16
I weigh in on Sunday mornings. I used to weigh daily but I found my mood and motivation would go up and down right along with the scale. If I lost I was happy. If I gained I was frustrated. I am more stable weighing in once per week.
Kimma is Slimma Smile



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