Thread Tools
Old 01-17-2011, 03:24 PM   #1  
Junior Member
Thread Starter
clurrrburrr's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Pittsburgh
Posts: 22

S/C/G: 254/245.5/141

Height: 5'3

Question Is Weighing In Every Day Good??

I'm torn right now between doing daily weigh-ins (to catch myself early if I'm doing something wrong) and weekly ones, as WW calls for.

I heard from a therapist once that daily weigh-ins can lead to emotional stress eating.

What do you guys think? Is it good, or will it hurt in the long run?
clurrrburrr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-17-2011, 03:34 PM   #2  
Senior Member
DisgruntledOne's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 279

S/C/G: 195/172.8/145

Height: 5'2


it all depends on who you are. Some people here do it everyday some people don't. I now realize I am the later. It causes me alot of distress. So the battery in my scales are two floors down from where my scale is. Once a month they will meet up.
DisgruntledOne is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-17-2011, 03:37 PM   #3  
Senior Member
seagirl's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: East Coast US
Posts: 2,440

S/C/G: 195/180.2/165

Height: 5'9"


I like daily weighing, not because it will catch me doing something wrong, but because it helps me see that there can be daily fluctuations even when the general trend is downward. I'm on WW and weigh daily, but WW logs my weight once a week.
seagirl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-17-2011, 03:41 PM   #4  
Gamecockgrrl's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: South Carolina
Posts: 67

S/C/G: 310/281/160

Height: 5'10"


I weigh in everyday, but it's with the understanding that weight fluctuates throughout the day, and over the course of a week. While I do weigh everyday, it's not consistent and I don't track it. I only count my Sunday weight because I make sure to be consistent with the time of day. Mostly, I weigh everyday as sort of a scientific experiment with what I have eaten the day before. I do this because I'm just starting out and I'm trying to get a gauge on what is working and what isn't. For example: this morning, I weighed one pound more than yesterday (my official weigh day). I wanted to see how the diet soda I had yesterday affected me, and I realize I should limit myself to one a week instead of 4! I will probably skip weighing daily the longer I'm in this and the more familiar I get with what's working.
Gamecockgrrl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-17-2011, 03:45 PM   #5  
Senior Member
OhMyDogs's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Saskatchewan, Canada
Posts: 600

S/C/G: 295/278/160

Height: 5'7


I WANT to be a weekly weigher, but I keep managing to step on the scale (I have no scale will-power apparently). So after my official weigh in tomorrow, I'm going to ask my husband to put the battery away for me, and to not give it back for 1 week....this will be my trial. I will have done 1 week of daily weigh ins, and one week where I don't even look at the scale to see which suits me better.
OhMyDogs is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-17-2011, 03:48 PM   #6  
Senior Member
MindiV's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: North Texas
Posts: 2,216

S/C/G: 220 (2007) 159 (now)/159/140

Height: 5 feet, 8.5 inches tall


When I was actively losing, I would weigh in once a week. Once I hit maintenance I started every day, and it has really opened my eyes to fluctuations and how my body reacts when I eat certain things.
MindiV is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-17-2011, 03:56 PM   #7  
Senior Member
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Texas
Posts: 1,294

S/C/G: HW:300 Pregnancy: 160/167/185

Height: 5'5"


I weigh daily because if I weighed once a week, I'd build up crazy expectations and be disappointed. This way I can see the overall trend. I keep an excel spreadsheet that tracks my 7 day average, so even if I bounce up for a day or two, I can see that the overall trend is down.
Shmead is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-17-2011, 03:56 PM   #8  
Fighting The Binges
Loving Me's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: UK
Posts: 772

S/C/G: HW274/RW215?/GW137

Height: 5' 4"


The first half of my weight loss journey I weighed once a week on a Friday am. The second half I moved to daily weigh ins but as I got closer to goal this started turning into a bad idea.
Although I knew my body fluctuated daily, it got to the point where I really couldn't handle it, two out of three weigh ins left me in a real down mood for the rest of the day. So as of last week I've gone back to weekly weigh ins. Got weighed last Friday and trying to wait til this Friday before I weigh again. Will see how that goes...
Loving Me is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-17-2011, 03:58 PM   #9  
Senior Member
CurryMama's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Colorado
Posts: 582

S/C/G: 234.5/ticker/130

Height: 5'4


I read online that people who weighed daily lost 12 pounds, where people who weighed weekly only lost 6. I weigh first thing every morning. But, as with most things, you gotta choose what works best for you.
CurryMama is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-17-2011, 04:01 PM   #10  
TooManyDimples's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Ormond Beach, Florida
Posts: 1,314

Height: 5'4


I'm a weekly weigher. I can't handle the daily shifts even if I know the reason for an upward one. I'm much happier only seeing it once a week. You could always try weighing everyday, if you can handle it, that's great, if not you can move to weekly.
TooManyDimples is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-17-2011, 04:41 PM   #11  
Senior Member
duckyyellowfeet's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: California
Posts: 997

S/C/G: 285/180/160

Height: 5'9"


I'm a weekly weigher right now because the battery is dead in my scale so I'm only being weighed in at my WW meetings.
Once i'm not so broke, I'm going back to daily weighing. I know my weight changes daily and I would like to go back to tracking those changes.

I also find it keeps me more realistic about my weight. Right now, I have the "its 4pm, I have clothes on, i ate a ton today" excuses
duckyyellowfeet is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-17-2011, 05:43 PM   #12  
Senior Member
sept15lija's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Ontario, Canada
Posts: 1,680

S/C/G: 201/198.6/140

Height: 5'4"


I weigh daily. It works for me - I like seeing what happens day to day. Like another poster mentioned, I think if I weighed weekly I'd build up expectation too, and then possibly be disappointed.
sept15lija is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-17-2011, 05:58 PM   #13  
gym bunny
nickyj's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Midwest- michigan
Posts: 82

S/C/G: 210/168/140

Height: 5ft 6


I dont own A scale, but I weigh every time I go to the gym. When we had a scale in the house, I obsessed, and it caused me to stop working out because I wasnt losing anything. Now I want to weigh once a week, but, it pretty much turns into a daily thing because I cant help myself. Its hard on me though, becauseI feel like nothing is happining, even though I lost 6 pounds in two weeks.
nickyj is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-17-2011, 05:58 PM   #14  
Junior Member
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: South Dakota
Posts: 5

S/C/G: 283/272/220

Height: 5'9"


I weigh in several times a week but try not to do the daily weigh-in. I just started the IP diet and was really curious my first week so found myself stepping on it more than I did when I was on WW. The body fluctuates so much it can really play tricks on your mind doing it too often but that's just my opinion. Good Luck!
lawchick29 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-17-2011, 06:06 PM   #15  
one choice at a time
carter's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 1,343

S/C/G: 275/155/189/???

Height: 5'5"


I have to weigh every day.

I am a major procrastinator in every aspect of my life and it's too easy for me to fool myself into thinking if I slack off on something now I have time to make it up later.

So when I used to go to Weight Watchers some years ago, it was very hard not to overeat after my meeting because I had a WHOLE WEEK until I was going to be weighed again in which to make up for overeating that one day. Weighing every day prevents me from playing that game.

Weighing every day lets me see, claim, and celebrate the fluctuations downward as well as the fluctuations upward. I keep track of my "current low" even though on any particular day my weight might be a pound or two up from that current low. And it's very helpful to me to see all the fluctuations, start to learn my body's patterns.
carter is offline   Reply With Quote

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Every day Weigh-In from june 1 to june 30. Tuca125 20-Somethings 316 07-01-2010 04:05 PM
Does anyone weight themselves every day? Nigelswife Weight Loss Support 31 05-30-2009 02:29 PM
Weighing myself every day makinthechange Weight Loss Support 26 12-01-2007 11:42 AM
Anyone Weighing in today? 8/15-8/21 kellyjoiii WW At Home 14 08-20-2005 09:19 PM

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:26 PM.

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to and affiliated sites.