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Just wondering how often those that have had wls step on the scale?

Why at that frequency? How do you feel when it has not moved or moved very little? What do you do in response?

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I weigh myself every morning, which is also what I did pre-surgery. But I'm the kind of person that doesn't go **** bonkers and eat a bucket of fried chicken out of despair if I go up half a pound overnight or don't lose three days in a row. If I ever get to that point I'll make my husband take away my scale...

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Early on I didn't weigh that often 1-2 times a week.

I try to weigh every day now or every other day. I only count my weight once a week.

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I am a little over 2 months post sleeve and I weigh myself just about every day. This was recommended to me by my doctor. He said by tracking your weight daily you can see easily if something isn't working. For example if I know I'm not hitting my Protein goal and the scale is t moving I may need to increase protein same with Water.


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9 hours ago, OutsideMatchInside said:

I try to weigh every day now or every other day. I only count my weight once a week.

I'm only 2 months out, but this is what I do too. I travel a bit for work and pleasure, even this early post-op, so sometimes it might be 2 weeks before I step on the scale. As long as the number is not going up, I'm satisfied (my weight loss is slow, sporadic, but always going down).

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10 hours ago, OutsideMatchInside said:

I try to weigh every day now or every other day. I only count my weight once a week.

That is FANTASTIC advice for everyone. I love that idea!!

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Unfortunately, I am obsessed with the scale! I know I shouldn't be but I weight at LEAST once a day.. sometimes more than that. I know it's not good but I just can't stop! I do get down and out when I go up a pound or just stay the same but I still have to weigh at least once a day.

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Im waiting for my one month check up to see my progress (so I dont freak out about the 3week stall) and after that I plan on weighing myself every Friday morning only at the gym. Got rid of the house scale. I get super obsessive about the scale and dont want to go psycho. I have enough stress right now!



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I am at my goal weight and I do obsess about weighing. I use my clthes as a indicator and only weigh at my Dr. appointments. If I feel like it, otherwise I skip them once in awhile. As long as I stay within 125 to 129 I am happy!! I know of lots of people that weigh everyday 2 to 3 times. It drives me crazy I have ANXIETY Issues about enough other stuff I really really HATE those Damn Scales!!! I have even canceled DR appointments because I get physically sick to my stomach. I know it all stems from the years of going to the DR for one thing and it being said if you lose weight that such and such would be better!! Sick and wrong!!

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From the beginning, I got rid of my scale. Right after my surgery, I only weighed in at the surgeons office which I visited several times in the first six months after surgery. Since then, I did not buy a scale, and I have weighed myself according to opportunity to do so. I had my initial surgery in November 2015. I'm down 150 pounds. I believe that not having a scale at my disposal really helped my mental health and kept my weight loss on track, because instead of obsessing about numbers I was paying attention to what I was actually doing not what my gravitational pull is. And it's working. I have now surpassed my stretchiest stretch goal and I'm going for the blue ribbon! Don't let the scale mess with your head. Best of luck.

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On 4/6/2017 at 7:37 PM, maggieO said:

Just wondering how often those that have had wls step on the scale?

Why at that frequency? How do you feel when it has not moved or moved very little? What do you do in response?

I weigh in approximately once a month. Some people need the reassurance and/or accountability of daily weigh-ins, but I prefer weighing infrequently because the process causes anxiety for me. Anyway, I have been in maintenance for about 7 months and my weight has been stable, fluctuating upward or downward by less than a pound.

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From the beginning, I threw away my scale at home. I only weighed in at the surgeons office for the first six months. My sister also had the sleeve and she weighs herself obsessively on a daily basis. This causes her a lot of stress and fear and anxiety. I spent a chunk of my life dieting. Living and dying by the scale on a daily or weekly basis. Since the surgery was a permanent move toward permanent improvement in my health, I decided that above all else I would not have a dieter mentality about it. My first way in after surgery happened six weeks later. The next one at three months. The next one at six months. Steadily going down. At six months I had lost 80 pounds. I still do not own a scale at home and only weigh myself when I have an opportunity-or roughly every 3 to 4 months. My weight is still going down! And I don't obsess every day about everything I eat or how I move. I just keep losing weight without obsessing about it too much.


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The first thing every morning..... I get up go into the bathroom, get undressed and weight myself.... It has never gone up more than 2 ounces and occasionally stays the same. The 2 ounces I don't attribute to a "weight gain". it always goes down the next day

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