When Do You Weigh In?

by Stephanie on September 22, 2011 · 2 comments

in Weight Loss

Since I’ve been focusing on losing weight I’ve been weighing myself once a week on the same day.  Monday has been the day because the Lose It app starts its weeks on Monday.  That way I can log my food from Monday through Sunday, weigh in on Monday morning to see my results, then start logging a fresh new week.

It works, for the most part.  Except when Sunday is a particularly bad day.  A big dinner or a couple glasses of wine can throw off my Monday morning weigh in even if I’m under my weekly calories.  At least that’s my assumption when that happens.  Not sure if this is legit!

I’ve never been one of those people to weigh myself every day or multiple times a day but every once and a while I can’t resist the urge in the morning.  Today was one of those days.  I stepped on the scale and weighed 4.6 lbs LESS than I did on Monday.  WOOT WOOT!  But, I didn’t log it.  Because it’s not Monday.

I know that sounds super picky but I have a system and it seems to work.  Monday’s weigh in might be better or worse than today’s, frustrating, yes,  but that’s the official weigh in day so that’s what gets logged.

So on the question…

Do you weigh in on different days and intervals or do you have an official weigh in day?  If you do weigh in more often, do you see more variation (ups and downs)?  Do you think it matters?

I’d love to hear your thoughts on this!

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Emily September 23, 2011 at 7:50 AM

I use LoseIt too! :)

Here’s what I’ve found works for me. I do my weigh-ins on Friday currently, but I’m thinking of switching to Mondays so I’m more motivated to work hard over the weekend. A few months ago, I tried an experiment to weigh myself everyday. I was worried that it might make me obsessed with the numbers, but it surprisingly did the opposite!

After about 2 weeks of noticing just how much I can fluctuate in a week (sometimes 4 lbs!) I started to put less value on it. It was like I would step on and say “oh, this is what my body is today.” instead of “this is what I AM today.” Does that makes sense? LOL

Keep up the good work!

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Stephanie September 23, 2011 at 2:25 PM

Thanks for the comment Emily! I also struggle more over the weekends which is definitely a hard thing having a Monday weigh in.

You totally have the right attitude not equating what the scale says on any given day to your personal worth. Great piece of advice there. Fluctuations can be frustrating but as long as the overal trend is downward, I’m okay with it!

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