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No Weigh!!

S: 14st5lb C: 10st4lb G: 9st12lb BMI: 24.7 Loss: 4st1lb(28.36%)
#1
What are your thoughts on the scales? I find weighing myself is a disaster - If I lose weight I seem to self sabotage and eat loads and gain it back and if I dont lose weight I seem to say to myself - 'I cant do it' and eat loads so either way I cant win. So I have decided not to weigh myself until Jan 1st 2010 which has taken the pressure off, now Im just eating healthy and changing my life, but I hope I can still keep my motivation up - what are your thoughts on weighing youself - do you find it spurs you on???
 
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S: 21st0lb C: 13st4lb G: 11st0lb BMI: 30 Loss: 7st10lb(36.73%)
#2
I'm sure you'll notice a difference in your clothes even if you're not weighing, personally the suspense would kill me lol.
 
S: 14st4lb C: 14st0lb G: 10st3lb BMI: 33.6 Loss: 0st4lb(2%)
#3
I'm obsessed with weighing myself! When I lose weight it makes me feel great and even more motivated for the next week, and when I put weight on I panic and try even harder.

It's not for everyone though, and I think measuring yourself as an alternative can give you a better idea of what weight you have lost. After all aren't we all trying to get down a dress size and thats all about your measurement.

Good luck

Wendy
 
S: 20st5lb C: 15st0lb G: 10st0lb BMI: 36 Loss: 5st5lb(26.32%)
#4
I hardly ever weigh in - the scale can derail me far too easily. I was an anorectic teen and can too easily get caught up in the numbers. These days I go by how clothes fit, and how fit and healthy I am.
 

Spannerwanner

technologically ignorant
#5
I dropped two dress sizes a couple of years ago and I still have no idea how much I weighed at either end of the diet. I asked a friend to weigh me every month, not tell me the result but just to say if the loss was OK. I have been doing LL recently so I had to get weighed every week but my preference is for once a month as that irons out all the weird variability you get with monthly cycles.
 
S: 13st3lb C: 11st8lb G: 9st3lb BMI: 31.6 Loss: 1st9lb(12.43%)
#6
I've been weighing myself every two weeks on the scales in Boots. I was tempted to get myself some scales for the house but have decided against it as I think the temptation would be too much and I'd end up weighing myself every day and getting fed up when there's no difference. I like weighing in every two weeks as it's long enough to see some difference and it gives me something to look forward to and keeps me motivated.
 
#7
I have a set weigh in day every week (Friday) and my weight is what it is. It certainly allows me to have a better idea of how I'm doing but I make a point of seeing my weight as a set of numbers - it's not the be all and end all. Admittedly I used to be obsessed with the scales and the numbers - I used to weigh myself every day and I did find myself getting depressed about it which is why I'm only allowed to touch the scales on a Friday.
At the end of the day, you need to do what's right for you and what works for you!
Good luck!!!
 

Jenmac

can't speak French
S: 11st6lb C: 11st6lb G: 8st6lb BMI: 28.3 Loss: 0st0lb(0%)
#8
I don't weigh myself if I can help it - if I'm a pound heavier than last week I eat everything in sight and if I'm lighter it seems to lead me into starving myself to watch the scales go down, which is not the idea!
I think not weighing yourself til next year is a brilliant idea - chances are you'll find it easier to stick to exercise and a healthy diet if you're concentrating on how you feel rather than how much you weigh. I managed to do this for a few weeks earlier this year and I did feel great, shame I sabotaged myself since then...like the signature above says though, failure is giving up completely. I'm still trying to eat sensibly and not starve/binge, sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't but I am happier without the scales.
 

Konvictz

Full Member
S: 12st13lb C: 10st3lb G: 10st5lb BMI: 23.1 Loss: 2st10lb(20.99%)
#9
personally i dont really care about my weight. i weigh my self every now and then.

for me its all about fat burning, if im sweating i know im loosing fat. i will be starting weight training soon as well, so i will be gaining lean muscle mass...which will increase my weight.

i dont think anyone should be too concerned about weight, because people's bodys are designed differently, and no one has an ideal weight - that is one limitation of the bmi. i gained about 1-2 stone at the age of 11, of pure muscle because i started working out.

i think fat burning should be the main idea for people. feel your body, if theres wobbly bits, you need to loose it - thats what im using. alot of people get to their 'ideal' weight, but still look a bit overweight, maybe you guys need to consider this area.
 
S: 20st0lb C: 19st7lb G: 12st0lb BMI: 44.1 Loss: 0st7lb(2.5%)
#10
I got obsessed with it for a long time...but since joining the gym, I'm only weighing myself monthly...my lifestyle consultant at the gym told me I might put on up to half a stone of muscle in the first month. My weight hasn't changed but my clothes feel better!
 

Crazybecky5

Green tea advocate!!
S: 18st7lb C: 15st0lb G: 13st0lb BMI: 33.9 Loss: 3st7lb(18.92%)
#11
...think i'm going to put the scales away! I weigh myself wayyyy too often and it's starting to become de-motivating!
 
S: 12st4lb C: 10st7lb G: 9st12lb BMI: 22.3 Loss: 1st11lb(14.53%)
#12
I weigh myself every Saturday in the morning and usually change my exercise routine accordingly to how much I've lost (If I've put on, it just means I need to work a bit harder)
I find it more of a motivator than something I need to dread.
 

Jettica

Shoot to thrill
S: 239lb C: 172lb G: 140lb BMI: 26.9 Loss: 67lb(28.03%)
#13
I'm not sure to be honest. I'm definitely obsessed and although I try not to weigh myself more than once a week I do. It's motivating to see that I've lost weight and also if I've not lost or put on 1lb. However over the weekend I thought I'd put on 4lbs so proper pigged out.

Not weighing is good, I've only got enough willpower to exercise though let alone not weigh myself.
 


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