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DIDS70
Posts: 5,070
11/11/11 11:37 A

the scale makes me cry whether the weight is up or down. It is just the type of tears.

I have an official weight from WW and then my fluctuations throughout the week.



JMACLIVES
Posts: 358
11/10/11 8:05 P

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 emoticon



BECKAH77
Posts: 952
11/10/11 9:08 A

about 80% of the time :)



STACEYP76
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11/10/11 9:03 A

I hate my scale so much but I find it keeps me motivated. I also step on it at least 3 times and the numbers can vary. I think I need a new scale :)



MICHIGANLORI
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11/10/11 7:50 A

emoticon NO! emoticon
My scale is evil. I always try for a better number. emoticon



INFRANCE
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11/10/11 7:12 A

No, but then again I don't think he believes me when I tell him I have been eating right and exercizing.



MIDWESTMOM2
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11/9/11 5:56 P

No truer words have been spoken. emoticon



CORINNEMOMMY
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11/9/11 5:53 P

NO they are evil things...lol



SLIMTHICK2
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11/9/11 5:33 P

yes



NILBOGGER
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11/9/11 2:57 P

I will usually weigh twice, sometimes three times if I'm really in disbelief.



MIDWESTMOM2
Posts: 275
11/8/11 10:16 A

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. :)



ZEMORA
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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.



THETOOTH
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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.



CSROBERTSON621
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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)!



MISSNUSS
Posts: 120
11/7/11 6:01 P

I step on three times. My scale at home is tricky sometimes (its getting old) and if I step on it wonky, it will add five pounds.



GENEVIE5
Posts: 3,176
11/7/11 5:48 P

I weight in once a week. I step on 3 times and take the number that is appears more than once regardless if it's high or low.



LEMONLYMAN1
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11/7/11 3:43 P

I hate weighing myself, so I only do it once a week, and will only try it a second time if I think the number is too low or high, because both happen occasionally



SPARKLEYSHINE
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11/7/11 3:36 P

I usually step on and off twice to make sure it is the same number.



-POLEDANCEGIRL-
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11/7/11 2:06 P

Nope. i get on 3 times and average them.



DANCEJONES
Posts: 505
11/7/11 1:47 P

Unfortunately, yes.



NYARAMULA
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11/7/11 12:52 P

Not always, sometimes the change is so big that I have weigh twice.



MIDWESTMOM2
Posts: 275
11/7/11 12:46 P

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.





KELLEY421
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11/7/11 12:38 P

I also try to weigh myself only once a week, and it is what it is.



RENESEY
Posts: 371
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.

Good Luck



ANGIEDENISE1
Posts: 84
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!!



MIDWESTMOM2
Posts: 275
11/7/11 11:42 A

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?

Just curious.



 
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