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Do you count the weight of clothes at weigh in time?


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So I was recently weighed today at my physical, and a thought  came to mind with my other weight logs: do you include the weight of your clothes when you log in your weights? When I weighed myself last time, I had different sets of clothes on versus this time. I remember playing on a friends Wii a while back and the fitness program on there took the weight of average clothes to be about 1-2 pounds, but this is guesswork. So I'm wondering, what do you all do? 1-2 pounds may not be much, but it could be "something" if you know what I mean. Thanks!

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I wear light-weight clothes when I weigh myself (light pjs if I'm at home, shorts and a t-shirt if I'm at the gym) and assume any difference in my weight is negliable. I do know that many people weigh themselves naked, though! ;-)

I don't wear any clothes when I weigh in.  Of course I'm doing it on a scale in the privacy of the bathroom, not on a Wii in the family room...

I ignore the weigh-ins at the doctor for this very reason.  I have no idea how much my clothes weight and I've usually had breakfast and coffee already.  Weigh in your undies at home when you get up and you won't have to account for clothes!

I weigh in butt naked, after I've peed and before I've ate or drank anything.

My official weigh in is at my Weight Watchers meeting so it is close for me, but at home I go naked

haha, you guys are great. I don't have a scale at home, and the scale at the gym has been out of service for a couple weeks now, so I was looking forward to seeing progress (I went after working out and had a rumbly tummy so I'm assuming there wasn't much added weight in there), but oh well! Maybe it's time I invest in a scale....

I weigh in the mornings with clothes on, but I sort of cheat.  I sleep in a basement so I have to wear two pairs of pants, two sweaters and indoor-fluffy boots to stay warm enough.  Depending on how much I ate the day before I'll shed enough clothes to make me happier with the result.

I have a tiny bathroom, so my scale can't be in there. I also have a roommate (and my room is in the big living room) so I can't be wandering around naked.

What I do is weigh myself with jammies on, and write on the weight log what I was wearing, i.e., "heavy sweatpants" or "little shorts".

What you could do when you have some free time is actually weigh your outfits using this method:

1. weigh self holding clothes you wore

2. weigh self without holding clothes you wore

3. subtract

Simple, but I always forget about it.

I find that the difference between me wearing sweatpants and me wearing light shorts can be up to 3 pounds. But you've got shoes, coats, food in you, etc. to worry about...

Heck, I wouldn't be surprised if it was a 10 pound difference. =P

I don't do any subtraction for clothes. Or anything else for that matter, ie. cell phone, keys, wallet. Whatever the scale shows me is what I weigh. I call it real life weight. It's what you weigh when your at work, in the middle of the day, after eating lunch. - Why? here is an example. When you go on a ride at the fair and the ride has a weight restriction. Do you take your shoes off and everything out of your pockets in order to make weight? No. I know my example sounds really out there, but it's to make my point.

I've lost a few pounds since I started CC. Some of my co-workers ask me, "so, how much do you weigh now"? I don't tell them, "weeellll, this morning, I weigh this much, and if I take my shoes off I weigh this much". I just tell them my "real life weight".

I should be 155 pounds. So my goal is to be 155 pounds "whenever" I get on a scale. Not just the morning with no clothes on. That being said, I will actually weigh a little less, maybe 151...but then again who's counting?

Original Post by jamibuch:

I weigh in butt naked, after I've peed and before I've ate or drank anything.

^ Yep.  That's me.

Original Post by jp5074139:

I don't wear any clothes when I weigh in.  Of course I'm doing it on a scale in the privacy of the bathroom, not on a Wii in the family room...

Lol!

I, on the other hand, weigh in on the Wii balance board, naked. Luckily, it's just me and my boyfriend that live here though!

I weigh in on my scale at home or my Wii board a couple times a week (they are both the same, but I like to record it on the Wii on Sundays and do daily on the bathroom scale) Both are naked.

However, I go to the nutritionists on Wednesday and naked isn't going to happen there. I typically go by their weight, though I think their scale is off... Or maybe my two scales are off to the same tenth of a pound as each other. Who knows.

Original Post by kay_h:

Original Post by jamibuch:

I weigh in butt naked, after I've peed and before I've ate or drank anything.

^ Yep.  That's me.

Me too, and get very consistent results (+- 0.4 lb). And that is the weight that I record.

My running shoes are over two pounds (size fourteens). I weigh 4-5 pounds more at the gym than at home, because I've already eaten, and have shorts and shoes on.

At the Dr.'s office, with jeans and a long sleeve shirt, I'd be 7 or 8 pounds more than my minimum.

 

Original Post by robb_27:

I don't do any subtraction for clothes. Or anything else for that matter, ie. cell phone, keys, wallet. Whatever the scale shows me is what I weigh. I call it real life weight. It's what you weigh when your at work, in the middle of the day, after eating lunch. - Why? here is an example. When you go on a ride at the fair and the ride has a weight restriction. Do you take your shoes off and everything out of your pockets in order to make weight? No. I know my example sounds really out there, but it's to make my point.

I've lost a few pounds since I started CC. Some of my co-workers ask me, "so, how much do you weigh now"? I don't tell them, "weeellll, this morning, I weigh this much, and if I take my shoes off I weigh this much". I just tell them my "real life weight".

I should be 155 pounds. So my goal is to be 155 pounds "whenever" I get on a scale. Not just the morning with no clothes on. That being said, I will actually weigh a little less, maybe 151...but then again who's counting?

To me, I find that that number wouldn't be how much you weigh. I get what you are saying though.

However, it's like saying "Well, I have my purse on at the moment, so add in 5lbs. I also have boots on which weigh more than my runners, so let's add in 3lbs. My sweater is fairly thick so add in 2lbs..." etc. They want to know how much you weigh. Not your belongings you are carrying. Not how much you weigh, plus your lunch.

I'm not knocking your way, just saying that's not what I consider to be my weigh-in thought. :)

And yes, I log my weights after I've peed and before I eat. Even at my nutritionists, since it's so early in the morning and then I go home and eat breakfast or bring a snack to hold me over until lunch.

I wear lightweight pyjamas (less than 0.1 pounds so they make no difference to the number on the scale).  In winter, if I'm wearing my heavy fuzzy pyjamas, I subtract 1.6 pounds for the PJs (found by weighing myself with and without them and taking the difference).

Original Post by jamibuch:

I weigh in butt naked, after I've peed and before I've ate or drank anything.

 Ditto! Only way you get something relatively accurate. As another poster said, the doctor office weights are meaningless--clothes, previous meals and beverages, you name it, usually add at least 4 lbs. I weigh everyday on the same scale, so that's a better gauge of loss or gain than a once-a-year weigh in at the MD's.

I always weigh at home with just my undies on, after using the loo and before eating/drinking anything in the morning. I find this to be the most consistent and do-able for me.

Clothes can make a big difference. I've checked a few times and found that my clothes can weight up to 3 lbs! That is a big jump!

Me too jamibuch. As mageeg said, it is the most accurate weigh in weight. I will trust it above all other's weighin' machines.. because it's the closest you can get to your.. "Real" weight.

I have noticed, after weighing in on the same scale for nearly two years, in my own bathroom, even a single cup of coffee will change the read out by up to a pound. While in the long run it doesn't matter, a single pound, for weekly weigh ins that single pound could be the difference in losing that week or not losing at all.

P.S. Err, and for those who don't mind a bit of bathroom humour: I weighed myself before and after going to the loo a few days ago and there was a 1.5 lbs difference. Yup - it was a big job!

I just wear the same thing, (pajamas) for consistency...consistency is what matters here
Original Post by jamibuch:

I weigh in butt naked, after I've peed and before I've ate or drank anything.

 me too! :)

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