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  • #16
    Yeah, I use scales, but not as the main measuring device. Mostly out of interest, and I don't obsess over it!

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    • #17
      I use both the scale and the measuring tape. As a previous poster stated, it is much easier to keep track of things and lose 2 lbs than 10. But I don't get obsessed, I stick to weekly weigh ins and bi weekly measuring. Always the same day, always the same time.

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      • #18
        If it feels good, do it. If not, don't.

        I weigh every morning because most of the time, it provides a bit of positive biofeedback. I don't worry about the days where my weight is a bit higher, as things tend to go down more than up.

        The tape measure (or belt) is far less fickle and is probably a better measure.
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        • #19
          I weight 2x/day everyday.

          Have for my whole life. Kind of a leave over from when I competed in a weight class. Its quite individual. For me I can tell you what my weight is before setting foot. I'm just that much more in tune since I constantly track. However, its only one data point so don't lose site of the bigger picture.

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          • #20
            When I was following the CW of weight-loss from 2008 through 2011, I'd weigh myself weekly... sometimes twice or three times a week if I wanted to. When I got down to my lowest weight (my goal weight at the time) I looked way, way too skinny. Despite that realization, I didn't ditch my scale until I found PB and decided to focus on body composition rather than weight.

            I do weigh myself weekly now, but only because my office is doing a "Biggest Loser" competition; once that's over, I'll stop and go back to how I used to do it: only know my weight when I go to the doctor!

            Last week I started using calipers to measure body fat percentage, so that is the only thing I'm tracking nowadays.
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            • #21
              I weighed myself a few times a week while I was trying to lose weight.
              Now that I'm where I want to be, I go by how my clothes fit, and how I look in the mirror.

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              • #22
                I weigh once a week, when I remember. Ipay more attention to the fit of my jeans. I am super excited that they fit comfortably on the first day of my cycle this month!

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                • #23
                  Yes. For my body and for my food.
                  "Right is right, even if no one is doing it; wrong is wrong, even if everyone is doing it." - St. Augustine

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                  • #24
                    Originally posted by smalot View Post
                    Do you use scales to weigh yourself?
                    Yes, absolutely, several times a week. The Number isn't the only thing I pay attention too, but for sure I measure and track.

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                    • #25
                      I just stopped weighing daily. I have also stopped tracking calories. Hopefully it's not a recipe for disaster! My plan is to weigh myself monthly and measure bi-monthly. After diligently tracking everything for 6 months, I feel I have a pretty good idea how much food I'm eating. And because I IF daily, I'm more at risk of eating too little than too much.

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                      • #26
                        Originally posted by PBNewby View Post
                        I step on a scale every morning. I'm incented by it. If I lose a bit of weight, it encourages me to lose more. If I gain a bit of weight, it lets me know I should perhaps eat a bit less today.
                        this. I weigh myself almost daily, and if I see that I've gained weight I have more incentive to eat less for the day.
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                        • #27
                          Originally posted by JoanieL View Post
                          Yes. For my body and for my food.
                          Lol, yes, and I love them both.
                          50yo, 5'3"
                          SW-195
                          CW-125, part calorie counting, part transition to primal
                          GW- Goals are no longer weight-related

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                          • #28
                            Scales for body and food, too.

                            I weigh every day. It works for me. I obsess if I don't weigh. I have lost almost 75 lbs over the last two years. At the moment I am trying to make sure I maintain my loss. I have found that I can gain as much at 8-10 lbs before I notice it in my clothes. I need to weigh to see if I am starting to trend up so I can do something to head it off.

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                            • #29
                              Since going primal almost a year ago, I only used a scale twice. I don't even keep a scale in the house, so I just do I when I'm at someone else's. Both times I found, that I lost a significant amount of weight, which was very motivational. (Even though I already knew that going by clothes and measurements.) I was actually thinking about getting a scale as a new means of measurement, since I can't go by clothes anymore. (They all fit now
                              However, I think if you truly want to see your progress, you're better off, taking pictures of yourself once a month or so. You'll see changes you couldn't possibly see by looking at a number.

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