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garnetrising
10-19-2009, 01:42 PM
We all know that your weight fluctuates throughout the day. I was just curious if people have found that they generally weigh the least at any bizarre time during the day.

I've been on vacation, spending a lot of time at my house with my dogs and I found myself stepping on the scale randomly for no other reason than out of curiosity. It was something of an experiment. A couple of times, I found that I weighed less about 11am then any other time through the day. I definitely weigh most in the late evening though. Despite it all, I only use the weight from first thing in the morning to judge my losses.

Tomorrow morning'll mark one week. Hopefully today's weight hold through til tomorrow. (Or drops more. :lol:) Right now, I'm on point. ^^


luckylindy
10-19-2009, 02:08 PM
My daily routine...get out of bed, go to the bathroom, strip down to nothing and hop on the scale. I do this at the same time everyday. On the weekends, if I sleep in and its later than 10 am, I dont even bother hopping on the scale because I will see a pound difference. Its corny but for me, every pound counts (losing or gaining), when it comes to the weight loss battle.

Good luck!

Hamoco350
10-19-2009, 02:17 PM
I kind of weigh myself randomly throughout the day. I only jot down my official weight loss once every month, though- I think it's better that way, honestly. Weekly weigh-ins never worked for me, I was constantly stressed because of them.


yoovie
10-19-2009, 02:18 PM
Monday mornings, before I eat and bathe, but after I pee.

Loving Me
10-19-2009, 02:44 PM
First thing Friday morning, after I visit the bathroom.

justaloozer
10-19-2009, 03:07 PM
Monday mornings, before I eat and bathe, but after I pee.

Same here!

yoyoma
10-19-2009, 03:08 PM
I weigh in first thing in the morning after using the bathroom. I try to avoid weighing at any point later in the day. The reason is that I'm almost always disappointed in the result. Sometimes I've been tempted because of, ummm, natural processes not lining up first thing in the morning. But it seems as if just breathing makes me gain weight during the day.

Hamoco350
10-19-2009, 03:18 PM
Everyone seems to do weekly weigh-ins.. I might have to start.
Something about them makes me so intimidated. I ususally go by monthly Curves weigh-in. :)

garnetrising
10-19-2009, 03:22 PM
I don't put a lot of weight (haha, pun not intended) on how much my weight fluctuates day-to-day. But I do track how high it is once a week, Tuesdays, this time around. But it's more so I can keep a closer eye on whether I'm making any progress. I think doing a monthly weigh-in wouldn't hold me accountable enough.

emiloots
10-19-2009, 04:51 PM
First thing in the morning, in the buff :o) That way nothing I recently ate, drank, or am wearing will influence my weight. If I did it any other time of day I'd find myseld justifying that 'it's just my jeans' or 'i just drank a glass of water so that must be it'. This way it's fairly accurate and I can't make excuses.

ohiofreespirit
10-19-2009, 04:56 PM
Whenever i get done with a exercise routine at the gym, usually once every week or two.

Altari
10-19-2009, 05:05 PM
In the morning, after I've had my coffee.

garnetrising
10-19-2009, 05:26 PM
:lol: I love that you wait until after you've had your coffee, Altari. It's something my husband would do. Wait until after coffee. Hehehe.

kuhrisuh
10-19-2009, 05:56 PM
I also find that I weigh less mid-morning, around 11am or so. Weiiirrdd.


Everyone seems to do weekly weigh-ins.. I might have to start.
Something about them makes me so intimidated. I ususally go by monthly Curves weigh-in. :)
Girl, keep with the monthly if thats what works for you! I'd probably like to only weigh once a month, but I get wayyyy to curious, haha.


First thing Friday morning, after I visit the bathroom.
I second that!

MeowMix
10-19-2009, 06:04 PM
First thing Friday morning, after I visit the bathroom.

I second that!

I third that! (At about 6:00am).

kc6794
10-19-2009, 06:44 PM
First thing Friday morning, after I visit the bathroom.

same as for me

StephanieM
10-19-2009, 10:41 PM
I weigh myself before and after. For some reason I always gain weight after doing number two. I swear!

Or my scale isn't that great :)

TXMary2
10-19-2009, 10:53 PM
Monday mornings, before I eat and bathe, but after I pee.

Ditto- only Wednesday is my weigh in day. The first one is coming up!! I am so nervous!

duckyyellowfeet
10-20-2009, 12:19 AM
i love playing games with my scale.
So I'll hop on before I pee and then after, to see if anything changes.
Or I'll weigh with jeans and then without jeans.
Or I'll try standing on one foot and then the other.
I feel like this keeps it fun...and I like to see how my "low" weights are slowly becoming my "i'm wearing jeans AND i have to pee" weights.

But for my weekly "official", update the ticker weigh in, its Wednesday mornings, after I've used the restroom, in just panties, normally at about 8am.

garnetrising
10-20-2009, 12:54 AM
Hehehehe. Ducky, you make me giggle.

duckyyellowfeet
10-20-2009, 02:09 AM
thanks, i try.
but I really do like to play that game with my scale.

Katarina
10-20-2009, 09:55 PM
I go to my Dr's office every Saturday morning, before breakfast, and weigh myself. I wear the same outfit every time I weigh in, so I am not trying to figure out "well, do my clothes weigh more this week than the outfit from last week did?" I do weigh myself during the week, first thing in the morning, when I'm at the gym sometimes..but the only weigh in that really counts is at my Dr's office on Saturday.

Kat