Weighing the same on an evening as I do on a morning

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This is a bit random and I know in the grand scheme of things it doesn't really matter, I was just curious about why it happened.

Up until recently I weighed 2-3lb more on a night before I went to bed than I did in the morning. But for the past couple of months I've weighed the same on a night as I do on the morning.

Is there a reason for this or is it just random like everything else the scales do? :P

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  • isulo_kura
    isulo_kura Posts: 818 Member
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    Why are you weighing twice a day? seems a little obsessive and pretty pointless. Anyway it's just random your weight cab vary +- 5 pounds most days it'll just be luck it's the same number
  • Chewitz
    Chewitz Posts: 217 Member
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    This happened to me last night. This morning the scales shown a 2lbs loss

    :):):)
  • BigGuy47
    BigGuy47 Posts: 1,768 Member
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    isulo_kura wrote: »
    Why are you weighing twice a day? seems a little obsessive and pretty pointless.
    This
  • David_2015
    David_2015 Posts: 231 Member
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    Happened to me a few weeks back and then returned to normal. Nothing to worry about.
  • 257_Lag
    257_Lag Posts: 1,249 Member
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    Sure it's just for curiosity but even if you don't go the bathroom you will usually lose a tiny amount overnight due to breathing in dry air and exhaling moist air. Add a pee in there and you are usually 1-2 pounds lighter in the morning :p
  • RodaRose
    RodaRose Posts: 9,562 Member
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    Stop weighing yourself that often because it can get to be a weird habit.
    Focus on how you feel and how you look. :)
  • earlnabby
    earlnabby Posts: 8,171 Member
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    If I ever do that, it is because I let myself get dehydrated.
  • yopeeps025
    yopeeps025 Posts: 8,680 Member
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    earlnabby wrote: »
    If I ever do that, it is because I let myself get dehydrated.

    It might be this OP but I understand why you might weigh at night and next morning.

  • nicola8989
    nicola8989 Posts: 381 Member
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    I find this whole process to be obsessive, constantly counting calories, thinking about food etc! But yes I know I shouldn't do it.

    I wonder if maybe I am dehydrated and that's why if I weigh myself last thing then again first thing the next morning I weigh the same?
  • yopeeps025
    yopeeps025 Posts: 8,680 Member
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    nicola8989 wrote: »
    I find this whole process to be obsessive, constantly counting calories, thinking about food etc! But yes I know I shouldn't do it.

    I wonder if maybe I am dehydrated and that's why if I weigh myself last thing then again first thing the next morning I weigh the same?

    I would say there was water retention somewhere. That or waste has not been empty yet.
  • nicola8989
    nicola8989 Posts: 381 Member
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    thank you - I started exercising again about 3 weeks ago, weight-lifting etc - so might it be DOMS or water retention relating to that?

    Again I know there's no exact science and that the scales are a load of rubbish!
  • LiftAllThePizzas
    LiftAllThePizzas Posts: 17,857 Member
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    It's not the process that is obsessive.
  • brightsideofpink
    brightsideofpink Posts: 1,018 Member
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    I totally get the curiosity, and don't find it obsessive. Its not like she is freaking out over it or saying she's doing it every day. I would also find it a bit curious if I weighed the same at night as the morning, as that is not typical. I've never seen it happen to me. I sometimes go a full week without weighing, and sometimes step on a scale four times in a day. I like data and find it amusing to see the fluctuations. I don't think that qualifies as obsessive or unhealthy.
  • nicola8989
    nicola8989 Posts: 381 Member
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    that's it, I'm just interested to see the fluctuations - it doesn't freak me out but I would like to understand what's going on!! Haha.
  • Sabine_Stroehm
    Sabine_Stroehm Posts: 19,263 Member
    edited May 2015
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    isulo_kura wrote: »
    Why are you weighing twice a day? seems a little obsessive and pretty pointless. Anyway it's just random your weight cab vary +- 5 pounds most days it'll just be luck it's the same number

    Data.
    Calorie counting can be obsessive. Many things can be obsessive.

    Or they can be sources of data, and help you gain knowledge and perspective.
  • nicola8989
    nicola8989 Posts: 381 Member
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    Yes, I just want some knowledge and perspective :) I know it sounds obsessive but I'm not making life defining decisions based on these numbers x
  • Slashnl
    Slashnl Posts: 339 Member
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    Maybe it is the scale? It might be new battery time, if you have one like that.
  • coreyreichle
    coreyreichle Posts: 1,031 Member
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    nicola8989 wrote: »
    thank you - I started exercising again about 3 weeks ago, weight-lifting etc - so might it be DOMS or water retention relating to that?

    Again I know there's no exact science and that the scales are a load of rubbish!

    It might be something as simple as a shift in the time(s) for your normal bowel movements too... It's not "random" per se, but little fluctuations can sometimes coincide to appear to be a pattern, when there isn't one.