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Monthly weigh-ins or weekly weigh-ins... which one do u guys prefer???



  • Veganvibesss
    Veganvibesss Posts: 123 Member
    I weigh myself every morning
  • arianapolitis
    arianapolitis Posts: 12 Member
    I weigh once every Friday morning after bathroom trip
  • cmriverside
    cmriverside Posts: 34,156 Member
    Daily as well when I'm in weight loss mode. It's an important data point. I don't have to like it, I just have to record it.
  • LaReinaDeCorazones
    LaReinaDeCorazones Posts: 274 Member
    Weigh myself daily, but only log it when it's a new low. Lately it's been daily, even if only by .2 lbs, but if it went up or stayed the same, I'd know to tweak my diet/exercise if it continued on that trend.
  • Rebnurse1977
    Rebnurse1977 Posts: 15 Member
    Im surprised by all the daily weights! Im like you OP, I can easily get discouraged when im working so hard but see that scale go up... wonder if Im doing it wrong.
  • jennybearlv
    jennybearlv Posts: 1,519 Member
    Another daily and I use Trendweight with my Fitbit scale. My scale is my friend.
  • SCoil123
    SCoil123 Posts: 2,108 Member
    I weigh daily and use trendweight to track fluctuations. It gives me a more accurate picture I think.
  • JLG1986
    JLG1986 Posts: 212 Member
    I weigh daily, first thing in the morning. It helps me understand my loss pattern - actually helps me be less concerned about fluctuations.
  • orangegato
    orangegato Posts: 6,570 Member
    As has been said before many times: Weight loss is not linear. There will be daily fluctuations. But the formula for calculating weekly weight loss that MFP uses turns out to be pretty accurate.
  • lorrpb
    lorrpb Posts: 11,464 Member
    Daily. It helps me understand and follow the normal fluctuations. I trend in happy scale & libra.
  • MysticGoalie
    MysticGoalie Posts: 328 Member
    Daily, in morning.
  • LynnJ9
    LynnJ9 Posts: 414 Member
    Weigh and log every day. I agree with the others, if I weighed once a week and happened to weigh on a high day, I would get discouraged. Weighing every day I can see the lows and power through the highs. I feel like weighing everyday keeps me accountable everyday. If I only weighed once a week I think I might be lax in my eating when I know I have 5 more days before I weigh in next.
  • Cortneylbarrow
    Cortneylbarrow Posts: 2 Member
    I weigh daily but measure weekly. It helps me feel more accountable for my meals. If i see the scale going up I know i need to push harder. I've also started to do pictures once a month.
  • GemstoneofHeart
    GemstoneofHeart Posts: 865 Member
    I weigh daily. I love seeing the fluctuations, it's educational to me.
  • dadsafrantic
    dadsafrantic Posts: 186 Member
    Mycophilia wrote: »
    Daily weighing + phone app for plotting trends/averages = accurate tracking of body weight changes.

  • Lounmoun
    Lounmoun Posts: 8,423 Member
    I weigh weekly. It is just the right amount of information for me.
    I have tried daily and I found it demotivating. I understand fluctuations but I can't deal with seeing and focusing on the scale number daily. Monthly weighing is not enough information.
  • Malyssam27
    Malyssam27 Posts: 28 Member
    Daily. This sounds silly but I'm motivated to get out of bed in the morning to see how much I weigh, even though it's been going up lately.
  • Psychgrrl
    Psychgrrl Posts: 3,177 Member
    Ditto for the trenders--I weigh daily and use Happy Scale. I more weigh-in dread! Happy Scale, indeed!
  • igarcia13
    igarcia13 Posts: 59 Member
    I weigh in daily, this helps me figure out what I did wrong in the day in case I gained a little.