Wannabe, each of us uses our tickers in our own way. But I find that mine is most effective if I change it with my weight. I wait until I've seen the same weight three times in a row before I change it up or down...because weight can fluctuate from day to day. But knowing that I'll have to change it if I gain is a great way to motivate me to stay OP. At least, that's what works for me.