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Ru12bseen July 30th, 2015 5:35pm

When making a decision to lose weight, experts are divided on whether you should weigh yourself everyday or at specific intervals. There's good reasons for both sides. If/when you decide to drop pounds, do you weigh daily or at an interval?

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ladyniner81 I hate people
08/02/15 12:00 pm

Daily, weekly. When I remember. I try not to daily or I'll fling that sucker (the scale ) out the window

leilu SoCal
08/01/15 9:03 am

Periodically. l guage my weight by how my pants fit and how much my gut hangs over my belt 😊

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leilu SoCal
08/01/15 10:04 am

Right?! I was feeling pretty good about myself until my 3 year old told me I had a baby sleeping in my belly. πŸ˜•

GlutenPutin The First Civilization
07/30/15 10:54 pm

When I was losing weight I was checking everyday just make sure that i'm on the right track everyday and to act as a motivator

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PresWK Minnesota
07/30/15 10:43 pm

Most measurements are unreliable since my weight can fluctuate 5-10 pounds every week

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catpillow Florida West Coast
07/30/15 9:35 pm

I think periodically is good enough. I usually weigh myself daily and find my losing weight goes in cycles, first down a lot then up a little for a few days then back down again to the next low. Weighing once or twice a week would probably be enough.

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susanr Colorado
07/30/15 5:05 pm

Daily. It *has* to be daily for me; I don't want to go a whole week deluding myself that those extra nuts didn't make a difference. And I'm aware that it fluctuates because of other factors, but I just take that into account & don't freak out if it

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susanr Colorado
07/30/15 5:08 pm

registers the same or even a tad higher one or two days in a row.

Basically I look at the overall pattern; I just know myself too well to rely on once a week monitoring. And I take my scale with me when I housesit.

Ru12bseen Ignoring the Ignorant
07/31/15 3:50 pm

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KatG Liberal in Ohio
07/30/15 3:29 pm

Every Monday morning is my "official" weigh in. I use that # to gauge my weight loss. I do sneak on the scale some during the week. I mean, it's a big dog scale and I walk past it 50 times a day. Hard to resist lol

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WildRice With a side of sass
07/30/15 3:52 pm

That's why we don't have one... In this instance ignorance is bliss 🐷

WildRice With a side of sass
07/30/15 2:39 pm

I hadn't weighed myself in a good long while and then when I last did I wasn't too happy about it. Scales are not our friends, they lie! Haha

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lcamino Florida and Georgia
07/30/15 12:55 pm

When I had weight to lose, I would weigh at Weight Watcher's weekly, but I went more by if I was following the plan. You will not always lose, even if you are doing everything right. Now, the scale alerts me, so I can lose 3 pounds, instead of 100.

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Rosebud Ohio
07/30/15 12:53 pm

No more than weekly. It can fluctuate too much in a day.

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BamaGirl ROLL TIDE from Arizona
07/30/15 11:51 am

I don't. I focus more on inches & toning than weight.

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Ru12bseen Ignoring the Ignorant
07/30/15 12:00 pm

Ah.
Oh! Btw, I got to try Alabama BBQ sauce today. That was yummy.

Ru12bseen Ignoring the Ignorant
07/30/15 12:13 pm

I was at Mission BBQ today and they had it.

Ru12bseen Ignoring the Ignorant
07/30/15 12:13 pm

The kids are awesome.

BamaGirl ROLL TIDE from Arizona
07/30/15 12:15 pm

Very cool! It's good stuff! If you ever want to make some at home, let me know & I will share my recipe.

Ru12bseen Ignoring the Ignorant
07/30/15 12:18 pm

I will!! I can see asking you in the future.

BamaGirl ROLL TIDE from Arizona
07/30/15 12:22 pm

Anytime, buddy! Or I guess I should say Anytime, darlin'!

Ru12bseen Ignoring the Ignorant
07/30/15 12:25 pm

Lol. You can call me whateva you like, ma'am.

kermie gaytopia
07/30/15 11:36 am

I haven't weighed myself for about fifteen years, so I guess periodically lol

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Rainey 633 Stag Trail Road
07/30/15 11:17 am

While I was losing weight, I weighed myself daily. I kept a food journal and also kept track of weight. It was great inspiration to keep going. Now, I weigh myself about once a week.

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knh85 ...
07/30/15 11:40 am

Daily keeps me on track if I'm trying to lose weight.

rons Thanks America
07/30/15 11:17 am

Lost 15 lbs this year. Partly because I was sick and didn't feel like eating. I weigh in at the gym when I have the courage. Usually 2-3 times a week.

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TheGreatC Wisconsin
07/30/15 2:51 pm

Last November I was sick for 2 weeks. Didn't eat anything for two weeks on top of puking made me lose 25 pounds. It was terrible.

TheGreatC Wisconsin
07/30/15 2:52 pm

Very poorly worded sentence lol sorry.

rons Thanks America
07/30/15 2:55 pm

There's only poor comprehension.

inge MIA
07/30/15 11:08 am

Usually every 4 to 5 days.

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Zod Above Pugetropolis
07/30/15 11:03 am

Daily, but with the expectation that not every day will show a loss and might even show a gain. If there is a loss it is encouraging; if there is a gain, or no loss, it is motivating. For maintaining weight, the morning scale picks that day's menu.

Axl752 NY
07/30/15 10:57 am

Once a week. Weight fluctuates so much that it could be discouraging to weigh yourself everyday.

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thatguy2 We tried to warn you
07/30/15 10:43 am

I found that weighting myself daily helped me make better decisions about what I was eating.

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Laserbeam Crazy bird lady
07/30/15 10:55 am

Using the myfitnesspal app helps too. Losing weight is simple if you keep in mind that you lose 1lb for every 3500 calorie difference in what you consume vs what you burn (on avg).

Laserbeam Crazy bird lady
07/30/15 11:04 am

It's easier said than done, that's for sure. But if you're trying to lose 1lb per week that's only a 500 calorie deficit per day. Not too bad.

Ru12bseen Ignoring the Ignorant
07/30/15 11:12 am

True!! I love myfitnesspal, btw. Been using it for years. I... Uh... Fell off the wagon for a while but am trying to get back on.

Laserbeam Crazy bird lady
07/30/15 11:13 am

You gotta be honest and tell it everything! No sneaking milkshakes πŸ˜‹

Ru12bseen Ignoring the Ignorant
07/30/15 11:15 am

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Yes. I've had varying commitment over the years. When I was really dedicated, I'd log an altoid.

susanr Colorado
07/30/15 5:01 pm

That 3500 calories per pound thing has been challenged recently, with someone saying it's really about double that. I haven't gotten around to reading anything about it yet so I can't say whether it has a shred of credibility, but I felt

susanr Colorado
07/30/15 5:01 pm

compelled to mention it because I'm just weird.

Laserbeam Crazy bird lady
07/30/15 10:42 am

Daily. In the morning as soon as you get out of bed. I weigh myself daily even though I'm not trying to lose weight.

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Ru12bseen Ignoring the Ignorant
07/30/15 11:03 am

Right out of bed? Is that just personal pref or is there something behind it? I'd like to do it when it is best.

Laserbeam Crazy bird lady
07/30/15 11:06 am

Professionals just say do it at the same time every day. I like to do it first thing before I eat/drink anything because that's when my water weight is at it's lowest point.

Ru12bseen Ignoring the Ignorant
07/30/15 11:10 am

Aha. Cool. That makes sense. I live in a lot of hotels and have to trek to the athletic center to find a scale. The issue is that the scales aren't always consistent. Either way, it's something, right.

zack1018 Ich will nach Stuttgart
07/30/15 10:39 am

Daily, because I know there can be pretty major fluctuations on my weight and keeping track daily allows me to account for those changes and track my actual fat loss instead of water and digestive tract loss.

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