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Old 03-04-2010, 10:31 AM   #1
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I seriously need to stop weighing myself daily.........and a couple times a day.

Once a week is best......right?

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Old 03-04-2010, 10:35 AM   #2
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For me once a month would be fabulous, but I'm just too neurotic ROFL
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Old 03-04-2010, 10:47 AM   #3
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I'm good with weighing once a day but you gotta find what works for you

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Old 03-04-2010, 11:29 AM   #4
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I used to weigh just once a week but found myself cheating for a day or two after weigh in figuring I had about a week to get it off. What works best for me is weighing in twice a week. It keeps me accountable and I see more of a difference in the scale than you do weighing in daily. Whatever works for you is what is best. Having said that, I really don't think weighing in a couple of times a day is good as your weight will change throughout the day. See if you can at least cut down to once a day at the same time everyday.
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Old 03-04-2010, 11:34 AM   #5
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I used to try to follow the conventional wisdom to weigh once a week. But I always "cheated" and checked a few times during the week and felt guilty about that, like I was doing something wrong. One thing that has been great for me about 3fc was seeing lots of VERY successful losers and maintainers who were daily weighers, which allowed me to give myself permission to weigh daily. I even started a thread this month to track daily weight, which is something I've NEVER done before, and couldn't even imagine doing.

So I absolutely do not thing it's wrong to weigh daily. BUT the issue is whether it works for you personally, to keep you motivated and on plan. If you get upset by seeing NORMAL fluctuations, and maybe even find yourself thinking it's not worth the effort to stay on plan, then definitely stop weighing so frequently. But if that's not the case, and if tracking weight daily helps you want to work to meet your goals, then I don't think there is anything wrong with that.
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Old 03-04-2010, 11:41 AM   #6
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I'm a daily weigher also, it keeps me accountable through out the day...sometimes I weigh myself when I get home from work too...just to see what my daily weight fluctuation is. It's a little neurotic...but it works for me. Just do what works for you.

2010: Start 1/18/10 264lbs, lost 92.4 by 9/27/10 (171.6lbs)
2011: Got married, gained most of it back
2012: Birth of my son, gained the rest back plus 30lbs over the next 2 years
My new start date is 12/29/14...and I'll keep up this lifestyle forever, so my son will never know an obese mother and he will make healthy choices too.
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Old 03-04-2010, 11:58 AM   #7
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I am pretty much a weekly weigher but I do get on during the week sometimes if I feel Ineed to figure out where I am -- yanno what I mean?

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Old 03-04-2010, 12:18 PM   #8
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I'm good with daily weighing, but it took a long time for me to be okay with me accepting the reality of weight fluctuations. I no longer get depressed seeing the scale jump up 2 or 3 pounds.
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Old 03-04-2010, 01:57 PM   #9
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OK DAILY it is..........just not multiple times a day!
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