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4 Signs It's Time to Step Off the Scale

Does Weight Weigh Heavily on Your Mind?

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  • I used to obsess over the scale & weigh multiple times a day--now I just step on a couple of times a week.
  • Daily weigh-ins with weekly tracking.

    Keep on Keeping on!

    Make today the greatest day of your life!
    Until tomorrow!


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    The man who does more than he is paid for will soon be paid for more than he does.
    Napoleon Hill
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  • Daily weigh-ins with weekly tracking.

    Keep on Keeping on!

    Make today the greatest day of your life!
    Until tomorrow!


    36 36 36 36 36 36 36
    The man who does more than he is paid for will soon be paid for more than he does.
    Napoleon Hill
    36 36 36 36 36 36 36
  • I weigh in daily. Stay on track
  • for me seems like less is better
  • PLCHAPPELL
    The scale is not always kind.
  • I do weigh every day to keep an eye on the trend and although I do not obsess about the number I do have a "panic point" I don't want to get back to - if I'm getting close to that I know it is time to review my eating and activity and get back on track.
  • I use Polar scale together with my A360. I weigh myself every day at the same time, but I am NOT obsessed with my weight. I get a trend analysis on the Polar website and thank to it I can see if I go the right direction. I don't care that much about "daily number" because I know it can really fluctuate, but I look at the overall trend. It works for me. I've tried to weigh in weekly, but it is just something that doesn't work for me. Everyone needs to find their own way og monitoring progress. Some people should stop weighing inn daily, because it destroys their motivation. Some people are ok with weekly check and some people don't use scale at all. And you know what? It's ok. We have to find a solution that works for us and be carefull not to let the scale define us.
  • I can't handle scales, so I don't. I stick to my diet better when I just focus on eating plan and how my clothes fit or change size. :-)
  • I was a twice a day scales person . after the story i going to work on 1 time a day and aiming for 1 time a week as my goal. a good reminder that daily weight and more often is not a sparky thing to do it just makes nuts.
  • Because "weight" continues to be a method of judgment in our society I am all for using the scale in a way that is most useful to the individual. The individual is the only person who truly knows their relationship with the scale. There are so many types of body weight scales and the variance between them can prove to be a nerve-wracking experience. First, find a scale you can "trust" and weigh yourself on that scale only for continuity. Second, if you decide to weigh daily and then average the results, weigh at the same time of day in the same state of undress and after "elimination" (this does not refer to purging as that is symptomatic of an eating disorder). Try to duplicate the same "weigh-in" circumstance each time you weigh, whether daily/weekly/monthly.

    IMHO a person needs to find a level of weigh-in behavior that is most comfortable to them. I've tried many methods and the method I feel most uncomfortable with is the "no weighing ever" method because as that relates to me it is the method that insures continual weight gain. As much as I hate weighing myself, I know exactly what happens when I "ostrich it". I am a proponent of "if it benefits your health and body and it's legal" try it to see if it works. Everyone needs to find their own best way. The most important thing to remember is that doing all you can to keep your body as healthy as possible with good nutrition, plenty of good, clean water and regular exercise will help you reach your goals. If your only goal is weight loss there are many paths to take to reach that goal. If your goal is improved overall health and becoming more physically fit, then your scale weight should not be your #1 priority and can be moved to a lower position on your "list".
  • Oh those numbers in our lives! I wonder if the number messing with our mind is our blood pressure reading, cholesterol level, blood sugar result or even the balance in our checkbook, would the advice be to ditch the measuring tool and stop thinking about it? Perhaps facing the facts, adjusting our mindset and evaluating the causes of the worrisome numbers would be another option?
  • I don't have a scale in my home for the very reason that it can become an obsession very quickly. But, I do weigh outside my home - every 1 - 2 weeks - with a free system in our grocery store called HIGI - it also can check blood pressure and calculate BMI and the records are accessible whenever I want to see/use them. I also am rebeginning to do a weight tracker on SPARK that has been helpful in the past. .
  • If a relationship works, use it. If the relationship does not work, break it. I know some people like their scale and that's all good. My relationship with the scale was abusive and detrimental to my health. I have had to ditch my scale. I had 3 of the 4 points listed in this article. There are too many variables to weight. I have decided to let all of the other measurements count more.
    How do my clothes fit?
    Am I stronger?
    Is my size shrinking?
    Can I breath better?
    Can I dance longer, throw further, sleep better?? That is what I look at.
    Everyone has something that works for them. The scale does not work for me. I have a great video of me taking a sledgehammer to my scale. It was one of the most liberating things I have ever done! send me a message and I'll send you the link!
  • QUEEN-AM
    I used to be a weekly weigher and did lose the majority of my weight (more than 100 pounds over two decades) that way. However for me, daily weighing is now the norm. I log in a phone app that shows me the trend and the daily fluctuations do not bother me, instead they set me free from putting too much worry over just one weigh in because I see that it is a process, not a destination and have learned more about how my body works than I ever did with just one scale session a week.

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