How Often Do you weigh yourself?

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Pat Adams

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Posted: 10 Jan 2020, 16:17
Every day. I have chronic edema and diabetes. My weight can change 3-4 lbs in one day, depending on what I eat. Gained 15 lbs from Thanksgiving to New Years. Lost 14 lbs as of today. I have lost 110 lbs from Sept 2018 thru Dec 2019. Should have died in the hospital, but UMKC staff and my family pulled me thru, and here I am! šŸ˜€
Ulose

Joined: Jan 20
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Posted: 13 Jan 2020, 12:10
Is weighing once a week enough to track your weight?
Rush atheist

Joined: Sep 11
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Posted: 14 Jan 2020, 05:52
Once a day keeps me thinking. Keeps me from veering off course.
Diminishing_...

Joined: Oct 18
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Posted: 21 Jan 2020, 08:13
As often as I can, i use the scale in the gym at work. I have a health coach at work (very lucky to be at this company)and she recomends weekly; yet my friend is doing N o o m and they have a daily weigh in for her. you dont want to drive yourself crazy with it, otherwise do it asmuch as you want to.
Slender66

Joined: Jan 20
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Posted: 10 Feb 2020, 14:55
I generally weigh in probably between 3 and 4 times a week comparing what I see on the digital scale at Planet Fitness gym and my digital home scale. It's kind of annoying because too often they are different by sometimes a few pounds and yet sometimes they'll show the same. I don't know which one is right or the both of them are off, but I think it's relatively close because they both show me coming down and wait.
I use the formula on https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/319731.php#calculating-how-many-calories-are-burned-in-a-day ...that being
For men: 66 + (6.2 x weight) + (12.7 x height) - (6.76 x age)
For women: 655.1 + (4.35 x weight) + (4.7 x height) - (4.7 x age)
I use it because I think the RDI on fatsecret gives too much leeway. Fat secret showed me having an RDI of over 2200 when the formula shown above indicates my RDI should be 1798
Slender66

Joined: Jan 20
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Posted: 10 Feb 2020, 15:17
I just noticed when I clicked on my apple symbol for my post, it indicated I was losing 4.7 pounds a week and that's way off. I've been trying to lose 2 pounds a week and have been pretty close to that. I think the site is terrific, but some of its calculations are off
Tim Vail

Joined: Feb 20
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Posted: 19 Feb 2020, 21:06
I weigh on Sunday mornings after I get up and use the restroom. I don't think weighing often is good. There are too many opportunities for up and downs....once a week is plenty....but at a consistent time with like conditions. And...I have decided that whatever the scale says indicates it is what it is. I can weigh again in 7 days.
Ali0678

Joined: Feb 20
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Posted: 22 Feb 2020, 13:47
I weigh once a week. I understand my natural fluctuations as a woman over a month, so I just look at my average over the month to see if I am actually losing weight.
lou annrock

Joined: Jul 19
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Posted: 23 Feb 2020, 04:56
Once a week is enough abuse.
Jpalm0987

Joined: Feb 20
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Posted: 23 Feb 2020, 20:09
I weigh once a week, usually always Monday mornings as I'm getting around for work.
Jared P.
maplelady

Joined: Feb 20
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Posted: 24 Feb 2020, 18:01
once a week on friday
trulydivyn72...

Joined: Feb 20
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Posted: 26 Feb 2020, 09:14
For me - the only true success for weighing myself is to do so on the 1st of the month ONLY! I weigh myself at work on the warehouse scale, so I know it's been calibrated and accurate. I weigh myself when I first get to work, which is usually about 2hrs after I get up and before I eat. If the 1st of the month falls on a weekend, then I weigh on the Friday or Monday closest to the 1st. There's a method to my madness - as I'm VERY compulsive and obsessive (I'm an addict with 29yrs clean time). I will weigh hourly and have before when I'm completely off my rocker about my weight, so to remove the obsession, I schedule my weigh ins and have a witness to hold me accountable. Yes, I get that deep... LOL! It what works for me! In the past 5 or 6 years I never weighed myself, and would turn away from the scale at the doctor office - including throwing a hissy fit when one nurse announced to me what my weight and BP was when I didn't ask for it. She's never done THAT again! My primary care doc had a long talk with me about a year ago about my thyroid - since it didn't even register in my bloodwork! How can I possibly have hyPERthyroidism? Well - since then I'm VERY aware of my weight, my body functions, and the only thing I can do for myself now is follow doctors orders, take my meds, and forgive my body if I follow all my diet/exercise plans laid out for me and the scale doesn't reward me for the effort! It is what it is, and I hope if you're still reading this it helps you too!
lauraa229

Joined: Mar 11
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Posted: 26 Feb 2020, 15:57
Every day first thing in the morning. I got used to the fluctuations and I think it keeps me focused.



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