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02-02-2010, 10:25 AM
Hi there, just want to share some experience with ladies who panicking and getting discourage when scale stale or showing increase in weight , even though you do all the right things for weight loss.

Jan 18: I weighted 135 lb.
Feb 1: I was 131 lb.
Yesterday I was very busy to cook lunch and dinner and just had pre-cooked / frozen meal (rice with chicken) for dinner, plus 3 pickles in the afternoon, plus I had caned soup at work for lunch, plus I had small salad with “Caesar” dressing….my total for the day was 1,050 cal and I only had 1.5 L of water instead of my usual 3 L.

Result: today in the morning I was 135 lb!!! 4 lb gained overnight!!! :mad:

If I would weight myself only ones per week or every 2 weeks and had high sodium food on previous night, like I did, I would assume that over 2 weeks, after doing everything right, I didn’t loose a single pound?! That would discourage me for sure!!!

#1 I am happy I check my weight every day, so when I see this ups on the scale I know that I have to double my water intake, watch very carefully sodium on the label for few days and do not be upset over extra 4 lb.

#2 Salts is not my friend when it comes to loosing weight and I have to stay away from frozen food or caned soups.

02-02-2010, 10:49 AM
Weighing yourself daily works for some people, but not for me! I try and only weigh myself once a week since I fluctuate so much throughout the day. In order to not discourage myself I make myself wait, and the reward always feels better the scale is lower than the last time I stepped on it :)

How does the zig zagging work for you?

02-02-2010, 11:23 AM
Love zig zagging! It works for me the best because I am very busy from Mon – Fri and don’t really have time to miss food, and I love to eat, I have very healthy appetite.

Then during the weekend I can relax and have my “Merlot” and some extra chicken wing or few potato chips (can’t leave without them to be honest!). Somehow it increases my mood and I don’t feel sorry for myself that I am on the diet and can’t eat this and that.

Winter, cold, dark, diet, have to run on treadmill (don’t enjoy this activity)…isn’t it depressing? Yes it is for me, so I have to have time off on weekends to cheer up!

02-02-2010, 12:45 PM
If I weigh daily, it can trigger some more obsessive behaviors that I have trouble with. I weigh Monday mornings, which is a problem if I misbehave over the weekend - which is the only time I would really misbehave. I am going to weigh on Wednesday morning this week as well, and see if I did or did not lose last week. As of Monday, I didn't - but I had some big bloat factors going, two out of three being my own booze-swilling chips-scarfing fault. :eek:
I find once or twice a week works best for me. However, the beauty of it is - you have found what works best for YOU! HUZZAH!!! :carrot::carrot:

02-02-2010, 06:49 PM
I have found the same experiences to be true for me. Daily weighing and calorie accounting keeps me honest.

02-02-2010, 08:41 PM
I have found the same experiences to be true for me. Daily weighing and calorie accounting keeps me honest.

Yep! Same as me!

02-03-2010, 08:05 AM
Same here!!

02-03-2010, 12:32 PM
I do weigh myself every day, but sometimes it does drive me nuts. For some reason this month's period has led to my not shedding a pound for 10 days now, and today I'm even up 2 pounds, but I know I've been fine with my calories, and I have every confidence that three days from now I'll be down again.

I think if I didn't weigh every day, I'd get dishonest with myself.

There are maybe three or four days a month where I get "good news" and the rest is all plateau or up a couple.

Weight loss is like that old "Bunny Hop" dance. Two hops backward, three hops forward.