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piper

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Posted: 24 Oct 2006, 19:10
how often should i weigh in? also how much weight loss is to much? it keeps telling me i'm losing too fast and wont accept my weight. what do i do?Confused
dara

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Posted: 24 Oct 2006, 20:51
I found this article last week (link below) that talks about how critical daily weigh ins are not only to losing the weight but actually keeping it off. It is based on a study from the new england journal of medicine - which sounds like a serious publication.

Not that I am the greatest exponent of weighing myself that often but am certainly going to try a little harder...starting with like today Smile

article about weigh ins
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Elaine

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Posted: 25 Oct 2006, 06:32
I've always been told it's important to weight yourself once a week - preferrably at the same time and wearing roughtly the same clothes as your weight varies day to day depending on the weight of food you eat (not just the calories or the fat content) and the amount of fluid you are carrying. Example - most people are about 2lbs lighter first thing in the morning.
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jodidesign2

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Posted: 25 Oct 2006, 08:55
i've always weighed myself once a week but have started checking daily just to see how much my weight fluctuates... i'm hoping to see a pattern so i can see where i need more work w/tracking or exercise... i only count my wednesday weigh-in as the official number though... i believe it really depends on the person - some can't handle seeing their weight go up/down but me, i know its a natural thing...

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margie

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Posted: 25 Oct 2006, 17:20
I need to weigh myself more often, I don't think once a week is nearly enough but I seem to find it difficult to remember and when I do there's usually not scales around. Mornings are best.
Becks

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Posted: 26 Oct 2006, 19:12
Since I've started dieting a little more properly and am more focused, I actually don't dread the weigh-in like I used to. Feel like I'm in more control and sort of know what to expect when I look down Smile
do you really know what you're doing... i mean really
susan

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Posted: 28 Oct 2006, 18:46
Agree so much that weighing in more regularly is a positive. It's like an added discipline that makes sure you're staying on track. You don't want it to become obsessive though and once every 2-3 days is probably about right.
Betty

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Posted: 30 Oct 2006, 07:13
I usually weigh myself at least twice a week, always at the same time in the morning.

The routine helps me stay disciplined with my diet.
Sophie

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Posted: 30 Oct 2006, 18:48
Will be good to have a reminder, I sure need it. Smile
Becks

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Posted: 03 Nov 2006, 20:22
8 days between weigh ins. I've been a little slack with that but I did do a super job with what I've been putting in my mouth...Very Happy
do you really know what you're doing... i mean really
Betty

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Posted: 06 Nov 2006, 18:38
Saw this good article on ivillage about pros and cons of daily weign ins

ivillage weigh in article

Is it just me or is ivillage the slowest website know to (wo)man
dara

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Posted: 08 Nov 2006, 07:13
Yep, there's alot of evidence emerging about the benefits of hitting the scales regularly but it don't amount to a hill of beans unless you act upon what the information tells you i.e. making real changes.
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losenow

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Posted: 08 Nov 2006, 08:15
I read the article as well and I agree with it. Sometimes it's discouraging, especially when you hit a plateau. But I just started Tuesday back in the Detox Phase 1 and I weighed myself this morning and it said I lost 2 pounds. I loved my scale this morning. I guess scales are like relationships sometimes you love them and sometimes you don't. Bad Grin

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Betty

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Posted: 16 Dec 2006, 05:48
I eat my words. Have not weighed in in nearly 3 weeks and it has really cost me as I have let myself get away. Sad
margie

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Posted: 27 Dec 2006, 16:48
Going to go back to Phase 1 Detox and will start in next couple of days as have not followed Phase 3 at all. BAD.
cambetig

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Posted: 01 Jan 2007, 18:38
I weigh in everyday as it keeps me more focused.
"Never give up on yourself"



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