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The7thLetter

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Posted: 26 Aug 2011, 15:04
I heard that a watched pot never boils....maybe I should weigh in every 1-2 weeks instead of everyday. what do you think?
Bocalvr

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Posted: 26 Aug 2011, 15:22
What I do? I weigh in once a day each morning. I won't bother to check again until the next morning because the scale will go up and down thruout the day for many reasons. I only count my end results for week not each day. By looking each day lets me know I am not going to climb. It's okay to level off, we are not suppose to lose each day. I just like to keep an eye on my progress. That way I don't have any surprises. If you are sticking to your plan, no need to look all the time. Other ways to see if you are doing well too. How your clothes fit can make your whole day. Don't let a number rule your day. You are in charge. : )
Eat to Live, Not Live to Eat.
The7thLetter

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Posted: 26 Aug 2011, 15:37
thank you
gnat824

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Posted: 26 Aug 2011, 18:09
A word of caution - if you do decide to go with daily weigh-ins, keep in mind that you can very easily gain or lose several pounds from one day to the next for reasons that have nothing to do with fat loss, diet, or exercise. Small changes in amount of water your body retains can translate into big differences on the scale. Only go with daily weigh-ins if you think you can disregard these normal fluctuations without freaking out. And don't expect instant reinforcement, either- your great workout will NOT show up on the scale tomorrow and if your gluttonous dinner does, it's only from water weight. On the other hand, understanding your body's natural rhythms can be very insightful as long as you're not putting too much stock in the day to day changes.
- Natalie
roflspam

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Posted: 26 Aug 2011, 19:26
Salty foods make you hold more water weight, whereas drinking a ton of water helps you keep it off. If you weight yourself once each morning, nude, after using the bathroom you can get a more accurate reading. If you weigh yourself randomly each day, you have to factor in food in your tummy and what you're wearing and things like that.. Weight goes up/down about 1-2 lbs daily for me. You need to factor in things like your time of the month and if you've eaten salty things and so on.
I like doing daily weigh-ins to keep an accurate watch on my progress. It helps to always weigh yourself at the same time each day.
Bocalvr

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Posted: 26 Aug 2011, 20:05
roflspam, I agree, I was explaining the same thing. Some people get obsessed with the scale. This is why for those of us who look daily we know the foods we ate. If we are on track ect...I only record the week results. I wouldn't want to wait a week or two and then see I was up 5 pounds. Way too easy to add a few extra portions and think we are not gaining. Again, the scale is just a number to let us know if we are going off track the wrong way. We know it will adjust, level off, and continue to go down as long as we stick to our plans. : )
Eat to Live, Not Live to Eat.
Denise47

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Posted: 27 Aug 2011, 07:34
My doctor told me not to weigh in more than once a week because then you become obsessed with it.
Bocalvr

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Posted: 27 Aug 2011, 12:46
Denise, once a week is great for most people. There are people who are obssessed with the scale. It all depends on how you react to the number you see. Some people won't eat if they are up a pound, some people don't check the scale for weeks which gives a false sense of pretending they don't weigh that much. I am able to take a look each morning and not let the number rule my day. When I was thin I never stepped on a scale. Because I have packed on the pounds. I am only using the scale as a guide. When I can fit back into a size 10, I won't care what number the scale reads. Do what works for you. : )
Eat to Live, Not Live to Eat.
mmeyers

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Posted: 21 Sep 2011, 09:24
I'm only on day 8 of induction, but i've weighed in every day and even a few times in a day ... i have to stop...i lost weight the first week, but not in the last few days! I keep saying i'll put the scale in the closet, but i haven't! hehehe...maybe later!
munny

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Posted: 21 Sep 2011, 11:19
I weigh in daily. You definitely have to learn to ride out the fluctuations. A sudden two pound drop is likely to be followed by a 2 pound gain. I like it because it is a daily reminder of my diet/workout regimen and it lets me see a measurable number each day. It may creep down but that is still motivating. I only record it m-w-f though so my progress charts show a bigger picture.

I find that when I do not weigh in daily it is easier to put the whole thing out of my mind, which leads me to bad places. Places named Cheezit. Those little crackers are the devil's spawn!
New MrsRando

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Posted: 21 Sep 2011, 14:32
I just read an article by the Eat This Not That guy saying that weighing yourself daily keeps your weight loss goals in mind. I weigh daily but only record my Saturday morning weight. This is allowing me to learn my body and how it reacts to foods and exercises. Weighing myself every morning reminds me, first thing, of my goals so I start off the morning right.

You do have to learn to ride out the fluctuations. But you can't understand why the fluctuations occur without first seeing how foods, drinks, and exercises affect your body. Once I get closer to my goal weight I'm not sure if I will continue to weigh daily. But I like using it as a tool to keep me focused on my goals.
rockytu

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Posted: 21 Sep 2011, 18:45
like to weigh and measure once a week
ONCE YOU MAKE A DECISION THE UNIVERSE CONSPIRES TO MAKE IT HAPPEN!!
elizabethkk7...

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Posted: 22 Sep 2011, 15:45
I use my Friday morning weight as my weekly official record - first thing, naked, after using the bathroom.

I do get on the scale other mornings sometimes too, but it's more to keep things in check and see if my weight is going down, or if I have a not so great day, what was the damage.
lesamesperdu...

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Posted: 22 Sep 2011, 15:52
I weight myself every three days when I'm dieting. It is really discouraging for me to do it every day cos weight varies according to many other factors, like hormons etc.
I am planning on weight myself every day in the early maintainence phase (which scares the ***** out of me) and then gradually move to weighing once a week.

I don't use measuring tape: you can gain two centimeter just by measuring yourself a bit lower or a bit higher on your hips than usual. For me it's just not precise enough.
My 10 Golden Rules of Staying Thin:
1. Don't overeat. DON'T BINGE.
2.Don't eat between meals.
3.Don't starve.
4.Eat every 3 hours.
5.Eat whatever you want. Just stay within your RDI.
6.Drink 2l of water a day.
7.Take the stairs.
8.Walk. Wherever, whenever you can.
9.Swim at least twice a week for an hour.
10.Stay in CONTROL. Weight yourself every week, write down everything you eat, monitor changes, react.
F8thful1

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Posted: 25 Sep 2011, 10:35
Agree with NewMrsRando......I weigh every morning as a reminder that my new eating plan is a priority in my life. However, I fluctuate alot from day to day so I only post my weight when there is a loss from the previous lowest weight. I am sticking to my WOE so I know I will be on the losing trend rather than on a gaining trend.

I do measure once per week - that has been helpful even though it is not precise for weekly loss, it sure tells the story over a period of weeks. And, that is what this is all about.....permanent change so that we can make positive changes in how we eat for life!
riceaholic

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Posted: 14 Oct 2011, 13:51
I weigh every day and generally enter it so long as I remember. My weight bounces around a lot, so I just shrug it off if it goes up and down a bunch. I look for trends, but you can't see trends without data points! If I didn't weigh every day or so, I'd probably slack off on the diet and exercise.
Oselj

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Posted: 14 Oct 2011, 13:59
Definitely once a week. I know I fluctuate based on the time of day and how much water I had to drink recently. I'd pick a random day and weigh myself that morning every week.
gnat824

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Posted: 14 Oct 2011, 14:50
lesames, measuring yourself becomes much easier and much more consistent if you do it regularly. I also don't look at my previous measurements until after I measure and since I don't remember what they are, it makes it harder for me to "fix" my results by measuring a little tighter this week to get to a lower number. I actually find the scale to be far less precise because it's measuring so many other factors beyond fat loss and fluctuates much more.
- Natalie
AJM0501

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Posted: 10 Nov 2011, 12:15
I weigh every morning before I get in the shower. but I only record it once a week on the same day. I like to see the fluctuations it keeps me motivated. plus if I THINK that I ate well the day before and the scale goes up, I know not to touch that food again. or make better choices. Good luck!
nearutopia

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Posted: 15 Nov 2011, 08:54
I also weight in just about daily. It keeps my weight in mind and when I do hit a new goal it makes it easier for me to stay with that goal and work towards my next!



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