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Old 01-11-2010, 07:41 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Weighing yourself will give you an objective weight at a point in time. Unfortunately the amount of water in the body is very variable and water is heavy. So at each weigh in your nominal weight may be up to 3 pounds above or below your long term average weight purely due to water balance. This is not an excuse to go into denial and claim you are retaining water.

I find it fascinating to see how the body varies in weight over time, so at the moment I'm weghing quite frequently, but I don't obsess about a single measure. Maybe when I get nearer the goal I might worry a bit more.
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