Daily weigh itn vs weekly weigh in

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I weigh myself daily, I know a lot of people have weekly weighins (is that a word).

I also know some people have been 'stuck' at a certain weight. I've been there myself.

These are my weights and dates

14-Aug-09 79.20

15-Aug-09 79.10

16-Aug-09 79.40

17-Aug-09 79.10

18-Aug-09 79.30

19-Aug-09 78.25

20-Aug-09 78.00

21-Aug-09 79.10

22-Aug-09 78.05

As you can see the general trend is down BUT if I'd only weighed my self on 15-Aug and 21-Aug then it would look as if I'd lost nothing.

I just wonder if some of you are actually loosing weight but just unlucky with the weigh in at the doctors?

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    I see your point. I weigh weekly at home and every 2-4 weeks at the docs but the scales are different. I am now using food focus which allows you to enter your weight in daily which i thought was too often. I might weigh myself more often and track on food focus - as long as i accept that my weight might go up by a few hundred grams then daily-ish weigh in's cant be any harm.

    Good luck.

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    Sassx - that is a very interesting bit of research...thanks for posting those results.
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    personally speaking i can't weigh myself daily, i find it too disheartening to see my weight go up, i tend to leave it 5-7 days between weigh-ins. my doctor weighs me every 4 weeks and i so far have always managed to get an early appointment so i leave breakfast until after which keeps my weigh-ins close to the weigh-ins i do at home which i do first thing (after going to the loo!)
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    Sparkles,

    I am with you on this one. if I weigh daily I can't take the rises - even if I know it is down to TOTM or similar.

    So weekly works for me and I just listen to my body. I know if I am holding water or if I have eaten something that will stay around for a while.

    Lelly xx

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