when do you weigh in?

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MusicFanatic...

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Posted: 17 May 2010, 10:34
Just curious to when everyone else weighs in? Do you weigh in every day? Once a week? or once a month? And do you have a certain day of the week you weigh in? and do you have a reasoning behind that day?

When I did weight watchers years ago a bunch of us girls would all go out to dinner after the meeting and not care what we eat. Since we just weighed in, we knew we had the whole week ahead of us to stay on track. I wonder if anyone else plans their weigh ins for things like that.

As of right now, Im trying to stick to weighing myself once a week. I usually step on the scale every day so it's been challenging. I just don't want to stress over it and I feel like if I go up even an ounce one day I will get discouraged. And there is no way I could go a whole month without checking.
keithd112

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Posted: 17 May 2010, 10:40
I do my weigh in first thing in the morning. I was recording once a day but started every 3 to 4 days now. I give myself a cheat meal every now and then but find myself sticking within my calorie range anyway. I guess mentally I don't want to cross over that calorie limit on the screen lol. Good luck!
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bruce1354

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Posted: 17 May 2010, 11:03
I weigh often just to see...but I record once a week in the morning on Thursdays. Why Thursday? It is the day I started my diet and recorded my first entry.
jessie1326

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Posted: 17 May 2010, 11:09
When I started a few months ago, I weighed in only once a week. I knew from past experience that I would get discouraged if I weighed in more often and didn't see losses. Now, however, I often hop on the scale whenever I pop into the bathroom. The difference is that I no longer care if it's up a pound (or a few) from the last time - I'm know that I'm doing what I'm supposed to be doing and that I'm losing weight over the long term. Smile

I aim for an official weigh-in at least once a week, although I will generally record a loss whenever it sticks around for 3 or more days in a row. The day obviously varies, but that's often driven by my challenges, too -- right now I'm doing a challenge whose weeks end on Thursdays, so I try to weigh in Thursday mornings at the very least.
avlfive

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Posted: 17 May 2010, 11:11
I weigh myself once a day at least but only record it in the mornings. If I miss a day, (happens during the weekend) oh well but my official weigh ins are every morning during the week.
rjenkins27

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Posted: 17 May 2010, 11:14
My official weigh-in is on Monday mornings. I have been weighing every day, but am going to stop doing this soon. I believe weight is not the best way to judge health and fitness. How I feel is first and foremost.

I created a challenge to not weigh for 2 weeks. I stubbornly achieved it and was impressed with the results, but quickly went back to daily weight checks.

The reason I believe daily isn't good for me is that the fluctuations in weight are very misleading and counter to long-term goals. If we are eating well and keeping up with exercise, the results will come.

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karbear45

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Posted: 17 May 2010, 11:25
I'm in line with rjenkins - my official day is Monday morning, but I step on the scale at random times as well. I also do measurements the first Monday of the month.
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tifany

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Posted: 17 May 2010, 11:26
Hand up, I've been doing it everyday. The curiosity kills me. I've been loosing so I like weighing in everyday, it's a motivator for me. That will change I'm sure as the scale does.
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kaitlinmarie...

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Posted: 17 May 2010, 11:27
I always take my "official" weight first thing in the morning. But, I'm starting to do better about not obsessing and doing it every single morning. I like seeing the shift over a few days time.



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