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How Often Do You Weigh Yourself?

Over the Winter, my hubby was spending a lot of time on the ski trails, but he was also doing a lot of après ski lodge time, and guzzling down beers and bar food with his buddies. Now that the bulky ski pants and jacket have been shed for Spring weather, he's realized it's time to lose some weight. I'm so proud of him for trading burgers for salads, and beer for water, and he even goes running with me. To keep track of his progress, he likes to weigh himself every day — even twice a day sometimes. I love hearing his excitement (he literally screams out the number)!

For some people, regular weigh-ins keep up the motivation to stay on the healthy path, but some people think hopping on a scale is torturous. What about you?

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Smashboxchick Smashboxchick 7 years
I only weigh myself when I am at the doctors. My weight has basically been the same for a decade, so I don't really feel the need to own one, when I'm not a heavy person. Plus, I think when people have scales in their home, they get a little obsessed with the numbers they see. You can sense weight gains, and you don't need scales to tell you that.
ladysonoma ladysonoma 7 years
A few times a week is good but sometimes it's a bummer, especially when the bloating starts.
mtiger mtiger 7 years
I weigh myself every day. I lost 40 pounds over the past two years, with 10 more pounds to go. I get way too upset when I gain for no reason...i.e, not eating a lot, just fluctuations. So I tried to way myself once a week, but then found I would eat something bad and think "I can eat this, I don't weigh in for another 4 days". So even though I get frustrated sometimes, it ultimately helps keep me on track. Once I lose all the weight I want, then I'll probably try once a week again.
insanitypepper insanitypepper 7 years
I used to only weigh myself a few times a month at the grocery store, completely fine with the knowledge that their scales are incredibly inaccurate. But then I bought a scale that measures body fat percentage, and I am obsessed with that number. I check a few times a week now.
Allytta Allytta 7 years
everything, it's great tool to keep myself in check, if i gain i notice it immediately before it goes to far. i'm the kind of person who can gain 2 pounds in a day if i eat junk food, and loose it two days later is i exercise and eat right, so scales are very important.
benheld benheld 7 years
Every couple days. If my weight is up a few pounds one day, I don't sweat it, but if it's still up by those couple pounds the next time I weigh in, I try to buckle down a bit.
ticamorena ticamorena 7 years
a few times a year, usually something like two consecutive days every 2 or 3 months? if i were to weigh myself more frequently, i'd be upset for not seeing the number go down, even though my ultimate goal is fitness and stop of losing more weight than i do now - I hate to see the number on the scales go up, even if I stand to gain a few
Mouzzer Mouzzer 7 years
I only seem to weigh myself when I notice that I may be losing a bit too much weight. I don't have a scale even. About 7 years back I went for a doctor's appointment and when she told me what my weight was, I couldn't believe it cause I suppose I wasn't paying attention.
missy1632 missy1632 7 years
Oopsies... stake should be sake ♥
missy1632 missy1632 7 years
Every morning and some nights too (usually just for fun). - I just finished losing 70 pounds (I think, I work in kgs, and it was 40kgs) so I need to stay on top of any weight gain and nip it in the bud before it's too late! I used to take it very seriously and get emotional at any gain, but now I know that little fluctuations are normal and I weigh myself just out of interests stake, and have often forgotten the figure by the time I walk out of my bathroom. hehe.
RoaringSilence RoaringSilence 7 years
I never do.. I just learn about my weight at the doctor's sometimes. I go by what I look like in the mirror, how fit I feel, and how well my clothes fit.
1apple 1apple 7 years
I weigh myself twice per day usually. It has helped me to catch any creeping weight gain within a 5lb range so I can make changes in my diet/activity instead of having to deal with a 10lb gain. I seem to be able to rationalize tight pants quite easily! (And I also seem to care a lot about my weight, as evidenced by not one but 2x daily weigh-ins! Ho hum.)
Stacey-Cakes Stacey-Cakes 7 years
Probably about 2 or 3 times a month...enough to keep my weight in check but not too much to obsess over a pound or two fluctuation
julea julea 7 years
Only on the mornings I get to sleep in, which is usually twice a week. I've gotten really bummed lately though, because I have recently gained TEN POUNDS and it sucks horribly because I was FINALLY at a place where I was proud of how I looked, and confident. :(
Spectra Spectra 7 years
I keep tabs on it a few times a week, but I don't freak out if the number is higher/lower than what I think it should be...weight fluctuates a lot based on hormones, how much water you're retaining, whether or not you've had a bowel movement, etc. Mostly I go by how my clothes fit.
bluebellknoll bluebellknoll 7 years
I weigh myself a few times a week...only because I started using the Wii Fit. Otherwise I wouldn't - I don't obsess about weight and just go by how my clothes fit and how I look in the mirror.
GlowingMoon GlowingMoon 7 years
Once a year at the doctor's office (during my routine check-up). I don't even own a scale. Personally, I go by what I see in the mirror, and how my clothes fit. Also, I go by how I feel in my body.
Soniabonya Soniabonya 7 years
Every morning. I think I've become obsessed with it. :\
newshoesrunner newshoesrunner 7 years
I've come to learn that my weight is just a number. Once I'm eating healthy and staying active and fit, I try not to worry too much about how much I exactly weigh.
chloe-bella chloe-bella 7 years
I weigh myself once every couple of months. Unless someone has a significant amount of body fat to lose, I just don't see the point. I can tell by looking at myself whether I've gained weight.
Purrsnickety Purrsnickety 7 years
I have to weigh in weekly because I belong to a weight loss group and they weigh you at every meeting. I sometimes weigh myself earlier in the week too. I try not to do every day or multiple times a day because it is a little bit obsessive and makes me feel like that number is controlling my life. I would rather see it once a week, move on and do what I need to do. I feel like if you weigh yourself every day you might cut yourself more slack if you see that you lost 2lbs in a day or something.
Merlin713 Merlin713 7 years
The doctor weighs me a couple/few times a year. Other than that, I don't really care anymore. :-) I feel good.
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