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Chapter 4 - To Weigh or Not To Weigh?

I took the quiz again. The answer: You can safely keep your Scale.

I weigh first thing every morning and record the number on StartYourDiet.com because it gives me a very good visual graph that will show the changes easily over a long time.

I am reminded as before that I need to spend less time thinking about and talking about my weight and diet plan other than on Sparkpeople where changes are made.
(Old habits are hard to change long-term.)

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I am a daily weigher - every morning, naked. Step on, step off, record.

I redid the quiz and got all #2 - so I can safely keep the scale.

I can relate to Cindy who finds this daily system helpful in just keeping on keeping on!

"Your scale's readout doesn't PREDICT your weight-loss success. It's just a number."

What I know is that the number doesn't stay there without effort either - a low number one day can be encouraging, but it can be back up a couple of pounds the next day quite easily.

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Day #4 To Weight Or Not To Weigh?

Maybe this should be titled Keep Or Toss!

My quiz results tell me that I can safely keep my scale.

My scale is not the problem. It is my thoughts and behavior problems associated with my eating!


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Yes I can keep my scale. In the past I had real problems with it, weighing too many times, depression over number etc. I think realizing how much sodium can cause my weight to go up and also that I lost 50 lbs from my heaviest, it helps me keep things in a better perspective.

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Yes....I can weigh daily. Mostly all "no" answers with just a few "sometimes" sprinkled in.

I was laughing about the weighing multiple times per day question. No...I don't, BUT back when I used to do WW (haven't been since 2011) and it was weigh-in morning, I would weigh myself multiple times before getting dressed for the meeting. I would step on the scale holding an outfit to see how much it added to my naked weight. After about 3 or 4 outfits tested, of course, I'd choose the lightest one... emoticon

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Maribeth - great links. Thank you.
Gill - have a good trip!

I had one yes, three sometimes, and many no’s. It’s like a thermometer, gives me facts. emoticon



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Gill....sending positive happy thoughts for your positive happy visit! Enjoy! Yes, we are the Spanglettes!

Well.....I can keep my scale! As I said yesterday, I can get frustrated, but weight is not what determines a healthy body, there are so many other factors to consider.

Maybe I shouldn’t weigh myself for a few days and see what happens. This past week my scale hasn’t moved, but it’s my fault. I ate more carbs and although I have been walking I haven’t done as much weight bearing exercises. So instead of being frustrated at Mr. Scale, I will change that.

So I have decided that I am going to have a great day and make healthy choices.........how about you? emoticon

Edited by: GLORIAZ at: 10/4/2018 (07:23)
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Thanks to the lessons I've already learned in 100 DWL, I've learned to keep the scale in perspective. Like Cindy in the book, if the scale is up, I keep trusting myself and my program. I no longer punish myself with binge eating or mega exercise sessions.


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I can safely weigh every day.

I am on a train (little bit of internet access!). I left a sticky note on my scales at home reminding me that I cannot weigh until Friday. This means deliberately not weighing for three mornings after my weekend away and travelling. This is quite a big thing for me to do - to stay off the scale!

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Day 4 - One item on quiz I'm still working on: "Sometimes the scale reading makes me want to eat more, not less." weightlossjoy.com/the-scale-quiz/
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I scored all '2' so I can carry on weighing every morning.

I know some people say they can tell from their clothes, but I find I can put on quite a few pounds before my clothes let me know! I'd rather have an early-warning system!

Gill

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My answers to the scale quiz was also mostly no's, so I plan on keeping my scale and weighing daily. I realize that everyone needs to do what works for them and helps them feel and be the most successful. For me the scale is a very useful tool to give me information and motivate me to stay on track. In the past, when I have gone "off program," I stopped weighing myself, and that was a big factor in my weight gain.

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My answers on the quiz were mostly "no," so I can keep my scale. I liked where she said that your scale's readout doesn't predict your weight-loss success.

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Chapter #4 To Weigh or Not to Weigh?
This is one of the most important things to decide when working through this book. Advice on this subject comes from lots of "experts" and so the confusion.
Actually it just comes down to learning which is right for each of us.
"It's just a number"!


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Day 4 - I can keep scale as routine diagnostic tool, measuring body weight and fluid balance, important as heart-rate, blood pressure, glucose levels and temperature.

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To weigh or not to weigh?

quiz-
The scale determines my mood for the day.NO

• My self-esteem is often connected to what the scale says.NO

• I take the scale along when I travel.SOMETIMES

• Thoughts about my weight dominate my day.SOMETIMES

• I frequently talk about my weight or my diet plan.NO

• I have a history of anorexia or self-starving.NO

• I have a history of bulimia, or binge eating, then purging the food.NO

• If my weight is up, I exercise a lot more to make it go back down.NO BUT SHOULD

• When my weight goes up, I punish myself with hard-core exercise or an eating binge.NO

• I weigh myself multiple times a day.NO

• I can't resist stepping on the scale at the gym or in a friend's bathroom.NO

• If I see a scale, I feel compelled to get on it.NO

• I punish myself verbally or mentally when the scale goes up.NO

• I blame the scale for my weight-loss failure or my regaining weight.NO

• Frequently the scale reading makes me want to eat more, not less.NO

several things I learned from this chapter

It is up to me what is right for me when to weigh.
The number is just that....a "number"!
.I can safely keep my scale. Most of my answers were #2.

Relating to the human examples

Use it as a tool...keep calm.

What will I do differently after reading this chapter

I WEIGH every Morning and it keeps me focused and motivates me. I will keep on with my healthy eating and do my exercising.
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Your scale's readout doesn't predict your weight-loss success. It's just a number that most likely will be different tomorrow. It says nothing about your future or your ability to reach and maintain a healthy weight in the years ahead.

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2/8/17 9:54 A

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I can keep my scale. Mostly no answers. For some reason I am not weighing my self everyday but a few times a week.

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Taking the quiz confirmed that I can keep my scales. It is a good thing because I just bought a new one a month ago. LOL.

I do weigh myself almost every morning. I have learned that there are health tools that tell me how I am doing today. I also monitor my FBS (fasting blood sugar) with a finger prick as well as take my B/P with my home monitor cuff.

I think we have to approach all of this as if we were in the health care 'business', which we are essentially. If I were a nurse and taking these stats I would record them and not react to them as if it were a disaster. I try to remind myself that. These numbers are a tool to instruct, inform and, ideally, use them to change things for the better.

So, yes, I scored high (12) in keeping my scales. I have come a long way. The main concern that I have is being truthful and honest with myself and what I choose to do with that number. That is the next step and I look forward to finding out what Ms. Spangle has to say on that regard.

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I got mostly 2's but I've noticed a pattern that if, for a week or two the number goes up or doesn't change then I get discouraged and give up. I'm not blaming the scale but I am allowing the numbers to determine my success.

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Most of my answers were no, I seem to have developed a better relationship with the scale in the last six months. It has been a good tool for me to help recognize when excess salt is creeping into my meals.

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I was quite happy that my 2's far and away were more than the 1's & 3's. There was a time in my past that it would not have been true. I am feeling better about the scale now that i am older and that I have been on Spark People for several years. It also helps that I have had good therapy and have worked with 12-step programs.

I am enjoying the book and can see that I am going to find help & support here.

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"Your scale’s readout doesn’t predict your weight-loss success. It’s just a number that most likely will be different tomorrow." Love it! I don't think I've thought about the scale being predictive, but it has been actually what I used to/still did sort of think! I too can safely keep my scale, according to the quiz results.



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emoticon there's a lot of power in working as a team, isn't there? We're the Spanglettes!
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I can keep my scale. Most of my answers were 'no.'

This is a great book and I love doing this together.

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Chapter 4- To Weight or Not to Weigh?

This time through, I found my answer to every one of the scale quiz questions was a No....and it is safe to keep my scale. I've put the scale in proper perspective. I don't jump on it every day, I use it as a tool to measure progress.

I can relate to the story of Cindy in the book. This has been a long journey as the scale going UP when I thought it should be DONE would have put me in a frazzled tizzy in the past.



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Nice light-bulb moment there, Di!
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When I first did this book, I had chucked out my old scales because I'd read that it was better not to weigh yourself at all - just go by your clothes. However, when I started this book (Chapter 8, the first time) I bought myself some decent, digital scales. I've not regretted that one bit. I weigh once a day. I never step on any other scale.


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Chapter #4 To Weigh or Not to Weigh?
This was one of the most important things to decide when working through this book.
Re-taking the test tells me it is safe to keep the Scale but this time I am paying more attention to what I need to work on.
I need to spend less time thinking about and talking about my weight and diet plan other than on Sparkpeople where changes are made.
(Old habits are hard to change long-term.)

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Just realised how much I have been stressing over small stuff. The scale stays as a constructive part of my health kit. I'm throwing the old way of thinking out instead!

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I agree with you, Maria, cutting back on simple carbs is often key (especially if bread has crept back in with too much regularity).

I also love what you said, Wanda: "but I'm not willing to lose the gains in my health by accepting gains in weight." Spot on! That's how I feel too.

Gill

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Wanda and Gill you both said everything so right on!! emoticon I re-took the quiz. I would have loved to compare but I could not find my first quiz. It reaffirmed that I can keep my scale and yes, Wanda it is a great tool to help me evaluate if I am "protecting my program".

I have made progress from my first time through FWTS. Much less dread to weigh myself. I am much better at trusting myself and not panicing when the scale goes up. Usually adding more water, salads and veggies to my diet and decreasing simple carbs helps it to trend back down. I also depend on the 5% Challenges to get me back to tracking my food. That Definitely helps.

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No change for me either...my scale is a tool is a scale I need. It is just a number, but it is a number that keeps me honest with myself. Sure, I know that sometimes it will fluctuate and the change, up or down, may have little to do with anything I have done but at least a big jump up will make me ask the question...Have I protected my program?

I often say this journey has been about health and not about weight, but I'm not willing to lose the gains in my health by accepting gains in weight.

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I re-did the quiz in Chapter 4 - and it's safe for me to keep my scale. My scale management programme is to weigh daily, record the number, move on!

I could relate to the story of 'Cindy' who used to look for ways to cut calories if the scale went up. Now she just sticks to her programme, because 'it's just a number that most likely will be different tomorrow."

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Chapter 4- To Weigh or Not to Weigh
Studies show daily weigh ins along with CONSISTENT SUPPORT SYSTEM result in best outcomes.

That is more important to me. CONSISTENCY! with the scale going down.
I have found that the more I put into my program, the better results I have.

I am OK with my scale. It is a tool that sits on the floor in my bedroom. It isn't bad or good, it just records a number.

Sunny Howard
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I've been working with Linda's books for quite awhile now. Sometimes I still must remind myself that the scale is a tool.........;not a judge.

It has been easier to believe that as my health improves and my food issues resolve.

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I took the quiz and have decided that I will not toss out my scale. It will tell me how I am progressing towards my weight loss goals. I can also tell whether or not I need to drink more water or I need to be more careful of my sodium intake. The scale is my friend and is there to help me be successful.

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I took the quiz and have decided to keep the scale. Reading it is "just a tool" is really helpful for me because I do allow the number to affect my day. i'll remind myself the information I'm getting from the scale is valuable and it isn't a measurement of who I am as a person.

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I took the quiz... I keep it.

Just have to remember: Just a tool, just a tool.

I will only use it first thing in the morning.

I can not use it to determine if I am healthier or not.

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Chapter 4 - To Weigh or Not to Weigh?.
I took the 'Scale Test' and I am going to try weighing in first thing in the morning... every morning. at least for a week.. then re-assess my strategy. I do believe that the daily weigh-in will encourage me to make healthier choices for that day. It will help me keep my focus on the here and now rather on that abstract sometime in the future to be dealt with at another point in time... (if I even think to remember to make intentional choices).

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Chapter #4 To Weigh or Not To Weigh?
Advice on this subject comes from lots of "experts" and so the confusion.
Actually it just comes down to learning which is right for me.
This chapter mentions the "scale quiz" which I took on line when I got the book. For now I have printed the calendar and will weigh every morning to watch how my life affects the scale.
"It's just a number"!

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emoticon What I learned-
From taking the quiz, I had no yes answers, mostly no answers and a few sometimes. I can safely keep the scale, but I can work a little on my reaction.

emoticon I don't have strong reactions to the scale. I usually know the number and why.

emoticon I learned, that for me, daily morning scale would be good..
..but be ready with a positive mantra.


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Susan...it does take some effort but I am happier not stepping on that scale. This will be the 1st month that I challenge myself to not weigh for a month. I am trying to let my clothes tell me how things are going. If they get tighter...then I need to adjust. But since I have been on a low fat diet...some of my clothes feel a little loser and it is inspiring to just know this without seeing a scale number. emoticon

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I don't know if I have the self-discipline to weigh once a month.




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Chapter #4....To Weigh or not to Weigh

emoticon several things I learned from this chapter

It is up to me what is right for me when to weigh.
The number is just that....a "number"!
.I can safely keep my scale. Most of my answers were #2.

emoticon Relating to the human examples

I am hoping that when I do weigh myself....that I will accept the number and not get anxious about it. Just like Cindy...use it as a tool...keep calm.

emoticon What will I do differently after reading this chapter

I will keep on with my healthy eating and do my exercising.
I have set certain days in my mind of when I will weigh. This is only 1X a month, at the end of the month. As long as it stays the same or a loss....then I know my efforts are working.

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emoticon In your notebook, list 2 or 3 things that you learned from this chapter.

1. There are different opinions about how often to weigh, and which method is best.
2. A number of recent studies seem to indicate, though, that daily weigh-ins with a consistent support system will lead to the best outcomes in the end.
3. From the quiz, I learned that I can keep my scale and just work on improving my relationship with and use of the scale.

emoticon What are some ways you can relate to the clients or examples in this chapter?
1. Like others, I appreciated Cindy's recalling Linda's advice that "it's just a number." That's a good voice to hear - whatever the scale says. It's just a number and isn't the be-all and end-all.

emoticon What will you do differently as a result of reading this chapter?
1. I will keep focused on a healthy eating & exercise program.
2. I plan to weigh on most days, but not compulsively. Once in the morning, and that's that.

My name is Pat; I live in Wisconsin...
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We all seem to relate to trusting our program and not becoming overwhelmed if the scale number is not what we expected. emoticon job!



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emoticon In your notebook, list 2 or 3 things that you learned from this chapter.
1. Experts do not agree on whether we should weigh ourselves at all! Some say weigh every day, some say throw the scale away.
2. There is no perfect answer, it is different for all of us.
3. The scale quiz will help us decide what works best for us.


emoticon What are some ways you can relate to the clients or examples in this chapter?

Thanks to the lessons I've already learned in 100 DWL, I've learned to keep the scale in perspective. Like Cindy in the book, if the scale is up, I keep trusting myself and my program. I no longer punish myself with binge eating or mega exercise sessions.

emoticon What will you do differently as a result of reading this chapter?

I will retake the scale quiz periodically. It's possible my answers may change as my weight loss progresses.


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Friends with the Scale Chapter 4 - To Weigh or Not to Weigh

1) I can safely keep my scale. Daily weigh-ins + consistent support = best long-term outcomes. (I'm going for the long-term weight management thing)

2) I can relate to Cindy in some ways; in the past I have felt very disheartened if the scale shows a gain, but now that I'm weighing every day I'm looking at average weight over the week.

3) I shall continue to weigh daily to help maintain a healthy weight

Gill

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emoticon In your notebook, list 2 or 3 things that you learned from this chapter.

Spangle instructs us that there is not a right or wrong answer about keeping the scale or not keeping it; about stepping on it every day, once a week, or never.

emoticon What are some ways you can relate to the clients or examples in this chapter?

I can respond to Cindy who realized the scale was just a tool and the information was just a number. She said, "That helped me respond calmly and keep trusting myself and my new approach....regardless of what the scale says, I will continue to follow my healthy eating and exercise plan and stay focused on my program."

emoticon What will you do differently as a result of reading this chapter?

Although I took the test in the chapter and my results indicate I can go ahead and keep my scale, I am still debating about that.

I will realize the scale is "just a number that most likely will be different" [later].

I like that Spangle says the scale "...says noting about your future or your ability to reach and maintain a healthy weight in the years ahead."

cheers,

barbara

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Comments on Spangle's Friends with the Scale, Chapter 4, To Weigh or Not to Weigh?

emoticon In your notebook, list 2 or 3 things that you learned from this chapter.
1) There are many recommendations with regard to using or not using a scale during a weight management program.
2) The scale doesn't work the same way for everyone.
3) I took the scale quiz. I have mostly "no" answers and a number of "sometimes" answers, so I do not clearly fit into the toss-your-scale category.
4) I think I am ready to learn how I can successfully use my scale to help me manage my weight in a healthy way.

emoticon What are some ways you can relate to the clients or examples in this chapter?
I can relate to client Cindy in that as long as I am following my eating and exercise program I can trust my healthy approach will ultimately bring the results I am looking forward to achieving.

emoticon What will you do differently as a result of reading this chapter?
Trust that the numbers on the scale do not predict how successful I may be with my weight loss/management program.




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1. In your notebook, list 2 or 3 things that you learned from this chapter.
-That there are different approaches to whether to weigh or not to weigh and you have to pick the one that is best for you.
- Your scale’s readout doesn’t predict your weight-loss success.

2. What are some ways you can relate to the clients or examples in this chapter?
- Cindy was how I used to be, but now I am working on just using the scale as one of the tools I use on my road to get healthier.

3. What will you do differently as a result of reading this chapter?
Remember that the number on the scale does not predict my ability to get healthy in the future.

Martha
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