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I weigh myself pretty frequently--maybe 4-5 days a week--but my "official" weigh-in day is once a week. That said, I'm not the kind of person who gets hung up on the little day-to-day variances. If I'm up a pound or two one day, it's no big deal; I just pay attention when I notice a trend over several weight checks. I should also say that I'm in maintenance now, but I did it the same way when I was losing, too.
I only weigh myself once every other month. I don't want to be tied to the scales. It is only a number and it doesn't define me as a person. I use other things to measure my goals. Like using a tape measure or how my eating is coming along..........track everything. Or how well my workouts are coming along.
Point to remember, a scale only measures the force of gravity on you at the specific time you are on that particular scale and that value will change at a different time the same day. If you choose to weight frequently such as every day you need to weigh under exactly the same conditions every time then average all seven days to come up with a value.
As motivated said measurements are a better assessment tool as are full body front and side pictures taken now then retaken at regular intervals as you progress.
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