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  • spiriteagle99spiriteagle99 Member Posts: 3,009 Member Member Posts: 3,009 Member
    I've been in maintenance for several years as well. I weigh myself about twice a week. Because I log my food, I know which way my weight ought to be going based on how I've been eating. I check to see if I am losing or gaining beyond what I expect. If the gain or loss is more than I expect, I'll do it again the next day to see if it's valid. I don't weigh after hard workouts or salty meals or if I've been constipated for a couple of days. No point in torturing myself.
  • durhammfpdurhammfp Member Posts: 474 Member Member Posts: 474 Member
    Every day, and like some others on this forum I keep track of it all on Libra.
  • HungryTravelerHungryTraveler Member Posts: 28 Member Member Posts: 28 Member
    I tried every day and it didn't work for me (I still let the scale get to me even though I know it's just data) so I'm back to once a week. Wednesday is my day, morning, after pee before coffee :D
  • chikadeedoochikadeedoo Member Posts: 5 Member Member Posts: 5 Member
    I weigh daily. However, I will change this habit, because it really frustrates me to see the 2-pound fluctuations.Three weeks ago, I've started a sustainable healthy eating diet with much lower calorie intake than I used to eat before and regular daily HIIT exercises (running uphill for 40 mins, intensive aerobic for one hour every other day) and initially my weight dropped two pounds. Right now it is not going down, and some days it's back up to the original starting number! I'll skip the weighing daily and instead do it once a week at the same time.
  • brenn24179brenn24179 Member Posts: 2,031 Member Member Posts: 2,031 Member
    I weigh daily, I know alot of people think you shouldn't. I have had to watch my weight since I was 16 and not until this past year did I start weighing daily. I would weigh once a week or go 3-4 weeks or more. I got tired of 20 lbs showing up so I said I am now weighing every day so I dont get shocked.
  • rosebarnalicerosebarnalice Member Posts: 3,074 Member Member Posts: 3,074 Member
    I go through phases of once a day or once a week.

    Sometimes I weight almost every morning (I'm doing that now).

    Sometimes when I'm not feeling good about myself (weight-wise or otherwise). I only weigh once a week because even though I know from long experience that weight fluctuates daily, when I'm not in a good place I know that one morning's uptick will put me in a bad mood for the rest of the day . . .so I just don't subject myself to that torture.

    When I don't want to step on the scale at least once a week, that's a red flag to me that I'm not in a good place with food. So I NEED to weigh at least once a week to keep square with my relationship with food.
  • mylittlerainbowmylittlerainbow Member Posts: 650 Member Member Posts: 650 Member
    So I am very different from most people here. I have fluctuations and swings if I weigh daily - based on salt intake, hydration, and lots of other things. They seem to dampen/average out if I let a week go by between weighings. And that interval does seem to keep me adequately accountable, since I do also log my food and exercise. So I weigh weekly on Sunday mornings (since that's when I started.) I admit that I do die of impatience if the scale has ticked up a bit, though, and can't always wait an entire week in those cases!
  • AnnPT77AnnPT77 Member, Premium Posts: 18,745 Member Member, Premium Posts: 18,745 Member
    So I am very different from most people here. I have fluctuations and swings if I weigh daily - based on salt intake, hydration, and lots of other things. They seem to dampen/average out if I let a week go by between weighings. And that interval does seem to keep me adequately accountable, since I do also log my food and exercise. So I weigh weekly on Sunday mornings (since that's when I started.) I admit that I do die of impatience if the scale has ticked up a bit, though, and can't always wait an entire week in those cases!

    You may be different from some of us in terms of preferences (which I'm not questioning or criticizing), but not so different from all of us in daily swings and fluctuations. This is what my last few months looked like in Libra: The vertical lines connect daily weights to the bumpy, solid, horizontal-ish trend line. (I do weigh daily; if you don't see a weight for 30-ish days each month, it's because some were too near the trend line to show up distinctly.) My weight jumps all over the place, especially through the holidays when eating/exercise habits vary a bit. 🤣

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    Personally, I don't think there's a universal "should/shouldn't" about weighing frequency. Objectively, different approaches may have pros/cons that we can discuss . . . but a lot of what's going to work best for an individual is the subjective part: What provides the most helpful guidance for that person, without being annoying or stressful in some way.
  • reversemigrationreversemigration Member Posts: 168 Member Member Posts: 168 Member
    Over the first couple of years of loss and maintenance I weighed daily. This not only helped to keep me on track, but it was great data to help me sort out signal from noise - what events and foods might cause my weight to spike (or drop), for instance.

    I still weigh myself fairly frequently, as it keeps me honest. There may be a time where I slack off and go by other metrics, but I don't quite trust myself enough yet.
  • Speakeasy76Speakeasy76 Member Posts: 308 Member Member Posts: 308 Member
    I vary from daily to every other day to weekly, depending on my mood. If I'm feeling particularly bloated (like today) I usually won't weigh myself. Even though I know it's bloat, it's still discouraging.

    I do feel, however, that weighing daily or at least every other day keeps me honest. It's those times I stopped weighing more regularly when the weight would start to creep up.
  • rosiekinrosiekin Member Posts: 16 Member Member Posts: 16 Member
    I've not weighed myself since April 2018. Prior to that, during this current weight loss/maintenance journey, I was weighing myself monthly. I've been in maintenance for roughly 6 years now and I'm mainly happy with how I'm managing it. I'm not saying I'll never step on the scales again, but I'm definitely not planning on doing that any time soon.
    Everyone is different so do what's right for you.
  • MadisonMolly2017MadisonMolly2017 Member, Premium Posts: 7,399 Member Member, Premium Posts: 7,399 Member
    Daily, as data more data points make sense to me), I focus on my 10-day trend weights. And monthly trends.
    Every time I lost weight before I stopped weighing myself & as another member said, was surprised (and discouraged) when I gained weight.) Decided not this time!
  • alexmose2alexmose2 Member Posts: 71 Member Member Posts: 71 Member
    Funny, I was just thinking this morning that even if I weighed myself this morning (currently away from home eating cafeteria food), it would have no effect on what I ate today.
  • TealTrinketTealTrinket Member Posts: 13 Member Member Posts: 13 Member
    Daily. I like seeing my fluctuations. Helps me see if I'm actually gaining weight, or if it's just one of my normal ups after say a huge meal, or a big work out, etc.
  • BlossomingJennBlossomingJenn Member Posts: 17 Member Member Posts: 17 Member
    I weigh daily. I have a long way to go as far as losing weight, and seeing those numbers go downward in a steady fashion is very helpful motivation-wise. My body is also very sensitive, so it helps me to know if something is throwing my losses off.
  • susanmwernersusanmwerner Member Posts: 1 Member Member Posts: 1 Member
    Every day, ALWAYS have! I have a weight range that is acceptable to me, and if I start to trend toward the high end of that range (which is no more than 5 lbs over my "ideal" weight), I know I need to get serious about my diet and keep a food diary until I'm back where I want to be. This method has kept me the same size for more than thirty years!
  • Pamdar67Pamdar67 Member, Premium Posts: 14 Member Member, Premium Posts: 14 Member
    I weight myself every morning after toilet. I thelps me to stay on track and I have been able to see what happens if I eat to much sodium or not enough calories. I shoot for 1 lb a week loss and so far I have lost 8 lbs. I amnot sticking to any diet except making healthy choices.
  • donnatxldydonnatxldy Member Posts: 1 Member Member Posts: 1 Member
    I weight myself every morning after stepping out of bed.
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