Over Weighing yourself

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Upsidedown72

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Posted: 21 Jun 2012, 09:37
Is there anyone else obsessed with weighing yourself? I find that I stick to my diet according to the scale. I know that I shouldnt weigh myself as often as I do but I cant help myself. Any advise?
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Nancy...

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Posted: 21 Jun 2012, 09:48
I weigh everyday. I feel the same way...I stick to my diet better as well if I can see my daily progress. I think mine comes from being on HCG and was use to seeing the weight pour off and it made it exciting every morning. Weighing every morning is like having Christmas everyday...lol Some mornings you have presents and other mornings you get nothing...Don't beat yourself up! Do what makes you do your best.
rondakay62

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Posted: 21 Jun 2012, 10:01
I do the same thing (weigh daily) but find that my efforts are usually rewarded a day or two out. Knowing that it keeps me inline.
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Upsidedown72

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Posted: 21 Jun 2012, 10:06
Thanks ladies, it helps knowing I am not alone. At one point I was going to give my scale to someone to hold for me for at least a month!!!
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biztesting

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Posted: 21 Jun 2012, 10:15
Dr Oz recommends weighing ourselves everyday. It is step 5 of his "Just 10 Challenge"(link below). I have been weighing myself everyday too. It does help me to keep on target with exercising and eating right.

http://members.doctoroz.com/challenge/the-just-10-challenge
Upsidedown72

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Posted: 21 Jun 2012, 10:17
hmmm Biz I will check this out. I thought I was over doing it!
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Ability

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Posted: 21 Jun 2012, 10:22
Yep, every morning, sometimes I put it away and tell myself to stop weighing everyday, only to pull it out of the closet the next morning. I did Bernsteins and was also weighed at least 3x a week. I am really going to try to only weigh myself once a week during this challenge.
It's better in the waste then on my waist!
Upsidedown72

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Posted: 21 Jun 2012, 10:31
What is Bernsteins?
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Ability

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Posted: 21 Jun 2012, 10:34
Dr Bernsteins is a medically supervised program, where you get vitamin B injections three times a week, it's a very expensive diet clinic, low carb lost weight very quickly, but gained it back even quickerSad
It's better in the waste then on my waist!
connk

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Posted: 21 Jun 2012, 10:42
I actually have the opposite problem, I refuse to look at the scale anymore. I'd rather see the result than keep looking at the numbers. But then it's like since I'm just starting to diet how am I going to know if what I'm doing is working, you know?
Upsidedown72

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Posted: 21 Jun 2012, 10:45
Yes connk... I think that once I see that what I am doing is working for a reasonable amount of time then maybe I can then put the scale away and keep doing what I am doing knowing that I am doing it correctly.
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Upsidedown72

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Posted: 21 Jun 2012, 10:46
Injections ouch! So ability which diet are you following now?
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Ability

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Posted: 21 Jun 2012, 11:09
I was trying to do Atkins, but I am going to eat 3 small, healthy meals and 2 snacks(fruit or veggies only). No eating after supper,lots of water, and walk at least 3x per week for at least 1/2 hour. I just quit smoking 2 weeks ago and just want to try and eat healthy without obsessing about dieting. I just calculated the 40lbs by the end of September right now that gives us 14 weeks, that's almost 3 pounds to lose every week to reach goal. Might be hard if I'm not really strict?
It's better in the waste then on my waist!
SamEatsLess

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Posted: 21 Jun 2012, 11:26
I weigh myself every morning and I take body measurements. Neurotic but it keeps me on the "straight and narrow". Sometimes twice a day. I can't not do it, I reckon its okay. I do try to stop weighing myself for a few days when I hit a stall.

Ability, congrats on quitting smoking!
Baxie

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Posted: 21 Jun 2012, 12:37
I have done both...and what I see about myself, is that if I know I'm overweight (as in, NEEDING TO DO SOMETHING ABOUT THIS!!!) I find myself avoiding the scales, for months, even...when I'm on the right path, as I am now, I weigh myself pretty much every day...I enjoy watching the numbers going down; it inspires me to keep going...if the number is up, that ALSO inspires me...to do better. I find that my calorie counter/exercise diary really helps me...I already kinda know in advance if the number will be up or down....well, that's MY story, anyway...I'm not so big on measurements now...I think because I'm older and don't care as much as I used to, just want to be healthy and fit.
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Neptunebch

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Posted: 21 Jun 2012, 13:16
Every other day is my "personal weigh in". Since June 8th when I started FS I have lost about 7 lbs. so that is about 3.5 per week. So every other day there is a "present" on the scale. Vacation for the next 2 weeks - to celebrate my 60th birthday. Hopefully coming home having lost another 7 lbs will be the "icing" off the cake.
Sandy701

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Posted: 21 Jun 2012, 13:27
There's no problem weighing yourself however often you'd like, as long as your entire day's mood doesn't get unduly affected. If your mood gets too affected, you could find yourself reaching for off-plan foods to comfort yourself....or to celebrate!

Weighing more often - however you want to define it - serves to keep you on track and can help you get to know your own body rhythms (how many pounds do I typically fluctuate throughout the day, do I bounce up the day after a loss and if so, by how much, how does TOM affect me, etc.).

Ebony and...

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Posted: 21 Jun 2012, 14:24
I weigh every morning. I refuse to weigh at any point throughout the day after I've had food, water, clothes etc.... lol.
Emily...

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Posted: 21 Jun 2012, 18:44
I weigh every morning too, I feel like it helps keep me accountable.
DDLong

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Posted: 21 Jun 2012, 19:36
I weigh myself at least every morning. I did get a little too obsessed in the beginning of my diet, weighing myself after every bottle of water, trip to the bathroom, diet shake, meal, etc. My husband & dietitian threatened to take my scale away. So now I weigh myself every morning when I get up & at night, before I go to bed. I have to watch the numbers so I can hold myself accountable.



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