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How many pounds do you fluctuate in day?


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I can weigh myself in the morning and it will say 156. Then I can weigh when I get home from work and it will say 159 and just before I go to bed 160. What is my weight 156??

I know this is alot of weighing....BUT does anyone else fluctuate like this?

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Yes. Think water and food.

Yup, I have that same problem, with how much water I drink and food, I have gone up 7lbs in a day, and then weighed about 8-9 less than that 7 pound gain the next morning. Just weigh your-self in the morning, that is your "true" weight you will drive your-self crazy if you keep this upSmile.

I go by the morning. You can never know what that scale is gonna say later on in the day and night. Mine has gone up between 5-7lbs. It's ALWAYS up, the question is just how muchso!

i'd say the same, you can easily go up 5 - 7 pounds in any day.  it all depends on what you ate & drank during the day.  just imagine standing on the scale, holding all that stuff.  :D

i'd go with the morning weight.

if you ate late & weigh more in the morning, don't worry about it.  you're still digesting.  ;)

I consider my true weight to be i nthe morning after #1 and #2 with minimal clothes. Recently my weight had a 6.5 lb range! And I'm currently 4'10.5" and 108 lbs. So that's quite big span for me.

Go with the morning weight, or take an average. Weight fluctuates by several lbs daily. I've seen 4-5 lb increases during TTOM. Don't stress about it. I know it's pretty difficult not to, but I can guarantee that this happens to everyone.

http://primusweb.com/fitnesspartner/library/w eight/scale.htm

great article explaining weight flunctuations Laughing

Between 2-3 kilograms (4-7 pounds). I weighed 50 kgs or 110 this morning and I will probably be 52.5 before bed. I eat a lot weight wise (around a kg and a half) and drink 3+ litres of water, so that accounts for it.

I fluctuate 3-5 lbs from the morning to evening weight. My morning weigh in is the standard I measure my progress by. But occasionally I jump on the scale late in the day and I find on average it's 3 lbs heavier. I assume its the water I drink during the day.

Thanks everyone! I just can't help but check the scale everytime i go to use the bathroom! LOL

tomtom614:  I will buck the trend and say that I weigh myself several times during the day, and take an average of them all and call that my daily weight.  I agree that if one weighs him/herself in the morning after going to the RR, that is as good as way as any to do it.  I have both gained and lost up to 7 pounds in a single day, and I know I certainly did not consume 24,500 extra calories or burn off that many, so water weight and needing RR time are definitely the main factors. 

I believe, unless a person has a personality that is adversely affected by weighing-in every day, that daily weighing-in is a very integral part of keeping weight off.  I have found plenty of reputable doctors and health professionals who say that very thing.  My recommendation, and, yes, it goes against the majority, is to feel free to weigh a few times a day out of curiosity, but decide only to think of one weight, such as first weigh-in in the morning each day, as the official one. 

I will continue to use the average of my weigh-ins as my official weight, but since I have not found any doctors or health professionals who say that is the preferred method, I certainly don't advocate anyone else doing it.

Original Post by pilgrimdude:

tomtom614:  I will buck the trend and say that I weigh myself several times during the day

I believe, unless a person has a personality that is adversely affected by weighing-in every day, that daily weighing-in is a very integral part of keeping weight off.  I have found plenty of reputable doctors and health professionals who say that very thing.  My recommendation, and, yes, it goes against the majority, is to feel free to weigh a few times a day out of curiosity, but decide only to think of one weight, such as first weigh-in in the morning each day, as the official one. 

 Me too. Im a scale addict! I take my early morning weight as my 'official' one. I usually fluctuate 4-5lbs a day, and 'lose' it overnight. I can 'gain' more or less depending on many things (which my daily weigh-ins have helped me figure out!)- the kinds of food I eat on a particular day, how much water I drink, the time of the month, if I exercise, if I have a few beers- it all helps keep me on track if the scale 'inexpicably' jumps from one day to the next!

I hear when you first get up in the morning gravity does not has as much an effect on your body. After a night of sleep you blood or body fluids are more equally distributed and you are going to be lighter by a few pounds, depending on total body mass. After being up all day  you fluids settle and gravity takes it's hold and you are heavier in the evening.  I have always heard to only weight yourself on the same scale at the same time of day.

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