My answer to this is "YES". I weigh myself daily but only count my weight once a week. It is not always the lowest or best weigh in, but it is the ONE time I have allotted. I know my weight goes up and down within the week and I do better watching the bouncing around but do not consider it a REAL weigh-in until my planned weigh-in day.
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I know exactly what you mean, the scale stares me in the face every morning and if the number moves in the opposite direction I feel like my day is completely ruined.
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Daily, which has been my down fall. I expect to see the scale go down every day (which in reality can't happen) so I tend to use the scale not moving as an excuse to fall off my diet. I'm trying to work on only weighing myself once a week. However the scale calls to me every morning. I am obsessed.
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I do weight myself daily, but I think that it sets me back by doing it.....its habit now.
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I weigh myself every Monday. I also measure myself once a month because you can lose inches without losing pounds. I had been weighing in daily, but it got to point where I had to hide the scale because it was becoming an unhealthy obsession.
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I've been weighing daily, but it's been discouraging not seeing the scale move except up. The first two weeks I lost 6( after quitting pop) then I gained 2 then gained two more. It fluctuates within a 5 pound area, but I measured my waist today and it's a whole inch smaller! So I'm hiding that darn scale and gonna keep working hard. It's doing some good, I am making progress!
weekly, I love starting the week knowing my hard work paid off. If it doesn't budge, I think about how the week could have gone. Sometimes the scale just random, and I am starting to use other markers for weight loss. I had my doc take measurements so I know where I was, and can re-measure to see improvement.
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Daily, but I keep I mind that my weight fluctuates from hour to hour day to day. I just try to make sure I stay consistent. If I weight myself every day then my weight is always on my mind. If I skip it I have no idea if I'm staying where I want to be and heading where I want to go!
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You're right that your weight can fluctuate several pounds in a day, much less day to day. Weighing yourself daily doesn't give you an accurate picture of your fat loss. Sparkpeople recommends once weekly; I've gotten to where I prefer biweekly, because I like the larger number drops. :) I'm not losing weight any different, it just feels better to see it go from 201 to 199. :)
Monthly. Then it's a great surprise! If I follow my plan, things will go right anyway, and weighing daily will not keep me honest. The only thing that keeps me honest is following my plan to the best of my ability. The scale is not a miracle weight loss device.
I have been trying to get away from weighing myself daily. I don't think its all that accurate since your weight naturally fluctuates a few pounds even from the morning to the evening. So I have been weighing myself every thursday.
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