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Old 01-18-2006, 03:13 PM   #16  
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I weigh once every other day. Sometimes I weigh myself once daily. It really depends on my mood.
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Old 01-18-2006, 04:49 PM   #17  
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Sometimes I weigh daily, sometimes only like once a month. I know if I'm eating well and exercising, then it doesn't really matter what the scale says. If it's going to show a loss in pounds I'd rather it be a permanent one rather than a daily fluctuation. I don't keep close track of my daily weight like many have said (though I think it's a neat idea and might if I had better access to a scale) but should also say the first poster mentioned weighing at the gym I think? I hope that wasn't on a different scale, I don't really trust any single scale, just pick one and stick to what it's telling me for loss and I'll worry about my "real" weight when I'm at the end of my journey.

I think weighing daily is smart, but I'll bet that studies like the one posted have success mostly in that people are *thinking* about their weight on a daily basis; thinking about diet, exercise, and healthy habits. I think it's the thought that counts, not so much the reinforcement of the number. I haven't found good or bad results of the scale to always have the same effect on me, sometimes a loss inspires me to keep going and sometimes I trick myself into thinking I've "earned" a treat
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Old 01-18-2006, 10:41 PM   #18  
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Cool tally me with the "daily" folks

I weigh daily, in the morning, before breakfast, when ever I'm home. That way I can keep track of a baseline and little fluctuations. This allows me to celebrate the successes and be extra vigilant right away if the values increase a tad. Over time, I've been able to drop 40 lbs!!!

Monitoring as part of a routine works for me . . . but we're all different. If weekly gives you a better sense of comfort, but still allows an adequate control measure for your plan, then go for it!
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Old 01-20-2006, 04:32 PM   #19  
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I have to weigh once a day to stay motivated.
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