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4/10/14 3:25 P

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I weigh daily because I know me. If I have a week until I have to get on the scale I'll fudge things If I have to get on every day then I will work harder I think that is reasonable However, I used to think 2 spoons and a bucket of ice cream shared with my sister was reasonable! rotfl

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4/9/14 8:40 A

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I weigh myself daily if not a couple times a day. It keeps me either motivated or reminds me that I might need to watch what I'm eating. I don't let it define me but I use it as a point of reference.

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3/13/14 12:20 P

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Sounds like a good idea. I do the same.....weigh in twice a day. A break from the scale is a good idea.

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3/13/14 2:39 A

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Because I am not in maintenance mode, I weigh myself daily but do it with bleary eyes. By that I mean that I don't really count what it says as a truth, but as a piece of an overall picture. I also don't weigh for 5-7 days a month because that is a completely false read when I am in the worst mood to receive it, but I am also very conscientious during "that" time to not tell myself anything goes. My ultimate goal is to weigh when I damn well feel like it...probably once a month. I think the key is to ask yourself, is what I am getting motivating me? If you see a small increase (totally natural) is it going to make you beat yourself up? If yes, then skip daily or even weekly for monthly. My bleary eyes just say "oh yes, that is so much better than before and you are not consistently going up so don't worry about it."

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1/18/13 5:42 P

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I'm not sure how often I will weigh myself. I caught the flu just after I started my new exercise routine - yoga - and for the first time today, I stepped on the scale. I think I will try to stick with only weighing in once a week if I can help it.

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1/13/13 7:13 P

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I have the same problem. I would weigh myself every morning and again at night. When I di not see enough movement in the numbers I would become very discouraged, sometimes even binge eating. So for the month of January I decided I wouldn't weigh myself. I am eating healthy and logging all my food. For the past 8 days I have been exercising at least 30 minutes every day. I want so bad to get on the scales. But I am going to resist...almost half way there emoticon

Life isn't about waitnig for the storm to pass...it's about learning to dance in the rain.


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5/5/12 7:06 A

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I have to "weigh in" on this one (sorry, couldn't help it) because it has been a big problem for me. When I start to gain weight, I stop weighing myself. I just don't want to know or think about it. This is how I manage to put on 10 pounds without getting it under control before that happens. My new resolution--for after I get back to my target weight--is to weigh myself regularly (not every day) and if the scale is up and stays up to get back on a plan.

That said, the every-day weigh-in can be demoralizing due to normal fluctuations--I would decrease that if I were you. Good luck!

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3/6/12 3:43 P

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Good luck!

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3/6/12 7:47 A

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That is it exactly - I am even far more likely to stick to healthy eating if it stays the same or comes down. I think I will try to do the every second day for this week and see how I go. Thanks

Margaret

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You only fail when you stop trying

There is nothing to hold you back except you.

You can press forward long after you canít. Itís a matter of wanting it bad enough.

The bad news is: we are our own worst enemies. The good news is: we are our own greatest champions.


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3/6/12 7:39 A

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I must admit I go through that myself. - not every day - but close. I find that it is extremely overwhelming because our weight changes every day. Than what happens for me is it dictates how I feel for the day. If I am up a few oz. to a lb, I feel bad, if I am down, I feel good. Is that what happens to you? Maybe you could wean yourself off. Try to go to every other day. End up once a week if you can. The truth is, the scale isn't the true result, it is how we feel in our bodies and look. I know I forget that when I wake up in the morning and hustle and bustle my way to the scale!

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3/6/12 7:31 A

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I have got into the habit of weighing myself every morning - I can't seen to stop myself at this stage. I do it as I was afraid that if I left it too long I would have put on too much weight without realising it. What are others thoughts on this - should I try to stop?

Margaret

Never give up, never quit, never surrender

You only fail when you stop trying

There is nothing to hold you back except you.

You can press forward long after you canít. Itís a matter of wanting it bad enough.

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