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Should I be weighing myself every day?

I've seen that some people here do it and I'm thinking that maybe it will give me more accountability. Thoughts?

Mon. Nov 21, 8:13pm

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I find that it drives me a bit batty, so I weigh myself weekly. I used to skip the weeks I was pre-menstrual, but then I was skipping the week after my period, before my period, and then just skipping it. So even though I may see the scale fluctuate slightly pre-period, I know if it goes up a lot that it's not bloating, it's all the chips and ice cream I've been eating! :)
But you should also measure to keep track as well. Make sure you write EXACTLY where you're measuring, so you don't "misremember."
It's all downhill from here! :)

Monday, November 21, 2005, 8:18 PM

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Weighing in every day

There's two schools of thought on this. I was always taught that weighing yourself every day is not productive due to hormonal weight fluctuations if you're a woman. There was recently a study done that suggests that people who weigh themselves every day have more success in keeping the weight off. I think, for me, that it would be a bit too much to jump on that scale every day. I'm going to opt for once a week at the same time, in the same clothes.

Monday, November 21, 2005, 8:50 PM

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I believe you should weigh yourself daily but do a weekly average. Don't stress about the daily fluctuations. The weekly average is a much more "realistic" number of what your weight is. Also, be sure to weigh at the same time each day (first thing in the morning is best).

Tuesday, November 22, 2005, 12:06 AM

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Agree with Sophie

I weigh in every week on tuesdays.. I think it doesnt make me too obsessive and keeps me in check at the same time.. I too dont bother too much abt my Pre-menstrual weigh in, but I weigh neverthless to keep on track

Tuesday, November 22, 2005, 7:18 AM

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I believe that you should weigh once a week, and around the same time. I weigh in the morning just before breakfast, preferabbly naked or just in your undies ;) Every gramme counts! :(


Tuesday, November 22, 2005, 8:00 AM

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Taking your weight every day is a good way to get discouraged. If you decide to do it, I agree with the poster who says to take your average for the week. Take the number with a grain of salt and don't beat yourself up over it! Even men's weights fluctuate from day to day. I take mine once a week.

Tuesday, November 22, 2005, 8:19 AM

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Eat Watch (hacker's Diet)

I weigh myself everyday, but I put it into a program, Eat Watch, that gives me a moving average. I can tell pretty easily if I'm gaining weight on average. Otherwise, if you weigh yourself once a week, who knows if weight gain or weight loss is due to a temporary glitch (premenstrual water gain, dehydration, etc.).

Tuesday, November 22, 2005, 8:35 AM

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I actually very seldom weigh myself. I find it makes me focus too much on numbers rather than on general wellness and health.

Tuesday, November 22, 2005, 11:12 AM

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Its actually true that people who weigh every day are more successful at keeping it off and staying motivated. It makes sense, if you o see it everyday you know your either still losing or at least the same. If you weigh once a week or once every 2 weeks the weight can creep up on you and you might end up feeling disappointed and slip back into old habits. I weigh everyday after waking up but average it out weekly.

Wednesday, November 23, 2005, 1:05 AM

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I now am thinking.. Shud I start weighing myself everyday as well????????

Wednesday, November 23, 2005, 2:00 AM

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