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March 26, 2012 6:57 AM
I sometimes get frustrated when I go up and down so much from one morning to the next. I can't avoid stepping on the scale. I know I'm doing everything I should. I eat right and exercise. I've lost 45 lbs and am having trouble with the last 15. Do you say your weight is the lowest one you've ever recorded? How often do you weigh yourself?
March 26, 2012 7:02 AM
I weigh myself daily.
It fluctuates according to what I have eaten really, and goes up the most if I have bread or wheat based products in excess. It has gone up by as much as 4Ibs in less than 24 hours, then dropped back down again.
It also changes according to how much exercise I have done. I would imagine everyone's weight fluctuates by a few pounds from day to day, one can't expect the body to stay precisely the same number every single day, it doesn't work that way, with things like fluid balance and speed of digestion to take into account.

Simply not drinking quite enough in hot weather could show a change, so it is best not to be bothered by day to day fluctuations unless they are remaining in the upwards direction on a week to week basis.
March 26, 2012 7:03 AM
Bump! I also struggle with this. I went up by 2 pounds and had to take one of my achieved goals away. That sucked! sad
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March 26, 2012 7:05 AM
I weigh myself daily, every morning, after I go to the bathroom with my pjs on :) It does go up and down. However, I only "record" my weight once per week... for me, it's Monday morning. Pick a weigh-in day/time and stick to the same time for an accurate reading of what you weigh from week to week.
March 26, 2012 7:08 AM
I weigh myself daily also, but only record in MFP if it is same weight for 3 days in a row...
March 26, 2012 7:10 AM
I fluctuate about 5-6 pounds from morning to afternoon.

But from day to day (same time) only a pound or so, depending on water levels
March 26, 2012 7:10 AM
I enter the lowest weight. My weight fluctuates 3-5 lbs from day to day.
March 26, 2012 7:10 AM
I weigh myself everyday to see the fluctuations but only weigh in once a week. Used to be Fridays but I have my personal trainer on Thursdays, as an example, this friday I weighed in at 237 lbs and then weighed in again on Saturday morning after just a cardio session on Friday night and weighed 233lbs. Today I was 233 again but tomorrow I will probably be higher since I have strength training tonight. My body holds a lot of water after intense workouts.
March 26, 2012 7:10 AM
once in the morning when I wake up and record it. weight fluctuates about 2-5pounds during TOM and goes back down quickly
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March 26, 2012 7:11 AM
I weigh myself every Saturday mornings, some times i will loose weight & other times I don't, when I don't lose anything I also not gaining. Hang in there!
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March 26, 2012 7:11 AM
Confessing to being a daily weigher myself. I can bounce between the same 4 pounds.
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March 26, 2012 7:12 AM
I know I shouldn't weight myself more than once a week, but I do. I can fluctuate up to 3 lbs. It can be quite deterring, but I only really count my official weight in which is Monday mornings.
March 26, 2012 7:12 AM
My weight can change about 10lbs per week. It's frustrating. Typically it bounces around 5lbs.
March 26, 2012 7:12 AM
bump this one.... wondering the same thing... i weight myself every day too and . i've been up and down for about 3 weeks.... hoovering between 130 and 128... i've lost 28lbs and i just want 4 more lbs to go away.... sticky little thing cuz they won't go away... sometimes i don't even know when to log my weight.... explode
Edited by jovz10 On March 26, 2012 7:15 AM
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March 26, 2012 7:13 AM
On a daily basis I will fluctuate 5 to 6 lbs also, So I simply weigh-in on the last Monday of the month, I do this in the morning and whatever the number is I just log it in.
March 26, 2012 7:13 AM
I fluctuate the same 3-4 pounds every day. I weigh myself in the morning right after I go to the bathroom. I'll get down to the lowest weight I've been in a while, then pop back up 3-4 pounds for at least a week, sometimes 2. Then the next time I drop back down a bit lower - then back up 3-4 pounds for another week or two. It's infuriating.
March 26, 2012 7:13 AM
between 2 to 5lb, I weigh most days but only record once a week, I no longer worry about a bit of movement on the scale, as long as overall its in the right direction and not going up and up each time, my highest weight at the moment is still UNDER my original goal weight, so it would be silly of me to worry x
Edited by karenjoy On March 26, 2012 7:14 AM
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March 26, 2012 7:13 AM
Weigh whenever record what I weigh on a saturday morning sometimes it is more than I weighed a day or 2 before sometimes it is the lowest of the week. Its the overall pattern that matters, what you weigh on the first of each month, that shows the overall trend. I can weigh 5lbs more if I ate a big meal in the evening just cos its all still sitting inside me soaking up fluid. If I drink alchohol I can weigh 3 or 4 lbs less, dehydration. The reading on the scales is just a number that indicates that you are going the right way. Try plotting your weight on the first of the month for 6 months. That will show the real pattern
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March 26, 2012 7:14 AM
My weight goes up and down 1-3lbs from day to day. Depending on what I eat, and what time of the month it is (oh they joys of being female). I use to weigh myself daily but it was too frusturating, so now I do once a week. I do in the morning right before hoping in the shower.

Since it does go up and down I only record it on MFP if it's more than 2 lbs.
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March 26, 2012 7:14 AM
I have started to weigh daily, because I noticed erratic numbers on the scale. The more I run, the more water I hold on to, so I can fluctuate anywhere from 4 - 7 pounds in one day! Hang in there, retire the scale for a month, and focus on measurements and NSVs.
March 26, 2012 7:14 AM
7 lb. Unless I lose 10 lb on the scale. I don't get so excited when my scale went down for couple lb.
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March 26, 2012 7:15 AM
Daily fluctuation of 1-3 lbs, but I record weight once a week (Monday morning) and I either stay the same or lose 1/2 a lb. I'm currently set to lose 1/2 a pound a week since I don't have much to lose now.
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March 26, 2012 7:15 AM
Stop weighing yourself everyday. It's a pointless, moot, self-defeating endeavour. I weigh myself every Sunday morning, in my boxers only, after I've been to the bathroom and that's that. I have weighed myself day-to-day and my weight fluctuates from 1-6 pounds. There's a huge variance, so weighing yourself with different clothes, after eating, before eating, after going to the bathroom, etc. all yield astronomically different results. Stop weighing yourself everyday. You're just causing unnecessary psychological hardship.
March 26, 2012 7:15 AM
I'm a 4 pound bouncer
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March 26, 2012 7:15 AM
I weigh every Monday and I have been losing and gaining the same 5lbs for a month. Still for 35lbs or so to lose also.
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