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How often do you log your weight/weigh yourself?



  • cgvet37cgvet37 Member Posts: 1,188 Member Member Posts: 1,188 Member
    Once a week. I understand there will be fluctuations. For example, I have been sick for a week, so my diet hasn't been the same. I expect to be up slightly when I weigh in on Saturday. Once I get closer to my goal weight, I may weigh daily.
  • lynn_glenmontlynn_glenmont Member Posts: 8,546 Member Member Posts: 8,546 Member
    I feel like there could be an interesting study in comparing people's responses on this thread and the how often do you shower/bathe thread. ;)
  • TurquiseTurtle7TurquiseTurtle7 Member Posts: 15 Member Member Posts: 15 Member
    I weigh at the same time every day, before eating. I expect about 1 lb of fluctuation on any given day and don't get discouraged by that. I find the daily weigh-ins motivating, plus it's interesting to see what all goes into the fluctuations. I also feel like watching every day allows me to correct course early if something isn't working for me. Probably most of all, I just like the feeling of recording my daily progress. It keeps me mindful throughout the day.
  • AlexandraFindsHerself1971AlexandraFindsHerself1971 Member Posts: 1,804 Member Member Posts: 1,804 Member
    If I don't weigh every day and make it a habit, I get intimidated by the scale and try to game it. So I do best weighing every day and watching it fluctuate, because I'm learning my body and what it does. Today I've retained a lot of water since I went to bed physically sore last night, and I got on the scale this morning just to see how much extra water I was going to retain. (5 pounds!) And it's entertaining to correlate the number on the scale with the fit of my clothes. Today I would have known I was retaining water just from the way my clothes fit, and I know that tomorrow I'll want to allow for that too, but by Thursday it should be better.
  • rltolle2015rltolle2015 Member, Premium Posts: 7 Member Member, Premium Posts: 7 Member
    I only weigh myself about once every two weeks. I got frustrated weighing more often. When I would see a fluctuation I would throw the whole day out the window. I’m trying to focus more on consistency with healthy habits rather than the scale. It’s working right now but who’s to say I might change it up tomorrow or next month. 🤷‍♀️
  • spiriteagle99spiriteagle99 Member Posts: 2,962 Member Member Posts: 2,962 Member
    I weigh every 2-3 days. I don't usually log it though, since my focus is staying within my 5 lb. maintenance window and there is often a 1-2 lb. fluctuation that is pretty much meaningless. As long as I am still in that window, I don't worry about it unless it is consistently high or low. I only log the weight change if it is significantly different and makes a difference in my calorie goals (i.e. if I am on the road for a month or more and gain more than 5 lbs., then I want to track the loss.)
  • Taytaylynn92Taytaylynn92 Member Posts: 193 Member Member Posts: 193 Member
    1-2 times a week. I try not to do anymore or i get obsessed.
  • SModa61SModa61 Member Posts: 1,062 Member Member Posts: 1,062 Member
    Myself, it varies. But I find that there is a direct correlation between consistency of weighing, and the attention I am giving to my diet, fitness, and health. Right now, it is even morning. During the first months of COVID, while I was gaining, it was a miracle if I weighed once a week, or even two.

    Now, you may have noticed that you have a wide range of responses. There are people that are motivated by the data of weighing. On the other hand, there are people that find that same information demoralizing. And people all in between. You need to figure out how you will respond to the data and how to customize what is right for you.
  • DancingMoosieDancingMoosie Member Posts: 6,546 Member Member Posts: 6,546 Member
    Daily. Hormonal fluctuations may cause me to "gain" a pound, but it drops after a day or 2.
  • jungkooksdonut17jungkooksdonut17 Member Posts: 158 Member Member Posts: 158 Member
    I weigh myself and log my food daily, since it's easy to keep track of my weight loss and fluctuations with the myfitnesspal reports. As for when I'm on my menstrual cycle, I tend to just suffer, because honestly, not even food helps with cramps so I figure what's even the point. So no, I don't allow myself extra calories.
  • brankaabbadabrankaabbada Member, Premium Posts: 28 Member Member, Premium Posts: 28 Member
    Every morning, but log once a week (Saturday )
  • DonnaKelly79DonnaKelly79 Member Posts: 30 Member Member Posts: 30 Member
    I weigh myself every morning first thing, before I've had anything to drink and usually with approx. the same amount of clothes. I like weighing myself daily, it's a habit. I feel that it keeps me accountable and reminds me of my goals. If I gain a lb or two (fluctuate) I understand it can be water weight so I don't often get down on myself.

    I do not eat any differently or allot any additional calories based on my cycle. I think if other women need to, great - have a healthy snack, for myself I don't notice any additional hunger or cravings.
  • ONUnicornONUnicorn Member, Premium Posts: 21 Member Member, Premium Posts: 21 Member
    I used to weigh once a month, the day after my period ended, in the morning, without clothes, before eating or drinking and after a bowel movement. That will give you the most accurate measurement.

    Then I tried Noom, and they want you to weigh daily, so I got into that habit. I don't stress too much over daily fluctuations, and still oookay more attention to the end of period weight, but it's good to know what's going on.

    It's not uncommon for it to fluctuate 2 pounds day to day, and 8-10 pounds between the week before my period and the day after.
  • minnelizzyminnelizzy Member Posts: 25 Member Member Posts: 25 Member
    Once a week. I also took pictures and measurements and will be measuring once a week as well 👍🏽
  • janejellyrolljanejellyroll Member, Premium Posts: 24,567 Member Member, Premium Posts: 24,567 Member
    I weigh daily. I used to log the weight in Libra every single day, but now that I've been maintaining for a few years, it's more like 3-4 times a week, whenever I remember. That seems to be enough data to keep me on track.
    edited November 2020
  • charmmethcharmmeth Member Posts: 718 Member Member Posts: 718 Member
    I am another daily weigh-in person. I track trends though: the average (=mean) over the month to date and now, as I have reached the top of my planned maintenance range, my rolling 7-day average.
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