When do you weigh yourself?

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Day #11

When I joined SparkPeople I decided to weigh myself once a week but after a few days I was too tempted to see if I was making any progress .. Every morning my scale gave the cute puppy look with the promise of a weight loss and I gave in (I'm easy I know).

emoticon Since Monday I weighed myself every morning when I get up and every day I saw the mark go down a little bit.

But yesterday (and today) I slept in and didn't weigh myself at the same time I did during the week. On Saturday I weighed myself at 10AM (64.2kg - 141.5lbs) I've read somewhere you should weigh yourself always at the same time so I did a little experiment. On Sunday I weighed myself at 10AM (64.6kg - 142.4lbs) then at 2PM (63.7kg - 140.4lbs) and again at 6PM (64.5kg - 142.2lbs).

I have no idea where the weight difference comes from.. so here's the question: when do you weigh yourself (and have you ever noticed a such a difference when you weigh yourself at a different time)?

Anyway I'm supposed to weigh myself in the afternoon so here it is .. 0.5kg down 7.5kg to go
I'm a bit disappointed because I wanted to lose 1 kilo this week but hey at least I didn't gain and let's say I reached my goal in lb as 0.5kg represents 1.1lb ;)
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    i currently don't own a 'real' scale. i have been using the wii fit balance board to weigh myself and i've done it about twice a week and it's always at different times.

    today i used my mother-in-law's bathroom scale and it said i weighed even less than my wii fit scale so i think i might get one :P
    3685 days ago
  • MI-MI76
    I used to be a bit obsessive with weighing in when dieting. Say if I started a diet, I would weigh every day (sometimes twice) and that would be fine and dandy for a week but let's say the next week was slower and I only lost 1 lb. I would then get frustrated and that is when I started to realize my diets didn't make it past the two week mark. So this time around I've started to weigh once a week, just for my own curiosity but I feel comfortable letting my clothes tell me when it's time to weigh. If my pants start feeling a little loose that's when I'll weigh, but for me weighing everyday (or more) was my downfall. So I weigh once a week and sometimes longer, I've gone as long as a month and it was a freeing choice to make. I did have to ask my husband to litteraly hide the scale from me somwehere in the garage until a month had past so this wasn't all will power. I wasn't so quick to give up on myself and my weight loss if I had a bad week, plus it made me be more in tune with my own body. Good luck trying to find the best weigh in time for you.
    3686 days ago
    I've read this too - that you should weigh yourself at the same time each day. It is a good idea. However, your weight will still fluctuate day to day - even if you weigh yourself at the same time of day! (I've read that it is helpful to take averages of the past 7 to 10 days instead) It has a lot to do with how much water you have in your body at that time. It changes based on tons of things, so don't beat yourself up if the scale doesn't say what you want it to say. As long as you are staying in your calories, you will lose the weight!
    3686 days ago
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