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July 16, 2013 12:23 AM
What technique do you use? Once a week? Every day? Do you move the scales round the house to get a better reading? Any routines or rituals? Do you always take the first reading? Do you have to weigh 3 times and take the average lol :)
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July 16, 2013 12:27 AM
Every few days, I wake up, use the restroom, strip down completely naked (even jewelry), place my scale in the same spot in my bathroom mat and weigh myself. You don't have to be obsessive, just try and do it the same time of the day with the scale on the same surface.
July 16, 2013 12:33 AM
I'm confused by your use of the word technique. By using it you are implying there is some mystical way to get the best numbers. The scale is a guide you shouldn't be out to use the best "technique" to get the best numbers. You get the numbers by being consistent and putting the work in. The numbers aren't made on the scale but in your body. Just be consistent with your weighing and do what works for you but remember it's just a guide.
Edited by _Zardoz_ On July 16, 2013 12:34 AM
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July 16, 2013 12:37 AM
QUOTE:

Every few days, I wake up, use the restroom, strip down completely naked (even jewelry), place my scale in the same spot in my bathroom mat and weigh myself. You don't have to be obsessive, just try and do it the same time of the day with the scale on the same surface.


Ditto ! I do it on Fridays and Mondays. !
Edited by Juleeroch On July 16, 2013 12:38 AM
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July 16, 2013 12:42 AM
Once a week (Fridays), Same room & Place, 1 Reading, 1st thing in the morning before any food has been eaten, With Light clothing on
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July 16, 2013 12:54 AM
I weigh myself 1st thing in the morning before breakfast with minimum clothing on, i do this 2 times a week, i do this in the same room and the same spot on the floor
July 16, 2013 1:01 AM
Maybe I posted this in the wrong section, it was just meant to be a bit of fun, like what little quirks you have when weighing
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July 16, 2013 1:02 AM
I have a cheap analog scale, so to get an accurate reading, I make sure my toes go all the way to the front of the scale, bend my knees slightly and lean forward to where it shows the maximum for that position. Otherwise it can read off by up to 15lbs.
July 16, 2013 3:33 AM
I weigh myself Monday mornings in socks. My scale stays in the same place all week (my basement concrete floor) and is an even hard surface that won't cause the scale to rock back and forth causing incorrect readings.
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July 16, 2013 4:45 AM
Okay, I'm a bit obsessed. I'm admitting it so please don't scold :)

I weigh twice a day. Once before I work out in just my undies as I'm changing into my workout clothes. At this point, I've had a glass of water and a cup of coffee only.

Then, after my workout, I weigh completely naked as I'm getting in the shower. Most days, there is a 1 lb difference (less after workout) but it can be up to 2 pounds. I count the first reading as 'official' and do the second one just for fun.
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July 16, 2013 4:50 AM
I weigh the same time every week wearing the same (or similar) clothes on the same scales x
July 16, 2013 5:46 AM
I weigh myself fist thing in the morning, sans clothing. I only record my weight once a week but daily weigh ins are habit for me. Keeps me aware of how yesterday can effect today.
July 16, 2013 6:28 AM
Every Saturday morning, first thing after morning ablutions. Naked. On the same square of flooring in the kitchen (my bathroom floor is really uneven). With the blinds firmly shut so I don't scare the neighbours! laugh

I used to take 3 readings and go with the repeated one, but now I have new scales, all 3 readings would be the same so don't have to worry about it! smile
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July 16, 2013 6:37 AM
Monday morning just before I get in the shower. I can't have eaten or drank anything. I have to go potty first and can't be wearing anything. The scale is an analog scale in the bathroom right next to the shower. I take one reading.

If I eat/drink first, I'll skip the weigh-in and wait until the next day.
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July 16, 2013 8:54 AM
I have a very exact technique to weighing. I dress up in my clown costume, drink a huge amount of water, then stand on my head and kick my legs like a swimming frog. As the scale bounces, I guess as to what it says.

Just kidding. I'm really boring, no clothes before my shower, once a week.
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July 16, 2013 8:58 AM
I lay on the floor and balance the scales on my feet laugh
July 16, 2013 8:59 AM
I wear a bra to lighten my pecs.
July 16, 2013 9:00 AM
FIRST thing in the morning.....AFTER I pee, get naked(before showering) and i always weigh 3 times and take the lower of the three. :)
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July 16, 2013 9:02 AM
QUOTE:

I weigh myself fist thing in the morning, sans clothing. I only record my weight once a week but daily weigh ins are habit for me. Keeps me aware of how yesterday can effect today.


I do the same!
July 16, 2013 9:03 AM
Every morning I wake up, use the restroom, and get naked. Then I weight myself and log it in an app called "WeightRecord." I find mornings to be the most accurate time because they aren't skewed by dinner or other variables.

Studies show that people who weigh themselves daily tend to lose weight more successfully than those who weigh themselves less frequently. I recommend weighing yourself daily. It will motivate you to eat healthy for that day and stick to your fitness routine.

Check out this study, read the abstract.

http://www.ijbnpa.org/content/5/1/54
July 16, 2013 9:13 AM
I got tired of being a slave to the scale, so now I depend more on how my clothes fit, how I feel, etc. So, I only weigh once a month at the most. First thing in the morning, preferably after a big cup of coffee and a trip to the loo, nekkid.
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July 16, 2013 9:15 AM
When I was losing, I weighed once every couple of weeks when I was at the gym. Didn't even own a set of scales. I didn't want to obsess about my weight.

However, I hit target last October and bought the Fitbit Aria digital scales at Christmas. Since then I have weighed myself first thing in the morning, after going to the loo and before eating anything. No clothes, on a hard floor. It automatically records my weight through wifi.

Now that I have collected over 6 months of data, I like looking at the trends over time and understanding what it is that affects my weight. For example I know that after a curry I shall have a 'curry spike' the next day as my weight always shoots up by a couple of pounds, however, the following day it invariably drops by the same amount, so I don't panic about it. I have managed to maintain my weight to within a 2-3lb range for the past 9 months through this 'micro-management' of my weight.
July 16, 2013 9:16 AM
I weigh myself whenever I feel like it. Perhaps once a week once every 2 weeks. I primarily weigh myself once a month and take measurements too. I seem to lose more inches than pounds.
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July 16, 2013 9:58 AM
Once on weigh day and once the day before :P
I keep it in the same place but take my camera phone with me, Then I take a few pictures and work out my average.
Need to take pictures as it isn't a digital scale, then I usually take the average, grab my scales and match the lines to count my lost pounds haha.
Sooo I'm a lil quirky :D
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July 16, 2013 10:02 AM
I weigh in daily. I have the fitbit aria scale, and it records my weight. I put everything on a calendar, and look at the numbers based on last week (if I gain a lb a day, I dont care- I know weight fluctuates).

Edit- forgot to answer the question. I weigh in as soon as I wake up; go to the bathroom and strip down, before I eat or drink anything.
Edited by nikkip1982 On July 16, 2013 10:03 AM
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