Seriously. I'm not obsessed anymore in that I let it control my mood (mostly) or dictate whether my day will be "bad" or "good." I don't let a drop in the scale tell me I can eat more or a jump tell me that I can't eat at all. I know there are "fluctuations" and I deal with those...
But I've learned a nifty little trick. Right after my last snack and last water of the day (around 9pm) I weigh almost exactly 5 pounds heavier than that morning. My weight drops through the evening as I pee and whatnot and by bedtime I am down down down. Now I take that Just before bed weight (and this is around 12:30) and subtract 2 pounds. Because I ALWAYS weight AT LEAST two pounds less the next morning! ALWAYS. It's failproof! Sometimes it's more... up to 3 pounds.
So I can tell the night before whether the scale will drop the next morning or not.
Example: Yesterday morning I weighed 246
Last night after dinner I was 250.8
Before bed (12:30) I was 247.4
This morning I was 245.4
So SOMETIMES there is an advantage stepping on the scale a billion times a day. I know my body inside and out and therefore I can ALWAYS tell when it's a sodium jump, a dehydration jump or a true weight jump (never happened yet... but it could I suppose if I were to go off plan.)
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