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9/4/12 10:08 A

Personally, I always weigh daily. It keeps me focused. As long as you understand that your weight WILL fluctuate from day to day and can deal with that, it can be a good motivator. If I lose weight, I'm excited! If I gain weight, I want to try harder. It also helps because I don't want to go over on my calories and cringe when I get on the scale the next day.

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9/4/12 7:58 A

not for me. my scales is not good and I usually i don't lose much weight...

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9/3/12 9:39 A

Yes, for ME! BUT this isn't good for everyone. For ME It is like someone here already mentioned, that the burger or whatever from yesterday, didn't hurt me. Weighing myself EVERY morning after my bathroom trip keeps me in check and also gives me motivation I need! :)

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9/2/12 2:04 P


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9/2/12 2:01 P

I also vary from day to day but that is what helps me keep going. :D

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9/2/12 1:53 P

Absolutely not.

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9/2/12 11:45 A

no your weight fluctuates to much. the most you should do is once a week

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8/3/12 8:50 P

No I don't like weighing. I prefer to monitor other changes

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8/3/12 8:41 P

No, it drives me crazy to see it bounce. then i beat myself up for what I did yesterday, that probably had nothing to do with it at all. Once is a week is enough.

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8/3/12 8:35 P

No! It can be most discouraging because if you are exercising and toning your muscles, a weight gain is normal and can be discouraging.Don't forget, losing inches, also shows success! Once a week....I like Saturday! When the scales don't show me a loss, I remind myself, that size 16 is better than the size 24 I was.........:)

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8/3/12 8:27 P


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8/3/12 7:38 P

I have two opinions in this

1. For me personally, I don't like it. I weigh in weekly and I'm thinking pretty soon I'll be weighing in every other week because I'm close to goal and I am pretty sure I know what to do in order to keep seeing the results I want.

2. For someone like my father, I am seeing how his daily weigh ins are helping him. He sees how the choices he made the day before affect him quickly. He weighs in at the same time every morning and he knows what that burger did to him last night or whatever. For him, it works because he would be so upset when he weighed in weekly and gained and didn't know why.

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8/3/12 5:16 P

I don't really like the scale, as it goes up and down depending on the day. I would rather just keep on working out and measuring the waist and hip area and judge by the way my clothes fit.

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8/3/12 4:48 P

Not for this gal - however, for some it seems to work well.

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8/3/12 3:33 P


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8/3/12 1:04 P

No, the daily fluctuations discourage me so I weigh once a week on Mondays

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8/3/12 12:23 P

Starting today, I choose to weigh daily. Will let you know how it goes.

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8/3/12 6:26 A


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8/2/12 12:40 P

I have been sticking to the once a week weigh in and am not losing anything. I wonder about trying daily? Cannot hurt. I know I fluctuate but I think daily will help me feel more in contact with how I am doing. Anyway, going to try it this week and see!

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8/2/12 9:43 A

For me, without a doubt it helps.

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8/2/12 7:44 A


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8/1/12 3:02 P

for me it most certainly does, it keeps me focused and aware of my weight fluctuations. It allows me to correct when I am actually needing it...not waiting til it's too late.

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7/30/12 4:47 A


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7/29/12 8:03 P


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7/29/12 2:56 P

I personally do weigh helps me stay focused on what i want...and it just keeps me on track ..Like if i see my weight going up i know i have to do some serious workout and healthy eating to stay on track ..when i was weighing once a week i would be thinking i done great all week then have gained a few and then it takes that much longer to get it back down ..I just like to stay on top of it so nothing is a surprise and it gives me that boost everyday to keep at it!! If that makes any since!! LOL emoticon

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7/29/12 2:36 P

Yes - It keeps me serious. I'm used to seeing some fluctuation. When I hit a lower number, I know I'm not settled into it, that I'll go back up for a day or so. Also, I can usually analyze my diet and see what is causing it to go up a bit - either truly overeating or having too much salt and sodium in the past few days.

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7/26/12 10:08 A


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7/26/12 9:51 A

not for this gal

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7/26/12 7:59 A

maybe in maintenance, but not now - not for me anyway, when i still have so much to go and my weight fluctuates so much from one day to the next

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7/26/12 7:28 A


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7/25/12 5:35 P

I'd stick with once a week, especially because our bodies fluctuate so much throughout the day and whatnot. Not worth the stress or hassle :)

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7/25/12 5:28 P

No it is to disappointing I think once a weed is ok or twice a week but not everyday

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7/25/12 3:40 P


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7/25/12 3:37 P

I weigh myself every morning, if my weight is up I know I have to stick to my Diabetic Meal Plan, stay within my calorie count and get to the Fitness Center. When my weight is 3 - 5 lbs below my goal weight I don't have to be as rigid. I try to go to the fitness center 3 - 5 times a week.

I'm not diabetic but this SparkPeople meal plan is great for anyone!

Edited by: DANCINGRITA2 at: 7/25/2012 (15:40)

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7/25/12 3:12 P

I try to weigh every day just to check in on myself and because it helps me focus, though I will skip it when I know I've definitely gone off track!

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7/25/12 2:40 P

I say Absolutely.
The more info you have the more likely you are to be well-informed. Yes, the number is just a number or an indicator but if it is up or down ONCE when you weigh-in, you have insufficient knowledge. Daily keeps you on top of the situation and is a motivator.

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7/25/12 12:37 P

No, once every 2 weeks or once a month is enough for me.

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7/25/12 10:02 A

No i used to weigh my self every 2 days now i try to only weigh myself twice a month

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7/25/12 9:43 A

No! emoticon anymore than once a week is too much! I undertand why people do, but the focus is too much and often sets up a cycle of obsession and success/failure that has too much emphasis on a number, rather than healthy eating, exercise, how clothes fit, measurements and health! emoticon

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7/25/12 9:28 A

I weigh every day. I shower every day and the scale is right there so I use it.

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7/25/12 9:15 A

Yes! If I stop weighing myself every morning I always end up with an unpleasant surprise the next time I get on the scale. Maybe it doesn't work for everyone, but for me it works.

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7/25/12 6:19 A

no... it's only unnecessary added stress

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7/25/12 1:37 A

No because your weight fluctuates so much because of water weight. Once a week is enough. Plus, the scale should not be the only method you use to determine weight loss. Plus unless you have a scale that also measures body fat percentage, you could be gaining muscle and that weighs more than fat. Make sure you are using how your clothes fit as a way to determine your progress, too.

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7/25/12 12:13 A

nope - wastes a lot of time

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7/24/12 10:56 P

For this gal it is not helpful to weigh daily - however, weighing weekly helps keep me focused - I weigh & record my weight one day per month.

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7/24/12 6:48 P

I'm not sure if it would keep me motivated. Our weight can vary from day to day and I'm sure I would not like to see it increase. I'm willing to give it a try though......I'll let you know.

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