I weigh myself every day, first thing in the morning. I never weigh clothes or shoes. I even make sure the scale is in the same position on the floor - moving it makes it change a little. It makes me feel good when it is the same (now that I'm maintaining) or it has gone down a little. If it dares to go up - I can fix that quickly, before the added weight becomes a part of ME again. Usually in one day. I just have to KNOW! I use my tape measure several times a week - to make sure nothing is creeping back on! I know the difference in my scale and the one in my building gym, the one in my office gym, even the ones in hotels I go to often. And they are ALL different, so I don't take them seriously - I just check to be sure they don't show more pounds than they did last time I checked. My own scale is digital and always starts on 000. Getting my body back in shape is the single most important thing I'm doing, so why wouldn't I keep track of my progress.