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Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) Looking to lose that spare tire? Ideal weight 200+? Frustrated being a large cyclist in a sport geared for the ultra-light? Learn about the bikes and parts that can take the abuse of a heavier cyclist, how to keep your body going while losing the weight, and get support from others who've been successful.

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Old 03-27-09, 05:19 PM   #1
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How often do you weigh yourselves?

It's a topic that interests me quite a bit. I read alot about dieting and lets face it, I've done a lot of dieting. Many proponents recommend to weigh yourself at most 1 time every day, and some even say to forego the scales to once a week. I find that I get the best results when I weigh myself several times through the day. I am sometimes surprised by the reading, either good or bad but it atleast gives me a baseline in how I am doing throughout the day. Also, if I don't weigh-in iften enough, that's when I get on a slippery slope and gain the most. I tend to weigh myself about 5 to 6 times a day when I am activly trying to lose weight and I find it highly motivating. I might try a chart it next time, to see intervals. Might be interesting. Currently at 165.1 kg. Aiming for 125 by the end of summer.

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Old 03-27-09, 05:40 PM   #2
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i weigh myself any where from 2-3 times a day, and mostly just to see how my weight changes through the day.
i might make a weight loss chart, though i don't much see a point in it, unless i wanted to track my weight that closely
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Old 03-27-09, 07:33 PM   #3
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Once a day, in the morning, after 'business'.
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Old 03-27-09, 07:36 PM   #4
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Once a week at a WW meeting or (since I'm going online only on 4-1) at the gym. I try to weight in after the morning "purging".

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Old 03-27-09, 07:50 PM   #5
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It's a topic that interests me quite a bit. I read alot about dieting and lets face it, I've done a lot of dieting. Many proponents recommend to weigh yourself at most 1 time every day, and some even say to forego the scales to once a week. I find that I get the best results when I weigh myself several times through the day. I am sometimes surprised by the reading, either good or bad but it atleast gives me a baseline in how I am doing throughout the day. Also, if I don't weigh-in iften enough, that's when I get on a slippery slope and gain the most. I tend to weigh myself about 5 to 6 times a day when I am activly trying to lose weight and I find it highly motivating. I might try a chart it next time, to see intervals. Might be interesting. Currently at 165.1 kg. Aiming for 125 by the end of summer.

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I weigh myself about once a year, when I go to the doctors office....

A few things about weight though, the best time to weigh yourself is on Friday morning, you get up, go to the bathroom, empty your bowels and bladder, then without any clothes on and before eating or drinking anything, weigh yourself. This is likely to be the time and condition when your weight is lowest.

Daily weights can fluctuate +/- 2 kg, and that can make it frustrating, because you see yourself down a little, up a little. By picking once a week, and making sure that your weight is not affected by outside conditions, your likely to see the actual trends after a few weeks.
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Old 03-27-09, 08:10 PM   #6
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2-3x a week, always first thing in the morning for consistency.
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Old 03-27-09, 11:43 PM   #7
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Last weighed myself sometime last summer. I think most diets are ineffective and mostly good for selling books but scientific data shows they are largely a waste of time. I believe you should eat a healthy, well balanced meal, using a minimum of processed food three times a day and keep portions reasonable small. And exercise enough to burn up the calories you eat. Thats why, among other reasons, I bike.
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Old 03-28-09, 07:31 AM   #8
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Haven't been on the scale but I did have to punch another hole in my belt to make it smaller.
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Old 03-28-09, 07:45 AM   #9
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I weigh myself once a month.
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Old 03-28-09, 07:47 AM   #10
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Old 03-28-09, 11:57 AM   #11
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I weight myself like twice a month, if that. A better way of telling how much fat you've lost is how loose your clothes feel.
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Old 03-28-09, 12:20 PM   #12
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As others have pointed out, the emotional aspects of up and down weight need to be considered and everyone is different. When I was pushing the hardest to lose weight, I weighed myself several times a day. Now, I weigh myself a few times a week. I have actually found that my lowest weight each day is right before lunch.
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Old 03-28-09, 12:24 PM   #13
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Old 03-28-09, 12:25 PM   #14
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Twice a week in the gym. I don't even have a scale at home anymore.
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Old 03-28-09, 02:12 PM   #15
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First thing Saturday mornings, after the bathroom break, and before the shower. I just find it easier to chart that way. So once a week here, just like on The Biggest Loser.
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Old 03-28-09, 02:27 PM   #16
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A few (couple?) times a year, whenever I think about it.

I'm just not concerned with what I weigh, I do care about what kind of shape I'm in and how my clothes fit and such. I'm pretty aware of all that, good and bad, and what the scale says doesn't really change any of it.

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Old 03-29-09, 10:05 AM   #18
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First thing Saturday mornings, after the bathroom break, and before the shower. I just find it easier to chart that way. So once a week here, just like on The Biggest Loser.
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Old 03-29-09, 02:42 PM   #19
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Daily for me, before shower. Twice if you count a wii fit session if the weather is bad and we can't ride.

The big thing with weighing daily is that even if you weigh in at the same time and same point in your morning routine, you will see the number bounce around day to day, and not always in the direction you want. I've been doing this for several years, so it doesn't phase me if it jumps a pound or two for no good reason, and likewise don't get overinflated if it drops (it will come back up the following day, guanteed).
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I have a scale in my bathroom, and I tend to step on it every morning after doing amy business and before brushing my teeth and getting dressed. Sometimes I will step on it in the evening before going to bed, just to see.

I realize that, especially where my wieght is, my scale is not very accurate. In fact, I can step on it three times and get three different weights. As I drop pounds, though, it is getting better.
I use my home scale as a kind of guidline, but only really trust the Tanita scale that my surgeon has in his office.
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Old 03-30-09, 09:20 AM   #21
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It's a topic that interests me quite a bit. I read alot about dieting and lets face it, I've done a lot of dieting. Many proponents recommend to weigh yourself at most 1 time every day, and some even say to forego the scales to once a week. I find that I get the best results when I weigh myself several times through the day. I am sometimes surprised by the reading, either good or bad but it atleast gives me a baseline in how I am doing throughout the day. Also, if I don't weigh-in iften enough, that's when I get on a slippery slope and gain the most. I tend to weigh myself about 5 to 6 times a day when I am activly trying to lose weight and I find it highly motivating. I might try a chart it next time, to see intervals. Might be interesting. Currently at 165.1 kg. Aiming for 125 by the end of summer.

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What I do or anyone else does is not really a thing IMHO . YOU do what works for YOU . If your doing well losing weight and all is right doing it your way then do it .
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Once a week. I have tried weighing myself everyday and it drives me CRAZY. I have fluctuated 10lbs in a week (with a little friday night drinky drinky). I find that with my Friday night dinner out that Thursday night seems to be the best "weigh in day" though officially I do the Sunday morning weigh in for my weight watchers. I can carry an extra 2-3 lbs for 4 days or so when I get my buzz on so I have REALLY scaled back on that.
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I weigh myself once a month.
+1, about that, but all this talk makes me want to weigh in at the gym today.
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Old 03-30-09, 12:54 PM   #24
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Whenever I feel light! When I've slacked off for a while I don't want to know!
+1 ha ha me too. I don't weight myself if i feel like i'm up a bit
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