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ONLINEASLLOU
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6/2/13 11:51 A

Every day also works best for me. If I only weighed weekly, I wouldn't be able to have much confidence in the result. By seeing the daily fluctuations, I know what the fluctuations are all about -- a little water weight, full intestines, empty intestines, etc. -- and I can interpret the weight correctly.

If I only weighed once a week, I would see a pound gained and not know whether it was temporary water weight or a pound of actual fat. The same is true of a loss.



SHARONCAPPS
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6/1/13 7:50 P

I weigh myself every morning when I get up. It helps me know where I am at and keep on track.



LUNAMEOWER
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6/1/13 4:11 P

I think that the answer really varies by person, some people might get freaked out by day to day fluctuations while others might be able to track their results better weighing themselves daily. I know that when I weigh myself daily, which I usually do, sometimes a few times a day, I seem to stay on track better.



FIELDWORKING
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6/1/13 3:41 P

I weigh myself everyday. I keep track of my daily weight and then at the end of the week (Sunday to Saturday) I take the average. It let's me see the long term changes in my weight (weekly and monthly). The changes I see in my weight each day seem to reflect how much I have eaten (if I had too many calories), if I had too much sodium, etc. It doesn't seem to bother me too much but I am also a bit of a type a person. Besides, it keeps me from gaining too much weight from eating too much food.



SKINMINA
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6/1/13 3:07 P

I think it's okay, as long as you don't stress over the fluctuations....



TERESAMUS
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6/1/13 2:39 P

I do weigh myself everyday, because it keeps me aware of my fluctuations. I can even tell how food affects my weight and I do not eat the same. It makes me aware of my body.



SARAHEGILROY
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6/1/13 12:05 P

I agree with Christina791. It really depends on you. Personally, if I weigh in every day or even every week, I get obsessed with the scale. If I don't weigh in at all or only once a month, there isn't enough accountability. For me I need to weigh in biweekly.



CHRISTINA791
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6/1/13 10:40 A

That answer really depends on how you personally respond to weighing yourself. I'd say the best way is to give it a try and pay close attention to your emotions. Does it frustrate you, or do you find that you base your success or failure no whether the scale is up in the morning? Then go for weekly weigh-ins or monthly.

I'm an analytical person, so I prefer daily weighing, fluctuations and all. I like having more information about what my body is doing, and I actually find it comforting to see what's come before and after. As Kathy said earlier, it's about the trends, not what your weight is at one particular moment. When I'm actively trying to lose, I take my weekly weight as an average of the past seven days. That way, I won't be thrown by an unusually high or low weight that happens to fall on a weekly weigh-in day. I personally find that weighing only once a week stresses me out, because it doesn't give me enough information. I don't really care about what my weight is at any given moment - I want to know where it's heading and what my body is doing. I can't do that with infrequent weigh-ins, and it would take weeks for me to get enough useful information to make adjustments (not a good idea if I'm trending up). A single number is useless for telling me what I want to know - but that's me. Each person has to find what works best for him/herself.



WATERDIAMONDS
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6/1/13 10:34 A

I don't weigh. Once I realized I never kept weight off using the scales, I stopped getting on them.

I dropped 4 dress sizes in 3 1/2 months doing this. And I've kept going down ever since.

I belong to and love WW, but I don't look at my weight tracker there either. My friend keeps it for me. And I've explained what I'm doing to my meeting leader, so she understands why I don't want to share my accomplishments during Kudos time--I don't want to determine my worth or progress with a number.

When I get to goal weight, my friend and the meeting leader will let me know. But even then, I don't ever plan to get on the scales again.

In fact, if I had to credit my success to one single thing, I'd say it's giving up the scales.

Best of success to you on your journey.



MLAN613
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6/1/13 9:20 A

Personally, I feel weekly is best as the daily fluctuations can be frustrating for me but other people prefer daily, biweekly, or even once a month. The key here is to weigh regularly in a schedule that works for you.



KKKAREN
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6/1/13 9:05 A

I weigh myself everyday. after 3 days if I get the same result I call it a loss/gain.



LJOYCE55
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6/1/13 9:01 A

I weigh myself every day, but only record once a week. I think this is a compulsion on my part that I cannot wait until Sunday to see if I made progress. Since my weight flucuates on a daily basis like everyone else, I remind myself of the general downward trend on the chart.



KATHY433
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6/1/13 5:18 A

I personally do weigh myself every day.
The reason I do is that my weight "bounces" a lot. It would be a quite normal week for me to be 57.2 kg on Monday, then 56.6; 56.9; 55.7; 56.2; 56; 57.4. What I'm trying to say that while the general trend is "downward", if I just took the first and last number, I'd think I'd actually gained weight. But weight just goes up and down naturally and its important to look at the "big picture"
I know that a lot of people say it's bad to get too caught up in what the scale says and, to a certain extent, I agree. However, I find that by weighing myself more or less daily, a "bad" number doesn't scare me as much - I just shrug and see if the "trend" continues the next few days. If it does, I know I should try to change something in my routine and if doesnt, it was probably just water.
That being said - try to monitor your health level not soley on a scale. While I find it highly motivating to see the numbers on the scale shrinking, I have been about the same weight for a month. However, I can now run 5k MORE than I could 6 weeks ago, so I know I'm on the right track - even if my scale hasn't caught on yet ;-)



DETOX55
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6/1/13 3:19 A

Hi there!

I find daily weighing pointless; I only do it once a week at the gym...Saturday mornings after my workout...:-)



LIVERBIRD008
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6/1/13 3:09 A

Hi everyone! I judt wanted to ask what you all think about weighing every day as I think it can be too much? I like to wait in anticipation to see hoe muchweight I've lost once a week-usually Monday morning. Let us all know your vews! Have a good day!



 
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