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1/2/16 11:25 P

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I never weigh myself. It unnerves me and I can gage my progress by the way my clothes fit!! I joined SparkPeople about 2 weeks ago and my clothes are looser...today, I had to go over to the second hook on my bra instead of the third!! Yeah!! WooHoo!! One day at a time!! I will be 70 yrs. old next year and it is more difficult to lose wt. when older...but I want to eat healthier and become more fit and the scale can't tell me if I am achieving these 2 goals...but my SparkPeople trackers can!! (tracking calories, fitness minutes and type of exercise, etc)...Thank you fellow sparkers for your support too, and I am here for you as well!!

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7/24/15 6:44 P

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About twice a week. During that time of the month, I don't bother because I know the numbers, will be off.

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7/24/15 4:36 P

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I weigh myself most days, first thing in the morning before I eat or drink anything. Most of the time, it's the same number, but then it drops every now and then. On rare occasions it jumps up by 3-4lbs because I've eaten something that's caused me to retain water (I have lymphadema), but usually it drops again the next day.

When I see a loss on the scale, I feel a sense of accomplishment. However, when I see a little gain, or no change at all, I feel fine. Until I reach my goal weight, I know that when I put in the work it's only a matter of time before the number on the scale drops again. So, I guess I judge my progress more on my actions than I do by the number I see on the scale, even though the scale is a tool I use to track my progess.

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2/16/15 5:27 P

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Daily weighins have shown a massive 2.7kg fluctuation over the course of the last week. Todays weekly weighin, has finally shown a 0.5 kg loss.



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2/16/15 11:53 A

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I'm having trouble deciding too. I am in a similar situation where if I do good I relax too much and if I do "bad" I want to binge.

I think this week I should try to not weigh in until my next weight loss class and see how that goes.

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1/24/15 7:34 P

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I also weigh daily, in the morning, after bathroom, but, the most important measurements will be those taken weekly



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1/10/15 11:22 A

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I weigh every morning after I go to the bathroom.

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1/9/15 8:42 A

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I weigh myself every day recording it in my Excel spread sheet. It is how I have monitored myself since 2006 and lost over 60 lbs.

Nancy - 5'7.5" tall
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1/1/06 - 257
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1/30/07 - 199 one-der-land!
5/22/12 - 183.5 lowest weight
10/30/17 - 199
11/19/18 - 192.2
1/11/19 - 187
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1/8/15 9:46 P

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I weigh once a week on Friday morning

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1/8/15 9:08 P

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I mostly weigh myself once a week. Thursday mornings. First thing.

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1/8/15 6:03 P

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I almost never weigh myself because either a weight loss or a weight gain can trigger a binge. If I had to, I would weigh daily, because daily fluctuations are normal.

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1/8/15 5:29 P

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I weigh myself in the morning without clothes just to keep me on target. The scale varies sometimes as much as 3 pounds. I don't let the scale define my day, which can be hard sometimes. I do weigh in at Weight Watchers once a week on Thursday mornings.

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1/8/15 4:44 P

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Most of the time I synchronize with the Dr.'s visit to see if my approximate once a month weigh in looks like theirs.

"With ordinary talent and extraordinary perseverance, all things are attainable.
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1/8/15 2:52 P

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As less as possible.

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1/8/15 2:28 P

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Everytime I go to the Dr. or Hospital they weigh me and I am losing each time. When dieting religously I weigh once a week prefferrably Monday morning after I use the bathroom in the morning.



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1/8/15 1:54 P

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There is no ONE answer that works for everyone. Some people find daily works best. Some find weekly, monthly, or NEVER weighing works best.

For me, I have a love/hate relationship with the scales. I tell myself it doesn't matter but then again, I am a person who weighs myself almost every day.

BUT because I KNOW that weight fluctuates I try hard not to take daily ups and downs too seriously. I take special note of weights about ONCE a week and still try not to get too upset because so many factors affect my weight.

I do TAKE seriously my weight in the morning of the first day of the month each month. It consolidates the ups and downs and allows me to see a general trend better than the other weights.

That is what works for me - I figure I still have years of work ahead before I get to my eventual goal weight and this allows me to see progress more clearly than weekly or daily measures do. I have on occasion weighed myself every hour throughout a single day and seen my weight bounce around by about 10 pounds in a single day. Our weight is not REALLY a stable thing, it fluctuates constantly. Depending on how much you have to lose, it can be as little as a pound to as much as 10-15 pounds and still not reflect whether you are eating right or not.

Having said all that, pick YOUR time frame, set YOUR rules and stay HONEST with YOURSELF. Because I have a love/hate relationship with the scales and have gone for months without a singe pound change when I was exercising and eating perfectly and tracking everything and then dropped 20+ pounds in a matter of 2 weeks - without changing anything, I know that mathematical equations don't accurately predict what my weight will do. The way my clothes fit, my energy level, my lab work, my flexibility, and best of all that compliments or lack thereof all are better measures of whether my healthy lifestyle is working or not. I have ups and downs and KNOW that because I will always need to work on my HEALTH and eating and exercise, I try hard not to get too involved in the scale BUT do watch it so I can catch when the trend starts moving upward instead of downward toward healthier and more fit.

Nancy from West Virginia - EST
With love and caring from Nancy ... wishing all of you a wonderful, blessed, and precious day.



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1/8/15 1:13 P

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I do weigh myself every day, but mostly to make sure I'm trending in the right direction. I have done this for almost 5 years, and it just helps me to keep on track. If I weigh myself once a week, it's harder for me to keep focused. I just know this is what works for me.

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1/8/15 12:26 P

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Hello All,

So, when I first tried losing weight (years ago) and then when I was maintaining, I used to weigh myself every day. A few months ago I started a weight loss program that had me weigh myself once per week. The reason I started weight loss a few months ago and basically have lost two pounds is because once things start working out for me, I start to relax. OR, if I have a bad day or a bad week, I give up.

So now I’m wondering, is part of the reason I keep getting derailed because I’m focused on the scale? If I have a good week and I’ve lost two pounds, I feel really good, but then come meal time I start to think “hey, I got this, I don’t have to be that careful”. I start to relax and then I go over my calorie limit and it all spirals from there. Also, if I have one bad day, and I weigh myself and notice I’m not losing weight I get frustrated and stop watching what I eat and I think “well, I’ve lost it before, I’ll start again next week.”

This month I have a calendar app on my phone and I’m adding “stickers” on days that I do well. I get a gold star sticker on days that I stay within my SP calorie limit, and I get a “running girl” sticker on days that I work out. My goal is to have 29 out of 31 gold stars this month, and to have 4 “running girl” stickers per week. Last month I probably had less than ten gold stars for the entire month.

So far this is motivating me to stay on track and keep hitting the gym, so I’m wondering if I should just avoid the scale until the month is over? And if I get to the end of the month and I’ve successfully lost weight, maybe I should stick to a routine of only weighing myself once a month?

Has anyone else been successful without stepping on the scale every week?

Thanks!


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