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View Poll Results: How often do you weigh yourself?
Once a day 8 38.10%
Once a week 8 38.10%
Once a month 3 14.29%
Less than once a month, but more than once a year 1 4.76%
Once a year 0 0%
Never (or almost never) 1 4.76%
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#1 of 15 Old 08-12-2011, 09:32 AM - Thread Starter
 
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When you aren't pregnant, that it. winky.gif

 

If you wish, add a note and say:

--do you have a scale at home? or do you weigh yourself someplace else?

--has how often you weigh yourself changed over time?

--what does weighing yourself do for you?

 

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I've gone for long periods of time in my adult life without weighing myself at all.

 

Then I got pregnant and got weighed all the time.

 

Thus far in 2011, I weighed myself in January and again in July. I am in very slow weight-loss mode, and I don't want to track my weight too carefully, because I find it actually more helpful to sense my progress by noticing how my clothes fit, how I feel, etc. I probably won't weigh myself again until sometime in 2012 (unless I have a doctor's visit between now & then).

 

 


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I never used to weigh myself obsessively. I went with how I felt. But then I started to feel fat, got on the scale and almost fainted. Now that I'm trying to lose weight I weigh myself first thing each morning. I'm just starting out with a lifestyle change so I like seeing how it's working. I've also taken measurements of my waist, hips etc. 


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When I was trying to lose weight, I weighed myself obsessively. Sometimes I would weigh myself in the morning and at night, which I realize makes absolutely no sense in regards to weight loss, but I was just dying to see results. But sooner or later, I realized I was starting to look better and feel great because I was eating better and LOVING running, so I stopped weighing myself. I hated seeing the lack of progress on the scale when I was feeling it emotionally and in my clothes. I felt like it was holding me back. I didn't weigh myself for months and when I weighed myself again 6 months later, I'd lost nearly 30 lbs. Since then I've stabilized and I weigh somewhere around 115. I've long since thrown away the scale, and I only get my weight at the doc's. I've weighed myself a few times recently because I was specifically trying to gain a few pounds.. but now I won't again for a long time.. with the exception of that fun animal weighing machine at the fair... lol.gif


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When I was trying to lose weight, I weighed myself obsessively. Sometimes I would weigh myself in the morning and at night, which I realize makes absolutely no sense in regards to weight loss, but I was just dying to see results. But sooner or later, I realized I was starting to look better and feel great because I was eating better and LOVING running, so I stopped weighing myself. I hated seeing the lack of progress on the scale when I was feeling it emotionally and in my clothes. I felt like it was holding me back. I didn't weigh myself for months and when I weighed myself again 6 months later, I'd lost nearly 30 lbs. Since then I've stabilized and I weigh somewhere around 115. I've long since thrown away the scale, and I only get my weight at the doc's. I've weighed myself a few times recently because I was specifically trying to gain a few pounds.. but now I won't again for a long time.. with the exception of that fun animal weighing machine at the fair... lol.gif

 

As for this bolded part...this is why I don't weigh myself much. I've had the experience of feeling really good, fit, and healthy, and then stepping on the scale, seeing a number, and suddenly feeling fat, ugly, and gross. I don't know why a number on a scale can do that to me, but it's a terrible feeling. That's why I don't own a scale.
 

 


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I often weigh myself several times per day, but that is related to running in the heat and determining how dehydrated I am.  I also find it fascinating how much weight fluctuates during the day, after meals, after drinking a large amount, etc. 


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I do best if I weigh once a week.  If I were actually seeing my pant size go down, that would be great too.  However, right now I haven't been weighing much.  Parly because I don't want to know the number.  I know I am bigger.  I have to get back on track.  I need to take charge of the emotional battles with food.  I also measure myself at the beginning of any attempt of weight loss and about every 6 weeks after that.  

 

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Before having DD2 5 years ago, I would weigh myself rarely. Since then, I've done it weekly. I'm currently at 104.3 pounds. (I'm 5'1") According to my doctor, 110 pounds is probably my optimal weight.


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Never.  the number on the scale doesnt matter a whole lot to me. how my clothes fit, how I feel and look is what matters. 


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I have a history of major denial about weight gain-- ignoring what my clothes are telling me and not wanting to get on the scale, then being horribly surprised when I do.  So I weigh myself on the bathroom scale each morning with the attitude of "it's just information."  It seems to help keep the number more stable.


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I pull out the scale every time I shower.  Back when I wasn't concerned about my weight, I never weighed myself at all.  Maybe I should have! Perhaps I could have caught myself before gaining, like 1.5 lbs a year for 10 years.  Funny how that adds up, especially with 5 lbs of pregnancy weight that I just can't shake!

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Similar to the other ladies, I never weighed myself when I wasn't concerned about my weight either. However, after my third pregnancy (with twins!), I'm a little more obsessed with the number. Like  anjsmama and CI Mama, the number on the scale shouldn't affect me so much - but it always does. For some reason the weight melted away very quickly after my first two pregnancies, and this time I'm just irritated with the body changes I have. I guess I wouldn't care as much if I was heavier with clothes that FIT - but even the larger sizes I had for the previous post-pregnancy months are still too small. I was weighing myself every few days thinking that nursing twins was dwindling the pounds, but every time I hopped on the scale I would just be depressed. I've tried to refrain now. It just puts me in a bad mood - so I'm trying to focus on how I *feel* also.

 

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Every day.  The number either reassures me that I'm eating well or reminds me to eat well :)


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Only at the drs office and I only know if I look. I've always weighed more than I look. Could be my muscular booty... ah... I make myself laugh.
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Only at the drs office and I only know if I look. I've always weighed more than I look. Could be my muscular booty... ah... I make myself laugh.


I can so relate! My booty is very, very muscular...with some fluffy outer lining. thumb.gif


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