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Poll: How Do You Monitor Your Weight?

How Do You Monitor Your Weight?

If you're trying to lose a few pounds or stick with your present weight, you probably have a way that you keep track of it. So tell me . . .


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luvhouse07 luvhouse07 9 years
I weigh myself like 4 times a day! I can't imagine living without a scale
Mirror, mirror on the wall ... how am I doing?? I just look at myself. It's all the feedback I need.
Hootie Hootie 9 years
Actually I haven't weighed my self in weeks. I need to so I know how much weight I gain in Vegas! I'm going for 5 full days and the food is already calling me! So many yummy things to eat! Hopefully the shopping/walking will help keep me in coltrol!
Hootie Hootie 9 years
A combo.
mandy_frost mandy_frost 9 years
I do measurements, scale, and clothes. I also do pictures. For some reason, pictures for me are a good indicator. If I'm pretty flabby, I can't really see it in the mirror all the times, but in pictures, my extra chin will show up. Yikes!
anna_muffin anna_muffin 9 years
I hate scales, I've always weighted more than my friends, even when I was thin and muscular. So I just go by the fit of my clothes and mirror, even though the mirror is scary sometimes.
Giasbash6260 Giasbash6260 9 years
The scale is definitely what I go by... But I don't weigh my self all that often because I am pretty content with my appearance.
kellijo kellijo 9 years
I weigh myself every morning and keep a daily journal of my exercise, food(just general info), water, and weight. For those who are at a good weight already, this would be too much, but for me, I am really working on the self-discipline needed to lose weight, and this really makes me think about what kind of fuel I'm putting in my body, and track my progress.
darkoblivion darkoblivion 9 years
I do a combination. However my most important one is how my clothes are fitting. I lift weights religiously so the scale number can be deceiving sometimes. I can go up 2 lbs and lose a size in clothing... which is why I put more stock in it. You've gotta do what works for ya.
TheJadedMball TheJadedMball 9 years
When I had a scale in my bathroom, I was obsessing over the numbers, and weighing myself up to 3 times a day! Eventually I stopped doing that because it was making me crazy. Now at the gym I'll weigh myself once or twice a month to monitor my progress, but mainly I can tell by looking in the mirror, and how my clothes fit.
scottdavis0676 scottdavis0676 9 years
I weigh myself once EVERY morning, just out of habit. However, what's most important to me is what the tape measure dictates. If my waist is getting smaller, then I'm good to go! I measure my waist once a week (every Monday morning) prior to breakfast. Then I look in the mirror at my ripped abs, which serves as a nice ego boost.
bealotus bealotus 9 years
body fat,measurements and how the clothes fit.
levi1 levi1 9 years
Besides calipers are not very accurate at all.
wackdoodle wackdoodle 9 years
Before I ever considered GBS I only monitored my weight via my clothes. I refused to look in a full body mirror, it was too upsetting and I didn't own a scale. So I only faced a full body mirror at stores and the scale at my doctor (whom I saw frequently). Since my surgery I monitor my weight first by how my clothes fit, then by looking in a full body mirror nude then by scale. I find that when my weight loss plateaus my body is rearranging my fat and definition so the scale may register the same weight but my clothes are suddenly too large. At first it was very confusing and discouraging to have my clothes be too large but have the number on the scale stay the same. Now its kind of funny - before I lost tons of weight I called myself a mountain of a girl who was shapeless now I have an hourglass figure that constantly refines itself. It's a bit hard to get used to going from massive tree trunk to shapely but better the new figure than the old.
joy8030 joy8030 9 years
I use a tape measure and my scale. I did just purchase a caliper to measure my body fat. I can't wait to see how that works!
magickalrealism magickalrealism 9 years
BMI is NOT an accurate measurement, as it doesn't take into account muscle mass - if you're doing things to be fit, you might weigh more but actually be smaller. I rely on my measuring tape and my clothing fit, because that's where the story's at.
carhornsinapril carhornsinapril 9 years
combo of the three!
AMP AMP 9 years
I weigh myself every morning. I know that weight fluctuates and I take that into account, but it still helps me to know what I'm doing right and wrong. Clothes take a little bit longer to notice a change, but there's nothing better than when your jeans start to get baggy. B/c even if my weight isn't changing much, if I'm toning muscles and losing some fat, my clothes will show the change better than the scale. And of course the mirror! B/c no matter what the scale says or doesn't say (hi, you have cottage cheese) or what the clothes can hide (more cottage cheese :) ), the mirror doesn't lie.
Novaraen Novaraen 9 years
I do have a scale...but when i look in the mirror and see that i am thinner...i step on the scale and it says im the same weight. Sooo...i tend to judge how im doing based on how i look in the mirror and how my clothes fit. Weight is nothing but a number...and the idea of being 100-120 pounds just isnt realistic for me. I'm 5'8" and have i will never EVER be that weight. I once got down to 135(about a size 4) and looked so terrible!!! So its not about number and more about how i feel and look. :D
ilanac13 ilanac13 9 years
i used to step on a scale EVERY DAY and now i'm terrified of my scale since the numbers ruled my life. these days i'm more conscious of how my clothes fit me than anything else.
rpenner rpenner 9 years
i can not even remember the last time i weighed myself. i don't own a scale and probably never will. i don't think the number is necessarily important. it's all in how i feel and how the clothes fit.
mondaymoos mondaymoos 9 years
It's all in how my clothes fit... I can't imagine taking it as seriously as using a caliper...
jasmint jasmint 9 years
how my clothes fit, how i look, and most importantly how i feel.. i don't own a scale.
MarinerMandy MarinerMandy 9 years
I get way too obsessed with the number on the scale, so I very rarely weigh myself. A week ago I tried on some jeans that had been tight on me and they were loose! That is way more rewarding than seeing a new number.
angelina8023 angelina8023 9 years
I hate scales! If I'm trying to drop a few I have this constant mental picture of that number. I find it quite irritating. I go by how my clothes fit.
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