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How long should I wait to weigh myself?


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Ok so I know the rule, weigh yourself in the morning after you go to the toilet and before you eat anything, naked, and usually I do this.... but I forgot I wanted to weigh myself this morning, and I ate breakfast before hand.
I had 3/4 cup be natural cereal and 1/2 a cup of milk.
How long until it will be safe to weigh myself?

I had breakfast at about 7:25 finished it at 7:30 it is now 8:14 am

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This post is so disordered. It's sad you can't see it.

Original Post by vanilla_swirl:

This post is so disordered. It's sad you can't see it.

 I don't see how...I just want to know so I can get an accurate reading

Why do you need to know an accurate reading?

Did you weigh yourself yesterday? Are you worried or expecting that your weight will have dramatically changed since yesterday and today?

Original Post by alexw30:

Ok so I know the rule, weigh yourself in the morning after you go to the toilet and before you eat anything, naked, and usually I do this.... but I forgot I wanted to weigh myself this morning, and I ate breakfast before hand.
I had 3/4 cup be natural cereal and 1/2 a cup of milk.
How long until it will be safe to weigh myself?

I had breakfast at about 7:25 finished it at 7:30 it is now 8:14 am

  1. You know you're undereating and yet you still continue to have a small breakfast. I see nothing wrong with having a small breakfast because some people prefer it that way, but I'm 110% that your reason is simply because you are restricting your intake.
  2. ''Safe'' to weigh yourself? So if there's a higher reading, something bad will happen? A number shouldn't determine your mood.
  3. Are you really stopping yourself from eating because you want to wait for your body to digest your food so you can get an accurate reading? Weighing yourself today is that important?
  4. And if you really want an answer, weigh yourself, subtract the weight of your breakfast (200g max), and voila! T_T

Stop this (sorry for the term) half-assed recovery and start getting serious about recovering. 

 

 amethystgirl
I havnt weighed myself since last week, I only weigh myself once a week to see if I have put on weight, lost weight or maintained my weight. 

And I prefer it to be accurate, so I am not freaking out about a slight weight gain just becuase I have eaten breakfast.

Original Post by vanilla_swirl:

Original Post by alexw30:

Ok so I know the rule, weigh yourself in the morning after you go to the toilet and before you eat anything, naked, and usually I do this.... but I forgot I wanted to weigh myself this morning, and I ate breakfast before hand.
I had 3/4 cup be natural cereal and 1/2 a cup of milk.
How long until it will be safe to weigh myself?

I had breakfast at about 7:25 finished it at 7:30 it is now 8:14 am

  1. You know you're undereating and yet you still continue to have a small breakfast. I see nothing wrong with having a small breakfast because some people prefer it that way, but I'm 110% that your reason is simply because you are restricting your intake.
  2. ''Safe'' to weigh yourself? So if there's a higher reading, something bad will happen? A number shouldn't determine your mood.
  3. Are you really stopping yourself from eating because you want to wait for your body to digest your food so you can get an accurate reading? Weighing yourself today is that important?
  4. And if you really want an answer, weigh yourself, subtract the weight of your breakfast (200g max), and voila! T_T

Stop this (sorry for the term) half-assed recovery and start getting serious about recovering. 

 

 A small breakfast has become habit now, If I eat anything more, my stomach hurts for the rest of the day. But this is a bigger (as in higher calorie) breakfast than usual.

I meant safe by accurate, and yes if I put on weight I usually do have a bad day, and try to restrict, but I promised myself I was going to beat this, so I would do my best to not let it effect the rest of my day.

I know I don't need to weigh myself today, but as I haven't done so since last week, I will feel anxious if I have not done so.  To be truthful, yes I probably will wait until I weigh myself to have a snack, as I don't want my reading to be further off, but that doesn't mean I wont have one I will, Like I said I am going to beat this.

why can you not wait until tomorrow? this is downright silly. just have a normal day and do it tomorrow. or weigh yourself now...1/2 cup milk is 4 oz, your cereal is another oz...if that's all you had then weigh yourself and subtract 5oz or 140 grams...then eat for crying out loud.

I just weighed myself now, and did as you said.

Thanks for the replies everyone

 

and what were the results? what are you going to eat now? how are you going to respond? 

alexw30

I don't know if you are going to take any advice from anyone on this thread, but you absolutely should not be thinking about whether eating 200 calories or whatever made some difference in when you weigh-in.

A person's weight can fluctate 1-5 pounds from day to day. So weighing before or after eating a light breakfast is meaningless.  So what if you gained .2 of a pound?  Yes, many of do weigh before eating and after a RR break.  But it's no big deal if we wait until the next day to weigh, or weigh an hour later.

Take this from someone who two years ago was weighing himself 5-7 times a day -- DON'T GET OBSESSED WITH WEIGHING.  It's Ok to know what we weight -- even daily, but it's NOT OK to be obsessed with weight if we get to worrying about a few ounces.  That simply can not be healthy.

Original Post by chrissy1988:

and what were the results? what are you going to eat now? how are you going to respond? 

 as we speak I am eating a passion fruit yogurt YUM. The results are not good ( In reality), even though my ED is telling me that they are. I lost 1.7 kilos than taking away the other 140g that I ate I lost 1.84 kilos, meaning that I now weigh 46.86 kilo's and am officially underweight. 

I am going to respond by telling my parents that I am nowunderweight and asking them about taking me to see a dietitian. 

However one thing that many wont be happy about is that I am still going to go for a run ( this is an outlet for me in so may ways), but at least I am eating something before it.

Original Post by shane_paladin:

alexw30

I don't know if you are going to take any advice from anyone on this thread, but you absolutely should not be thinking about whether eating 200 calories or whatever made some difference in when you weigh-in.

A person's weight can fluctate 1-5 pounds from day to day. So weighing before or after eating a light breakfast is meaningless.  So what if you gained .2 of a pound?  Yes, many of do weigh before eating and after a RR break.  But it's no big deal if we wait until the next day to weigh, or weigh an hour later.

Take this from someone who two years ago was weighing himself 5-7 times a day -- DON'T GET OBSESSED WITH WEIGHING.  It's Ok to know what we weight -- even daily, but it's NOT OK to be obsessed with weight if we get to worrying about a few ounces.  That simply can not be healthy.

 

Thank-you for the reply, I am taking steps (although they are small) for recovery...No I am not healthy I know this, but weighing myself today and seeing the results means I am less likley to cut my calories any further.

Original Post by alexw30:

 I now weigh 46.86 kilo's and am officially underweight. 

I am going to respond by telling my parents that I am nowunderweight and asking them about taking me to see a dietitian. 

However one thing that many wont be happy about is that I am still going to go for a run ( this is an outlet for me in so may ways), but at least I am eating something before it.

Hon, I don't know why you've been so obsessed with being "underweight" according to the BMI scales. 

Muscular people can be "overweight" because they have a BMI of 24. A BMI only takes into account your weight. It doesn't look at your bones. It doesn't measure your fat vs. lean muscle.  

Who cares what BMI you have? Sick is sick, no matter what BMI says.

Hopefully now that you're "officially" underweight, it'll pound something into your brain so that you realize this needs to stop. 

bigearslittleguy

Thanks for the responce, I think this was deffinetly what I needed to kick me in the but ;)

sorry but you're delusional. you aren't kicked in the butt if you still went to run despite losing a CONSIDERABLE amount of weight in only a week. you're mentally incapable of getting to where you need to be in order to recover at this point. please please please go to your parents NOW. you are killing yourself. 

Original Post by chrissy1988:

sorry but you're delusional. you aren't kicked in the butt if you still went to run despite losing a CONSIDERABLE amount of weight in only a week. you're mentally incapable of getting to where you need to be in order to recover at this point. please please please go to your parents NOW. you are killing yourself. 

 I am going shopping with my mum today and am going to broach the subject there. I have not been for a run yet... I am not saying I wont go for one though, becuase it is an outlet for me and it helps me to not restrict as much.

Original Post by alexw30:

Original Post by chrissy1988:

sorry but you're delusional. you aren't kicked in the butt if you still went to run despite losing a CONSIDERABLE amount of weight in only a week. you're mentally incapable of getting to where you need to be in order to recover at this point. please please please go to your parents NOW. you are killing yourself. 

 I am going shopping with my mum today and am going to broach the subject there. I have not been for a run yet... I am not saying I wont go for one though, becuase it is an outlet for me and it helps me to not restrict as much.

Who are you trying to fool?

I am not trying to fool anyone, really it is an outlet for me. I was not allowed to go for my run today, and believe me I would be feeling a lot better right now if I had, simply because I am not restricting Today so far I have had:

Cereal for breakfast

Yogurt for snack

Baked Oaty slice for another snack ( I never have to snacks before lunch)

and a vegetarian foccaccia  for Lunch (from a place where I don't know the calories so I can only guess.)

Now I know these steps are essential in recovery but I would be feeling a lot better about eating more if I had of exercised as well, not because I am worried about putting on weight, but because it helps me to not feel as on edge about everything I eat.

For Pete's sake, that's the EXACT definition of exercise addiction. 

The only person you're fooling is yourself.nStop making excuses.

  • ''I prefer smaller breakfast'' => You know how to make it more calorie dense, pretty sure you've been lurking the WG thread
  • ''Running makes me feel good'' => You know damn well it's compulsion driven by ED,
  • ''Weighing myself keeps me accountable'' => If it was, you wouldn't have lost weight. My guess is that you were waiting to be officially underweight so that you can have an ''excuse'' to get help from doctors). 

ED are all the same. It makes you feel special, but really, every anorexics/bulimics/etc are the same. I've been through one, so I know these are excuses, and that you are in a sort-of-recovery-but-not-commited. Just the fact that you posted this in the Maintaining forum says a lot, especially when tons of people have told why your period stopped, the dangers of undereating, etc. If you aren't going to take their advice, then don't ask them. People here are willing of help you, but if you don't help yourself then it's a waste of time.

And I don't need to see your restrictive mp, thank you.

I am stubborn and I know this, so I am sorry for making you angry.  

I am trying here, and I mean really really trying, I got up to 1500 and something today, didn't exercise and had desert, So I think I am taking steps no matter how small and insignificant they might seem.

It may not seem it but I am taking everyone's advice on board. You are right until I was "offically" underweight, I didnt believe I was hell thanks to my father ("there is no problem with her weight...her weight is fine...she just needs to go to the gym and tone"), I still don't believe it.

Once again sorry for being my annoying and stubborn self, and thanks for the tough love, it truly is appreciated.

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