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weigh in daily?? or weekly??

I don't know whether to weigh in daily or weekly -- I've heard that people with normal weight weigh in more frequently as in daily because they can keep tabs on their weight better. If you've creeped up a little then work harder the next day. But if you weigh in weekly then your more likely to get off track. I've ALSO heard though that you should weigh in weekly because weight fluctuates so much in a day and it can be a self-esteem downer (not to mention obsessive) if you weigh in all the time and that weight loss should be weekly progress anyway.

Can someone please help and clarify?!

Thu. Aug 2, 1:40pm

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Thursday, August 02, 2007, 1:42 PM

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i weigh pretty much daily. i've still got about 25 pounds to lose, but it does help me keep tabs what i do. if i had enough water the day before, or i ate too much salt... it doesn't make me obsessive in anyway, it's taught me how my body works and reacts to different things. at the same time i do not count my daily weighs in my tickers, my official weigh in is saturday morning before my workout.

Thursday, August 02, 2007, 1:43 PM

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I weigh in twice daily- once in the morning just after I wake up and once right before I go to bed. I've found that my weight is typically a pound or two higher on monday morning than it should be, but that it goes right back where it should be by tuesday.

Usually, the scale isn't telling me anything I don't already know- If my clothes don't fit right, I know I'm up a couple pounds, If I haven't been exercising, I know my weight will eventually trend upward.

I like the frequent weight checks because it gives me soooo much information to track. If you don't have self-esteem issues, it's a great idea.

Thursday, August 02, 2007, 1:47 PM

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I also weigh daily (sometimes twice daily, just like the above poster) I am not obsessive about it nor do I get easily discouraged. I need to keep close tabs on myself and a week could cost me dearly.

Thursday, August 02, 2007, 3:10 PM

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I weigh daily, at the same time. And I agree that you can't get obsessive about the numbers. You need to use them for what they are - a means of holding yourself accountable not some magical key to happiness. If you have added workouts into the mix realize how much your body's composition is changing and that may not be reflected in your weight, but when you put on your pants or look in the mirror you'll go 'how could I possibly have lost only 5 pounds?'

Weighing frequently really helped me get past some problem bahaviors like binging too frequently on the weekends, or eating out too much during stressful weeks. That stuff really creeps on you!

Thursday, August 02, 2007, 3:49 PM

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I read a study that said the same thing about people who weigh in daily gain less weight because they can keep track on what makes you gain weight.. personally I weigh daily, I used to weigh myself like 6x a day when i was fanatical about weight loss, but that didnt seem too healthy, so now i just do it once in the morning naked :)

Thursday, August 02, 2007, 4:52 PM

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