How often do you step on the scale?

Old 01-11-2011, 12:59 AM
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Thank you all for your perspective. I agree men and women are different...at least before the change

I am currently experimenting...the fluctuations daily are motivating as long as they are in the right direction. I am trying to see of physcologically the once a week is different....I am concerned that if an upward trend starts that I may not catch it...but I am also convinced that with muscle toning, etc. that the numbers are not always the full story especially if one is following are real calorie deficit plan...and hence want to try to focus on how I feel, the general direction and how my clothes fit...not just the numbers. Wish me luck.
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Old 01-11-2011, 01:38 AM
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My New Years resolution was to put away my scale for four months till my birthday. Then I said OK I'll just weigh in once a week. I lasted maybe four days and gained two pounds. I weigh myself every day. I do not always record the weight just like I do not always track. But for me, awareness (read compulsion) helps.

I have to accept the fact that I need guidelines and measurements.

But I think it's great if you can put away the scale or only weigh once a week. I wish I could. I wish you the best with it.

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Old 01-11-2011, 09:15 AM
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Really, I think a lot of this boils down to how well you stick to your plan.

I KNOW I've stuck to my plan like a pit-bull to a mailman's pants.

And yes, I have the OCCAISIONAL day once a month or so that my calorie intake equals or surpasses my calorie burn so I'm not "perfect" (and that's OK) but my average weekly burn far suprasses my intake.

My point is, if you have a good plan, and track everything in FitDay, you really needn't ever worry about the scale.

And again, yes, I have seen weeks when the scale refused to more or even went up a pound. One meal out, with the extra sodium and crap and I know I can retail a couple pounds of "fluid". Generally, the next day it's gone.

So have confidence in your plan and free your mind of worry!

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Old 01-11-2011, 03:38 PM
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I started on my personal quest 99 days ago and began by weighing in on Mondays, viewing it as the starting point of my week. I kept it that way up till mid-December and since then I have been weighing daily but still recording officially on Mondays. My trend is pretty consistent with daily fluctuations up and down.

I have emigrated from my former country, Obeseastan and I am now residing just over the border in Overweightsburg. Way in the distance I can see the skyline of Healthyville on the horizon but I am not sure of the route to take to get there. However, in the meantime I am pretty happy with where Iím at and how Iím living.

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Old 01-11-2011, 07:29 PM
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I have emigrated from my former country, Obeseastan and I am now residing just over the border in Overweightsburg. Way in the distance I can see the skyline of Healthyville on the horizon but I am not sure of the route to take to get there. However, in the meantime I am pretty happy with where Iím at and how Iím living.
This got me laughing, thank you

And good job on the weight loss.
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Old 06-19-2011, 01:46 PM
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Is there anyone else like me that does not weight themselves,? I find if i do and theres no loss i get disheartened , I would much rather go by how my clothes are fitting.:
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Old 06-19-2011, 03:33 PM
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When I started this adventure, I didn't weigh myself for the first 3 months, since I knew I emotionally couldn't deal with it. Instead, as per the suggestion of many fine FitDay folks, I used a measuring tape to track my losses - and, like you, how my clothes fit. Whatever works!
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Old 06-19-2011, 10:18 PM
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Right now I am not weighing myself or even measuring. I use my jeans that don't-quite-fit and know I am losing because they fit better each time I try them on. I will eventually weigh myself, though.

That's one of the reasons I love FitDay. As long as I weigh and log my food, I can judge how I am doing regardless of water weight or what have you. The scale can really play mind games with a person!!

For me, it's not really about the number anyway. I weigh more than what I look, and it's always been that way (even when I was thin), so I don't have a final number in mind. I have an idea of the range but I am not obsessed with weighing 117.5, if ya know what I mean!
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Old 06-20-2011, 06:50 AM
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I seldom weigh myself. I was driving myself nuts with the scale. I run 3-4 times a week, lift heavy 2-3 times a week and I am doing PLP every day. I have lost inches and lowered my body fat % so I know I am losing fat even if I am not losing pounds. I do measure but not that often. I mainly go by how my clothes fit now.

I also eat late at night and drink coffee for breakfast!

RENOAK, I am the opposite, I look like I weigh more than I do.
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Old 06-20-2011, 07:25 PM
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I don't weigh myself often, infact I've been meaning to buy a scale. I think it's important to use the same scale every time, because different scales are
(un)calibrated differently. Although the one at the doctor's office is usually correct, unfortunately! I only weigh myself if I'm 100% certain that I've lost a couple pounds recently.

How your clothes fit is a better way to track progress, I think.
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