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Old post on daily weigh-in and calculating an average daily loss
A long while back - I think maybe in December - someone posted a suggestion re calculating and graphing daily weight loss. Can't remember all the details but I've tried and tried and can't find the thread. Does anyone know what I am talking about and, if yes, can someone repost that particular post?
Mon. Sep 4, 8:11am
DON'T WEIGH DAILY!!!
Your weight will fluctuate everyday between 3 to 5 lbs. You should NOT be weighing everyday, once every 3 to 5 days is enough!
Monday, September 04, 2006, 9:28 AM
to op: Is this it?
Many people weigh daily it is not going to hurt us and many of us it keeps us motivated to stay on task.....
Monday, September 04, 2006, 10:31 AM
HERE IS THE FREE LINK TO A DAILY WEIGHT TRACKING TOOL
I use Google 15 - link below. I don't think there is anything wrong with weighing everyday. Yes, you will see your weight fluctuations from day to day, but that will just help you to know your body even better. I weigh every day but only record every Friday.
Monday, September 04, 2006, 1:36 PM
To the 9:28 poster
Not weighing daily isn't going to change the fact that wieght fluctuates during the day and base on other factors. If I only weigh once a week and it happens to be the day I start my period, I will get an unrealistic representation of my efforts over the last week. Weighing daily under the same circumstances (time, clothes, etc.) provides a better understanding of the normal fluxuations. For me, it also keeps me honest so that I can't pretend that that hot fudge sundae I ate last night had no impact.
So while I appreciate you opinion, I do not agree.
Monday, September 04, 2006, 1:58 PM
Here is another FREE weight loss graph
Monday, September 04, 2006, 3:55 PM
DON'T WEIGH EVERY DAY!
As someone stated above it give unrealistic expectations and is too much pressure.
You need to be realistic! You will not lose a lb a day -- you have to burn 3500 calories to burn one pound!
Get real -- find something else to do that is realistic.
Monday, September 04, 2006, 4:19 PM
I love weighing myself daily
it helps keep me accountable -- plus I noticed I am always at my heaviest early in the week and my lightest late in the week and the weekends. I like knowing my bodies trends and I think daily weigh ins help that tremendously. I have been tracking for 2 months and it is always the same.
Monday, September 04, 2006, 7:02 PM
You would think by the UppercasE, BOLD letters used by the posters against weighing every day, that it must be detrimental to our health or even dangerous for us to weigh every day!
Get a grip! Are those opinions based on personal experience or advice you may have heard/read somewhere???
I didn't start really losing weight until I started graphing my average daily weight. I use a web site called physicsdiet.com. Nothing bad has ever happened from my weighing everyday, except that I finally faced the truth about how much I eat.
That is just my experience. If it works for someone to weigh once a week - that's great too!
To the OP ~ I'd reccommend trying different things and see what helps you the most. The scale is just a tool.
Monday, September 04, 2006, 8:21 PM
I agree with the 8:21 poster
And thanks for turning me on to Physicsdiet.com! I love it :)
Monday, September 04, 2006, 8:57 PM
Don't be silly!!!
Those of you who think that weighing oneself every day is the worst thing a human being could possibly do - aA number of recent articles - including many posted here - show that daily weigh-ins help people (a) lose weight; and (b) keep it off. Of course, for some people it's really aggravating and anti-helpful to weigh in every day. Such people should just not weigh in every day. The thing that gets me about weighin in only once a week (and which is a big part of why I weigh myself every day) is that one's weight could easily fluctuate on a given day up or down a pound or two. So let's say on Weigh Day, Week 1, your weight is fluctuating a pound and a half down, and then, on Weigh Day, Week 2, your weight is fluctuating two pounds up - well, you could easily think you just gained three and a half pounds when in fact your weight did not change. If you weigh yourself every day, you see trends over time rather than just a snapshot that could be off by a few pounds (the few pounds you are knocking yourself out to lose).
Monday, September 04, 2006, 10:39 PM
To the 8:21 poster
Thanks for the PhysicsDiet.com rec! I just entered my weight info for the last month and it made me a super nifty chart!
Tuesday, September 05, 2006, 7:01 AM
I'm glad some of you have checked out the physicsdiet.com web site. I think it's a great tool. If you check out the forums - I'm posting there as 'berean'.
Wednesday, September 06, 2006, 9:44 PM
Weighing daily has changed my life. It motivates me to be honest in my food journal. It forces me to face the reality of my weight, and keeps me motivated to weigh a more healthy weight. I enjoy knowing how the foods I eat and when I eat them effect the number on the scale. And as one previous poster stated - knowing and understanding that weight fluctuates on a daily basis is liberating - as opposed to weighing once a week and believing you will have a "big loss" because you havent weighed yourself in 7 days. Weight comes off one ounce at a time, and I keep telling myself that every single food choice I make matters. Two more things... One day I weighed myself before going to two different parties and eating pizza, chicken wings, and cake... I knew I had eaten too much, but thought "what difference can one day make? i've been doing well"... The next day I weighed, and my weight had jumped up 7lbs. Of course I realize that water retention and eating all of that heavy food did not necessarily constitute "7 real pounds", but 10 "healthy eating" days later and I am still 1lb away from my weight before the binge. Finally, I had a snow day yesterday, and decided I was going to "have a free day" (sound familiar?) well, upon seeing my weight finally go down a couple pounds, I wisely chose to stick to my 1400 calorie a day diet. Weighing daily can be the best thing in the world as it keeps you focused and firmly grounded in the truth.
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