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nicolasmummy
01-04-2013, 05:56 AM
Was just wondering how often people weigh themselves, i do it daily but my friend does it weekly and says it doesnt help doing it daily. I do it daily so i can see if its been a gd/bad day. I dnt expect that much change each day. was just wondering how often others weigh themselves?


Liz46
01-04-2013, 06:37 AM
I think it varies, but from what I've read over the years, most people prefer to weigh once a week. A lot of people prefer to weigh daily. I prefer once a month, though I sneak onto the scales now and then, but consider the first of each month my official weigh in.

vabs
01-04-2013, 07:16 AM
I weigh myself if I feel like I'm going to like the number. I know that sounds like a recipe for disaster, but really I weigh myself 2 -3 times a week. Basically, I have a good feel for when I'm retaining water.


lhanna200
01-04-2013, 07:45 AM
I do it a few times a week, but starting to think once a week would be better. It's crazy how much my weight can vary during the day so I'm never sure how accurate it is doing it a few times a week

WAHMto5
01-04-2013, 08:29 AM
I do mine once a week. I don't think I could handle all the differences every day in water weight, ect..

janeyg25
01-04-2013, 08:34 AM
I weigh myself about once a week, if that. It doesn't usually make me happy to see what the scale says. If I feel that my pants are looser, I will see if the numbers have changed. I think daily there is a lot of fluctuation, so it can get frustrating to see it go up and down by a few pounds. I don't have a scale, so I use wiifit to tell me!

StephanieM
01-05-2013, 05:36 PM
This is a 'to each their own' thing, it just depends on what you prefer. Some people weigh monthly.

I like to weigh daily because:
-I don't want to miss a new low
-When I weigh daily it pushes me to stay on plan
-It keeps me realistic about what I'm eating and how it affects my weight
-I see and understand fluctuations, and I have learnt over time what causes them

It's really personal preference. There is no 'right' way.

elvislover324
01-05-2013, 05:56 PM
I have gotten in the awful habit of peeking at the scale daily (trying to break this habit!).

I get weighed in at my doctor's office weekly and that's my official weight.

I was so good for so long and then got in this bad habit. I do try to measure more by clothes fitting, etc. but the scale is instant gratification to see my progress (or lack of!).

I keep honest in my diet and know I haven't cheated so the scale will hopefully move down every week. But I get much too excited waiting for the progress lol.

Amy8888
01-07-2013, 03:29 PM
I tend to weigh daily or almost daily, and sometimes twice a day! I go to Weight Watchers so I consider that to be the only WI that "counts" but I just like to see how my weight fluctuates throughout the week. And it's interesting to see how things change with time of month. It's actually been helpful to see that wow, I really did gain 5 pounds overnight, which means it can't be fat that I gained; then to see that number go back down by 5 pounds a week later.

Didn't some recent study show that the most successful maintainers actually weigh daily? I think if you're just weighing for information and you don't let it determine your mood, it's fine to weigh more often.

Misti in Seattle
01-08-2013, 07:08 AM
I weigh myself every day, morning and evening. I think it depends on the person whether they prefer to weigh daily or less often. It seems to help some people to weigh less often, but it would drive me crazy... I want to know!

bargoo
01-08-2013, 08:53 AM
I weigh daily, same time same conditions, I post it on my calendar, that way I can see at a glance if a trend is happening.

cherryblossomz
01-09-2013, 05:53 PM
Wow, a lot of daily weighers here!

I weigh myself daily..when I don't do that (like, ahem, over the holidays) it's because I'm scared of what I'll see. I guess I have that ignorance is bliss mentality. It's easy to not notice a weight change when you're not tracking it often.

However, I get that one shouldn't obsess over it. Once a week is probably the healthiest.

pinkflakes
01-09-2013, 06:41 PM
I just do it when I am in the mood..I am weird lol.

JoJoJo2
01-14-2013, 11:34 PM
Everyone is different, and each individual needs to find out what works best for them!

In my case, I weigh myself daily, and have throughout my weight loss journey.

Now that I am "maintaining" it is even more important for me to keep myself on track. Those lost lbs. are just waiting for a chance to climb back on me, and I really, really, really don't want them to do that.

Whatever works for you is the best for you. :wave:

Mozzy
01-14-2013, 11:41 PM
I do it everyday, I need the accountability. But for lots of people, that's a bad idea... It's becomes obsessive :-(

PinkWaterfall
01-15-2013, 04:36 AM
I weigh everday... and record it on a spreadsheet :book2: so that I can see how I'm progressing. (Yes... I made a little graph and everything... *geek*)

I think I'd get dishearted if I had a day where I retained some water and that happened to be my weekly weigh-in day.

kelijpa
01-15-2013, 05:54 AM
I weigh everyday, first thing in the morning, if I don't weigh it seems like I go off program, I only compare week to week.

If it's becoming an unhealthy behavior limit it to once a week, when on maintenance WW only makes you weigh once a month.

best of luck :sunny:

Misti in Seattle
01-15-2013, 08:09 AM
I weigh everday... and record it on a spreadsheet :book2: so that I can see how I'm progressing. (Yes... I made a little graph and everything... *geek*)

I have an Excel database with a spreadsheet and graph. :) Haven't kept it up lately since my ticker at tickerfactory keeps track but the graph is nice to have. I just got lazy and haven't been charting it.

karen98745
01-15-2013, 06:02 PM
Was just wondering how often people weigh themselves, i do it daily but my friend does it weekly and says it doesnt help doing it daily. I do it daily so i can see if its been a gd/bad day. I dnt expect that much change each day. was just wondering how often others weigh themselves?

I do mine once a week.

DominiquedelMer
01-15-2013, 06:16 PM
I weigh myself daily, and input the numbers into The Hacker's Diet (http://www.fourmilab.ch/hackdiet/) algorithm, which lets me track overall weight trends. I find it useful, but it's not for everyone.

tiawyn
01-15-2013, 06:46 PM
I don't really weigh myself all that often. Since I have thrown in strength training, the number on the scale really doesn't matter that much to me. As long as I feel better and healthier and my clothes fit better is when I know I am making progress. I might weigh myself twice a month, but I don't dwell or pressure myself if I see the number not moving. I dropped 4 pant sizes with only losing 10 lbs.

thatgirlsmom
02-05-2013, 05:22 AM
daily, same time... keeps me in check

the shiv
02-05-2013, 06:37 AM
I like to weigh daily because:
-I don't want to miss a new low
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-It keeps me realistic about what I'm eating and how it affects my weight
-I see and understand fluctuations, and I have learnt over time what causes them


I weigh daily for exactly these reasons :)

Roo2
02-05-2013, 07:00 AM
In the beginning I weighed myself 1st thing in the morning and for awhile I would weigh myself throughout the day I was obsessed!:dizzy:
Now I play little games with myself and use the scale like a Carrot to be dangled to see how long I can hold out ! I have lasted as long as a week!
For me I know if my clothes are getting looser than I 'm going in the right direction.
I have broke down and bought new clothing as I have lost weight so I am able to use that as a gauge how I'm doing.
Since I threw out all my Sweats and wear pants with a tighter waistband I am
able to tell.
I believe each of of finds ways to motivate and play little games with ourselves to keep us on our path to reaching are goals.
Since. I can't give myself a Doggie Treat it's not IP ...I give myself a Scale Treat!
YUM !YUM! how sweet it is!!!:carrot:
:cheer::cheer::cheer:
Roo2:carrot::carrot::carrot:

AlmostMe
02-05-2013, 08:40 AM
I'm doing Intuitive Eating - I'm not counting calories or carbs, so daily weighing helps me to see how I'm going. But Monday is my weigh-in day. Too often in the past I've regained because I stop weighing and go into a deep and multi-size denial.

April Snow
02-05-2013, 08:44 AM
I just do it when I am in the mood..I am weird lol.

That's what I do too. I have an "official" WI once a week for tracking purposes, the other days, if I feel like it, I do, if I don't feel like it, I don't.

April showers
02-07-2013, 01:38 PM
I'm a daily weigher. But I do it in the morning and with just bra and panties makes a big difference. It helps me stay accountable. I would cheat if I didn't. Gives me gratification as I lose. I track it on MFP so I can look at my progress at look and see what I was a week before on that day.
U do whatever helps u stay on track!