Of course! however you might want to make sure and wait for another member to confirm this as I am not completely sure. Better yet, why don't you contact the Medifast guys because they can help better...
I weigh myself everyday. I lost 50 lbs before.
In the hopes of staving it off. I played a head game that really helped me stay on track. I kept a "never again" number in my head and occasionally in front of the scale. The "'never again" number started at 285 - the day I hit that I got serious -that was double what I weighed when I got married. When I was able to stay a couple of pounds below 275 for several days, I dropped it to 280. and so forth down in 5 lb increments, however long it took to meet my requirements, because once I said "never again" I meant it.
Having gotten below 245 I just wasn't losing anymore. But here's the thing - the "never again 250" worked. I hit 250 3 or 4 times during that period, but because I was weighing myself every day - I never hit 251! I always used the same scale, weighed first thing in the morning and wore the same thing (nothing). But unlike, Crystal once a day is enough. 2 weeks out from.
And down 12 pounds, for the first time in 2 1/2 years I'm not really sure what my number is - weight is dropping to fast - but it's good..
LOL Crystal i'm not OCD but sometimes I would weigh myself more than once a day. Like Lin I did it every morning after a shower and nudey patooty. I used my scale to gage my loss not the docs. I think it's a great tool also but I know alot get hung up on the number. I have a friend like that so for those it's not a good tool. Lin I think that is a great idea.
Boy was I wrong...
I used to weigh myself obsessively but then realized I was just torturing myself. Now I weigh myself once a week, on Wednesday when I do my weekly post-op routine. I figure whatever my weight is then is a good representation of the week's average...
The one thing I think we all share is a degree of impatience with the process. I try not to weigh myself more than once a week, but the truth is that I've caught myself weighing more frequently..
Some of us lose faster than average, some of us lose faster. Initially, I lost faster than average but now I'm roughly average. We all hate plateaus and become quite frustrated with them - they make us feel that we are doing something wrong or have in some way, failed..
Indeed, I think every plateau should cause us to take a quick reality check - to ask ourselves, are we following the program? are we getting the required protein? Are we limiting carbs? Are we getting the required amount of water? Are we getting the minimum required.
? These questions are more important for success over the long run than "how much weight did I lose today?" And if the honest to these questions is yes, then.
And confidence is the answer. If not, some behavior modifications are in order..
Weight can very on a day to day basis. That's why focusing on your day-to-day weight can be counterproductive if it leads to feelings of failure or lack of progress. Weight measured week-to-week is a better indicator of how you are really doing..
And, in my case, regular monitoring of blood sugar. Because even though my diabetes is technically "in remission", certain foods do spike my blood sugar and I will quickly return to a diabetic state if I do not pay attention to this fact...
In my younger days of weight loss efforts, I did weekly and daily weigh ins. I found , for me, the scale was ruling my emotions...and eating sometimes. A good number might give me permission to eat more a bad number might cause me to eat more too...not to mention that roller coaster of emotions that affected the entire day..
I also went through a period of denial I guess you 'd call it, just not weighing at all.Like you, the weight crept on, and it was a shock when I finally was forced to step on the scale at the doctor's office..
My surgeon suggested I weigh once a month, or every 5 weeks, whenever those dr. appts., nutritionist visits, and other med. visits happened to fall. It started because I'd gained weight on my 3 week visit after.
I knew logically it had to be fluid retention, and he confirmed that, but I felt I'd been through a lot preparing for it, having.
, and was so bummed to see the scale go up...so I thought I'd try it..
I am 10 1/2 months post op, down 116 pounds at last weigh in mid-month, and continue to weigh once a month.. usually on my anniversary date of the.
Truth is we KNOW when we are following a good program of eating, drinking, exercising. Day to day our weight will fluctuate, and as you say, even hour to hour in the day. Takes too much brain power, and emotional rebuilding for me to check that often so this once a month weigh in sort of frees me up ..
What I do mid-month (about now), when I'm curious how the month is going, and do want some kind of feedback...is take my measurements. It has proven to be a good tool, and another reward for the work I put in. We often lose inches when we don't lose lbs., so there has been inches lost each time i've measured. Some months more than others, some measurements small, but progress, nonetheless..
I am weighing daily these days for three reasons: first, because when I lose it happens suddenly and is more than one pound, and second, b/c it is a good way for my to monitor my salt intake. Third, I find it a good tool for discipline as I am at a point where I can eat pretty much anything and in larger portions...
I'm bad for this as well ..first thing I do every day..
I going on 4 months and have weighed 6 times. I've never had a plateau. LOL. When I first started this journey Andy was the one who cured me of the sickness of cumpulsively weighing myself and when I read the sad stories of people freaking out over the scale not moving or even going up a pound or two I'm glad..
Like Cindy says, we all know when we're doing the right thing!.
I used to weigh every morning...but i've cut that in half....to every second morning.....
If I go more than a couple days I start to worry and thoughts of possibly gaining a lb consumes me...and I have to go back and check..
At this point...i haven't lost much in the last few months :( I have maintained... I dont' think i'd go into all out crisis unless I gained...lol..
I've seen some on here who don't own a scale, others weigh once a week and others everyday. Whats your preference? I was told weigh yourself once a week but for me that wasn't enough. I felt if I weighed myself everyday at the same time I'd be able to get a jump on things if I gained something. I used it as a tool to stay on top of things. When I finally reached my goal weight though I pretty much just stopped weighing myself. I kept having.
And unable to.
So was just scared to get on the scale. Now months later I'm kicking myself cause if I had done it like I use to I might not be in the spot I'm in now. Seeing that scale go up 25 lbs in what seemed like days to me about knocked me over. I know everyday is too much for some and once a week too little for others but to me if you can view your scale as a tool to keep you in line and help prevent a jump in weight isn't a good thing to do it often? and you have to do it same time everyday cause I've seen my weight go up or down 5 lbs in one days time. So many factors involved. I've had a good week of no sweets and have been exercising faithfully but I can't bring myself to get on the scale now where before I never had issue with it.
It holds me accountable when I have a number staring at me. Just something to ponder. Sweet dreams and God bless :).
I weigh my self every morning after using the potty and getting a shower so I am awake to do it lol.
In my personal opinion the only way to get the true weight is in the morning before you eat before you even drink and doing it in the nude.
Out of curiousity I tested this part and.
I have noticed doing my morning weight then getting cloths on and weighing again I will gain like 2 lbs just because of jeans and my top.
Everything you put in your self is gunna make us gain to it's not comming out as fast as it goes in.
This may be just my opinion in a way you can see where it makes sense.
You all should of seen my docs face when I mentiond this his eyes got so huge and he nodded he was like true lol..
I have to do it daily, I know that isn't smart but for me I have to...
I try just to do it weekly otherwise I would get too obsessed with the stupid thing. If found if I weight on monday and go to the dr on thursday our scales match lol..
I do it every morn I want to see how I am doing and can't stand not knowing if I went down or staying the same right now i'm stuck but everyone says that happens but people say that I am still losing..
Hi I'm Christina and I am a scale whore I do it every day..
Hi, I'm Patricia and I too am a scale whore. Every morning, naked as a jaybird, after I use the bathroom. I don't like to do it after I shower because then my hair is wet and weighs more. I need every edge I can get!.