Weigh-In weight loss

How Often Do You Weigh Yourself?

I weigh myself once a week, and as I think about my renewed relationship with the scale, I have a question for all of you…

How often do you weigh yourself?


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    July 14, 2011 at 4:14 am

    I weigh myself EVERY morning 🙂

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      July 14, 2011 at 1:51 pm

      Me too – it’s my daily reminder to stay on track.

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        July 14, 2011 at 2:22 pm

        I weigh myself every morning too! I have too. I know some people say it’s not a good thing to do, but it helps me stay on track. I don’t get too hung up on the number if it goes up a little, or stays the same, or doesn’t go down as much as I had hope…

        If my number goes up and I feel like I have been doing everything right, then I try to figure out what went wrong. Usually I realize that I my have had too much salt the day before, or it’s that time of the month, or maybe I didn’t drink enough water…there is almost always a reason. If I can’t find a good reason to justify the gain, then I just assume that as long as I stay on track, the scale will eventually catch up with me! 🙂

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    July 14, 2011 at 5:54 am

    once a year at the docs.
    needed or not 🙂

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      July 14, 2011 at 12:07 pm

      I hope to be as healthy and fit as you at some point since you’re kind of my idol…in which case, I will do the same…..The goal is to be healthy and fit…until then, I have to be friends with the scale..sigh…

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    July 14, 2011 at 6:08 am

    I weigh myself everyday. some people are totally against that, but for me personally, it keeps me grounded. I am not an emotional eater, i am an all the time, love food, eater. I have to keep myself on a short leash like its a drug because lets face it, chocolate and potato chips can have drug like effects. An y I wrote a blog a while back called “Scale Junkie” that discusses both sides of the scale battle. You should check it out


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      July 14, 2011 at 12:09 pm

      I will check it out very soon! Thank you. It’s definitely an interesting topic..

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    July 14, 2011 at 7:12 am

    I would like to get back to the point of only weighing myself once a week (fridays). Lately I have been sneaking a peek here and there during the week. I know I am starting to obsess alittle bit about the number. This is not a good thing for me.

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      July 14, 2011 at 12:10 pm

      It’s such a tough balance….at my weight, I have to weigh-in, but we shouldn’t obsess…etc.

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    Jessica S
    July 14, 2011 at 8:05 am

    I weigh myself daily… but I only count it on Fridays! I am part of an online *Biggest Loser* challenge in a parenting group I belong to. We weigh in every Friday morning and go for 12 weeks.. We are on our 2nd round…It helps with accountability for sure!

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      July 14, 2011 at 12:12 pm

      I do Fridays too…

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    July 14, 2011 at 8:05 am

    Officially once a week but I sometimes will in the middle of the week.

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    July 14, 2011 at 8:08 am

    I weigh every morning, but have trained myself to not worry about what it says until my weigh-in day, which is Wednesday.

    I’ve had a love/hate relationship with my scale for EVA!! If my scale went up, I’d panic. If it went down, I’d relax – maybe too much.

    Now, my daily weigh-ins are just curiosity. It doesn’t freak me out anymore…no matter what it says. I’ve grown to learn how much my body weight can fluctuate each day – and only the number on Wednesday morning really means anything to me.

    It makes more sense for me to just weigh in once a week – but I just can’t help myself. So, daily it is.. but only weekly really mattering. That make any sense at all?

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    July 14, 2011 at 8:14 am

    I weigh myself every day. I know I’m going down the wrong road when I stop weighing myself, which is what I did about a year and a half ago. Then all of the sudden the pounds aren’t real. I don’t “count” my weight except on Saturdays when I go to my WW meeting but I do keep track during the week.

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    Hilary @ The Big Weight
    July 14, 2011 at 8:24 am

    I weigh myself several times a week to help myself stay on track…

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    July 14, 2011 at 8:33 am

    I weigh almost everyday and have really learned how much my weight fluctuates throughout the month. It’s frustrating, esp. around my TOM, but I’ve learned sometimes I have no control- the body I think naturally goes up, goes down and rarely stays exactly the same- look how it can even change in a day from morning to night.

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    July 14, 2011 at 8:39 am

    I ONLY weigh in once a week. I had a pretty bad relationship with the scale a few years ago (see this post: http://bit.ly/m7VQpI) and since then, I refuse to be a daily weigh-er. You know, it’s funny, the urge to weigh doesn’t even really seem to hit me anymore. It’s like I’m convinced that Tuesday mornings have a magical weight-reducing power, and if I weigh before then, well, I’m screwing with the universe. I’m a weirdo, I know, but it works for me.

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    July 14, 2011 at 8:42 am

    I’m a daily weigher with an official weigh in day as Tuesday. I use the daily weighs as a status check to make sure I’m on the right track. Plus I don’t like surprises at the scale.

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    July 14, 2011 at 8:53 am

    I weigh myself ever Saturday morning. I know myself well enough that I know I’d get obsessive about the daily ups & downs. As long as every Saturday shows downward movement, that’s all I really need for tracking & to keep me accountable!

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    July 14, 2011 at 9:03 am

    Once a week…

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    Michelle @ The Running Jewess
    July 14, 2011 at 9:08 am

    I end up weighing myself three or so times a week. At one point it was every day, but these days I’m avoiding the scale a bit more…
    One day I’ll be as confident as Miz and I’ll throw my scale out the window, maybe, we’ll see.

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    July 14, 2011 at 9:13 am

    I weigh myself everyday but I consider my Sunday weigh in as my official weight for that week. I find that seeing my weight each day (whether it goes up or down) keeps me motivated to keep fighting. Almost every single day I weigh a little less than the day before I text my boyfriend because I’m so happy 🙂

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    July 14, 2011 at 9:24 am

    Way to much and being stuck for so long has really started to take it’s toll. Stopping the scale jumping until end of August to see if that will help. You said it all “The power to change belongs to me” Happy Thursday!

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    July 14, 2011 at 9:36 am

    I had to give my scale to a friend for safekeeping because I got to the point where I would weigh myself several times a day. Now I have my weekly “official” weigh-in at the center and if I’m over at the friend’s place I will occasionally use the scale but I don’t change anything because of what I see there.

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    July 14, 2011 at 9:38 am

    Once and only once a week. Never more. At least not anymore. I used to look every day and then I started getting so anxious about it because sometimes, my mind works against me: if I look at it and see that I’m down, I might not be as good about watching what I eat or if I look at it and see that I’m up, I’ll do the unhealthy thing and not eat as much. The once a week thing works best for me.

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    Michelle S.
    July 14, 2011 at 9:58 am

    Currently I weigh myself every two weeks at the gym with my trainer (they have a great scale that gives more information then just your weight). I’m thinking about switching to once a week though so I can catch any pitfalls sooner and stop them before they become bigger problems.

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    July 14, 2011 at 10:02 am

    I do it every day. Really should do it less so I worry less, but it’s mechanical these days.

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    July 14, 2011 at 10:31 am

    Every. single. day. My hubs actually hid the scale recently because he hates that I do it. He has a point. I am healthy and that is all that matters, but I have been very weight conscious since I was a teen and I like to check in frequently. But, when I don’t weigh in daily (like on vacation) I tend to put on weight, so it helps me maintain the healthy weight that I am. I am not under weight, not overweight, just average weight for my height and I would like to stay that way.


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    July 14, 2011 at 10:51 am

    Right now, I weigh myself once a week. I am often tempted to sneak a peak a day or two before my weigh-in day (Wednesdays), and that is almost never a good thing. I am struggling with losing right now … sigh … but several years ago when I was on a real roll towards losing 110 lbs, I weighed myself once a month. Never more often than that. I had/have a bad relationship with the scale … the number that popped up when I stood on the scale had the power to make me feel like a total failure if it wasn’t what I thought I should be seeing. And a bad day, or a series of bad days? Then I was convinced that I had ruined the week, so what was the point? When I was weighing in once a month, I felt like I had time to recoup and still have a good weigh-in. Crazy, perhaps … this whole weight loss thing is such a mental battle, isn’t it?

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    July 14, 2011 at 11:25 am

    Once a week at my WW meeting.

    I have a scale at home, but its a big fat ol’ lying piece of carp. Plus my floors are uneven. I got on it one time to see how accurate it was so the hubby could use it. It was OK for me, but for him – he got on it twice & the readings he got were 37 lbs different!

    Why do I stil have it?

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    July 14, 2011 at 11:42 am

    Daily… ish. Sometimes I just forget or don’t feel like it. I am in active WL right now so every loss is exciting but I also don’t look at gains/stalls as a failure. I’ve had WLS, I physically *can’t* gain any fat right now with what I’m eating so I don’t stress the stalls/water weight gains.

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    July 14, 2011 at 11:42 am

    I don’t. I obsess over it and it controls me to the core.

    Ever since I have been in treatment for binge eating disorder, the scale is a no-no.

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    July 14, 2011 at 12:12 pm

    I only get on the scale once a week at my Weight Watchers meeting and when I have a doctor’s appointment. Otherwise I avoid the scale like the plague! 🙂

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    July 14, 2011 at 12:28 pm

    I was great for the first 7-8 months of my journey only weighing in once a week then something happened and I started weighing in a few times a week which lead me to weighing in 2-3 times a day. Finally this week I took charge and had to have my husband hide my scale because it had gotten out of control and I was letting the number on the scale rule my life a little too much. It’s time to get back into what I really need to focus on is my eating, water and work outs vs the number on that scale. If it takes my husband hiding the scale every week from me than so be it!

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    July 14, 2011 at 12:34 pm

    I weigh myself daily because I am seeing a nutritionist right now. He said if I am tracking I should be weighing so I can see what the immediate result of my food choices are. Some days I gain 4 or 5 pounds and then I can look at the day before and say… hmmm, I ate in my calories so something must have triggered water retention etc. This is really helping me to clean up my diet so I can get rid of the trigger foods. 🙂

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    July 14, 2011 at 12:37 pm

    I weigh myself every morning though I really shouldn’t because I know the daily number doesn’t matter and it’s long-term goals I should be focusing on — however, I do feel like seeing my weight in the morning helps me stay focused on my food choices for the day ahead – whether it’s too keep up what I’ve been doing or to make sure I take extra care so as not to let those pounds creep up on me.

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    July 14, 2011 at 1:34 pm

    Daily. It’s a bad habit, but I can’t seem to quit it. The only one that counts, though, is the one at my Weight Watchers meeting.

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    July 14, 2011 at 1:36 pm

    For me, it varies. I weigh myself 1-2 times a week at home, though if I’m having a week where I’m worried that I’m off track, I’ll weigh more. I’d like to get a new fancy scale so I can weigh more often — not every day, but I think three times a week would help me stay on track.

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    July 14, 2011 at 1:48 pm

    I weigh myself every single day — post-loo and pre-shower. I’ve been doing that consistantly during the past 2 years and 9 months, during which, I have lost and kept off 84 pounds, with the help of lap band surgery. It just keeps me accountable and on-track. And, by forcing myself to be conscious of how my weight is doing, I stay on top of it –two pounds has no chance to turn into twelve before I notice that I’ve gained.

    One thing I did have to do, though, was to recognize that my scale bounces around from day to day. Once I reconciled myself to that, it became much easier to do the daily scale check-in.

    Catherine — http://www.chroniclesfrombandland.blogspot.com

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    July 14, 2011 at 1:49 pm

    Hi, I follow WW Online, so I have an official weigh-in day once a week. But, I do weight myself a few mornings a week as motivation. To keep seeing the slight differences. I guess it more or less keeps me in check and I know now which days I seem to weigh less than other days.

    Good luck! I’ve enjoyed your blog the past few months.

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    July 14, 2011 at 2:11 pm

    I’m bad… Every morning, unless it’s right after some celebration, birthday or whatever. Then I don’t get on because I know it will be a bummer. But for me, 40 pounds off for many years, it keeps me in check. I can deal with a pound here and there, if I see 3-5 tick up, I reign it in and get back to working out.

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    July 14, 2011 at 2:14 pm

    I weigh myself every Friday morning as part of my accountability adventure. I do periodically weigh myself through-out the week (maybe 1 other time) to make sure I’m on track.

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    July 14, 2011 at 4:03 pm

    I tend to weigh once a week on a friday. but on weeks I feel like I slacked, I take a peak on Tuesday or Weds just to know where I am and help me get back on track. Lately, I have been trying to focus on doing what I need to do (work it out, and log my food) and hold off on weighing until fridays. No sneak peaks. So far so good.

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    Renée @pinkypie
    July 14, 2011 at 4:28 pm

    You know, I used to be a daily weigher. Then it made me crazy so I did it weekly. Then the day I was weighing always seemed to be “no good” so I would change it. Then I went back to daily & crazy.

    I weigh now just every once in a while. It almost feels better to see a loss after 3 weeks rather than a loss, a gain and a loss in 3 weeks time if you know what I mean?

    Personally I think while you are busy with weight loss, 1 time a week, same time, same situation (with or without clothes, morning/evening/at WW), is the best. But if it starts to play with your mind, it’s time to find other ways to measure your success and/or consider LESS weighing and more focusing on tracking, daily/weekly goals, exercise, that sort of thing.

    Anyway, that’s me. 🙂

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    Deb Willbefree
    July 14, 2011 at 4:31 pm

    I weight every day.

    There are two reasons for that. One is MD orders since i am prone to CHF.

    But the other is related to dieting and the fact that information is a tool.

    If I only weighed once a week, how would I know if a gain is just a freak thing for that day or if I had really been gaining throught the week?

    Noting a pound gain every other day for a week is very different info than seeing my weight stay the same, maybe even drop a pound, then suddenly show a 2 pouind gain overnight.

    If I weigh just once a week, I wouldn’t know which had happened, so I wouldn’t know if I needed to take corrective action, or what kind.

    BUT. Saying all of that, if you do weigh every day, you really must not freak out if you see a one pound gain one morning. It could be nothing and rectify itself the next day. Usually does. What if that day of the temporary gain, tho, was the only day you weighed. 😮 bummer.

    haha. sorry this went round in circles, but I can’t fix it now. My glucose is low and I have to go eat. I am apparently rendered illiterate for the moment. :} But you get the idea.


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    July 14, 2011 at 6:15 pm

    I weigh each morning and use it to keep my motivation high – but I only record it once a week

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    July 14, 2011 at 6:59 pm

    I weigh every day, which is a huge turning point from someone who used to be afraid of the scale. I would literally make up excuses as to why I couldn’t weigh in once a week. Finally I realized that the only one I was hiding from was myself.

    So I weigh in almost daily, but only report my weight on my blog once a week. I like the (nearly) daily weigh ins because they keep me on track and if I see it going up, I can correct myself quickly so that I make sure I see a loss for the week.

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    July 14, 2011 at 7:37 pm

    I used to weigh myself only once a week when I used to go to WW. Now that I switched to only WW online and bought a scale at home, I weigh myself every other day and it’s a total mind eff. I need to go back to only once a week. Or not.

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      July 14, 2011 at 7:41 pm

      But my official weigh in is on Mondays.

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    July 14, 2011 at 7:44 pm

    Wow! So many daily weigh-ins….

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      July 14, 2011 at 7:58 pm

      There are a lot of daily weigh-ins! I’m trying something new this week, where I am not weighing at home.

      We’re doing a program that weighs us in every time we’re in (3x a week) and that seems to be okay for now…it may be different next week, who knows?

      I think the key is to be aware of how your food choices affect your weight and fluctuations-at least, that’s what I’m trying to take away from it!

      It is truly difficult to keep a balance, that’s for sure.

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    July 14, 2011 at 8:21 pm

    I usually weigh at least five days a week. I’ve done this for years and I’m maintaining my weight now. Works for me. 🙂

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    July 14, 2011 at 8:34 pm

    I weigh myself…er, um, I’m embarrassed to admit how often. Let’s call it twice a day…sometimes three…. in the AM after I pee (but before I shower…wet hair is heavy); when I get home from work; and before I go to bed… yes, I know I have a problem… Whew, Ok, I’ve admitted it…and that’s the first step!

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    July 14, 2011 at 8:40 pm

    I should add that I only record my weight once a week – at my WW meeting on Saturday mornings.

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    July 14, 2011 at 9:38 pm

    too much!!! each day and it annoys me but i only record my thursday morning weight that is taken at the nurses office at work. I need to get rid of my home scale

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    July 15, 2011 at 8:43 am

    Like you, I only weigh myself once a week.

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    July 15, 2011 at 4:11 pm

    Once a week at a TOPS meeting. I don’t follow their program, but I do have a membership and pay the weekly fee to make sure I weigh myself once a week. I’m no longer freaked out by the number or by actually weighing myself. (I was so freaked out by my “number” that it took me almost ten months to weigh myself after the birth of my last baby.)

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    July 18, 2011 at 10:26 am

    I have been weighing in on my Wii almost every day for the past 20 months and it has taught me that my weight can fluctuate wildly up to 5 pounds from one day to the next. I don’t get freaked out anymore when I see a gain and don’t reward myself with food when I see a good loss. I’m working on being consistent and using the scale as a guide but not getting wrapped up in the numbers.

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    July 21, 2011 at 10:40 am

    I don’t weigh in at any set interval.
    I only weigh myself when:

    (1) i think i need to know the number to know if I’m on course or off course (but my body/behaviors usually are a good indication of that)


    (2) when i know that number (no matter how good or bad it is) will not shake me. If it’s a good number, it won’t inspire me to have an unhealthy “reward” and if it’s a bad number, it won’t send me into a self-depricating tailspin.

    It’s just one piece of info that I don’t necessarily need in order to continue on my journey.

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