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once a week

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Like alot of others (and unlike probably the same amount of others, lol), I step on the scale every morning, naked, and after I pee. Been doing this now for 2.5 years.

During weight loss phase, I use to weigh myself before and after a good poop just for funsies.

Once someone mentioned they weighed themselves before and after a shower to find out how much their wet hair weighed...got excited at the thought and tried it out, but whomp whomp...my wet hair made no diff. 🤣

Now if you are the type to get anxious/frustrated/agitated at the natural fluctuations, then I'd suggest limit the frequency of your weighs...for those that are unruffled by it, weigh away!

Plus if you weigh everyday and record it, you can make fun graphs and marvel at it in your spare time. Here's mine:

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8 hours ago, njlimmer said:

Okay... you are where I want to be when I grow up! I'm 23 days post op so I've got a few weeks before I move into "regular" foods on my plan, but I've been thinking about what my eating life looks like afterwards. I want it to be my lifestyle and not a constant diet. So any tips?? Everything in moderation?

That I don't weigh myself isn't an effect of "afterwards." For me there is no "afterwards."

My plan is forever. It is not a diet but is and always has been the new normal way I eat. I just don't want nor need a scale to push or encourage me to stay on plan.

I do moderation usually on vacation. If you can manage moderation then have at it. Not everyone can manage it.

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I weigh myself daily, but seeing my weight fluctuate does not bother me, and if I do get aggravated I take a break. As long as the overall trend is going down over time I'm happy though, and I place more emphasis on how I feel, how my close fit, and my labs.

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I have 10 years of data on my fitness pal showing me that every time I stop weighing myself routinely then I have a dramatic spike in weight. I’m very head-in-the-sand about weight gain, so I know I have to keep an eye on it. Normally I would be a once-a-day weigher, but since I’m in active weight loss right now I’m trying to limit it to 2-3x a week. That way I can (usually) see the scale drop at least a little each time and I don’t drive myself crazy with fluctuations.

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On 3/26/2021 at 7:31 AM, ruthpets said:

Just curious...I know this has probably been asked many times before but I'm curious to see what others are doing. I weigh once a day, same time(-ish), but 1/2 pound fluctuations are kinda making me a little neurotic so I'm wondering if I should weigh less often...

6-10 times a day LOL

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Once a week, on Sunday after I get out of the shower in the morning and before I eat anything.

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I use to do weight watchers and it was a weekly weigh in. So I kinda keep that mind set and it let's me be accountable for my weeks effort or down fall. So Monday morning after using the washroom. I also have a scale that syncs with my phone to document it.

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Think I mentioned this in another post but when I told my surgeon I weighed in everyday (right after surgery), he asked me if I was purposely trying to make myself even nuttier than I already was. Joking but not I suppose. I think once or twice a week is reasonable. I find that if I do it too infrequent, I'm more likley to make mistakes and lose track of my accountability. If I weigh in too much, I obsess over the number, which isn't always the best indicator. To each their own w/o going too crazy I reckon. 😀

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I am less than 3 weeks post op so I still weigh everyday. I think once I get to maintenance I will switch to once a week (or try to. Lol)

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Initially I was every day - same time, just underwear. Like @Jaelzion, i recorded my weight everyday but I didn’t let the little fluctuations bother me either. They’re normal regardless of your weight. I just watched the trend - loved the graph in the app I used.

I continued daily weighing the first year of maintenance because I kept losing & I was monitoring that closely.

Now at almost 2 yrs out, I’m not as regulated. I weigh myself 4 or 5 times a week. I have a 1 kg window I fluctuate within & I’m okay if that’s where my weight is sitting. I didn’t get on the scale this morning as I’m a bit constipated so I knew the number on the scale wouldn’t be truly accurate.

I agree with @The Greater Fool. We have to find what works for us & then stick with it. I didn’t want to be on a ‘diet’ for the rest of my life. I’ve made changes & this is just how & what I eat now. But I also know myself & I weigh to keep myself accountable. In the past, I wouldn’t go anywhere near a scale if I thought I’d put on weight. Ostrich - sand! And then the reality would be a slap in the face when I eventually did. Plus, seeing what I weigh now is really motivational.

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The scale keeps me aware of microtrends. I use MyFitnessPal to track my weight and I weigh daily. There have been three two-week intervals where I gained and lost 6-8 lbs. even though via food-tracking, I confirmed there was absolutely no change in my daily caloric intake. I reassured myself that these gain/losses were aberrations, not signs of actual weight gain. They could be explained by Water retention, salt increase, medication changes, etc.

So I look at 7 day, 30 day, 90 day, and 180 day trends. For the past six months, I've been relatively stable and I owe this to food diarying and daily weighing.

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I weigh in the morning out of habit. It's a quick check to stay within my maintenance range. I have no need to log my weight. Life is normal the thrill is gone.

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7 hours ago, Healthy_life2 said:

I weigh in the morning out of habit. It's a quick check to stay within my maintenance range. I have no need to log my weight. Life is normal the thrill is gone.

Hiay @Healthy_life2!!! I've missed you around here ❤️

Sometimes I think losing the thrill would be nice, but most times I still like to marvel in it, 😂

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