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tschaff04
12-29-2010, 01:42 PM
So I notice there is about a 3 pound difference in my weight if I weigh in the morning vs. the night. No biggie there, I am fully aware our weight fluctuates at different times of the day.

My question is, which do you prefer? Do you weigh in in the morning, afternoon, or at night?

Also do you weigh in at the same time every week?


WeightForMe
12-29-2010, 09:41 PM
I've always heard morning and i seem to always be at my lightest then but I'm interested to see what other people say too.

Prism21
12-29-2010, 11:33 PM
I weigh every morning but I only record my weight on Fridays.


tschaff04
12-30-2010, 10:10 AM
Glad to hear others are weighing in the morning as well. I always feel like I am sort of cheating because I record my morning weight every Friday and I am my lightest in the morning. So I feel like should I be recording my heaviest weight, which is in the evening. I am being difficult I think. lol

luckyme0510
12-30-2010, 10:27 AM
I weigh myself in the mornings and never again during the day so that I don't get discouraged... because you'll definitely see a gain. after a meal, or after a few meals and drinkin liquids, the weight of that food is going to show up on the scale even if the food was healthy and didn't cause you to gain weight. Throughout the day your body will process your food (and you'll visit the throne a few times :D) and by morning the scale will most accurately display what your actual body weighs and not include the weight of the food you consumed.

Ashley829
12-30-2010, 10:34 AM
I always weigh myself right in the morning. I was told that is really your most accurate weight and since it's always the lowest weight through the day, that is fine with me. Lol

Slim CB
12-30-2010, 10:37 AM
First thing in the morning right after I pee. The food and water we consume during the day affects the scale big time. For example, this morning I weighed after I peed - 164. Had 2 glasses of water and went back on the scale (not remembering that I had already weighed)...the scale said 167.

So you see...its best to weigh first thing in the morning. However if it is more convenient for you to weigh in the nights, do that. But make sure that you only weigh yourself at nights so that you can compare 'apples to apples'.

tschaff04
12-30-2010, 11:22 AM
I weigh myself in the mornings and never again during the day so that I don't get discouraged... because you'll definitely see a gain. after a meal, or after a few meals and drinkin liquids, the weight of that food is going to show up on the scale even if the food was healthy and didn't cause you to gain weight. Throughout the day your body will process your food (and you'll visit the throne a few times :D) and by morning the scale will most accurately display what your actual body weighs and not include the weight of the food you consumed.

Thanks for the information. I admit I am guilty of that. I will weigh myself at my usual morning time and then sometimes later in the day I get curious and weigh myself again and then feel like this... :?:....I don't know why I do that because it always makes me feel down and I KNOW that it's going to be higher from food and water weight. lol Gotta stop doing that.

Jesse Taylor
12-30-2010, 01:47 PM
I weigh in the morning after two pees and a maybe a bm if I'm lucky. I figure it's the most accurate. I also try and stop drinking water by 9pm. I figure if I weigh only in the morning, I stop obsessing. I also make sure to do my best to do it naked or know exactly what I'm wearing weighs.

luckyme0510
12-30-2010, 01:55 PM
tschaff04- I'm sure we have all been guilty of it at some point. I used to weigh myself like ten times a day... every time I went to the bathroom and saw the scale there, lol. It was as tempting to me as ice cream, just couldn't help myself. So i don't keep it in the bathroom anymore, out of sight out of mind. I put it in my closet so I have to actually take it out to weigh myself.

graycyn
12-30-2010, 08:17 PM
Monday morning after I pee. Well, actually, Monday is the "official" weigh-in, but really, I weigh every morning.

I like mornings because it is more consistent for me.

tschaff04
12-30-2010, 09:35 PM
tschaff04- I'm sure we have all been guilty of it at some point. I used to weigh myself like ten times a day... every time I went to the bathroom and saw the scale there, lol. It was as tempting to me as ice cream, just couldn't help myself. So i don't keep it in the bathroom anymore, out of sight out of mind. I put it in my closet so I have to actually take it out to weigh myself.

:o:o That used to be me too. lol I seriously weighed myself every single time I went in our bathroom. Now my scale sits way up high in our kitchen so I forget about it. ;)

stasiagurl91
12-31-2010, 07:00 AM
My mother always told me to weigh in the morning before you eat anything. I think I'll weigh in every 2 weeks at least that's when I'll record it. I had the habit of weighing myself in every day but that just disappointed me. Also I'll do my body measurements once a month too.

tschaff04
12-31-2010, 09:35 AM
My mother always told me to weigh in the morning before you eat anything. I think I'll weigh in every 2 weeks at least that's when I'll record it. I had the habit of weighing myself in every day but that just disappointed me. Also I'll do my body measurements once a month too.

I am terrible with body measurements. I don't even attempt to track them because I can never get an accurate number to begin with. :dizzy:

ptsmith59
12-31-2010, 10:29 AM
I weigh myself in the morning before I eat. I also like to record my weight each day.

wednesdaymorning
01-01-2011, 04:29 AM
I weigh every morning. After, of course, I pee and remove every stitch of clothing on me. God knows the clothes weight 20 pounds all on their own! Hahaha. That's why I hate weighing at the gym or at a doctor's office.

Oh, and the difference exists from morning vs. night. Last night, I weighed 180, this morning, I weighed 176. Weird, huh? I don't know which is more accurate, so we'll see what happens tomorrow morning.

LadyKnight1
01-04-2011, 03:36 PM
I weigh every Sunday at the gym in my workout clothes and shoes. That keeps me from panicking if my weight fluctuates during the day/week. I refuse to buy a scale for home, because I don't want to obsess.

river
01-04-2011, 04:56 PM
[QUOTE=wednesdaymorning;3626533]I weigh every morning. After, of course, I pee and remove every stitch of clothing on me. God knows the clothes weight 20 pounds all on their own! Hahaha. That's why I hate weighing at the gym or at a doctor's office./QUOTE]

Ditto!:)

mandagrl1
01-06-2011, 12:15 PM
I was just about to ask this same thing! lol