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9/14/11 12:06 A

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It does sound like you're checking yourself an unhealthy amount... Remember, "out of sight, out of mind". Only let yourself check your weight first thing in the morning, and then hide it so it's not staring at you.

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9/6/11 1:16 P

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It can be easy to get obsessed with the scale. I'd suggest just weighing yourself once a day at the same time for a week then maybe move onto just once a week? That way you'll get a more accurate view of how your bodys changing as you won't see the daily water weight fluctations etc. Good luck!

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9/3/11 10:50 P

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I agree with PSYCHOJULES. I also bought a scale and I use it twice a week (Sunday and Wednesday) right before I get in the shower. That way I know I have the bathroom to myself and I can take my time doing measurements. (I weigh twice a week because it reminds me to stay on track through the week, though I only record it on SP on Sunday).

A scale can be a great motivator but if you're consistently obsessing how much you weigh then you'll lose focus on what you should be paying attention to (calorie intake, homework, etc.)

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9/3/11 12:03 P

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weigh once, first thing in the morning before you start your day, at the same time each morning if possible with the same clothes on for consistency. Only that time each day, then put it away.

it would be a problem looking back and forth all day long because in different times of the day, whether trying to lose or not, our weight fluctuates. first thing in the morning is a good idea because its like your natural, untampered with weight for the day.

weigh first thing a.m. and put the scale away. freaking yourself out as the needle fluxuates isn't helpful, its an incredible hinderance and you might act rashly after a meal or exercise if you keep doing that. once is all thats needed.

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9/3/11 1:06 A

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So in the past I haven't really been too big on scales. But since I wanted to do it right this time, I went out and bought a scale to put in my dorm room to keep track of my progress...but now I've become like obsessed with it. I'll weigh myself before and after meals and before and after workouts...Should I get rid of the scale? I feel like it's serving as a sort of motivator, but probably not in the most positive way. How do I track my progress and stay motivated if I get rid of it?

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