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7 hours ago, ms.sss said:

my scale is hooked up to an app on my phone, so all the graphing, etc. is done for me. This allows me to see any trends in weight loss/gain and make adjustments if necessary.

Ooh, I like the sound of your scales! What make are they?!

I weigh myself twice daily - at night last thing before I go to bed and then first thing in the morning after using bathroom. This is partly because I'm interested in the fluctuations, and partly because in my (35 year) yo-yo struggles with my weight I've found that when I stop weighing daily is when I start putting weight on. Not losing, or putting on a lb or 2 doesn't worry me because I'm charting my food/drink intake and I know that if I eat 800 calories pd I will lose weight over time.

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Once a week, on Thurs and I record it.

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45 minutes ago, Deb9386 said:

Ooh, I like the sound of your scales! What make are they?!

I have the Withings Body+ scale (in white, matches my bathroom, lol):

https://www.withings.com/ca/en/body-plus

Its a little on the pricey side, though. But there are lots other smart scales out there with wifi/Bluetooth connectivity for alot less...

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Before gastric sleeve sx, whenever I was on one of my myriad of diets, I weighed every day. Now, post-sx, I only weigh once a week, on Thursdays, naked first thing in the morning.

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4 hours ago, Deb9386 said:

Ooh, I like the sound of your scales! What make are they?!

I followed @ChubRub’s lead and bought a Renpho off Amazon for $23. So far I am very happy with it. I cannot speak to the accuracy of the body fat, muscle, etc. percentages, but it is great for keeping track of changes.

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29 minutes ago, WishMeSmaller said:

I followed @ChubRub’s lead and bought a Renpho off Amazon for $23. So far I am very happy with it. I cannot speak to the accuracy of the body fat, muscle, etc. percentages, but it is great for keeping track of changes.

I also have a Renpho and my wife and I hadn't weighed in at home for 1 year until our preop last month. I had a lot of doctors office weights that I was able to monitor my weight before. We are currently recording our weight daily as we drop after surgery.

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Once a month, as I'm in maintenance. Although I do have a cheeky morning weigh every now and then to check I'm on track. Old habits die hard....

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I weigh every morning. I only record it once a week. I feel it helps keep me accountable throughout the day. I don't get bothered by fluctuations on a daily basis. I know my heaviest day of the week is usually Friday and my lowest day is usually Monday.

I know I have body dysmorphia because I have had frequent doctor visits after my plastic surgery and I still try to wear my lightest weight clothing and shoes because I have to get on the scale. I weighed 108.1 on their scale the other day! Hopefully some day I'll get used to the fact that I am no longer "morbidly obese" and am actually quite small!

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51 minutes ago, Lynnlovesthebeach said:

I know I have body dysmorphia because I have had frequent doctor visits after my plastic surgery and I still try to wear my lightest weight clothing and shoes because I have to get on the scale. I weighed 108.1 on their scale the other day! Hopefully some day I'll get used to the fact that I am no longer "morbidly obese" and am actually quite small!

I do the same - I STILL dread being weighed at the doctor's office and wear as light as possible clothing when I go in. Although I asked my husband about this, whose never had a weight problem, and he said he hates being weighed, too. Maybe this is a common thing???

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I weigh every morning. I have a Renpho scale and I like to see the trend lines, even if it goes up and down a little between lows. I've noticed a pattern that right after I hit a new low, it bounces up a half pound or so for a few days until I settle back to the lower number.

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Every day, first thing after going to the restroom when getting dressed so I can do it with no clothes on, lol

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Every morning. I’ve noticed that my large weight gains in the past are all this mysterious weigh-in free time. I literally have almost a decade of data on MyFitnessPal showing drops in weight then a missing 6 month period that then reappears like 50 lbs heavier...then weight loss for a while, missing time, huge weight gain, etc.

I try to stick my head in the sand about weight gain. I need to make it a daily habit or I just stop weighing in and I know where that leads.

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On 11/20/2020 at 9:25 AM, ChubRub said:

sometimes before/after shower to see how much my wet hair weighs.

On 11/20/2020 at 11:44 AM, WishMeSmaller said:

It is important to know your “wetvs. “dry” weight. Lol

So i was all excited to find out if being wet made any difference on the scale. Womp-womp, it does not. Was a very anticlimactic moment.

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5 hours ago, ms.sss said:

So i was all excited to find out if being wet made any difference on the scale. Womp-womp, it does not. Was a very anticlimactic moment.

You clearly don't have big 80s hair!! LOL!! I go up .2 to .4 when my hair is wet.

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