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First official weigh-in in over a month

Monday, March 04, 2013

I am trying not to obsess about the scale and focus on all aspects of my fitness. Part of my plan is to stick to a regular official weigh-in only on Monday mornings. The best scale I have is at the fitness center so if I can't make it to the fitness center on Monday morning I just skip that week. My schedule has been kinda crazy for the past month so it's been a while since my last weigh-in. I do still get on the scale regularly so I know I've been hovering at the top of my tracker range but hovering is OK. It's much better than what I have done in the past and with just a few minor tweaks that I'm doing now I should be able to get to the lower end of the range.
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NWFL59 3/5/2013 7:11PM

    I'm glad your regime works for you. I've tried daily weigh-ins and once a week way-ins. My weight fluctuates a lot (fluid retention is the main problem ) so when I'm feeling bad I just don't bother. This isn't working for me but then neither are the diuretics. Tracking long term trends seems to help me see a smooth curve but the short trends just look like noise. emoticon

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BILL60 3/5/2013 7:49AM

    I'm an every day kind of guy. After exercise and before eating lunch. Works OK for me.

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CHANGINGHORSES 3/5/2013 7:31AM

    Hovering is much then "overing". Great job. I find it interesting how much the weight actually does flucuate and I try not to get too worked up about it. This is a lifetime journey. As long as I keep aware and stay willing to work on my weight and fitness, I will most definitely be healthier then I was at the start.
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MOBYCARP 3/5/2013 7:18AM

    I'm a daily weigh-in guy, with a decade of weight history. After a few years, the daily weight lost the big emotional impact and became just part of a trend . . . except new highs and new lows still have an impact.

Still, I find it interesting to see that a system diametrically opposed to what I do works well for someone else. One size does not fit all!

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ALDEBARANIAN 3/4/2013 2:21PM

    One fun thing to do is to weigh yourself 5-6 times a day for a week or two. It's surprising what your weight can do during a day. Mine usually creeps up 4 or 5 pounds during the day, sometimes as much as 8, then drops back down over night. Who knows?

I tend not to take the given number on the scale too seriously these days. Instead I weigh myself once every 3-4 weeks, but always first thing in the morning. I'm looking for a trend rather than a number.

I agree that the minor tweaks can make more difference than trying to make major changes, in the long run. But then, I've been focusing more on fixing some sleep issues than reaching a weight goal for the past couple of months.

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GREENGENES 3/4/2013 12:48PM

    I do weight myself every day out of curiosity but I'm trying to avoid that being my focus. I am fascinated by the daily variation and that variation is part of the reason I pick one day of the week to track. I weigh at the gym because all we have at home is a spring scale and they have a nice digital scale that seems pretty accurate. I'll have to check the brand and model. Hydration is a major part of the variation. I also don't like to workout on an empty stomach so I do eat breakfast at home before I go to the fitness center. What I eat certainly has an effect on the scale.

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HAKAPES 3/4/2013 9:19AM

    I'm weighing myself every morning, after wake-up, before bathroom. It's a great way to monitor my hydration.
If you measure in the gym - do you drink/eat before? That could bring in some variance.
What scale do they have in the fitness center?

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PLMITCH 3/4/2013 8:54AM

    I've been back and forth on the scale issue -- right now I'm doing daily weigh-ins, but once I get to my next goal I'll back off. It has been interesting to see how weight changes from day to day.

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