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Are there benefits to weighing in everyday?

#5
I am a serial weigher. If I lose it's great but if I don't it can ruin my mood for the day.
I am trying very hard to weigh in only once a week and take this as my weekly loss. I use MFP but only update my weight once a week on it xx
 
#7
There was a thread on here for those of us who weigh every day.. It was a bit silly but fun...

Personaly.. Yes I tend to weigh every day but as jessica said it can ruin your mood..And I would only log once a week..

It really is a personal thing I think.
 
#9
I weigh in far more than I should (which is why I stopped weighing entirely for the first 6 months of my diet) and the only benefit is learning about your body. It has been an eye-opener for me about which foods make me retain water and what times of the month I am heavier day-to-day. I never see it as real 'gain' though, just a fluctuation. I agree with everyone here, it's not good for your head to weigh too much and logging once a week is definitely best :)
 
#10
i used to weigh every day but it just made me so frustrated and the variation in my weight from day to day was so rediculous that i knew i had to change my routine...

now i weigh once a month and i think its great because any little blips that you have are balanced out throughout the month, and if you are really good all month you get to see a nice 'high' weight loss all in one go, rather than watching it come off drip by drip!

i would never go back to weighing every day, but its a personal choice xxx
 
#11
I am another serial weigher, but it really effects my mood each day...

I think I might switch to monthly weigh ins :)
 
#12
I honestly can't see any good in weighing everyday. I only do it occasionally, but when I do it can really upset me, especially if I have been working hard at it. Your weight fluctuates so much depending on so many different things. I would just stick to once a week. :)
 
#14
I'm terrible for weighing every day. Personally I think it has its uses, like Morrigan said I've learned alot about my body, which foods make me retain weight etc, and I sometimes find it useful when I'm finding it hard to get my head in the game (lots of "Oh it's monday, if I eat this chocolate bar it will have gone by Friday when I WI so it doesn't matter"). I definitely agree that it can be a real mood spoiler though and on balance I think once a week is better.
 
#15
im awful for weighing in daily, someone needs to hide my scales! it always make me feel really down tho! like if ive not lost weight ill feel miserable because i though id not eaten much that day but it doesnt work like that!
 

Mairiphinc

Cruisin' for a losin'!
#16
Our scales are rubbish, in fact any that come into my house seem to go the same way, I think it's because uit's damp, so they say a slightly different weight every time you stand on them! I end up doing it 3 or 4 times and (the shame) picking the result I like the sound of best ;P
 

polly_pepper

*reformed* sugar junkie
#17
I weigh every day and it works for me, I don't despair if it's up one day and down the next because I know it fluctuates naturally, but I like to know that what I'm eating is keeping me reasonably on track (i.e. I'm losing overall!). I only log it once a week though as I go weigh myself in Boots that day and then staple the little printout into my diary...sad I know lol.
 
#18
Nah, it is not sad. Or if it is, then I'm sad too lol. I love changing the figures in my signature on here and stuff on weigh in day :)
 
#19
I read somewhere that some people require the need to see quick short term small results and that weighing each day motivates them (myself included) I wish I was more 'the weekly goal' type of weigher, must be amazing to see 2/3lb difference each week rather then .2lbs etc. (although I'm not complaining of .2 daily loss, I wish it would happen each day) After a day of too much sodium I conveniently forget to weigh myself the next day though :-& x
 


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