How often do you step on the scale to weigh yourself?

  • silverfox

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    Aug 18, 2010 3:07 AM GMT
    Me? Never. The only time I know how much I weigh is when I go for my annual checkup once a year.

    I just don't see the point...particularly for anyone who works out trying to build muscle. What would be the point?

    If my jeans are tight around my waist, I am heavier. If my jeans are falling off, I am lighter. Case closed.


    Who feels differently? Am I missing something? Guys are stepping on the scale all the time at my gym.....



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    Aug 18, 2010 3:45 AM GMT
    Every other day. I don't really care about weight, per se. But any drastic changes in my weight kinda clues me in on potential problems in my diet. Like, not eating enough.
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    Aug 18, 2010 4:19 AM GMT
    silverfox1 saidI just don't see the point...particularly for anyone who works out trying to build muscle. What would be the point?
    I went from ~230 to ~180 in under two months. I have been down to 160 before, and was so skinny that my skin got saggy. This time I'm holding 185 plus or minus 5 lbs until the muscle builds up enough to replace the fat tissue, keeping the skin tighter throughout the progress. I have to weight at least twice a week to make sure I don't lose or gain too much during the process.

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  • yankeesblazer...

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    Aug 18, 2010 4:20 AM GMT
    Usually once a week for me. Sunday night before bed.
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    Aug 18, 2010 4:23 AM GMT
    I tend to notice the scale more closely to the holidays than in the summer.
  • cromi

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    Aug 18, 2010 12:00 PM GMT
    whenever i see scales i weigh myself.
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    Aug 18, 2010 12:03 PM GMT
    Every mornring... before breakfast... naked, of course. Then I track it in a spreadsheet so I can see a pretty graph, that I've kept for five years. Interesting to see the seasonal fluctuations and business trips, that's all.
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    Aug 18, 2010 12:43 PM GMT
    I don't put on fat easily so my indicator that my eating is overtaking my metabolism is is how my work pants fit.

    Three years ago over the summer I went from 200 to 270 (my previous max was 225) (and I wasn't working so work pants weren't an issue) and then back to 240 and now I'm 260. So weighing myself is interesting but doesn't give me much useful information.
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    Aug 18, 2010 12:57 PM GMT
    A couple times a year, maybe, so I know what to key into a cardio machine. In real life, I go by whether I am wearing my 29 or 31 waist.
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    Aug 18, 2010 1:16 PM GMT
    Same here, judge mainly by what I see in the mirror. Only when I feel something isw not right do I check. For example, a nasty experience last week with creatine and corticosteroids (I was given a week's supply of predisnole by my GP for my hayfever) caused me to gain and lose over a stone within the space of about eight days. Scary stuff. Had to weight myself to find out if it would correlate to my face turning all puffer fish. It was water retention, btw, and i've pissed/shat it all out now icon_razz.gif
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    Aug 18, 2010 1:45 PM GMT
    Almost every second day!

    I made this nifty Excel sheet I used for tracking my workout progress. On the sheet, I put a "weight" column on to it without thinking about it at first. Then, my OCD kicks in, so now I have to fill in the column. I don't pay much attention to it since it doesn't change very much. My body likes to stay where it is.
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    Aug 18, 2010 1:46 PM GMT
    Never do anymore. Instead, have 3 pairs of short and pants I use as 'fat' indicators! Keeps me in line!icon_lol.gif
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    Aug 18, 2010 2:28 PM GMT
    once every 6 months.
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    Aug 18, 2010 2:34 PM GMT
    Daily, after my shower when I'm naked to be consistent. Plus my feet are still damp, which aids the electronic scale I have, to also do a bunch of other readings regarding body fat, water percentage and so forth. Though most of the time I just take the weight reading and nothing more. Needless to say, it's always bad news. icon_sad.gif
  • CAtoFL

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    Aug 18, 2010 2:35 PM GMT
    I've weighed in every day before breakfast on the same scale since March 30, 1999. Except when on vacation, work trips, etc. The scale is accurate to plus or minus 0.1 pounds.

    Combined with a calorie counter, I know almost exactly how many total calories (ingested minus burnt) I can take in per day to break even. This is a hugely valuable tool during times when I want to add or remove weight.

    I use Excel to record each day's weight and use a 3 and 7 day moving average to flatten out daily variances which makes looking at my weight trends really easy. I also can pretty accurately predict what a 'bad meal' or night out will do to my weight.

    Weight control isn't some mystical, mysterious effort that requires pills or the myriad of diet aids out there. It's simple math. If you know the math, it makes controlling your weight simple and easy.
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    Aug 18, 2010 4:32 PM GMT
    Everyday cause I'm stillt trying to get to that 140 lbs mark. icon_redface.gif
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    Aug 18, 2010 4:39 PM GMT
    Maybe once every couple of months. I go more by how the clothes fit to gauge if I'm gaining or losing weight.
  • JESIE

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    Aug 18, 2010 4:42 PM GMT
    hardly...
    more likely when me and my family are discussing weight
    but i try not to reflect on the scale that much
    only when curiosity really needs to be killed icon_smile.gif
  • rioriz

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    Aug 18, 2010 4:48 PM GMT
    Hardly ever since I never can seem to gain like I want...I have been stuck on 180 for awhile now
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    Aug 18, 2010 4:49 PM GMT
    Never.
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    Aug 18, 2010 5:11 PM GMT
    Only for doctor's appointments. Don't have a scale, and can tell by how the clothes fit. I've always struggled to maintain weight proportionate to my height, so I'm very conscious about it.
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    Aug 18, 2010 5:12 PM GMT
    Well only when I want to show off icon_lol.gif
    Otherwise only when I go to see my doctor.
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    Aug 18, 2010 8:08 PM GMT
    Every few months.
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    Aug 18, 2010 8:24 PM GMT
    like never more concerned with bodyfat percentage
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    Aug 18, 2010 8:26 PM GMT
    every morning