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NEPTUNE1939 Posts: 17,520
7/6/14 1:06 P


JLAMING263 Posts: 4,707
7/6/14 1:05 P

weekly weighing is a part of my routine and a way to keep myself accountable

KEEP_GOING247 Posts: 2,350
7/6/14 12:55 P

Depends on the individual, i guess

MARKATSPARK Posts: 5,869
6/29/14 6:10 A


DWROBERGE Posts: 362,181
6/29/14 5:43 A


DWROBERGE Posts: 362,181
6/28/14 4:57 A


RUBENB2003 Posts: 14,837
6/28/14 1:39 A

It's helped me stay on track and make adjustments quickly

ANARIE Posts: 13,192
6/28/14 1:25 A

If you're a woman and you're not past menopause, weighing every 28 days (the same day of the week, every 4th week) makes a lot of sense. Since weight fluctuates with hormonal cycles, looking at every 28 days gives you a truer picture of what's happening with actual body fat, not with water or some combination. Not only is weekly weighing not necessary, it's better to skip it if you're likely to be disturbed in any way by a higher or lower scale reading than you expected.

Maintenance is a different story. Many of us who are or have been in maintenance weight every day, so small changes don't sneak up on us.

JANIEWWJD SparkPoints: (577,728)
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6/27/14 11:53 P

Not necessaritly. I weigh once or twice a month.

SUNSHINE99999 Posts: 19,011
6/27/14 11:33 P


CSROBERTSON621 SparkPoints: (213,046)
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6/27/14 10:24 P

For me, the scale is a necessary evil -- I actually weigh daily, and get in trouble when I don't.

But if weighing in is doing the opposite, and making this more difficult for you -- then swear it off for a while. The scale is just one way of staying on track. Maybe use some other method of keeping track of your goals and progress... use the food logs, and/or track your exercise regularly.

GRACED777 Posts: 4,348
6/27/14 10:21 P

I need the feedback from the scale often, but not every day. When I weigh every day, I get too fixated on the little details, and then it seems all I think about is how every little thing could affect my numbers. Once a week accountability usually works for me. That is often enough that I'm not afraid to get on the scale, and I usually can't go too far wrong in that amount of time.

LOUNMOUN Posts: 1,334
6/27/14 5:11 P

It is up to you.
Some people need to see the number on the scale pretty often to keep going. Other people don't.

I couldn't weigh daily as it really gets to my head to have too much focus on numbers but I can handle checking once a week. I feel that I would have to weigh in at least once per month to get some feedback.

FIELDWORKING SparkPoints: (29,946)
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6/27/14 4:55 P

No. But I weigh myself everyday because I like to see the daily changes. It helps to keep me focused on the big picture. I'm one that likes to go from the details to the big picture.

KATHARINA01 SparkPoints: (0)
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6/27/14 4:45 P

Do whatever you feel the most comfortable doing. I need to climb onto the scale every few days so I don't lose focus, but it may be different for you.

SWALSH329 Posts: 335
6/27/14 4:39 P

I'm weighing myself more than once per week. I need to see what's going on there. maybe when I'm smaller i won't care as much.

LADYCJM SparkPoints: (57,456)
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6/27/14 4:27 P

If weighing is not helping you then don't.

Weigh on the first of the month...or once every 3 months whatever works for you.

If you can stay in your calorie range, eat healthy foods and exercise regularly the weight will come off and you will reach your main goal of being healthier.

Some of us need daily or weekly weigh ins to help us keep on track.

Do what works for you.

TINA8605 SparkPoints: (99,668)
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6/27/14 12:37 P

For me it is so I can make adjustments if necessary

JLAMING263 Posts: 4,707
6/27/14 12:35 P

For me, it is part of my routine. I am committed to it. emoticon

GEVANS7 SparkPoints: (301,121)
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6/27/14 12:33 P

It is for me., Once I stop weighing in, I'm in denial, trouble, and fear of the number kicks in.

Weighing keeps me in check.

KKLENNERT809 Posts: 10,742
6/27/14 11:46 A

It's an individual preference-you need to find what works for you!

EELPIE Posts: 2,700
6/27/14 11:43 A

Not necessary at all - for some it's extremely counter-productive.

I, myself, am a daily weigher..but I go into it with eyes wide open, and can deal this the daily fluctuations, lol.. and days of no loss.

Some do once a week, once every 2, once a's finding whatever you are most comfortable with emoticon

Oh - an fyi: most women gain 3-7 pounds for TOM - always figure that in every month - it comes off when done.

MADDERMAUS SparkPoints: (44,487)
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6/27/14 11:19 A

No, it depends on the person. Some need the constant reinforcement. For some it's a diet killer.

EXNOLA Posts: 317
6/27/14 10:32 A

No. Some people find it to be counterproductive to weigh frequently. I weigh everyday, but my husband prefers once a month or so. My mother won't even have a scale in the house anymore.

PAMULDROW07 SparkPoints: (2,559)
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6/27/14 9:08 A

So I have been on this weight loss roller coaster for a while I would do good for a while then I lose motivation. So since I have rejoined Sparkpeople I have lost 3 pounds which is good since I have been doing this not a full 4 weeks yet. I have been staying focus on tracking and working out. I got on the scale this morning and it didn't move. This week I stay with in food range and I did different workout routines and a couple of days add more time to my work outs. So I don't want to lose focus and motivation because the scale didn't move. Besides I want and need to lose some weight I want to live a healthier lifestyle. So if I continue to work out and stay with in calorie range is weighing yourself weekly really necessary to manage weight loss?

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