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Old 02-18-2013, 05:44 AM   #31
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I don't own a scale. When my I started low-carb, my husband figured he should get some "scientific" (his word) data. So every afternoon, when we meet at the gym, I get on the scale, and he puts the weight in a spreadsheet.

He always says "Science!" beforehand, and I don't always look at the scale, depending whether I'm in the mood to know.

The numbers can be swingy because at that point I've had meals and water, and I'm wearing gym clothes. I don't even take my shoes off.
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Old 02-18-2013, 05:54 AM   #32
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Old 02-18-2013, 06:00 AM   #33
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Old 02-18-2013, 09:15 AM   #34
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I'm a first thing in the morning, after potty, after shower, line up the scale perfectly between the grout lines, make sure feet are in the exact right spot kinda weighing gal....
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Old 02-18-2013, 11:05 AM   #35
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we had a humorous thread about this years ago when people speculated how much they might lose if they cut both hair and fingernails the same day... LOL things like that.

the big deal of course is to weigh at the same time every day. if you sleep an extra two hours and do the ritual, you will weigh less, because your body eliminates water in the form of urine, perspiration, and respiration all the time.

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Old 02-18-2013, 11:15 AM   #36
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Old 02-18-2013, 05:39 PM   #37
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And right before you step on the scale---exhale completely!
I've often speculated whether it would be better to inhale as much as possible? It seems like filling up with as much air as you can might reduce the effects of gravity - like a blown up balloon that floats around compared to a deflated balloon, kwim?
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Old 02-18-2013, 11:02 PM   #38
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Wake up, go to the bathroom, take off night clothes, weigh, record weight, take morning meds. That's it. No more weighing until the next morning.
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Old 02-19-2013, 12:57 AM   #39
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yep, guilty on all counts !

Wake up , pee, take off pj's and weigh - move scale and weigh again - move scale and weigh again !

Then I go make coffee......

If I have one sip of coffee and haven't weighed, I wait until next day to weigh..

Think we are all a bit OCD
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Old 02-19-2013, 10:36 AM   #40
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Wish it weren't true, but I can't start my day without weighing.

Wake up, use the bathroom, weigh naked, and record weight in my phone.
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Old 02-19-2013, 10:41 AM   #41
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I always weigh right after getting up because you weigh less at that time rather then after you have walked around a bit.. Even if you don't eat a thing.. I will go to the bathroom of course and strip down to nothing.. weigh.. get off the scale.. move it around on the floor.. weigh again.. if I weigh more I move it back to where it was first and weigh again just to be sure I am getting that lowest number. LOL If I weigh later and haven't even had something to drink I will most always weigh 2 pounds heavier.
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Old 02-19-2013, 11:20 AM   #42
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and record weight in my phone.
I have my phone's camera up with the phone sitting so that the screen doesn't go off (screebl pro - wonderful app) and I take a quick pic of the scale. It is pretty cool swiping back through a week to see how I've done.
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Old 02-19-2013, 12:11 PM   #43
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I have my phone's camera up with the phone sitting so that the screen doesn't go off (screebl pro - wonderful app) and I take a quick pic of the scale. It is pretty cool swiping back through a week to see how I've done.
That's a cool idea!
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Old 02-19-2013, 12:28 PM   #44
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I even take out my hair scrunchie LOL sometimes I take off my socks but if it's too cold I keep them on and mentally subtract .2 hahahhahahah
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Old 02-19-2013, 01:03 PM   #45
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Old 02-20-2013, 12:56 PM   #46
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I do all of the above, including waiting to wash my hands (those water drops weigh something) until after I weigh in...BUT..if I've eaten something bad the day before, I approach the scale as if it's gonna bite me, literally!
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Old 02-21-2013, 06:27 AM   #47
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I wake up have 1 or 2 cups of coffee, the coffee makes me go #2. Then I weigh myself, I don't get on the scale till I go. I also check it twice.
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Old 02-21-2013, 07:50 AM   #48
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Besides many of the things said previously...I think "good thoughts" before I get on the scale. Like I'm bargaining with it like it's a living thing! LOL

"Please number, go down."
"I feel better in my clothes, it must have gone down."
"My back fat looks smoother, the number has to be down."
"I eat so much better than my husband, please number be down!"

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Old 02-21-2013, 08:09 AM   #49
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I have 3 things that are ALWAYS on my body: My glasses (the better to see you with, my dear), my watch, and my amber necklace (for my arthritis).

A "Good" weigh?

Get out of bed. Go potty. Remove EVERYTHING -- not a stitch, no watch, no amber beads, and no glasses.

Oh -- and my hair is down. (No hair ties or hair jewelry.)
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Old 02-21-2013, 08:46 AM   #50
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Old 03-24-2013, 09:23 AM   #51
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Old 03-24-2013, 09:27 AM   #52
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I go to the bathroom before I weigh in the morning, and I always weigh in the same pajamas. (I know what they weigh)
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Old 03-24-2013, 10:35 AM   #53
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Wish it weren't true, but I can't start my day without weighing.

Wake up, use the bathroom, weigh naked, and record weight in my phone.
That is so me! Although, why do you wish you didn't weigh everyday? I look forward to it as a little reward to myself, no matter how much I happen to weigh that day, compared to my starting weight. I earned this weight and do a little happy dance every time I weigh.

I have a spring scale that's actually quite accurate, although I do know how to cheat a pound or two off of it by shifting my weight. lol!
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Old 03-24-2013, 11:03 AM   #54
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I have a med that I have to take before I get out of bed, but I do it with the smallest sip of water I can manage.

Tinkle first, pjs off, then i do a little positive visualization of what i would like to see. I'll get on a second time only if I don't like the first number.
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Old 03-24-2013, 02:56 PM   #55
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That is so me! Although, why do you wish you didn't weigh everyday? I look forward to it as a little reward to myself, no matter how much I happen to weigh that day, compared to my starting weight. I earned this weight and do a little happy dance every time I weigh.

I have a spring scale that's actually quite accurate, although I do know how to cheat a pound or two off of it by shifting my weight. lol!
That is a great way of looking at it, never though of it! I let my morning weigh-in impact my mood at times but I have gotten better at that. It's a process...
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Old 03-24-2013, 04:22 PM   #56
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OMG same here... I thought I was the only quirky one

I get up every morning, use the bathroom, strip down to t-shirt and underwear only, and then weigh myself. I don't take off jewelry or anything like that... but the t-shirt stays on because I'm always so darn cold with my thyroid out of whack. That would be mighty uncomfortable first thing in the morning, crawling out of a nice, warm, bed and stripping completely naked in a cold, tile-floored bathroom. I guess I have to make some concessions for myself! My shirt can't weigh THAT much, can it?
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Old 03-25-2013, 04:10 AM   #57
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I know that some of you are joking, and some are not. And please don't take this the wrong way...but do you think that some of this in-depth weighing is self-defeating? Yes, of course you should weigh the same way everytime. But is a ring, a hair holder, or anything of the like weigh that much that you should need to take it from your body? I get that it's a ritual and different for each and every person, but, I think that maybe a normal fluctuation of weight is justified everyday due to food and water and salt.

Maybe we should love ourselves more, and weigh ourselves less.

Loose fitting clothes or a tape measure might be more "I love me" friendly...

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Old 03-25-2013, 08:16 AM   #58
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Maybe. But I am excited to weigh myself the day after a haircut
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Maybe. But I am excited to weigh myself the day after a haircut
I was down a smidge this morning. I forgot I got my hair cut yesterday.
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