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5/29/11 6:26 P

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Maybe he's right, but I gotta say, I'm a daily weigher myself and I find it helps me a lot to keep on track. I don't get phased to much if I see a blip one day, but if the blip continues it lets me figure out pretty quikly that there is a problem. It motivates me to to do it. But if you obsess over a blip then its probably not a great idea.

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5/29/11 6:15 P

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Interesting.

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5/28/11 11:11 A

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A word of advice that I am passing along from my weight loss counselor. When you are in weight loss mode (ie. - you set a goal that you haven't reached yet) I would advise that you not weigh yourself more than twice a week (ideally once a week on or around the same hour of the day with the same amount of clothing every time). Once you reach your goal, weigh yourself everyday to keep yourself in check and never get more than 5 pounds above that initial goal. That way you can stay goal focused and not number focused while you're still losing. At its core weight loss isn't about numbers its about lasting behavioral change. So, when you've finally reached your goal and you don't have the "high" of seeing numbers go down or the motivation of a weigh in to look forward to just once a week you can still follow the behaviors you changed to get you there which a daily weigh in will help you acheive.

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5/27/11 6:27 A

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The ugly truth is I'm 2.2# more than I thought. Not horrible but still a mental setback.

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5/26/11 9:10 P

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my scale never gives me mixed readings. It's a Health O meter digital one with a glass surface. I can weigh myself obsessively (never have, nope), and it always gives me consistent results. Not that I always like them.

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LOL - they are! But I still like to get a reasonably accurate read. This old scale would change by several lbs. Not even close to being accurate. I did get myself a new one - a Weight Watchers scale (it was the only brand at Lowes when I stopped in). SO.. that's what we're going with. The big reveal will be tomorrow. You may hear soft whimpering here on the east coast USA if it shows a brutal truth... emoticon

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5/26/11 6:12 P

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got a bud who is 'biggest Loser' obese. He is going to a clinic for weight loss. He says they told him to always set his home scale on zero and then weigh himself 3 times and get an average. He was told there is no such thing as an accurate home scale since there are TOO many factors involved that can cause a mis-read. He said he has yet to get the same weight twice. emoticon emoticon emoticon
Just do it the common sense way: are your pants getting looser in the waist??? emoticon

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5/26/11 8:09 A

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This happens sometimes with my scale as well. I haven't quite figured out what triggers it. I'll usually want to get to same readings in a row to count it. And if its drasticaly off the day before, I'll re-weigh.

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I've been using one of the older style scales from HO Medics. Lately I've noticed that my weight changes if I get off then get back on again. Now I don't trust the scale and I realize this has undermined my whole view on my daily regimen. It amazes me how such a seemingly insignificant item can have such an effect - or rather - how I let it have such an effect. What's worse is I've let this go on for a couple of weeks.

Time for a new scale and get a handle on my real weight!

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