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I’m debating whether to purchase a scale or not. I haven’t had one for years. I always judged my size by how my clothes fit. I am two weeks out of surgery, had mine Dec 5, the day after my birthday. I am feeling great, tire quickly. Does everyone own a scale and should I get one?

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I recently bought a new scale that I really like - syncs up with fitbit, etc. It's nice to be able to see not just my current weight, but how it's trending over time. It has a lot of the same functionality of the Fitbit scale but at less than half the price.

Weight Gurus Scale

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I like having a scale to track whether I'm on the right path and the choices I make are giving me the results I want. If you feel that having a scale would cause you stress or make things difficult, I'd suggest seeing if someone you know has a scale you can use once a week just so you have an idea of how you are doing.

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No scale for me

I use them when available like at a friends house or doctors appointment which is not often

I hold myself accountable by tracking everything I consume. Bonus I never know about my stalls

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scale. I weigh myself every day in the morning because I don’t want to be surprised. Also, if I gain three pounds, I need the motivation to get my ass to the gym and work hard.


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I don't own a scale. Only weighed myself at the doctors office in the beginning. Stepped on the scale at work once a month or so for the first couple years postop. But I can easily tell by how my jeans fit if I'm losing or gaining. I'm 4 years postop and I maybe weighed myself 3-4 times in the past year.

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I vote scale. Don't need to weigh frequently, but weight loss can creep back quickly. At the advice of my surgeon: If you weigh weekly, you'll never miss a 5 lb. weight gain and can adjust in the moment and not have to dig out of a hole.

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Personally, I need the scale for accountability. As soon as I see my weight trending up I know to immediately adjust.

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7 hours ago, mel1214 said:

No scale for me. I have teenage daughters and feel like it’s a bad idea. I work in a doctors office, so I just weigh myself at work whenever I get the urge.

But you still weigh regularly:) that's key!

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I didn't weigh myself much in the beginning after surgery because i knew the surgery bloat would kill my confidence. I bought a scale a couple of months after. I weigh almost every day but i only track once a week. It helps because i can fix my gluttonous mistakes before they get out of hand lol.

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