Go Back   FitDay Discussion Boards > WEIGHT LOSS > Weight Loss Tips
Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read


Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 06-21-2011, 09:02 PM   #121 (permalink)
FitDay Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 1
Default

I have been weighing myself, but trying to keep all the variables constant: amount of sleep before, time of day (first thing in the morning after restroom break), clothing, etc. Normally, it's been on Saturday mornings after I had a great night's sleep.
Janciepants is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-21-2011, 10:28 PM   #122 (permalink)
FitDay Member
 
mecompco's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 2,620
Default

I like to weigh once a week. Sometimes if I'm feeling particulary "light" I'll weigh in early. I agree we shouldn't focus on the scale or obsess with it, but it is an easy way to "keep score". As I've mentioned before, I plan to transition to a body fat monitor once I'm where I want to be weight-wise.

Regards,
Michael
__________________
47 M 5'8"

May 4, 2010...... 440? lbs. (Start FitDay Size 60 Jeans)
June 19, 2010.... 393 lbs. (First Weigh-in)
June 19, 2011.... 229 lbs. (164 lbs. gone in one year :-)
Current Weight... 185 lbs. (Size 36 Jeans)

Next Goal 169 lbs. (07/04/12)
Ultimate Goal 165 lbs. (12/31/12)

The best exercises for weight loss are Fork Putdowns and Table Pushaways.

mecompco is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-10-2011, 05:32 PM   #123 (permalink)
FitDay Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: The Villages, Florida
Posts: 33
Default

It seems to work best for me to weigh each morning, however, I understand why this might not work for all people. It could discourage some if they step on the scale and they see a gain, especially if they are expecting a loss. They could easily say, forget this, and then go on a binge.
Florida Ray is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-10-2011, 06:08 PM   #124 (permalink)
FitDay Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Posts: 34
Default

I try to weigh myself once a week, however last week I gained a pound and got angry with myself. However, since then I have lost 2 lbs! So the main thing is, is to not give up on your diet.
__________________
Joined fitday 6-18-2011 249 lbs
6-25-2011- 237 lbs
7-10-2011- 235.2
Next weigh in: 7-16-2011
Goal for now 200
Goal later on 180
bmkess is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-11-2011, 12:39 AM   #125 (permalink)
FitDay Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Posts: 54
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by s0ybeans View Post
Although the one at the doctor's office is usually correct,
odd. i swear my doc's office scales have always been way WAY off
__________________
215 lbs 1.1.11
202 lbs 6.27.11 started Fitday
195 lbs 11.16.11
Next Goal: i dunno. i've been slipping
Ultimate Goal: 140 lbs
ripemango is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-31-2011, 03:05 AM   #126 (permalink)
FitDay Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 3
Wink Slave to the scale

I wasn't sure where it would be more appropriate to post this but it does have to do with weight loss. I was wondering what everyone's feelings were on the scale. Do you weigh everyday, once a week or what? I was weighing everyday, but I feel like if I do that I am setting myself up for failure since weight can fluctuate from day to day. I was thinking about going to once a week. Any thoughts or ideas or what works for everyone else would be greatly appreciated.
Kauwela is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-31-2011, 03:40 AM   #127 (permalink)
FitDay Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 5
Default

I weigh myself everyday. Yes it fluctuates but if you use the fitday tools and log your weight, over only a few weeks, you will see your weight dropping overall.A good feeling for sure.
I could see it being frustrating though if after many weeks there is no weight loss. But it could also be a sign that further changes or modifications are needed to improve weight loss.
__________________
Starting weight-08\01\2011-214
Present Weight~209
Short Term Goal-10\01\2011-204
Mid Term Goal-12\01\2011-196
Long Term Goal-08\01\2012-183
Rocco2011 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-31-2011, 05:24 AM   #128 (permalink)
FitDay Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Medellin, Colombia
Posts: 64
Default

People's minds work differently, I like weighing myself first thing every morning, because it is an early morning reminder of my fitness goals.
jackdup is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-31-2011, 08:48 AM   #129 (permalink)
FitDay Member
 
mecompco's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 2,620
Default

Yes, I think this is a personal decision. I've historically tried to keep it to once a week but as of late have tended to check more often. When I was running a 2,000 or 3,000 daily calorie deficit I KNEW I was going to see a big weekly loss. Now that I'm closer to a 500 to 1,000 deficit (with the occasional surplus) I'm not so sure.

A number of folks who are maintaining seem to like to check everyday. In the end it's whatever works for you.

Regards,
Michael
__________________
47 M 5'8"

May 4, 2010...... 440? lbs. (Start FitDay Size 60 Jeans)
June 19, 2010.... 393 lbs. (First Weigh-in)
June 19, 2011.... 229 lbs. (164 lbs. gone in one year :-)
Current Weight... 185 lbs. (Size 36 Jeans)

Next Goal 169 lbs. (07/04/12)
Ultimate Goal 165 lbs. (12/31/12)

The best exercises for weight loss are Fork Putdowns and Table Pushaways.

mecompco is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-31-2011, 12:32 PM   #130 (permalink)
FitDay Member
 
Kumochi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Ontario, Canada
Posts: 901
Default

I agree with the above posts. I am a scales addict and will weight several times a day - dumb I know but I do it anyway. The graphs on fitday have helped me accept the spikes -- and the fact that my scales will change up to 1/2 pound in 15 seconds. I am nnot able to get myself to weight in just once a week. The only time I don't check at least daily is when I'm out of control and gaining.

Do what works for you, however if you weight frequently watch for the down effect of those up cycles. Even though you know a one day 3 pound gain is fluid they can derail you. Mary
__________________
Mary

Restarting Jan 11th, 2014
Starting weight: 201.6
Current weight: April 15th, 2014 = 181.2
May 1st goal = 175

Ultimate goal Undecided ? 150 to be assessed once maintained for a while
Height 5' 3"
Age 67
Kumochi is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
bathroom scale

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.3.2