Secrets of Success

Keeping The Weight Down



I reached my first goal of 145 last summer. I have managed to maintain within 4-5 pounds since then. My secret is: I step on the scale every morning to make sure I am not letting the weight slip up on me. If it looks like I'm gaining, I can refocus on my food and exercise.

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  • Sounds like a great idea! Thanks - by WBERRY57
  • I do this too. But I do think different people relate to the scale differently. If it causes despair or elation, weighing less often may make sense. It only ever feels like confirmation to me. Yup, I overate this week, there's more evidence. Or yup, I ate at the bottom of my range for several days, my weight is sliding down. - by BBEAGAN
  • This is the key to success for me too! - by ALISONCHRISTIAN
    I agree that this helps, but I had to stop doing this because I became obsessive. My husband hid the scale 1 year ago. I am not sure if I gained or lost any weight, but I know that my clothes fit the same as they had since I lost weight. - by JDADDIONE
  • Dr. Oz agrees with you. He says to weigh every day. - by CLAIREMC65
    This sounds like a great strategy for my upcoming vacation. It will hold me accountable to my maintenance goal - by FABNIKITA
  • Thanks. I'm almost there and need to keep at it to not gain the weight back. - by KATYBUG48
  • I do the same thing as well! - by POKIEFUZZBUCKET
  • I totally agree! I had weight loss surgery in 1997 and have done this since - along with recording it on a calendar. There have been a few times (like now) that my weight has gotten beyond what I consider acceptable and I've had to refocus. It has also helped me pin point what types of food (soda is a HUGE culprit) and exercise (walking for about 20 minutes a day) really affect my weight. Many people disagree with a daily weigh-in, but it is nice to know that there are also many people out there that see the benefit of it! Thanks for sharing! - by BURSZOO
  • I do the same thing. I maintained for approximately 8 years by doing WW and just recently I decided to lower my goal weight to 6 lbs less. I got on SP and was motivated and now I have emoticon . I weigh each day like you and that is what works for me. - by NANFACEMIRE1
  • I do the same thing.. some people don't think you should weigh yourself everyday. I do think it helps me stay on track.. - by TASCHACLARK

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