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Old 08-14-2009, 03:34 PM   #1
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So I've been weighing myself on my moms scale. Yesterday, I weighed myself and it said 240. A one pound gain. A little later I weighed again and it was 239, then 240, then 237. ????!

I then decided to buy a new scale for my apartment. Found a digital one for like.. 18 dollars. I weighed last night and it was 239, so no gain or loss.

Today is my official weigh in day, and I weighed after I woke up and went potty. I weighed, and what did I get? 237.

So. All that being said, I'm not sure what number I should go with. I typically weigh in the afternoon so I know that's probably why it says 2 lbs down. Should I take that number and just continue to weight myself in the morning from now on? Or should I just say nothing lost nothing gained this week?


I'm probably focusing too much on the numbers, but either way I'll be fine. Today is my weigh in day for the blog & I have to report SOME number... just not sure which. Ha. Thanks for your opinion
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Old 08-14-2009, 03:44 PM   #2
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I think the easiest way to do it is to just weigh yourself as soon as you wake up in the morning before you eat anything, but after you go to the bathroom. That way you know there's no food in your stomach. In the afternoon different things can change the scale based on what you've eaten or water weight from working out.
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Old 08-14-2009, 03:46 PM   #3
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I agree with Jade--first thing in the morning (but after the bathroom). Food and water weigh a lot, and you'll see that on the scale if you weigh at any other time.
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Old 08-14-2009, 03:49 PM   #4
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I agree with Jadebatdog! That way the number on the scale is less and you can feel good about it .
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Old 08-14-2009, 06:27 PM   #5
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Ditto!
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Old 08-14-2009, 07:04 PM   #6
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Yep, I get up, pee, weigh in in my bra and undies and then go on about the day. I even make the baby wait if he is wanting to eat... I hit the scale before everything.
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Old 08-14-2009, 11:07 PM   #7
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I weigh first thing in the AM, butt naked, after I go to the bathroom. I also move around a bit so everything settles in the right places.
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Old 08-15-2009, 12:09 AM   #8
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