30-Somethings - Opinions about weighing in every morning!




JennaR
01-18-2012, 11:19 AM
Hi guys!!

I only realized this morning that there is a form for 30 somethings!

As for me, I'm Jenn, Canadian and on a journey to lose about 50-60 lbs. I'm a calorie counter and doing cardio and yoga 6 days a week. So far, I've lost 15 lbs and I've never felt better!

But, I have a question for you ladies regarding weighing in. I don't currently weight in every day and wanted to know your input on this. I weigh in probably 3 times a week just to make sure that things are headed in the right direction.

Just want to know your personal preferences and if you find there is any benefit to weighing in daily, weekly or stretching it as a long as a month!

Thanks in advance! I'm looking forward to getting to know you all better.


LisaLou
01-18-2012, 11:37 AM
Looks like weighing in every three days is working for you, so I wouldn't change anything. Great job on your weight loss.

For me, I weigh in every morning. I find it is motivating for me. If the scale is up, I make sure I'm focused on healthy eating throughout the day. If the scale is down, I get excited and want to continue to do well. For me, it works well both ways. But I know for others it can be discouraging and they find it better to just weigh in weekly.

baker23
01-18-2012, 03:23 PM
I used to weigh once a week. But now like you, I do 3-4 times. It motivates me to want to see the scale constantly go down. And with all the daily fluctuations that happens, it seems to be one of the best ways to track my weight.


peanutt
01-18-2012, 03:27 PM
So long as you're able to accept the inevitable daily fluctuations in weight due to water, stomach contents, etc. then there's really nothing wrong with weighing regularly. The problem comes when people see an increase on the scale overnight and start panicking/reacting to this number. It can be very motivating to keep seeing that number drop and can serve as a reminder to keep yourself on track.

Jelbb
01-18-2012, 03:31 PM
So long as you're able to accept the inevitable daily fluctuations in weight due to water, stomach contents, etc. then there's really nothing wrong with weighing regularly.

Agree, agree, agree.
Nothing keeps me more motivated than being able to see tangible daily results when I'm 100% on track, even if I'm losing tiny fractions of a lb a day.

That being said, I've learned not to freak out about suddenly shooting up a lb overnight. For those people who are horrifically disheartened by this possibility (or rather, eventual inevitability), I would avoid daily weigh-ins like the plague.

dogdaysofdiets
01-18-2012, 03:41 PM
I'm a daily weigher because I like to track my fluctuation patterns. By doing so, I've been able to predict my TOM fluctuations, which frustrated me for a long time. But as others have said, weighing daily takes a lot of patience and understanding...the up times can be very frustrating, especially in the beginning.

JennaR
01-18-2012, 04:00 PM
Thanks for all the replies.

I have somewhat of an obsessive personality and I think that weighing in every day would only make me obsessive negatively about my gains/losses. 3 times a week seems to be working for me since I'm not influenced by variations as much!!

mizzie
01-18-2012, 04:30 PM
I officially weigh in on Fridays as far as my ticker and my tracking spreadsheet go, but I do jump on the scale almost every day. I don't worry about little fluctuations up and down, but I do tend to get irritated when I will be X on Friday, then X-3 on Tuesday then X-1.5 on Friday again. I feel like I gained, even though I lost.

I know it's just a weekly flux thing, but when I start getting mad about my weigh ins because I was lower earlier in the week is when I start having to put my scale away and only weigh on Friday for a while. Then I'm happy about 1.5 lost rather than mad because I was lower earlier.

Ruslana
01-18-2012, 05:01 PM
i weigh in almost every day..i feel it helps keep me accountable and i've learned not to freak out about the daily flux that do happen from time to time..the pros outweigh the cons (imo)

Aunrio
01-19-2012, 05:18 PM
I weigh daily and log it on live strong with my meals. I love the trend line it shows.

Thistleberry
01-20-2012, 09:37 AM
I'm another daily weigher. I'm actually quite glad that I have been from the start because I don't think I would know my own patterns as well as I do had I not been keeping an eye on them.

Doing what works for you is the best way to go. If you're comfortable with three times a week than three times a week it is.

Crawlil
01-21-2012, 10:17 PM
I sometimes weigh mire than once a week to try to motivate myself, my real weigh in is Thursday's and that's the only one I count :smug:

HMM3
01-22-2012, 12:00 AM
I'm a daliy weigher ... I try to do it at the same time each morning .... (at the same point in my morning routine) ....

Riddy
01-22-2012, 10:51 AM
I officially weigh in on Fridays as far as my ticker and my tracking spreadsheet go, but I do jump on the scale almost every day. I don't worry about little fluctuations up and down, but I do tend to get irritated when I will be X on Friday, then X-3 on Tuesday then X-1.5 on Friday again. I feel like I gained, even though I lost.

^^Me too! It happened just last week. Down 2 pounds midweek, but only 0.6 pounds by Saturday weigh in. :tantrum: Happily, I caught up this week - down 1.4 pounds. :goodscale:

Nimue Rose
01-23-2012, 12:22 AM
This is a great question!

I have a strong pull to weigh myself every day, but found that I easily get discouraged if I've gained weight from the previous day. When I was on Weight Watchers, weekly weigh-in's worked (and felt) best for me.

Quite honestly - now that I'm "on the wagon" again to losing weight, I will probably step on the scale a few times per week just to make sure I'm on the right track.

I also weigh myself first thing in the morning - before eating, after using the bathroom, and right before I step into the shower... especially now that it's winter, because fuzzy pj's DO weigh more than summer cotton ones! :D

gonnabfitmom
01-26-2012, 10:20 AM
(I'm in my 20's but had something to add to this thread!)

I weigh in once a week on Fridays. In the past I would weigh every day but now I prefer the bigger payoff of weighing only once a week. Strangely enough, i don't find it tempting to weigh any more than once a week. I know if I eat right and stick with my plan I WILL lose. So no need (for me) to keep checking during the week.

Weighing once a month, for me, would be too long. I need something to keep me on my toes. A big factor that keeps me sticking to my plan is knowing that Fridays are coming and I want to have lost NOT gained.

jenjulia
01-27-2012, 03:31 PM
Great job on the weight loss! I think whatever is working for you is what you should do.

I weigh myself every day, because it helps me keep on track. But I weigh myself on Wednesday mornings "officially" for my tracker. I would be scared weighing in less often than weekly. I need the feedback the scale give me, lol.

LegalDealer08
04-17-2012, 10:23 PM
I also weigh myself first thing in the morning - before eating, after using the bathroom, and right before I step into the shower... especially now that it's winter, because fuzzy pj's DO weigh more than summer cotton ones! :D


+1

LegalDealer08
04-17-2012, 10:23 PM
I also weigh myself first thing in the morning - before eating, after using the bathroom, and right before I step into the shower...! :D


+1

xJox
04-18-2012, 03:54 PM
I like to weigh daily just to know where I am.

HappyHoliday
04-23-2012, 12:07 AM
I weigh in mornings when I can. So if I'm not traveling, I weigh in. Official weigh in is Monday. Before I get on the scale I think about how I'll feel if the number is not good. If I think it will ruin my day, I don't weigh in.

Laifierr
04-23-2012, 09:45 AM
You should weigh how ever often you feel comfortable with. I tried weighing in every day but would get discouraged if the numbers went up instead of down. Now I weigh only on Saturday mornings.

But be consistent with what you wear and when you weigh. I weigh in the morning, fully clothed (similar clothes each time, jeans and t-shirt), and before I eat. Doing it naked would be best but so long as your other factors are the same each time, it doesn't matter.

MissD
04-23-2012, 04:49 PM
I weigh every day too. It keeps me focused. I know this doesn't help some folks and just stresses them. I say go with what works for you.

shapedself
04-24-2012, 11:43 AM
My personal preference is once weekly, to reduce the appeared effect of water weight swings. Weighing daily is fine so long as you don't get too caught up in it and can appreciate how much water weight can bounce your scale number around.

MissD
04-24-2012, 01:45 PM
Weighing daily doesn't seem to show bounces in water weight at all for me. It is odd, I expected it to fluctuate much more than it does. I see a regular 0.2lb drop per day... Unless I have strayed off the straight and narrow!

missunderstood28
04-24-2012, 07:48 PM
I only weigh in every day if i've had a BM

LOL