I was doing WW and really didn't like that I was forced to weigh once a week. It's one of the biggest reasons why I switched to CC. I felt like I was so focused on the number on the scale and not on on my general health. Just my opinion for my personality. I know it works well for others.
I'm trying to find a good balance - I don't want to drive myself nuts, but I also don't want to ignore the scale completely.
How often do you weigh yourselves and why?
daily, charted, and take the week's average as my actual weight.
there will be fluctuations but I like to check it daily for spikes so if I need more water/less sodium, I can start sucking down more water immediately.
once a week .
I used to weigh once a week, but I like to know if I'm on track, so now I weigh daily. I keep a small calendar reserved for weight recording, etc. I also do measurements (waist, hip, thigh) once a month.
Daily - it keeps me on track and focused. But that is just me.
I used to weigh very infrequently, but for the last 6 months I weigh every day. I am kind of a graph nerd and I love adding new data points! It also helps me see more clearly how my eating and activities affect my weight. However, there are definitely people on here who weigh less frequently. You really just have to find what works for you.
I'm a daily weigher also. I don't get hung up on the number. it just keeps me focused!
Daily because if I know there's information to be read then I must read it! Hehe. I'm impatient with information but a little bit more patient with results. For anyone who gets discouraged/depressed when results fluctuate I certainly wouldn't recommend it though.
I was fascinated that I got off a ~10 day plateau when I had a whole block of chocolate one day and McDonalds the next :P I wouldn't have known that useful nugget of information if I didn't check daily ;)
I weight every friday morning, after i workout, and before i eat breakfast. i do it once a week because seeing fluctuations on a daily basis would probably make me neurotic and i don't want that. if i haven't had a BM then i might weigh on that day as well just because it seems more accurate than assuming the high weight on a friday with no BM is the "correct" weight.
I was weighing myself once a week but honestly...i hate the scale. Even when I weighed my goal weight I hated the scale. I just think its an evil device. Since Ive gained some weight its like everytime i step on it nothing changes. I can eat clean for two weeks and nothing, yet i am able to fit into a smaller pair of pants. Idk, Im just one of those people who obsess over the number so Id rather not look at it. If im feeling good about myself one day I dont want to ruin it by looking at a number I dont want to see. Maybe once Im back to my old weight I will try to get one again...but until then
My recorded weight check is every week, same relative time in the morning...after I get out of bed for good, a trip to the potty, naked before I hop in the shower/in my light pjs if I am foregoing the shower. But actually, since the scale is in the bathroom, I step on after every time I go to the bathroom because I am a freak and curious/fascinated by the fluctuation in my weight over the course of the day. The number doesn't mean much to me...as long as it keeps creeping downward that is.
I'm like you moonbmr. I can either be obsessed with the scale or ignore it, but not much in between. I focus on eating healthy and weigh once a month. It's rare on CC to weigh that infrequently, but different things for different people... it works for me.
I weigh daily but have had to really be resistant to giving up when the numbers went UP or stayed flat when I was otherwise doing really well. Now after two months of watching the graph on the whole go down I actually find it useful to see the peaks and valleys and how my weight may change from day to day for no apparent reason but in general it's headed in the right direction. It's not so big a deal now if I see it jump up 2 or even 3 pounds in one day as I know my consistency with food and exercise will lead it to go back down sooner or later.
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