Do You Weigh Yourself Daily?

posted 3 years ago in Fitness
  • poll: Do You Weigh Yourself Daily?
    Daily : (36 votes)
    36 %
    2-3 Times Per Week : (19 votes)
    19 %
    Once a Week : (11 votes)
    11 %
    Once Every 2 Weeks : (2 votes)
    2 %
    Monthly : (13 votes)
    13 %
    Never : (16 votes)
    16 %
    Other - Explain : (2 votes)
    2 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    4483 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: April 2015

    I try for weekly. Recently the scale broke though

    Post # 4
    Member
    11668 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I only step on a scale when I go to the doctors and even then I get weighed backwards. 

    I think it’s a really bad sign that you were freaking out over not being able to weigh yourself for a few days.  Weight can fluctate up to at least 5 lbs in the course of a day and has no bearing on what you actually look like. 

     

    Post # 5
    Member
    4513 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    I do it once a week. Monthly would drive me crazy!

    Post # 6
    Member
    7098 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I do every couple of days.

    Post # 7
    Member
    729 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2007

    I haven’t weighed myself in over a year. The last time I was at the doctor (a month ago), I weighed 150..but I don’t even keep a scale in my house. I suffered from ED when I was younger, and I obsessively weighed myself 20+ times daily, so I don’t even want to give in to that again. I’m happier not knowing.

    Post # 8
    Member
    5222 posts
    Bee Keeper

    I do it every single morning before getting dressed. I know that the numbers on the scale do not mean much, BUT– I would rather 4-5 pounds sneak up on me as opposed to  10 or 15 without me really being able to place a finger on it. If I know that it is creeping up, I scale back to where I like for it to be.

    Post # 9
    Member
    8914 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA

    No.  I do it 2-3 times a week – daily would make me a little crazy.  

    (Actually there was a time when I underate and overexercised and weighed myself daily and it DID make me a little crazy… our scale showed the tenth place of the number, like 120.4 or whatever, and I was a little obsessed with seeing that tenth place go down EVERY day.  That part of the scale display is broken now so I can only see integers, which is probably a good thing!)

    Post # 10
    Member
    509 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    I got out of the habit of weighing myself every day and gained back about 8 pounds. Now I’m back to weighing myself daily. It helps me keep motivated to maintaining my weight goals. 

    Post # 12
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    480 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    I go through stages when I do.  I haven’t step on the scales for probably about 6 months now though.  I tend to use a pair of work trousers that fit perfectly when I’m the weight I like but very quickly get too tight if I start putting it on as a guide.

    Post # 13
    Member
    509 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    sorry Double post

    Post # 14
    Member
    249 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2014 - FMILs back yard

    I don’t weigh, ever. Period. When I go to the doctor, I step on the scale backwards and ask them not to state my weight out loud. Sometimes, I even refuse to get weighed if it’s not pertinent to the reason I’m visiting. Seems extreme, but I struggled with an eating disorder for a few years and weighing is just something that is incredibly triggering for me (still) and I prefer to not know my weight. I haven’t weighed or been aware of my weight in about two years. 

    My mother weighed herself every day when I was little, so I started the same habit when I was about eight years old. Then, during my eating disorder, I weighed multiple times a day. Now, never. My mom still weighs every day, as does my sister and most of my friends. My partner weighs about once a week at her moms house (we don’t have a scale).  

    Post # 15
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    13168 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    I weigh myself weekly but only because I’m doing WW and I’m supposed to track my weight/progress every week.

    Post # 16
    Member
    920 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2018

    Yup but the numbers mean nothing to me.  People are suggested not to because if they see something they aren’t happy about then they are more likely going to be sad and eat like cake and icecream which will just throw them off more.

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