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Scale suggestions, or to weigh or not to weigh?

I've long been a proponent of not weighing, but I'm in a group of folks who weigh and now I gotta know... What are your thoughts on weighing/not weighing? What are some good scales (not too expensive)?

Wed. Jan 25, 6:37pm

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The Dr. blog has an interesting review of the medical lit. on weighing or not. It found that people who weighed daily lost more weight and kept it off more than people who did less frequently.

Just my two cents.

Wednesday, January 25, 2006, 8:19 PM

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I weigh in every day and at the end of the week I average it out. I find if I don't weigh every day I can gain weight pretty quickly so it keeps me accountable. I would totally recommend weighing daily. As far as scales go, I would just try several several times and go with one of the two that are within a close range and then pick the most consistant.

Wednesday, January 25, 2006, 8:27 PM

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I've read that people who are losing weight tend to weigh themselves more frequently, so what you've got is the chicken or the egg syndrome. Did weighing in everyday lead to weight loss, or did healthy eating and exercising lead to people's willingness to weigh in every day. Think about it, there's no right or wrong answer. I know that when I'm not eating right and or not exercising, I tend to avoid the scale.

Wednesday, January 25, 2006, 9:00 PM

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Same time every day

I second the idea of weighing daily, but using a weekly average to measure your progress. There's one catch though - your weight sometimes fluctates more within a day than from day to day. So you need to be consistent. If you weigh yourself at different times of day you will drive yourself nuts with phantom weight gain. I weigh myself every morning just before hopping in the shower. I'm a little anal, so I graph my weight on a chart above the scale - that helps me see the overall progress I'm making and not flip out about a random blip. Some days I'll be shampooing my hair and realize that I forgot to weigh myself; that's life and I take no measurement that day.
-exjock

Wednesday, January 25, 2006, 9:29 PM

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On the topic of scales...

Does anyone have one of those home scales that measures weight as well as body fat percentage? I'm just wondering if they're any good or if the owners find them motivational.

Also, how do they work...is it going to zap me or something? They all have those metal plates to step on...

Thx!!

Thursday, January 26, 2006, 3:49 PM

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