*Starshine*'s Journal, 11 January 2017

Sharing something of a new realisation for me. Usually, I weigh myself weekly but recently (before going on holiday and since I got back), I've started doing it daily. And it feels quite different. A week seems quite a long way away, while 24 hours is much more immediate. Measuring more frequently actually seems to make me more resilient about not 'cheating'. I use a body monitor scale and recording all the figures can be a bit of a pain -- like this morning when I forgot and had to completely undress and dress again -- but it's worth it, to see and reflect more directly on the connections between what I'm doing and the results. I never would've thought, though, that something so simple would have such an effect on my accountability.

Diet Calendar Entries for 11 January 2017:
1556 kcal Fat: 52.67g | Prot: 126.42g | Carb: 144.37g.   Breakfast: Ryvita Dark Rye Crispbread, Coffee (Brewed From Grounds), Whole Milk, Spring Onions, Roasted Grilled or Baked Chicken Breast (Skin Not Eaten). Lunch: Tesco King Prawns, Morliny Sopocka, Tesco Tinned Tomatoes, Cooked Green String Beans (from Fresh, Fat Not Added in Cooking), Heinz Ravioli, Cooked Mushrooms (Fat Not Added in Cooking), Jacob's Flatbreads, Philadelphia Cream Cheese. Dinner: Potato (Flesh and Skin, without Salt, Baked), Roasted Grilled or Baked Chicken Breast, Butter, Courgette, Cooked Carrots (from Fresh, Fat Not Added in Cooking). Snacks/Other: Tesco Cambozola, Twinings Earl Grey Tea with Semi-Skimmed Milk, Total Greek Yoghurt, Water, Honey. more...
3445 kcal Activities & Exercise: Housework - 10 minutes, Cross-trainer machine - 35 minutes, Resting - 15 hours and 15 minutes, Sleeping - 8 hours. more...

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I'm happier weighing daily. I can tolerate the fluctuations and turn around any increases faster. I'm not an obsessive though. I know some people would become fixated on the scale by weighing daily  
11 Jan 17 by member: Phooka
I weigh daily and use TrendWeight.com to give me the trend. I only post Friday's scale reading here. 
12 Jan 17 by member: JockoT
Weighing daily keeps me on track 
12 Jan 17 by member: poppycom
I usually only weigh once a week (Tuesday morning) but did so again today just because I was bored I think (couldn't I think of anything more fun?!) and have another loss which has really bucked me up. However, Phook's comment about becoming obsessed would apply to me so I shan't take up weighing daily as a hobby. 
12 Jan 17 by member: StrangeTrout
I really hate scales. I mean I hate weighing myself. Up to November last year I hardly ever weighed myself . It's still tricky I admit, and I record here once a week. But weighing yourself Every day will keep you focussed and on track.  
12 Jan 17 by member: Mrs Maths
I'd highly recommend my Tanita BC545N scales, by the way, as they show *what* you're losing (muscle, fluid, etc) rather than just how much. 
13 Jan 17 by member: *Starshine*
I weigh daily, like poppycom says it keeps me on track. 
13 Jan 17 by member: bowd65


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