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February 17, 2013 2:56 AM

every 2 weeks on a sunday afternoon when im visiting my parents, ( i dont have scales at home lol)
Mine is similar. I weigh when I visit mums.... thats every 2-4 weeks!
February 17, 2013 2:57 AM
every two weeks. Weighing every day is an emotional rollercoaster that I REFUSE to ride...every two weeks gives me more accurate answers as to my progress. :) Also, the scale isn't as important as my measurements! Kick that scale under the bed and forget about it! Measure, measure measure!
Edited by emstethem On February 17, 2013 2:58 AM
February 17, 2013 2:59 AM
everyday and it sucks but I have one of those wifi scales :) Crazy fluctuations that play tricks with your mind ;)
February 17, 2013 2:59 AM
Major love-hate relationship with scales here. Tempted to stop using it completely or just do it once a month.
I weight in weekly tho as for now. Used to weight in 2 times a day, but once I got some idea how my body works I stoped, cos its too easy to obsess about scales.
Weight in on Saturday morning . Usualy plesantly light due to night out on friday and scale result cures the hangover grumpyness.
I avoid scale on the weeks where girls tend to retain water , cos **** dat.

I measure myself daily tho, in morning after first coffee.

I dont obsess as much over 0.5cm gain than I do over 0.5kg gain, ironically.
February 17, 2013 3:01 AM
Every day :) just because I am too impatient to wait to weigh every week! But if I see an increase or no change, I don't get worried cos it's probably just water weight or something and it happens. :)
February 17, 2013 3:01 AM

I weigh myself every morning and every evening. My evening weigh in helps show me what kind of water weight my diet and exercise caused that day and sets me up to play my nightly guessing game of what will my weight be tomorrow morning?

I do look forward to getting this last bit off so I can stop obsessing with the stupid scale, though!

that pretty much describes what I do....if I don't obsess with the scale I over eat and then when I do weigh my wt is UP!! So I'll just keep doing it this way smile
February 17, 2013 3:03 AM
When I started this I weighed once a week on a Sunday morning and never weighed in more frequently than that. Six months into it I switched to weighing once a month, I weigh on the 5th because I started this on the 5th March 2012. I don't want to spend my life fixated on a number on a scale, there are far more important things than that number such as a tape measure, a mirror and how your clothes fit.
February 17, 2013 3:04 AM
Normally I only weigh myself 1-2 times per week. Mainly so I can log my loss per week through MFP but also because doing it every day I find can be counter productive because it can become obsessive to check that frequently.
I am more bothered about inches lost anyway :)
February 17, 2013 3:04 AM
I hate to admit it but I try to weigh myself every morning to keep track of progress.
February 17, 2013 3:05 AM
It should always be remembered that your bathroom scales can only inform you of your relationship with gravity. It cannot validate you as a person.
Some people should focus on using MFP to engage in healthy dietary options, track calories and exercise and throw the scales out the window. Weight loss will occur as a natural by-product of a calorie-controlled healthy lifestyle.
kind regards,

February 17, 2013 3:09 AM
Every morning. For me, it keeps a one pound gain from turning into a 5. Or, since I'm trying to lose weight, it reminds me I have goals and a plan to stick to.
February 17, 2013 3:09 AM
I weigh myself every morning because I feel like it motivates me to eat well for the rest of the day.
February 17, 2013 3:11 AM
I have weighed myself daily since I began (which has only been about 5 days now) and recorded it. Luckily I have lost a liiitle each day. Even if it's less than a pound i'm thrilled! I eat something small first thing in the morning then off to the gym. I consume about 2 cups of water during that time then I come home and weigh myself. I hope it doesnt become discouraging. My family keeps telling me that right now I am building muscle when I work out and to remember muscle weighs more than fat. That is a helpful reminder:).

So I think while we way ourselves to get down to that number maybe we should be concentrating more on our measurements...but I have to know where my weight stands to feel better.
February 17, 2013 3:23 AM
Every few weeks. Today will be the 2nd time in 6 weeks since I started MFP. I stay more motivated if I don't weigh too often. It keeps me always striving. I know there are daily fluctuations & I do not deal well with those. If I have stayed on track & I weigh the next day & gained I get upset. I can stay on track better thinking ok, you have to weigh in a week or two from now so eat right today. Works for me drinker
February 17, 2013 3:32 AM
July 2012 was my last trip to the scales.
February 17, 2013 3:34 AM

It should always be remembered that your bathroom scales can only inform you of your relationship with gravity. It cannot validate you as a person.
Some people should focus on using MFP to engage in healthy dietary options, track calories and exercise and throw the scales out the window. Weight loss will occur as a natural by-product of a calorie-controlled healthy lifestyle.
kind regards,


Go easy with advice like that mate, you don't want to sound like a loony ;)
February 17, 2013 3:54 AM
once a week. I've actually only been on MFP for a week and the scales this morning showed a grand total of... 0 lost. But also 0 gained. Time to step it up I think!
February 17, 2013 3:56 AM
....time I feel like it

I'm more focused on body composition changes than weight currently.

I mostly use my bathroom scales to weigh my dumbbells and barbells because I'm terrible at mental arithmetic (mild form of dyscalculia) so it's easier to load up the weights then stick it on the scales (i put the scale on my bedside table in the middle of the room then put the barbell on that, in case anyone is wondering how I manage to weigh a barbell with a bathroom scale)
Edited by neandermagnon On February 17, 2013 3:58 AM
February 17, 2013 8:29 AM
I weigh every morning with my fitbit scale but I only record Sat mornings in my log. Seeing the daily number keeps me on track and just logging once a week makes the on-line graph show bigger losses.
February 17, 2013 8:32 AM
day. But what I log here as my real weight is the median of last seven days.
February 17, 2013 8:35 AM
Daily...same time every morning...same conditions. I like having the data points and normal daily fluctuations don't bother me. My Friday AM weigh in is my official weigh in that I log.
February 17, 2013 8:37 AM
I weigh myself weekly on Monday mornings. I tend to feel the scale is not always an accurate measure of progress and refuse to let that number determine whether I am having a good or bad day/week. If I eat clean, stick to my meal plan and get lots of exercise, I know I am making progress despite what the sale says.
February 17, 2013 9:28 PM
lately every other week but going back to once a week soon, when i weigh myself this upcoming friday it will have been 3 weeks
February 17, 2013 10:09 PM
I too weigh myself daily, but only record weekly (Mondays). I'm glad to see there are so many like-minded individuals out there. I record on Mondays. I weigh myself, take my measurements, then proceed to move on with my day. I weigh myself the rest of the week, and sometimes take measurements, just to keep myself on track. I know the scale fluctuates throughout the week, but ultimately I know I'm on the right track. Measure as often as you like, as long as it doesn't drive you crazy.
February 17, 2013 11:54 PM
i weigh my self daily but record it only bi-weekly. It somehow motivates me each time i step on the scale :)


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