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When's the best time to weigh yourself?

jayme03jayme03 Posts: 64Member Member Posts: 64Member Member
My weight varies so much throughout the day and it's very frustrating. I want to weigh myself once a week, but when should that be? Before supper? I don't like weighing myself when I wake up because I don't feel like it's an accurate number in relation to the rest of the day. What do you think??

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  • jayme03jayme03 Posts: 64Member Member Posts: 64Member Member
    My weight varies so much throughout the day and it's very frustrating. I want to weigh myself once a week, but when should that be? Before supper? I don't like weighing myself when I wake up because I don't feel like it's an accurate number in relation to the rest of the day. What do you think??

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  • lina1131lina1131 Posts: 2,246Member Member Posts: 2,246Member Member
    Well "they" say to weigh yourself first thing in the morning for the most accurate weight. That is when I do it and that is when I see a loss. If I weighed myself any other time, it would be hard to really see my progress since weight really fluctuates during the day.

    If you don't want to do it then, maybe before bed?
  • jenbarjenbar Posts: 1,039Member Member Posts: 1,039Member Member
    I do it in the morning too. After I've gone to the bathroom and before I've eaten anything.
  • lina1131lina1131 Posts: 2,246Member Member Posts: 2,246Member Member
    I do it in the morning too. After I've gone to the bathroom and before I've eaten anything.

    For me it's more like, when I wake up, after I have used the bathroom, stripped all my clothes off, made sure every possible thing that could add an ounce to the scale is off my body, and then double checked that I don't need to use the bathroom again. :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:
  • jenbarjenbar Posts: 1,039Member Member Posts: 1,039Member Member
    I do it in the morning too. After I've gone to the bathroom and before I've eaten anything.

    For me it's more like, when I wake up, after I have used the bathroom, stripped all my clothes off, made sure every possible thing that could add an ounce to the scale is off my body, and then double checked that I don't need to use the bathroom again. :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

    haha!
    Same here. That's what I just did! And I swear, (this may be too much info), but I swear, I'm full of s--t! literally! I already went twice this morning! See that must account for what?..... 5 pounds:laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:
  • nickipicklenickipickle Posts: 4Member Posts: 4Member
    The best time is in morning, after the bathroom, before eating. This is because its really the only way to ensure that you are getting comparable weights each time. Otherwise there are too many other factors to take into account and you aren't able to compare your weights every week. The weight you get might not be similar to the weights you get during other times of the day but its the best way to compare.
  • meme2018meme2018 Posts: 241Member Member Posts: 241Member Member
    I agree the first thing in the morning. That's when I see the best results.:drinker: :drinker:
  • LightenUp_CaroLightenUp_Caro Posts: 572Member Member Posts: 572Member Member
    I've always been under the impression that it doesn't matter WHEN you weigh just as long as you're consistent with it.
    Its really whatever works best for you!
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  • kerriluckokerrilucko Posts: 3,852Member Member Posts: 3,852Member Member
    I agree with Caroline. I don't keep a scale in my house so I weigh at the gym.. I'd be on it all the time if I did. I go on Sunday mornings around 9-10 - so after breakfast. I think as long as you're consistent in when you weigh yourself it should be pretty accurate.
  • JulieB21JulieB21 Posts: 492Member Posts: 492Member
    I've always been under the impression that it doesn't matter WHEN you weigh just as long as you're consistent with it.

    I am a firm believer in first thing in the morning weigh-ins. Everything that you do or eat or drink during the day affects your weight and unless you eat, drink and exercise the same way every day, you won't be able to judge your progress as efficiently. Just my two cents:smile:
  • MontanaGirlMontanaGirl Posts: 1,251Member Member Posts: 1,251Member Member
    Should be first thing in the am. Remember that every 16 oz of water you drink weighs 1 lb. If you've had extra water that day, or are wearing heavier clothes or haven't peed as much or had more sodium that usual at lunch all that will add to your weight. The only accurate weight of you - just you - not water, food, clothing, etc., is first thing in the a.m., no clothes, after elimination. JMO :smile:
  • jayme03jayme03 Posts: 64Member Member Posts: 64Member Member
    Thanks for all the thoughts...I do believe I'll be weighing myself this Friday morning to see where I'm at! :bigsmile:
  • lina1131lina1131 Posts: 2,246Member Member Posts: 2,246Member Member
    Just wanted to pop in here and mention that last night before bed I weighed 190 and this morning when i woke up I weighed 185. First time I have seen a 5 lb difference, so yes, it is possible!
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