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Which weight do YOU go by?

Totally naked I am always 3lbs less than with my gym clothes and shoes on. Obviously I'd like to tell myself I am THAT weight, but feel like it's cheating somehow.

Which measurement do all of you usually go off of?


Wed. Feb 21, 11:44am

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i weigh my body only, not the adornments like clothes & shoes.

Wednesday, February 21, 2007, 11:51 AM

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Agreed. And I weigh myself in the morning before I've eaten since water weight and food digestion plays a big part.

Wednesday, February 21, 2007, 11:57 AM

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body weight, naked, in the morning, after I've peed.

I figure if they list motorcycle weights as "dry weight"- no fuel, no oil, no liquid in the radiator- I can give myself the same advantage.

Wednesday, February 21, 2007, 11:59 AM

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A.M. nude-try to do it on Fridays consistently so I know if I can have or not have some treats on the weekend

Wednesday, February 21, 2007, 12:03 PM

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Haha, that is very funny 11:59

I agree, it only makes sense that doing it naked is your TRUE weight, so go by that :)

Wednesday, February 21, 2007, 12:03 PM

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weight - fully clothed, mid-morning, after breakfast. Sure, clothes add a few pounds, but I really don't care - it's consistency that matters to me. I weigh myself the same way every day so I can guage whether or not any changes to my weight are genuine or a temporary phenominon. Plus when I go to the doctor I hop on their scale fully clothed so I also like to be consistent with that. I am not fixated on attaining a single number on the scale, otherwise I might be a bit more concerned with the few pounds.

Wednesday, February 21, 2007, 12:12 PM

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well, I guess I sort of go by both. I weigh myself both naked and clothed, and understand the difference between them. If I see a number I haven't seen yet when I'm on the scale naked, I know I'll see a new number on there when I'm clothed too :)

Wednesday, February 21, 2007, 12:16 PM

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everyday..am,naked before workout...every wednsday am clothed at my weight watchers meeting (idont think i can do it naked there??) at night i will always weigh 3 lbs more than in the morning no matter what i ate that day

Wednesday, February 21, 2007, 12:25 PM

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Yup, naked first thing in the morning after peeing and preferably after a full eight hours' sleep (you'd be surprised how important this is for consistency). Any other time of day and the results are affected by the actual weight of the food/drink you consumed, whether or not you went to the bathroom the usual number of times, etc. And clothes and shoes vary in their weight as well.

When I did WW, I wore the exact same thing every meeting. I did not eat for 3 hours beforehand and did not drink for an hour beforehand. Sounds anal, I know, but I just didn't want to give myself any lame excuses if I gained weight, as in "oh, that extra half-pound must be the thicker t-shirt I'm wearing". If you've ever been to a WW meeting, you know what crazy excuses people come up with at moments like that.

Wednesday, February 21, 2007, 1:14 PM

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In the morning, naked, before breakfast but after peeing.

Wednesday, February 21, 2007, 1:47 PM

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Ditto

Wednesday, February 21, 2007, 1:58 PM

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I weight myself in the morning, naked, after peeing on my home scale.

When I'm at the gym (usually after work between 6:30-7:30 pm, 2-3 times a week), I weigh myself on the scale in the weight room so I'm wearing underwear, socks, sneakers, sweat pants, a t-shirt, and whatever jewelry i put on that morning.

There's usually about a 4-5 lb. difference between the scales -- the gym scale being higher. The difference is fairly consistent. Weighing myself twice may be neurotic, but that's me. When I tell people my weight, I use the lower weight.

Wednesday, February 21, 2007, 3:46 PM

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Eww...you pee on your home scale??
;)

Wednesday, February 21, 2007, 4:41 PM

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HAhahaha

can your scale tell if you're pregnant or not?? :)

Wednesday, February 21, 2007, 6:02 PM

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