Sometimes I go months without weighing and sometimes I weigh every couple days. For now I'm sticking to once a week when I go to boot camp and officially once a month when she does the weight and measurements
I weigh myself once a week. Sunday morning, same time, same conditions. It is enough to stay on track.
If you do decide to weigh daily, realize that weight naturally fluctuates throughout the week and it doesn't mean you are doing anything wrong. I've read as long as it is in a 5 lb range you probably have nothing to be concerned about. www.utsandiego.com/uniontrib/20061024/news _1c24weight.html
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3/1/13 9:46 A
daily...plan to only weigh on Saturday's...just can't stop the compulsion!
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57 3/1/13 9:16 A
As tempted as I am to weigh in daily, I force myself to weigh myself only once per week. When I weigh in more frequently I tend to overanalyze the results and dwell on it. I don't have a scale in my house right now - my husband took it to work to do The Biggest Loser with his coworkers, so I weigh myself on our Wii Fit. It takes more time and effort to weigh myself on the Wii. This helps with the temptation to weigh in sooner than I planned.
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3/1/13 5:34 A
4-5 times a week
3/1/13 12:08 A
every morning, unless I'm on vacation and a scale isn't available
I do it about two times per day: once in the morning and before I go to bed. Not that I expect to see a difference (well, in going down anyway). I know throughout the day it is going to go up by a couple of pounds. I also have a digital scale so I do it at least 3 times to get it consistent. I do this to keep myself on track. I noticed that when I don't weigh myself every day, I gain it rapidly and the downward slope starts.
Some people recommend once a month, some once a week, some every day. Some even advocate that you don't do it at all and to go by how your clothes fit (which is more accurate than the scale anyway). You have to do what works for you.
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2/28/13 10:58 P
Once a week "officially." I might do it once or twice more during the week, but it's more just out of random curiosity. I only really count my Monday morning weight.
I weigh in 2x per week, Tuesday nights with my trainer in my workout clothes, and Saturday mornings before I eat in just my underwear. I figure Saturday morning is more accurate, but my trainer likes me to weigh in before we get started.
2/28/13 5:02 P
Once a week, officially. Sometimes in between, but I'm trying to get away from it, I've been pretty discouraged lately.
2/28/13 4:47 P
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2/28/13 4:11 P
I know its a bad thing but I weight every single morning before i hop in the shower. I have been trying to cut back and only weigh on friday mornings
If you do a search on the message boards, you'll find a TON of threads on this subject. Do what works for you, but don't obsess over numbers too much. Use them to keep you on track, but measure your fitness and health by multiple factors such as how your clothes fit, how long you can run (or hold a plank position or any number of other exercises), how much energy you have.... The list can be endless.
2/28/13 3:56 P
I personally only weigh once a week, if that. It is a personal preference and it just depends on what motivates you. I would get frustrated seeing the fluctuations every day so I just keep it to that once a week. But if checking the scale every day keeps you motivated, go for it.
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78 2/28/13 3:52 P
Based on my research and experience, I have found it best to weigh myself in a manner that allows you to get accuracy and measure a trend (same time, empty stomach, same day of the week). So, I weigh in on Mondays or Tuesdays first thing in the morning when I wake up on an empty stomach and in only my panties. I also step on the scale 3x in a row since I have a digital scale that always spits out an inaccurate reading when I first step on it.
Once a week works because I have no interest or time in subjecting myself to the rollercoaster of weight fluctuation that occurs throughout the day or every day or 2.
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2/28/13 3:51 P
I weigh myself once a week on Mondays strictly. I dont want to obsess over weight so i make sure to only do it on mondays :)
2/28/13 3:48 P
I weigh every morning because I like to see what the number says at that moment...not because I think it's 100% accurate. Like the PP said, a day or two ago of eating something specific can throw me into retaining water, so I don't freak out if I see 1.8 higher in one single day. Weighing daily also helps me see patterns. For example, the scale is the lowest following my TOM.
To anyone weighing daily, I suggest they grasp that it's just a number and it changes every single day (or hour to be technical!). If you like line charts like me, you'd like weighing everyday.
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8,044 2/28/13 3:39 P
I have been in a HORRIBLE habit of weighing mutliple times during the day. BUT I now know how my weight fluctuates throughout the day, and even during the week on the foods I have eaten the day or 2 before. I now know that USUALLY the scale is 2 lbs higher at night than it will be the next morning. I know that my weight will drop the week BEFORE my TOM. And be higher during TOM. I know that first thing in the morning sometimes it is slightly higher than after my workout and shower about 10:30 it is slightly lower.
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2/28/13 2:57 P
How often do you weigh yourself? I usually do it once a week but I have been reading some different things. Daily? To keep an watch out? I am more afraid of the number being up and getting off track of what I am doing.
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