I believe this is exactly what it mean to be a slave to the scale - and every article I read always says don't do that. Not being preachy but seeing different numbers on the scale could be the way your body is positioned or if you're leaning back or something. It could be that you just drank a glass of water or that your hormones are helping you retain water. Remember its not just how much you weigh but how healthy you are overall. As long as you see a consistent loss over the course of a month or two it should be fine.
So in answer to your question I weigh myself once a week and take it at face value. NOw that you've suggested this I might think about it though
I have to say, it has been fascinating to read how everyone handles weighing in. It just goes to show that on my "Spark peeps" get it.
Thanks everyone for "weighing" in. :)
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460 11/8/11 7:51 A
Even though 99% of the time it is accurate the first time, I still have to do it twice just in case.
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11/8/11 12:12 A
My old scale no. I did it 5 times and took the average. lol. The new one I got is right on every time. Hopefully correct.
You can't handle THE TOOTH!!! :)
Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life. Don't be trapped by dogma - which is living with the results of other people's thinking. Don't let the noise of others' opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. Steve Jobs
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11/7/11 11:44 P
Nope -- I generally check at least once. My floor is uneven, so want to make sure it's not artificially high (or low)!
I usually only weigh in once a week too. I was just saying, sometimes the new lower weight is seen on the scale that one time, then for several weeks after I don't see that new "lower" weight again for awhile. Which means, I was never really that weight, but for a fleeting moment. This while being very committed.
It won't stop me from my goal.
Thank you everyone. Make it a great week.
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1,335 11/7/11 12:38 P
I also try to weigh myself only once a week, and it is what it is.
11/7/11 12:32 P
I agree, I try to weigh myself only once a week on the same day because too often can derail your efforts and demotivate you.
11/7/11 12:19 P
i weigh myself every week day at the same time and log it every time. but ur weight can fluctuate from day to day, i know on days i eat more sodium my weight is always up the next day. I think u just have to find what works best for u. Good luck!!
"When you want something you've never had, you have to do something you've never done."
I've noticed something a little weird. I can weigh myself one day and it's a new low, then a week later (sometimes a few days later out of curiosity) and I'm not the same weight. Usually up a bit. Do you log the new "low" right away or wait and see if the new "low" weight stays consistent?
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