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Daily weigh ins: tool or trap?

Sunday, June 16, 2013

I'm a daily weigher. I like data. I usually don't get fussed over the +/-1 pound range that I swivel through on a daily basis, and I've been able to watch the zig-zags drop over time (finally, now that I've stopped losing & gaining the same 4 pounds).
This weekend, I've gone up a full pound since the Friday weigh-in. But my body fat has gone down by 2% on the famously unreliable Tanita scale. I recall that yesterday, I couldn't get enough glasses of water into me; I was ravenously thirsty (if that's even an expression), and I think we might have gone a leeetle overboard with salt in our food, so the uptick is probably water, since I haven't gained any muscle.
Salt and muscle--topics I should address in my life. Ditch one, build the other.
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    I weigh daily too. I can gain 3 pounds in one day from eating at Pizza Hut, even tho I track calories and don't go over. The salt can do it and if you keep it all in perspective daily wighing is a great tool. Pam
    1827 days ago
  • NABIT36
    I used to weigh myself evey other day or so and I think I was better able to keep track and control my weight. Once I got out of the habit and hardly ever weighed myself the results were not good. I vote for daily weigh ins, I believe it is helpful.
    1827 days ago
    I'm a daily weigher, too! I find it keeps me on track... but sometimes if it goes up, it can put me in a bad mood for the rest of the day. But when I only weigh-in once a week, I tend to binge and cheat every chance I get! So for now... weighing-in daily is my saving grace.
    1827 days ago
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