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Addicted to the Scale

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

So, I'm addicted to weighing myself every morning right after I get out of the shower. I perceive it as motivating to me but is a daily weigh-in actually worse in the long run? What is your take?

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JOEJAPAN 1/18/2012 5:12PM

  Thanks for the feedback. I'm finding the same thing. If it's lower than I thought it's really encouraging (as opposed to making me think, "Oh good, I can eat way more than usual today!") and if it's higher it's a reminder that there's still work to be done.

Stuck in a rut is no good though. Best of luck sassy5468. Sometimes when I'm doing all the right things and the scale isn't moving I find that eventually the scale responds in a big way.

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MNNICE 1/18/2012 11:37AM

    Do whatever works best for YOU! Daily weighing works for me because I know if I waited a week I could easily be up 5 pounds and not know it till I weighed. If I gain, I want to know it so I can get on top of it right away, especially since I am in maintenance. This doesn't work for everybody, though. One thing that's important to realize if you do weigh every day is that sometimes no matter how well you are doing with eating and exercise, the scale doesn't seem to know it! Just keep in mind that it's only a tool and don't let it discourage you!

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SASSY5468 1/18/2012 11:20AM

    I've been doing this as well. I've read some places where weighing yourself daily is a good thing so that you can learn what works and what doesn't. My problem is that I've been stuck at 214 for a week and weighing myself every day is bringing me down! I waited 2 days this time, and STILL 214... So, I guess it can be good and bad. I know, I'm not very helpful :)

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