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OHCINDY Posts: 137
2/5/13 4:23 P

I try to limit it to once a week otherwise I get in trouble with obsessing on numbers that tend to fluctuate. I like the idea of taking the lowest monthly weight to use for tracking.

FITGLAMGIRL Posts: 2,044
2/5/13 4:11 P

Once per week



"Our lives are not determined by what happens to us but by how we react to what happens, not by what life brings to us, but by the attitude we bring to life. A positive attitude causes a chain reaction of positive thoughts, events, and outcomes. It is a catalyst, a spark that creates extraordinary results. "
2/5/13 3:43 P

Tues early morning

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SPERRIN2012 SparkPoints: (172,368)
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2/5/13 3:06 P

I prefer weighing in between Wednesday & Friday as that is when I'm most normal. emoticon

BUNNYKICKS Posts: 2,393
2/5/13 2:50 P

Every Saturday morning (for the past month, anyways).

Prior to that, I hadn't weighed myself at all, not even once, in over a year (probably close to two). That... was a bad strategy. Like someone else before me has posted, I managed to convince myself I was "probably losing weight! yes, definitely must be losing!" even while i was still putting on a few more. emoticon

One day months or years from now when i get to "maintenance" I will make a point of checking that scale once a month. Just to nip any troubles in the bud, next time.

Goal 1 - break 200 (46 pounds lost)**DONE**
Goal 2 - leave obesity behind (BMI 29.9, at 185#) **DONE**
Goal 3 - BMI = Normal (154# or less)
SOCCERTAZ SparkPoints: (26,196)
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2/5/13 2:37 P

I usually weigh myself once a week and it is usually in the middle of the week.

SCHEALTHNUTT SparkPoints: (49,055)
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2/5/13 2:30 P

The scale is not the be all and end all. It is a tool .We can not let it define who we are.
It needs to be used appropriately in a controlled environment!!!!! Not for the faint of heart.
Once or twice a week is good. Sometimes it doesnt move.. If we know we are eating properly and getting enough exercise, it should reflect a loss. And it will. Stick with it!!!!

MANDIETERRIER1 Posts: 14,651
2/5/13 1:15 P

Twice a week

Success is never given, go earn it. ~Nike

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LOVE_THIRTY_ONE SparkPoints: (2,770)
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2/5/13 1:08 P

rarely...while i do needs to shed the pounds, i want my clothes to fit better and to be able to climb the 3 set of stairs when i come home from work without getting out of breath. so i have been monitoring those two things mainly

Lauren from Blackwood, NJ

-to go from a size 14/16 to a size 10
-not get out of breath climbing the stairs
-make better food choices
-prepare for my big day! :) May 3, 2014
ZIGFISH Posts: 1,459
2/5/13 12:22 P

Getting on the scale use to be scary for me but I find if I do it daily and see cause and effect then it is a tool more than a judgement. So now, daily.

Brenda - NY

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Enjoying life and focusing on God, family and health.

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SLUGGER17 SparkPoints: (90,356)
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2/5/13 9:32 A

Every Monday morning along with my husband

FITGLAMGIRL Posts: 2,044
1/27/13 9:55 P

I weigh in once a week on Fridays.



"Our lives are not determined by what happens to us but by how we react to what happens, not by what life brings to us, but by the attitude we bring to life. A positive attitude causes a chain reaction of positive thoughts, events, and outcomes. It is a catalyst, a spark that creates extraordinary results. "
SLENDERELLA61 SparkPoints: (197,993)
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1/27/13 8:58 P

When I was losing I tried to stay focused on the lowest weigh in of each month, usually weighing once a week. In maintenance I have found I usually do better if I weigh daily, although I will skip a day when I'm feeling bloated and don't want to see the higher number.

Marsha's Keys to Success = Tracking! Super Foods! Step Up Cardio! And most important: Quit Quitting!!
TACDGB Posts: 6,136
1/27/13 8:36 P

once every 2 months. the number does not define me as a person. I use other things to measure my weight loss. How my clothes well I eat right and how my workouts are coming along.

MKMMARTY Posts: 3,053
1/27/13 4:45 P

Yes I scale every day

MWOODS21 Posts: 505
1/27/13 1:53 P

Every Saturday morning I weigh myself in the nude, so I get a true reading. Once a week motivates me to eat healthy and exercise during the week so that I can really see what I have done when I get on the scale, also I have tried to weigh myself while at the gym and it's a different reading from my scale. I say weighing in once a week works for me. Weighing myself everyday would depress me. emoticon

CEEMAY SparkPoints: (9,882)
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1/27/13 12:58 P

Daily...quick snapshot of where I need to make adjustments, if any!


ASHLEYGILLE SparkPoints: (12,719)
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1/27/13 12:52 P

daily, but don't get on the scale if it gets you down!

Striving to maintain!
JENNIEB52 SparkPoints: (4,215)
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1/27/13 12:47 P

Once a week.... Things fluctuate too much daily for me.

KK1973 SparkPoints: (29,108)
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1/27/13 12:45 P

I weigh in every day, that way I can catch a weight gain before it gets to out of control.

CAMAEL100 SparkPoints: (27,996)
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1/27/13 12:41 P

Every morning first thing. Don't do it if it depresses you though!


Never give up, never quit, never surrender

You only fail when you stop trying

There is nothing to hold you back except you.

You can press forward long after you can’t. It’s a matter of wanting it bad enough.

The bad news is: we are our own worst enemies. The good news is: we are our own greatest champions.
NWFL59 Posts: 6,137
1/27/13 11:31 A


Knowing is not enough, we must apply. Willing is not enough, we must do.
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NEPTUNE1939 SparkPoints: (198,571)
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1/27/13 11:30 A

very seldom

COSMOJINX Posts: 177
1/27/13 11:29 A

Every day. But it motivates me. If it depresses you, don't weigh in at all. Just go by how your clothes are fitting. :-)

MARITIMER3 SparkPoints: (154,777)
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1/27/13 11:17 A

I am forcing myself to get weighed every Monday. i wasted most of last year because I didn't track my food regularly, didn't exercise regularly, and didn't get weighed very often. As a result, I regained 14 lbs. when I was kidding myself to believe I was losing.

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1/27/13 11:14 A


NMSUSTUDENT SparkPoints: (29,604)
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1/27/13 11:08 A

daily. I record the weight on Friday mourning.

Motivation is the art of getting people to do what you want them to do because they want to do it.--Dwight D. Eisenhower
MANGE40 SparkPoints: (985)
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1/27/13 10:48 A

every monday morning first thing

CHUNKIMAMA SparkPoints: (2,944)
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1/27/13 10:19 A

every day

THINKPINK06 Posts: 1,450
1/27/13 10:12 A

once a week

BLUENOSE63 SparkPoints: (107,996)
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1/27/13 7:33 A

Once a month but I measure twice a month

128PERFECT Posts: 3,026
1/27/13 7:31 A

How often does everyone weigh them self. I am afraid to get on the scale it just depresses me. I have been doing really good exercising and eating and so I am not going to get on the scale for awhile.

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