1. shrinkingannie

    shrinkingannie Gold Member

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    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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    sugar_lipswales Silver Member

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    I'm sure you'll notice a difference in your clothes even if you're not weighing, personally the suspense would kill me lol.
     
  4. bejewellery

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    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
     
  5. Mogget

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    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.
     
  6. Spannerwanner

    Spannerwanner technologically ignorant

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    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.
     
  7. FifeJill

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    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.
     
  8. Silence

    Silence Bouncing back

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    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!!!
     
  9. Jenmac

    Jenmac can't speak French

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    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.
     
  10. Konvictz

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    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.
     
  11. olivia1987uk

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    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!
     
  12. Crazybecky5

    Crazybecky5 Green tea advocate!!

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    ...think i'm going to put the scales away! I weigh myself wayyyy too often and it's starting to become de-motivating!
     
  13. Mirror

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    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.
     
  14. Jettica

    Jettica Shoot to thrill

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    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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