Ideal Protein Diet - What do you do before you weigh in?




Purrfect
07-24-2011, 09:14 PM
Wondering if any of you eat differently on the day you weigh in, just before you get on the scale. I usually weigh in in the am, but tomorrow I go in the afternoon and I'm concerned that if I eat lunch and am drinking all that water it will ruin my weight loss number...and I really need to see that drop. :(


jennydoodle
07-24-2011, 09:57 PM
I weigh in in the morning, so I usually do not eat or drink anything until after I step on the scale.

Since you usually WI in the morning and are going to do it in the afternoon this week, I think you need to mentally prepare yourself for your number to be skewed. I am not sure what time you are going, but if there was any way to eat lunch after, it might help your number be closer to the actual number.

One more thing, do you have a scale at home? Do you know if your scale and your official scale are fairly close? If you have a scale, I would weigh yourself at home before eating or drinking so that in your mind you will have close to your actual number. That way when you WI in the afternoon and it doesn't show what you want / think / hope it will be, you will know in the back of your head what it really is.

The total upside of this is you know NEXT week when you go for your official WI at your normal time, you will probably show a huge loss ;)

niknakjack
07-24-2011, 10:11 PM
Yes I agree, your weigh in may be a bit different from going first thing in the am, nothing to worry about though. My coach did an experiment one time...he weighed himself then drank one 8oz. glass of water and weighed himself again and was one pound more. Another time he weighed w/light clothes on and then weighed w/heavier clothes like a pair of jeans was over a pound more w/the jeans on verse the light weight clothes. But always in the am he was the lighter weight again.
So its not like he was gaining weight during the day his body just needed time to flush everything out.
So don't get discouraged next time when you weigh in in the am you be that much lighter.

Good Luck to you!


ItsAboutTime
07-24-2011, 10:30 PM
I always do it in the morning also.

Purrfect
07-24-2011, 10:34 PM
Yeah, makes sense. I usually try and even take off my jewelry and wear lightweight clothing!! Ha, anything to get a boost of even .1 pounds is great. True, my home scale is very accurate. I have found though that using it too often is not good for me; I keep it down to once every other day. I used to tape the number I wanted to be on the scale so every time I stepped on it, it said exactly what I wanted to see!! But, alas, I'm just too curious to keep that trick going.

I'm so glad I asked about this because even tho it makes sense I think hearing the feedback helps me to be mentally prepared now for what ever happens, and look forward to a better week coming up.

Determinedat47
07-24-2011, 10:50 PM
I weigh in the morning as well. I don't eat or drink a drop before my weigh in and I even change into pretty much the same shorts and skimpy top every weigh in.

JoseyM
07-24-2011, 11:35 PM
Yeah, makes sense. I usually try and even take off my jewelry and wear lightweight clothing!! Ha, anything to get a boost of even .1 pounds is great. True, my home scale is very accurate. I have found though that using it too often is not good for me; I keep it down to once every other day. I used to tape the number I wanted to be on the scale so every time I stepped on it, it said exactly what I wanted to see!! But, alas, I'm just too curious to keep that trick going.

I'm so glad I asked about this because even tho it makes sense I think hearing the feedback helps me to be mentally prepared now for what ever happens, and look forward to a better week coming up.
Glad u posted this...... Next week when I have to go back to work I have to change from am weigh in to m weigh in..... I like jenny doodles post and since I am doing the no scale challenge should help....

New2IP
07-24-2011, 11:54 PM
Yeah, me too! I wear almost the same exact lightweight outfit to every weigh-in and always schedule them for as early in the morning as I can. All I have to eat (drink?) is one RTD chocolate shake and a cup of coffee. I have to drive 45 miles to my clinic, so by the time I get there and go to the bathroom, I figure I'm pretty much back to where I was first thing in the a.m.

CarrieElizabeth
07-25-2011, 10:10 AM
I weigh in the morning as well. I don't eat or drink a drop before my weigh in and I even change into pretty much the same shorts and skimpy top every weigh in.


That is me EXACTLY! Lol

WannaBeLoserAgain
07-25-2011, 10:55 AM
Prior to weighing... Usually first thing in the morning. I take a deep breath and hope and pray for a loss! I mentally prepare myself to see the numbers on the scale whether it be a loss or gain or maintaining.

Once I am on the losing streak, I will be returning to weighing myself each day...because it keeps myself accountable for the day.

Pauley
07-25-2011, 11:17 AM
I always weight in at 3:30 pm when I'm chock full of water and salad! No choice, my clinic is only open on days I work and my office is nowhere near the clinic. I have found that every week I am exactly 2 pounds heavier at 3:30 than I was first thing in the morning. Count on that extra 2 pounds and don't let it discourage you!

justamom
07-25-2011, 11:26 AM
I weigh in after work. I work 12hour night shifts. My weigh-in spot is in my hospital. Since it is the same time every tim it is consistent.

jennydoodle
07-25-2011, 05:01 PM
How did it go?

Bling
07-25-2011, 05:09 PM
I always weight in at 3:30 pm when I'm chock full of water and salad! No choice, my clinic is only open on days I work and my office is nowhere near the clinic. I have found that every week I am exactly 2 pounds heavier at 3:30 than I was first thing in the morning. Count on that extra 2 pounds and don't let it discourage you!

My WI'ns are always in the evening at 5:30pm right after work and I've been on my feet all day with swollen legs at the end of the day so I make sure to weigh myself in the morning and like Pauley said. I"m always 2 pounds less in the am. So when coach says that I didn't lose weight............thats what he thinks. I don't get discouraged because I know i lost at least 2pounds.

Watkat
07-25-2011, 09:14 PM
I pray!! I don't eat or drink anything before I weigh.

JoLoMN
07-25-2011, 11:42 PM
I wear my lightest clothes and shoes. I do not eat or drink anything prior to weigh in. I want the best number possible!

Purrfect
07-25-2011, 11:50 PM
How did it go?

It makes me feel so good you asked, thank you!! As it turns out, my son was sick so I was home with him all day and had to cancel everything. I am going to weigh in tomorrow now, at 11:30...but I have to do it on a little break from work, so I will have more weight in clothes...ah well, we'll see. I honestly don't feel like I've lost this week, I think I've stalled. I feel kinda well, bloated in the mid section? Not usual. My home scale showed me .1 pounds down, but since it broke the 150 mark, I just LOVED seeing 149.9.
Now, I'm off the scale for the challenge for the week.

I think I'd like to commit to a week of using no restricted foods and see what that might do for me. I'm coming up on a long stretch of time away from home, and have yet to decide how to manage that.

I WILL report tomorrow how it went!!!!!!!!! :hug:

Maile
07-26-2011, 11:52 AM
I weigh in at the same time each week..and eat and drink exactly what I did the previous week. In the morning I have 1 IP and 1 glass of H20..
I also wear my lightest clothes. Clothes do make a difference.

Tonz
07-26-2011, 12:01 PM
I WI tomorrow for the 1st time. I'm glad to hear the comments to not get discouraged because it will not be what the scale says when I weigh in am.

I retire in 4 months and I will start going in am. I know I won't eat or drink a drop before going Ha

Pxlkitty4
07-26-2011, 07:17 PM
I don't eat high sodium foods on WI day or the day before. No food/drink for 2 hours before weigh in. Otherwise, everything as normal.

Purrfect
07-26-2011, 11:08 PM
How did it go?

PHEW!!
thanks so much for asking!!
Came in at 1.2 down, very happy. Helps so much to stay OP. I went nuts with all the PB talk last night and really did chuck my jars in the trash. It hellps not to have them here, my downfall too often.

Good luck tomorrow!!!!!