General Diet Plans and Questions - When do you change your CW?




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Doomkitty
01-25-2013, 10:07 AM
When I first checked my weight, it was averaging at about 141 lbs. I've been dieting since Monday - I've also started and mostly finished my TotM - and when I weighed myself this morning, the scale showed 139.8.

I'm excited, I keep telling myself I'll get into and stay in the 130's so I'm wanting to change my CW on both my profile and a ticker. But I'm wondering if I'm jumping the gun… So my question is, do you ladies change it when you see a change or wait X amount of time?

I know it's not a huge deal but I'm excited. =)


Garnet2727
01-25-2013, 10:18 AM
Sunday is my "official" weigh in day. I record my weight on that day, good or bad. It's a rather arbitrary day to pick but my weight fluctuates a LOT during the week. I just had to pick a point in time to say, OK, that's it.

TripSwitch
01-25-2013, 01:20 PM
I wait since scale weight fluxuates so much... Especially when I was right on the borderline of a weight goal, like in your case getting out of the 140's into the 130's because for me if the scale goes back up a few 1/10th's of pound (this actually just happened to me recently) taking me above that mini goal I had set for myself I would find it a little bit self-defeating and ultimately it turned out to be counter-productive in the end...

But some people it doesn't bother and some say it even motivates them more... But that wasn't the case for me...


April Snow
01-25-2013, 01:35 PM
Like Garnet, I picked a specific day to be my "official" weigh in day, and that's the day I change my ticker. I also picked Sunday - it helps me stay on track over the weekend, plus I like my Sunday morning ritual of having a nice cup of tea, changing my ticker and posting updates on all the various threads I post on. I wouldn't have time to do that on a weekday morning.

elvislover324
01-25-2013, 02:13 PM
I weigh in at my doctor's on Monday mornings. I update myfitnesspal.com right away on my phone so I can see the grid hopefully move down a speck and then when I get home, I update my CW and my challenge weight & thread.

It makes for an exciting Monday afternoon for me, I'm dead serious!

(I do peek at the scale during the week but I never record that weight, good or bad.)

Angelic Fruitcake
01-25-2013, 02:15 PM
Monday is my official weigh-in day and that's when I change my ticker/CW. I actually cheated and weighed myself yesterday and was 188.8 and I was so tempted to change it, but I'm waiting until Monday.

StephanieM
01-25-2013, 05:09 PM
The minute I see that lower number I'm on here changing it! Like this morning, haha. I woke up and saw a new low number and had to go change all my tickers and profiles.

hopebewild
01-25-2013, 06:55 PM
My weight fluctuates so much that I record what I call my new low. So two days ago my weigt was 177.2 which was the lowest its been for a long time. Even tho, if I had weighed myself today it would probably be a little higher I go ahead and take it. I don't change my weight on any of my tickers until I reach another new low. So I'm not for sure what my true weight is but its enough to give me a sense of my rate of loss. When I'm close to goal I'm sure ill have to change my strategy but right now this is what's working for me.

the shiv
01-25-2013, 10:24 PM
I record whatever the scale says every Monday, up or down, and change everything right then! Personally, if I started doing highest/lowest/average weights I'd start cheating myself and doing some creative accounting on the numbers, or doing some extreme diet to get the numbers down. I have to call it exactly what it is on the day. As for goals/mini goals, I'd want to maintain it for a few weeks or go a few lbs under to know once I've posted it, it's permanent. Eg I'm calling onederland at 198 :)