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Avoid Weighing Yourself Daily! Once A Week Is Better!

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Getting on the scale daily can trigger you to move off course when trying to lose weight. Only weigh yourself once a week. I wanted validation daily when i first began my weight loss journey to know psychologically that what i was doing was working. however, over time i realized that my weight fluctuated daily and it started to sabotage my efforts. Weigh yourself weekly and look at how your clothes are fitting. emoticon

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- Submitted by JPARIANOS 5/30/2011 in Weight Loss | 6 Comments
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WARDJOREE 5/30/2011 1:43:00 PM

    I try hard to not weight my self every day but I couldn't!!!!but I will try from next week.. wish me luck :)
DEISIMINGER 6/6/2011 5:34:00 AM

    I rarely ever step on a scale. Muscle weighs more than fat so I tend to take measurements of my waist, hips, and thighs. So instead of looking at a scale and wondering why I've only lost 2lbs in the past month, I can say hey I took 2 inches off my waist!
ELLECHIMS 6/1/2011 4:35:00 AM

    Thank you for this!! I have been weighing myself daily as well, and getting really frustrated not seeing anything budging.
JPARIANOS 5/31/2011 3:27:00 PM

    I know it's hard but, I urge you to only get on the scale weekly. It can drive you crazy ....the up and down. It can feel crushing when u put so much work into something and not see the results but validation comes in bits and pieces with weight loss. The body requires patience. I know its tough. Keep at what your doing...
DASAGIRL64 5/30/2011 6:47:00 PM

    Thanks for the tip! I was weighing myself everyday for the past week and feeling like my hard work was not hard enough. I thought weighing myself everyday would keep me in check, not discourage me...so thanks! emoticon
DANCEON 5/30/2011 11:28:00 AM

    There is so much truth in your excellent tip. Daily weighing can vary from elating to discouraging. Weekly weighing is more realistic and keeps us from being slaves to the scale. Great tip! Good luck with your goals!

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