If you don't own a scale and why?


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7 hours ago, OutsideMatchInside said:

feel like having a scale and weighing yourself every day desensitizes you to it so it isn't so dramatic

This could very well work....never thought of that. Hmmmm.....

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Hi! Just want to tell you why I don't own a scale. When I was going through my weight loss, I would weigh myself once a day, then it progressed to several times a day. It turned into an unhealthy obsession with me... it stressed me out so much and I would get upset when I would work so hard to loose the weight and didn't see the results I wanted. I finally just tossed my scale and go off of how healthy I feel and how I look. For everyone it's different, some people it's motivating and others it makes it harder. Just go with what feels best for you!

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1 hour ago, Newme17 said:

This could very well work....never thought of that. Hmmmm.....

This worked for me. You learn how your body works day to day so you get used to seeing the ups and downs.

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9 hours ago, OutsideMatchInside said:

Not owning a scale and not weighing myself is how I got super morbidly obese.

Weighing myself is a simple part of my morning now.

Weighing myself every day has allowed me to learn not to stress about what the scale says. It is completely ridiculous sometimes. Weighing myself all the time, has allowed to accept stalls and learn that even though you are eating perfectly, you still might not lose weight, and that is fine.

I feel like having a scale and weighing yourself every day desensitizes you to it so it isn't so dramatic.

Same here. When I would start seeing myself go up, I stopped weighing. I will use the scale daily now, for accountability. Once I get to goal, I will have a 5-10lb range that I will fight like hell to stay in for the rest of my life.

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I definitely agree that it is what's best for you and I am glad that it was said a few times by different people... what works for one won't work for another and part of this journey is figuring what works best for you.


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I weigh every day as soon as I get up in the morning. If it is up an ounce or two or stays the same I realize it can be because of Fluid or something else (maybe haven't gone to the bathroom). A small fluctuation does not throw me over the edge. The only thing that matter to me is how I am doing over the long term, not the day to day weight fluctuations

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An ounce or two? Mine jumps around by a pound or two. I do notice that the lighter I am, the less dramatic the jumps..(it used to jump by 3 lbs, but now it's usually closer to 1) so the closer to goal we are, perhaps the more consistent the number we see.

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I only ad it move by a pound once.... Usually only 1 to 4 ounces

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I got a scale when I started the process to track the weight loss they wanted. However, I mostly go by body measurements, increase muscle, and how my clothes fit. Weight is tricky, especially once you workout and gain muscle.


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