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Old 10-30-2010, 01:27 PM   #1
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Do you weigh every day? Once/week? Once/month? Never?

I used to weigh every day, but I think that set myself up for some disappointment and emotional eating. Now I am weighing once/week- but I think I might go to once/month...

Just curious what everyone else does!!!
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Old 10-30-2010, 01:29 PM   #2
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Every single morning, naked, after I go to the bathroom. I track it on an excel spreadsheet that gives me the rolling seven day average. This smoothes out any weird water retention bumps.

Weighing everyday makes me less emotional: it's just something I do, like brushing my teeth. And if I don't like the number, I don't have to live with it very long before I get new data. If I weighed once a week or month, I'd wonder about it all the time and build up really unrealistic expectations.
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Old 10-30-2010, 01:30 PM   #3
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I used to weigh every day, but it fluctuates so much. I think I am going to start weighing myself weekly. I weighed myself on Friday, so next Friday I will again.
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Old 10-30-2010, 01:31 PM   #4
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i never thought about it that way! i don't have excel, though...

when i weigh every day, it can ruin my whole day if the number is up after a good previouis day...so i guess that's why i go with not as often...
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Old 10-30-2010, 01:36 PM   #5
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Every single morning, naked, after I go to the bathroom.
ditto sometimes before bed too just to see what a difference the day makes. I don't get upset by the number going up and down as I know that it has a lot to do with water intake etc.
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Old 10-30-2010, 01:40 PM   #6
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I've always done once a week. Not for any good reason, just that's what I've done.

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Old 10-30-2010, 01:44 PM   #7
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I weigh myself weekly, every friday, after I come back from the gym, no clothes. I don't know if that's the best time, but it's when I feel more confident!
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Old 10-30-2010, 01:44 PM   #8
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Always daily and often whenever I want to. As soon as I gave myself permission to use that tool whenever I wanted to, I was able to stop obsessing.

If I weigh weekly, I dream up a number I think I should have lost by "weigh day" and my actual number is never the dreamed up 20 pounds in a week that I deserve. I was making myself absolutely crazy.
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Old 10-30-2010, 01:45 PM   #9
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Every single day since 2001. As a result, I now know exactly how my body responds to sodium, off plan eating, different calorie levels, carbs, exercise, a treat meal, travel etc. My weight is never a surprise -- in fact, I play a little game where I guess my weight before I get on the scale and I'm usually within .2 pounds.

There are studies showing long term maintenance success associated with daily weighing. With daily weighing, there isn't a chance for your weight to get away from you and give you a nasty surprise. We all know it's easier to catch and deal with a 2 or a 5 pound gain instead of a 10 - 20 pound gain!

But as with everything weight related, we all have to find what works for us.
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Old 10-30-2010, 02:04 PM   #10
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Another thing about infrequent weighing in regards to fluctuations in particular - what if that day is when you've got a fluctuation UP and you've missed a new low and then you have to wait a whole other week or month. Ooooh, talk about disappointment and discouragement.
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I weigh every morning, right after I get up.
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Old 10-30-2010, 02:11 PM   #12
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Everyday.
It's keeps me honest about what is happening.
When I'm off my program I tend to ignore the consequences. With daily weighing I'm forced to confront what I'm doing....as in a month of Halloween candy
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Old 10-30-2010, 02:14 PM   #13
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Every single morning, naked, after I go to the bathroom.
Same here, I find it motivating, and it keeps me accountable. I get to SEE what not drinking enough water does. I get to SEE that, no, that piece of pie was not worth it, I get SEE what my TOM patterns are. Also, joining a daily weigh-in thread where people support me has helped alot, both because of the moral boost and because I get see that other people's bodies have the same daily variances that mine does: Fluctuating about is normal and not something to get upset over.
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Every day, after bathroom, which is after breakfast.

I still get the occasional "I can't believe it", bad or good, but mostly it takes the sting out of weighing, keeps me in touch with my body, enables me to see patterns.
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Daily. This keeps me accountable to myself.
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