3 Fat Chicks on a Diet Weight Loss Community  

Go Back   3 Fat Chicks on a Diet Weight Loss Community > Diet Central > Carb Counters

Thread Tools
Old 01-30-2013, 09:28 AM   #1
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 47

S/C/G: 162/149/125

Height: 5'1"

Default When and how do you weigh in?

Ok I'm just gonna say it... I'm having an affair with my bathroom scale!
I can't go a day with out checking at least 3 or 4 times (and more when I'm home on the weekends).
I know many of you will say you shouldn't check but once or week or more, but honestly its not like I'm hurting my body for it. I'm just motivated by numbers so I'm a lil OCD about it is all. So unless I foolishly decide to trash my scale I'm gonna use it!

But I never know how much to say I lost since I do realize that your weight fluctuates a good two pounds or so during the day.
I wonder if I should use my "after my morning pee" weight,
my "got home from work and gotta decide what's for dinner" weight,
or my "well let's see how I did today before I go to sleep" weigh in?
Or do you average it all up?
LOL... Told you I"m a lil OCD.

PS. I pretty much wear nothing but my skivies and a t-shirt when I weigh in each time. So that variable is mute.

So what weight do you guys normally use? ... Just curious!

Last edited by Forevermercy; 01-30-2013 at 09:29 AM.
Forevermercy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-30-2013, 10:11 AM   #2
Senior Member
Billster's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Alberta, Canada
Posts: 212

S/C/G: 254/229.5/190

Height: 5"8


Every Monday morning! After I go for a morning pee lol I also take measurments at this time too. Then I put my scale away for the week because if I leave it out - I very much become like you. If my scale is out of sight I dont think about it as often. It took me some time to adjust to this otherwise I was on it 100 times a day!
Billster is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-30-2013, 10:19 AM   #3
Senior Member
betsy2013's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Washington state
Posts: 1,717

S/C/G: 396/351/160

Height: 5'7"


I always USE my morning weight because it's almost always lower. I will sometimes check during the day just to see what the fluctuation is and so I have an excuse when I have a doctor's appointment and have to be weighed.....yeah, that 2 pound difference is going to really convince her that it was just a time of day thing when I should love over 200 pounds!

betsy2013 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-31-2013, 09:05 PM   #4
Losing the baby weight
StephanieM's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Prince George, British Columbia
Posts: 1,696

S/C/G: 224/183/140

Height: 5"4


Every morning after my first pee. I might weigh later in the day, but I don't count that weight.

Lost weight in 2010, had a baby and lost it again, had another baby and now I'm back! My mini goal photos from when I first lost weight here:
StephanieM is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-09-2013, 10:33 PM   #5
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 43


We have a scale at work and I check it every Monday am. If I had one at home I'd become too fixated with it. If I won't be at work on a Monday, I'll check at the condo gym.
1961tracy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-09-2013, 11:06 PM   #6
Restart 11/2012 at 153lbs
chubbiegurl's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Murrieta
Posts: 703

S/C/G: Hw194/Sw160/Cw120/gw125

Height: 5'2" on the dot!


I weight in the morning after I go number 2, I always get woken up by the need to go, thanks to chia, chlorela and spirulina. If I weight mid day or at night I can go up as much as 5 lbs, that would be disappointing. I usually refuse to weigh after eating, don't like what the scale says.
chubbiegurl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-09-2013, 11:45 PM   #7
KittieKat's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Gulf coast
Posts: 39

S/C/G: 295/274/190

Height: 5' 10"


Monday morning first thing for my weekly weigh in and Thursday morning just to check were I'm at.
KittieKat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-10-2013, 01:16 AM   #8
I'm a khaleesi!!
ghost's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 1,352

S/C/G: 260/188/130

Height: 5'3"


First thing in the morning, buck naked, after peeing. If later I happen to evacuate my bowels, I will jump on the scale again just for the heck of it (and it does make a difference).
*insert awesome signature here*
ghost is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-10-2013, 06:13 AM   #9
Senior Member
marigrace's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 810

S/C/G: See Ticker

Height: 5'3.5''


Morning, every few days, naked (except for sox... it's to damn cold ) after peeing... etc....and after drinking 2-3 cups of java so that I can move.

My etsy shop :
marigrace is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-10-2013, 10:01 PM   #10
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Wash DC
Posts: 12

S/C/G: 175/150/135

Height: 5' 3"


Every morning, after peering, before eating. I recently weighed myself every couple of hours during a weekend to see how much it fluctuated. SEVEN pounds during 24 hours! So the same time every day makes sense.

Also, don't worry about a weight on any one day. I average my weight for the week, and consider it a legitimate loss if the average is down, not if the day is down.
Nan S is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-11-2013, 01:24 PM   #11
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 47

S/C/G: 162/149/125

Height: 5'1"


Yea, waking up in the morning and jumping on a scale has become this rediculous little routine that I do look forward to.
Wake up, weigh, go pee, and weigh again.
I usually pee a half pound or more! hahah.. TMI, I know. I started going to a new clinic and they have this high tech scale that accounts for your clothes and everything! And I'm always lighter on that scale so like Nan S said, I dont freak too much if a day or two is kinda high. I still use the dr's scale to anchor my number.
St. Pat's Day challenge:

1st time carb counter finding my way... Goal: Be bathing suit ready by Spring!
One for every 5lbs lost:
Forevermercy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-11-2013, 01:38 PM   #12
F - Yeah, I'm doing this.
Silverfire's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Saskatchewan
Posts: 1,107

S/C/G: 297/*Ticker*/175

Height: 5'10"


Every morning, naked, after a poop and a pee and before I eat... and then sometimes again before and after another poop. Yeah that's right, sometimes I like to see how much my poop weighs... I try not to get on the scale more than once a day though. I tried weighing myself more than once a day and the numbers changed so much throughout the day I found it to be depressing, so no more of that!

10lb Weight Loss (287) √ | 20lb Weight Loss (277) √| 35lb Weight Loss (262) √ | Class I Obesity BMI (250) √ |
50lb Weight Loss (247) √ |
60lbs HALFWAY THERE | 65lb Weight Loss (232) | Overweight BMI (223)
| 85lb Weight Loss (217)
|ONEderland (199) | 100 Pounds Lost (197) | NORMAL BMI (185)
| 120lb Weight Loss (177)

One for every 5 lbs lost

F You Fatness

Last edited by Silverfire; 02-11-2013 at 02:48 PM.
Silverfire is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-11-2013, 02:44 PM   #13
Starting over sucks.
Radiojane's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Saskatchewan
Posts: 2,245

S/C/G: 485/445/250

Height: 6'1


I weigh every day. On the weekdays, I weigh after I swim, so that's no food, a pee (and usually a bowel movement) and a workout before I look at the number. On weekends, I can't swim until noon so I usually just wait until I've been up a while and have gone to the bathroom. I do it buck naked.

When I first started, I was on the thing every five minutes, but now I only occasionally step on it at night before bed to see the daily fluctuation. I can gain up to eight pounds in a day, so if I weighed myself too often I'd go nuts.

I need to weigh every day to keep myself on plan and accountable.

Radiojane is offline   Reply With Quote

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
How often do you weigh in ? SanityNow General Diet Plans and Questions 23 03-14-2012 05:03 PM
how often do you weigh in? nmgirl Chicks in Control 13 08-06-2010 10:26 PM
How often do you weigh in? (quick poll) missy3gal 100 lb. Club 34 01-20-2008 04:27 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 On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:34 AM.

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 Amazon.com and affiliated sites.

Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.3.2