How often do you step on the scale?

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novbush16

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Posted: 26 Apr 2010, 20:04
I'm trying to figure out how often I should weigh myself. I was doing every couple of days, but get easily frustrated.
sheripickle

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Posted: 26 Apr 2010, 20:11
Everyday! I like to see how certain foods change my weight....I have learned not to get frustrated because if I stick with it, it eventually changes!
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sarah121hara...

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Posted: 26 Apr 2010, 22:02
I do it once per week! I would get to easily obsessed if I did it everyday. Plus, by doing it once a week I am much more excited to see what I have lost. I also take measurements once a week, but not on the same day I weigh in. I take measurements on Sunday and weigh in on Wednesday. This way I can make sure I am on track throughout the week.
maymouse_101

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Posted: 26 Apr 2010, 22:23
Once a week for me!
JanelleMarie

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Posted: 26 Apr 2010, 22:54
I used to weigh every day while on the atkins but would never recommend it. I became obsessed and found myself not eating because I didnt approve of the number. It creates more of a problem I think. You change from day to day and should weigh about one a week or once every few days. give your body a chance to even itself out.
maymouse_101

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Posted: 26 Apr 2010, 23:13
JanelleMarie wrote:
You change from day to day and should weigh about one a week or once every few days. give your body a chance to even itself out.


My reasoning exactly!
bouncy k

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Posted: 26 Apr 2010, 23:18
every 2nd day usually. keeps me updated if any errors food wise.
lilrunner

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Posted: 27 Apr 2010, 05:48
Daily (or try to) in the morning to try and track averages. Official TOPS (take off pounds sensibly) weigh in is a witnessed weigh in every Tue night fully clothed usually 3-5lbs more then morning undressed weight.
sooki

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Posted: 27 Apr 2010, 07:44
ack, 2 or 3 times a day unless I feel like there's been a gain, then I stay off until I've been good. It's probably not a healthy relationship I have with the scale.
DISCLAIMER: I expect to lose this weight over the next 6 months to 5 years. I'm not going to feel like a failure if it takes an entire month to lose 1 pound. I'm going to feel like a success when that happens! I may offer advice that I'm currently not taking myself. Feel free to call me on that!
kmartin

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Posted: 27 Apr 2010, 07:51
I will several times a day as well. Actually I guage my water intake by my evening weigh in. If I can weight as close to my morning weigh in then I know I am adequately hydrated.
Welcome to your journey - May it be prosperous.

Dear Lord, You are the beginning and the end of this great narrative called history. Thank You for writing me into the story. Though I play only a small part, may I play it well. May I honor You with my days and my choices and may I truly know that Your grace works. In Jesus’ Name, Amen
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Mrs REJ

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Posted: 27 Apr 2010, 08:54
Once a day...at LEAST

Every day I don't cheat i'm a day closer to Not wanting to.
confusedange...

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Posted: 27 Apr 2010, 08:59
I try to weigh once a day, around the same time, after I feel all the "excess weight" (bathroom, feeding baby, etc) has been removed. I only record LOSES, cause we all know gains are water weight (ask Kate!) - but I try not to obsess over it. I have an understanding of what can cause me to gain/lose a few pounds in a day, and the math of how much I'd have to eat in order to actually gain a pound of fat in one day, so I only do it daily because if I'm having a few steady days of progressive gaining, it gives me a kick to look at my recent foods/activities and figure out whats not working, before I get to day 7 of gaining 2 pounds a day!

What works for you is the most important thing. If you find yourself obsessing over having to weigh, take a break. If you find yourself obsessing because you didn't weigh, go weigh yourself. Measure, take pictures, push yourself harder in your workout and see what kind of progress you've made, or take a day off and see if you feel better.

The numbers on the scale are like mile markers on the highway, you really only need to know them when you break down and have to call for help! =)
Yvonne2525

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Posted: 27 Apr 2010, 09:04
I say once a week. Alot of time we think the scale proves eerything and that is not always true. Your body changes, for example...some people weigh in and then go workout but when they get done working out they weigh more than what they started out as. Does this mean they gained those 2 pounds..impossible. We all know you lose when you burn more calories than you take in. So the point is weighing everyday to me is off the chart and over rated. Once a week is enough. Also if you stick with your rountine correctly then you wont have a need to get on the scale to see if you are on the right track. If you have to double check yourself then you are probably making some mistakes casue the MATH IN LOSING WEIGHT IS ALWAYS CORRECT...JUST LIKE 1+1 WILL ALWAYS=2
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msamy034

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Posted: 27 Apr 2010, 09:07
I am a daily gal myself...I just can't help it, but I also have learned not to let it get me all frustrated. I have recognized my pattern of losing, so it doesn't bother me to see it go up and down a few pounds anymore (but boy it used too) Smile
kmartin

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Posted: 27 Apr 2010, 09:35
That is wonderful msamy. I wish my losses followed some sort of pattern. If it does then I am oblivious to it. I know my hectic schedule and limited sleep has been affecting me. 2 more days to this and am looking forward to some rest.
Welcome to your journey - May it be prosperous.

Dear Lord, You are the beginning and the end of this great narrative called history. Thank You for writing me into the story. Though I play only a small part, may I play it well. May I honor You with my days and my choices and may I truly know that Your grace works. In Jesus’ Name, Amen
~Ariel Allison Lawhon
nino66

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Posted: 27 Apr 2010, 09:51
I weigh everyday. Sometimes twice. But I wish I wouldn't. Yesterday I said I was going to put the scales away and I didn't. First thing this morning out of habit I was on the scales. I think I am becoming to obsessed with it because the ups and downs are getting to me. I don't think it matters what you do as long as you are okay with it. Right now I am thinking I might need to not weigh everyday. But we will see if I can do it or not.
I'm taking it day by day and sometimes minute by minute. Anita
mrscml

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Posted: 27 Apr 2010, 09:55
I have a confession to make, I weigh in multiple times (more than three) a day. Im conscious of it now so Im trying to stop.
sweetsteph

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Posted: 27 Apr 2010, 10:59
twice a week for me.. sunday and wednesday.. both in the morning undressed
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Posted: 27 Apr 2010, 11:09
5-6 times a week, but I only record the lowest weight. The rest is CLEARLY water, lol Smile
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rjenkins27

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Posted: 27 Apr 2010, 11:10
Given the multitude of variables that affect weight, I am striving to only weigh once a week. My goal is to get to once a month. The number on the scale should be the last measure of success. How I feel and physiological changes are better measures of success.
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