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Old 02-06-2009, 01:15 PM   #16  
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I made (for me) the mistake of weighing in more than once a week on all the other diets I tried. It drove me bonkers, and it would feed the idea that the diet wasn't working etc and therefore fuel to just quit when the scale was all over the place.

The best thing I have ever done in this journey is only weigh once a week. It was hard at first, I had to get out my scale, weigh, and put it back in its spot away from where I would think about it. The out of sight out of mind thing really worked for me. I couldn't see the daily fluctuations in my body and it just overall helped me mentally.

I would encourage anyone who weighs daily, to try for more than a week to only weigh once a week and see if you find any changes in your mental state about your weight loss.

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Old 02-06-2009, 01:35 PM   #17  
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You all have inspired me to put the scale away. Just this week I have become extra-addicted to it......multiple times a day. It's definately messing with my head. I just put it up on a very high shelf in the hallway closet under some pillows so I can't hear it calling my name.... :-) Thank you for the inspiration.
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Old 02-06-2009, 01:41 PM   #18  
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Maybe we can start this as a be accountable thread for not looking at the scale except once a week. I know I need help! I can't do it alone.

Anyone up for it?
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Old 02-06-2009, 01:50 PM   #19  
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I'm up for it!! I have a trainer too, and we check once a week. I really think I'd still like to weigh at home right before I go in so there aren't any surprises at the gym.......is that still too obsessive?
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Old 02-06-2009, 01:53 PM   #20  
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i have a weekly weigh in day. occasionally i'll peek halfway through the week or something but i really only take that once a week weigh in to heart
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Old 02-06-2009, 01:55 PM   #21  
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I would never make it.. I have to have my scale.. Do I get a little down when it does not move.. Of course I do. But not so bad that I would go off plan..
I did try this in 2007 and made it about one week. I am just a scale person..
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Old 02-06-2009, 02:32 PM   #22  
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i weigh myself about 6 times a day ! lol
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Old 02-06-2009, 02:39 PM   #23  
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Y'all can have your support group... but I'm sticking with weighing in every single morning. You can't make me give it up!

Actually, I don't mind not weighing everyday (or ever for that matter), but it's so easy for me to justify getting off track when I don't have to think about what the scale says. It just spells trouble for me.
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Old 02-06-2009, 04:13 PM   #24  
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i'm with june bug i tried but now i am back to weighing everyday. and i need it for my sanity

it makes me work harder and keeps me accountable. now that i have been doing it and paying attention to what i did that day to make it go down or up i feel like i know how to keep my body losing and what does or does not work.
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Old 02-06-2009, 04:18 PM   #25  
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i'm with june bug i tried but now i am back to weighing everyday. and i need it for my sanity

it makes me work harder and keeps me accountable. now that i have been doing it and paying attention to what i did that day to make it go down or up i feel like i know how to keep my body losing and what does or does not work.
That's the thing though, fluctuations are NORMAL. You're not supposed to be consistently losing day by day by day. It's normal for your body to go up a pound or so, and then drop back down. Thinking that your body needs to continuously lose is dangerous, IMO.
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Old 02-06-2009, 04:32 PM   #26  
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I don't think she meant that she needs to see a loss every single day and that if she doesn't she'll freak out.

I don't sweat a fluctuation, but I do keep track. I would even say that weighing every morning has made me more in tune with my body and it's natural ebbs and flows. Not weighing everyday just allows me to keep my head in the sand. It's awfully convenient for me to "forget" for weeks on end and then I'm in the mess I'm in now- 15 pounds up from my goal weight.

I don't think there's anything wrong with weighing everday, but that's just my opinion.

Edit: And I should add that obviously I don't think there's anything wrong with NOT weighing everyday either. People need to do what works for them and that will always be the case.

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Old 02-06-2009, 04:38 PM   #27  
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I weigh myself everyday.. but I am decided right now that I am only going to weigh myself on Sundays. It will be hard, but I won't die over it hah
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I don't think she meant that she needs to see a loss every single day and that if she doesn't she'll freak out.

I don't sweat a fluctuation, but I do keep track. I would even say that weighing every morning has made me more in tune with my body and it's natural ebbs and flows. Not weighing everyday just allows me to keep my head in the sand. It's awfully convenient for me to "forget" for weeks on end and then I'm in the mess I'm in now- 15 pounds up from my goal weight.

I don't think there's anything wrong with weighing everday, but that's just my opinion.

Edit: And I should add that obviously I don't think there's anything wrong with NOT weighing everyday either. People need to do what works for them and that will always be the case.
I get what you're saying, now. Having been dealing with an eating disorder on and off since I was 16, it makes it very difficult for me to understand how anyone can take the daily fluctuations at face value.
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Old 02-06-2009, 04:56 PM   #29  
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My name is Heather and I am a scale addict. I weigh myself every morning and on my OCD days, many, many, many times a day. I do not enjoy it. IT makes me feel like a failure everytime. For some reason, I can't stop. Its like I NEED it. Starting today I will only weigh once a week. This will be every Monday morning. I used to think the scale was my friend.... now I am convinced that its number not changing or going up is hazardous to my motivation. In fact, it is. Only since I have started weighing daily have I considered quitting several times. No more.

THE SCALE HAS NO POWER OVER ME!!!! I am done with you scale. You are just a tool. I own you (biatch! ). I USE you. You will not control me. Too many years of my life have been darkened by your presence. I AM DONE!
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Old 02-06-2009, 04:57 PM   #30  
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I get what you're saying, now. Having been dealing with an eating disorder on and off since I was 16, it makes it very difficult for me to understand how anyone can take the daily fluctuations at face value.
I guess I should have expanded on that. I would never recommend that someone who has experienced disordered eating weigh everyday. And actually, it did take me a while before I was able to take it at face value, especially when I got to my goal a few years ago... I was generally terrified of waking up after a big meal being at my original weight. I really had to "get the hang of" doing it every day. I think it's a useful tool in keeping me on track because I've always been the Queen of DeNile "Noooooooo, 2 weeks of wine every night and eating takeout didn't have THAT much affect on the scale." I'm that girl.
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