I can speak only for myself, but I'm six months in and have yet to step on a scale even once! Not before starting, not now! It may be wrong, but I'm sticking with my program, judging my how my clothes fit (the size I started in are all at the Salvation Army donation center!!), and not giving a number the chance to discourage me. It's definitely not for everyone, but I have to say it's working for me! You are doing great so I really suggest doing what you feel will work best for you!