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Old 03-13-2013, 02:54 AM   #16
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I haven't been weighing myself, but that's because my scales are really dodgy, I am getting a new set tomorrow, i will try and just weigh weekly, because if i weigh every day and don't see what I want to see i get disheartened and off track.
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Old 03-13-2013, 07:44 AM   #17
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I weigh in daily, first thing in the morning. I also keep track of weekly weigh-ins which is helpful to see that although there are daily fluctuations there still is a downward trend every week.

Restart @96kg-Nov. 1st, 2012

Mini Goals:
Onederland (90.8)- Dec. 15 No longer Obese (86.5)- Feb. 14 15% lost (81.6)- Mar. 28 Original Goal (77) - July 13

Tracking Every 2.5% loss:
93.6 (11/22/12) 91.3 (12/10/12) 89.0 (12/30/12) 86.8 (2/12/13) 84.6 (03/07/13) 82.5 (03/20/13) 80.4 (04/24/13) 78.4 (05/16/2013) 76.4 (07/18/2013) 74.5 (12/29/2013) 72.6
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Old 03-13-2013, 08:33 AM   #18
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I track and chart daily... When I am not busy hating on myself. I love the advice that I am more than a number, and that is exactly why I am here... For reinforcement and encouragement. I am so over hearing "but you're not fat" instead of "you got this, girl!"
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Old 03-13-2013, 09:33 AM   #19
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I weigh myself daily, but I don't worry too much about small fluctuations. If you can accept that your weight fluctuates do to many factors and don't stress over it, weighing yourself daily is fine. I like to have an idea of how closely I should watch my calories for the day and how much water I need.

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Old 03-13-2013, 11:05 AM   #20
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My official weigh-in is on Monday, but I weigh myself almost daily. I'm just too curious not to. I only change my tracker on Mondays though. And I don't get obsessed with the daily variations.

1. 179 lbs / pre-2nd pregnancy met 3/18/13
2. 159 lbs / pre-1st pregnancy
3. 136 lbs/ no longer overweight
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Old 03-13-2013, 11:48 AM   #21
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Ugh, I'm new to this.. but I weigh myself pretty much every single morning after I pee, I am a little disappointed in myself at times when I realize the number isn't any lower -- but, I deal with it. I only do an official "weigh-in" on Saturdays. I honestly can't help myself but to obsess over the number, and I really wish I could teach myself not to.. but it's really really hard not to obsess, I just keep hoping it'll move down!!!
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Restarting my journey: March 11th, 2015

Weigh 169 | Weigh 160 & be no longer obese | Weigh 135 and be no longer overweight
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Old 03-13-2013, 12:00 PM   #22
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What works best for you?
What is working for me is to weigh daily.

BUT...I don't worry about fluctuations at all. The only day I worry is my official day. I am not OCD. For me it's a routine. It's a fact of life. "Hey, those are numbers there. And hey I understand that my body may be dealing with some issues right now and it's up. Cool." If you are OCD, weigh once a week or month.

Since you said,
but most it is frustrating
I'd suggest that you should only weigh in once a month, every two weeks or once a week.
Still trying again. Never completely quiting this journey.
Pounds to lose till lowest weight:

Obsessed with the spin of sparkly hoops
My personal hooping blog
Hit my highest weight again due to pregnancy. Nursing on WW.
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Old 03-13-2013, 12:12 PM   #23
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I am typically a daily weigher, but I've decided to challenge myself. I'm not going to step on the scale until the end of the month. I want to try to focus on how my healthier eating is affecting me overall, not just my numbers.
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Old 03-14-2013, 01:10 AM   #24
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I weigh once a week, so as not to deal with fluctuations. But I've found that less then that--unless you eat the exact same thing every day--is opening yourself up for unpleasant surprises.

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