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I weigh myself rarely-I did weigh myself about a week ago, to find out I was actually a bit below goal....
I don't like the power I give the scale--I want to track my success in other ways.....I know if I am feeling good, I know if I am eating healthy, I know if I am enjoying exercise...the numbers used to mean too much to me.
Daily unless I am traveling away from a scale.
Go slow to go fast.
Maintaining since September 15, 2012
at least daily (if i don't weigh myself it is often a sign that i think i am gaining, a bad sign...)
Edited by: SWEDE_SU at: 9/1/2013 (05:15)
live every day so the border collie is happy for a good, active life!
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one day at a time...
hawaii-aleutian time zone
+5 hours difference from EST
SW march 25 2012: 123
GOAL met may 15 2012: 111.0
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daily - 17
1-2 weekly - 6
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Daily. It helps me spot trends and keep me accountable to ME.
Maintaining since May 19, 2012
Actually, I NEVER get on the scale. My weight loss is calculated from the SP Report called Daily Calorie Differential. I keep a spreadsheet of each day's figures. Thankfully, these have all been calorie deficits, rather than calorie overages (except for 10 out of the past 139 days), I highlight the overage days on the spreadsheet in yellow.
My accumulated calorie deficit since April 13 had been 71,083. This divided by 3500 for each pound of fat equals 20.039 pounds gone. This system works for me; in fact I am addicted to this method of losing weight! I update the calorie deficit/poundage lost chart daily!
The average of my daily deficits since April 13 has been 500 (that is, on average I burn 500 more calories than I eat.) I use a FitBit One, and the calorie burn data from that is quite accurate according to others who have compared the readings with the calorie burn figures attained using a HRM.
My clothes size has changed from Large to Medium, and I am thinking of moving into the Small's. I can't seem to tolerate the daily up and down variations with the scale, but with with this method I can watch my weight slowly and surely going down. I am starting to regain my positive body image as my weight approaches my pre-retirement weight of 127.
So if you can call this "weighing", YES! I obsessively "weigh" once a day! Even if it is "theoretical" pounds lost.
And I guess I might add that my original goal weight was 137, but this method of losing weight has been so much fun and so easy, I keep resetting my goal "just a little bit lower.!"
Edited by: OAKASHANDTHORN at: 8/31/2013 (15:45)
"Happiness is not a state to arrive at, but a manner of traveling" - Margaret Lee Runbeck
Yesterday is the Past,
Tomorrow is the Future,
But to Today is a GIFT--
That is why it is called the PRESENT!
Every day...it is part of my strategy and I am able to stay calm when I "gain" a couple of pounds because I see it come back down again.
"Nothing happens without a dream."
once a week but that is only because I am doing a challenge and it is required.
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Today is the first day of the rest of my life.
I am responsible for my own happiness.
My name is Bonnie
I lost 122 pounds and have maintained it since 12/28/12.
Too Blessed to be Stressed.
Log in weight every day that is the only way for me to monitor it
Sunny in Southern California PST
Challenges are what make life full of stress and anxiety and overcoming them is what can wear you out. Stay stong.
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Every day!! I know some people find the daily fluctuations frustrating but not me - I log my food so I can usually look at the previous days food and see what is going on. It has been an excellent source of knowledge for me!!
Marilyn in LaGrange, GA (EST)
Every morning. If I didn't, I'm afraid the weight would creep back up.
Jude (or Judith or Judy, whatever you like!)
Take a sad song and make it better!!
We're on this earth to give glory to God.
5'4", 76 years old. High weight 161. Reached 125 lb. goal on 7/25/08.
Re-adjusted to 133 5/26/15
I have tried to weigh myself every week. I have began doing daily to monitor myself more closely. Linda from bean town
Linda from bean town EST
Once or twice a week.
daily - if I don't then it doesn't exist.
It also helps to see the scale vary up to 3 lbs/day, this reinforces to me not to get bonkers when the scale goes up because it is usually water weight
Every day I am on the verge of making slight changes that would make all the difference in my life.
Don't make todays choices be tomorrows regret
Southern CA - Pacific time
Daily, and, I'm embarrassed to admit, twice: before and after my walk in case I sweat some off! Okay, I'm obsessed.
"Awareness is all."
"Letting go is much harder than fighting."
"Everything is exactly the way it's supposed to be."
“Life is about not knowing, having to change, taking the moment and making the best of it, without knowing what’s going to happen next.” —Gilda Radner
"God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change;
the courage to change the things I can; and the wisdom to know the difference." --Reinhold Niebuhr
Once a week or I get a little obsessive about the number going up and down. I don't want to overemphasize that a number measures my health!
Daily - keeps me accountable and in tune with my body.
"Success is the result of what you do when the Woo Hoo is all through....."-ON2VICTORY (Robert)
"The miracle isn't that I finished...the miracle is I had the courage to start." - John 'The Penguin
Daily -- I'm addicted!
""Eat to Live" versus "Live to Eat." Nourish to Thrive."
"Always Striving to be Better"
Watch your thoughts for they become words.
Watch your words for they become actions.
Watch your actions for they become habits.
Watch your habits for they become your character.
And watch your character for it becomes your destiny.
My name's Tina. I lost more than 90 pounds between March 2010 and March 2012 and have been keeping if off ever since.
Central European Time (CET), Venice, Italy
Daily, it helps keep me honest and on track.
Denise (Half Fanatic #1279) - PDT Time Zone
"The greatest pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do."
- William Bagshot
Body Bugg & Body Media GoWear Fit Co-Leader
Daily. Not sure why. It just keeps going up and down to the same spots.
Pam: The Weekly Challenge Team Leader.
I have reached my weight loss goal and lost 100 lbs.
daily just out of habit
MOVING AND MAINTAINING. Yesterday is gone, let it go, tomorrow hasn't happened, don't long for it. Today is the present .........enjoy it
Once or twice a week
Linda (Florida - Eastern Standard Time )
I am " (we are) spiritual beings having a human experience " Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
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Previous BLC 17 to BLC 20
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Twice a week - Wednesday and Sunday.
"Sweat is FAT crying"
"Exercise is not a means to an end. It's a tool for living YOUR best Life"
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I need the reminder. And when I loose focus and start gaining I know.
When I don't weigh in regularly I always gain weight.
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