How often do you weigh yourself?

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  1. LauraLeigh

    LauraLeigh New Member

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    I only officially "weigh in" once a week, but I admit that I check my weight daily.... Every morning when I get up..

    I've not budged in 4 days and am a bit frustrated.... I like to see even a tiny drop so I know I'm headed in the right direction...

    I'm going to back down, if I can and only weigh once weekly, I feel a bit obsessed...
     
  2. AdrianneIsabel

    AdrianneIsabel Glutton for Crazy

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    Almost never, it's only ever frustrated me.
     
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    When I go to the doctor and I have to get on the scale for their records.

    The number on the scale is completely inaccurate as far as actual body fat percentage goes, which is what I'm concerned with, so it's a waste to even look at it. I was pleasantly surprised when I had my body fat percentage done and had to get on the scale for that, but I still have no reason to check it regularly.
     
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    MericoX Roos, Poos, & a Wog!

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    I weigh myself every day, but only ever record it if it's a loss. I've finally fit a loss after a month of flip flopping around (none too happy about that). If you're exercising, try taking measurements too.
     
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    Jules Magic, motherf@%$*#!

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    I'm obsessed. Lol. Every morning, sometimes also at night.
     
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    every 4 months at the doctor's office where I sigh because all I do is shrink. Everyone thinks it's wonderful to not have to worry about weight gain, but the other extreme is depressing too.
     
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    sparks19 I'd rather be at Disney

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  8. Paige

    Paige Let it be

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    Weekly due to how pregnant I am. It's apart of my doctor's appointment. Not pregnant though? Whenever I go over to a friend's house who happens to have a scale by their toilet. Which is once or twice a year it seems. I don't really care. I can tell if I am getting bigger and less healthy, maintaining or slimming down. I don't need a scale to tell me. Besides, I don't trust the darn things. I will gain 7lbs after peeing if I weigh myself before/after. So no thankyou scale.
     
  9. RBark

    RBark Got Floof?

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    Every morning but I'm not trying to lose weight (or gain it for that matter.)

    I eat a lot every day so if I slack on exercise my weight jumps fast and I know I need to exercise more. Alternatively I've gone days where I eat only 500 calories and I drop 5lb so iknow I need to eat more.

    That's about it. For general health though I just ask myself "am I in the shape I want to be to do the things I enjoy?" If it is a yes, then I'm happy with whatever weight I am at.
     
  10. LauraLeigh

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    I hate it when people dismiss those who struggle to gain, it has to be every bit as frustrating.... The biggest problem is many of us just can't imagine it, so they dismiss it... Totally unfair...
     
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    Paige Let it be

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    No way. My brother has to worry about gaining weight and its so disheartening to see. Weight struggles on either end are not easy.
     
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    I weigh myself every morning and I record both weight loss and weight gain. I am on a diet and the only way for me to stick with it if I have a record of my progress.
     
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    I don't even own a scale lol. I have slimmed down a bunch recently by changing over to a more vegetable based diet so that's cool. Just like with my dog, the number doesn't matter to me; it's the condition I'm in that counts.
     
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    Once a week at fat club.
     
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    Only when I go to the doctor. Or when I go to the bathroom in someone's house and there happens to be a scale.
     
  16. LauraLeigh

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    Too funny that's what I called it when I went to weight watchers!!
     
  17. RBark

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    I don't have to "struggle" to gain weight, but I have had cases where I need to. My ideal weight is about 185, give or take.

    A couple years ago I was about 155-160. My eyes were sunken in, veins were extremely visible, you could count my ribs through my shirt. I would get out of breath quickly. I could sleep for 16 hours without issues. I was miserable. At the time I had no apetite for food, was working 16 hours a day 6 days a week, and had just lost my 1 year old puppy, Priscilla.

    Before that I've also been 220lb. Ick, I hated it. Out of breath quickly, my body felt heavy, and I felt bogged down. It was awful.

    Underweight or overweight sucks, and I sympathize with those who have difficulty. The problem that a lot of overweight or healthy people have with those trying to gain weight is its not about gaining x amount of pounds. Its about gaining healthy weight, not just fat. So it requires eating and exercising right just as much as losing weight does.

    That's why I don't worry about weight. I just ask myself, am I healthy enough to do what I want? And that works for me. By the time I am hitting 190-195 that answer becomes "no", same with hitting 170-175. So as long as I'm in between I don't mind it too much.
     
  18. Paige

    Paige Let it be

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    I feel the same way. Or even when I do want to be leaner (some times I do!) its not a matter of simply dropping pounds. I have looked better being 20lbs heavier than at my thinnest. Why? 'cause I lost weight in a really unhealthy way (puking for months while being pregnant). I looked better at 155 than I did at 135. The lower weight I looked like death.
     
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    I only weigh myself at the doctor's office.

    I'm never surprised though; I'm good at guestimating my own weight.
     
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    I get on the scale AT LEAST every other morning. In truth, I try to talk myself into only doing it once a week (I pick a day in my mind) but I can't EVER stick to it. My scale is right across from the toilette, and when I sit there looking at it in the morning, I can't help myself :(

    Now that I've written this down, I think I'm going to put the scale in the closet! That way maybe I'll have a better chance of sticking to my 'once a week' rule, LOL
     

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