How often do you check your weight?

scale - weight check
@polachicago (19075)
United States
January 25, 2008 2:05pm CST
I have in home scale, but seldom check my weight. Today my girlfriend asked me what my weight is. I said that maybe 108 pounds (last checked in November), but I have to check it out. I check it out and I am at 103.8 I was shocked, because I feel like gaining weight not loosing weight. I check it again and it was the same. I eat a lot lately, so maybe stress related weight lost. Would you like to exchange with me and give me some of yours? I can take 4 pounds back...:)
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@jason1308 (1587)
• France
25 Jan 08
I rarely weigh myself as I find that ir rarely changes. At Christmas I normally put on some extra pounds, but most people do, and then it normally falls off naturally over January. In the summer I normally lose a few pounds, pobarly just because I am more active in the sun, and eat more salads and lighter, smaller meals.
@polachicago (19075)
• United States
25 Jan 08
I eat more during the summer....
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@Dood_Jor (55)
• Jordan
25 Jan 08
Recently, i've been checking my weight every 2-4 days.
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@polachicago (19075)
• United States
25 Jan 08
just to check if scale is not broken?
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• Jordan
26 Jan 08
Lol.. naaa, you see i am fixing my teeth and with the retainer i am not eating much, so i keep checking if i am loosing weight.
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@polachicago (19075)
• United States
26 Jan 08
Oh, I see, it is hard to eat....lol
@lilybug (21148)
• United States
25 Jan 08
You can have 4 of my pounds. Heck! Take 5 or 6. I won't miss them. I wish I could give my son a few of my pounds. He is getting way too skinny. He is 8 and he has lost 11 pounds in the past 4 months. he was kinda chubby before, but now he is getting too skinny. I weigh myself once or twice a week. I guess hoping that the number had gone down. I know it hasn't, but I can be hopeful right?
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@polachicago (19075)
• United States
25 Jan 08
I can take some. Are you going to send me few ponds by Fedex or UPS...lol Your boy is cute. It is his picture on your Avatar?
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@lilybug (21148)
• United States
25 Jan 08
My skinny son - My son a few days ago. He is getting too skinny now.
I will get those pounds out to you right away. Yes, that is him down about 5 pounds from normal. I am attaching one of him taken a few days ago. His face is so much slimmer now.
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@polachicago (19075)
• United States
26 Jan 08
he looks OK to me...just growing up...
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@dpk262006 (56170)
• Delhi, India
29 Jan 08
You have reminded us (me too) about one of the most important issues i.e. gaining wait. We should be careful about our weight and should regularly check it...to see. if it is increasing. Good Post!
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@polachicago (19075)
• United States
29 Jan 08
yes, we have to check it, I have to make sure I am not loosing weight, so easy for me when I am busy...
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@dpk262006 (56170)
• Delhi, India
30 Jan 08
ok! :):)
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@LittleMel (14055)
• Canada
25 Jan 08
I am skinner than you, because my bones are very small no matter how much I eat I will stay skinny and won't weight much. I am only 5ft not one inch taller. I was born like that, my mom was skinny like me before she gave birth. I could wear her clothes when she was my age, but I don't like the patterns and colors. You have been busy lately and under a lot of stress. Forcing yourself is not worth it. I have a few things and a few people on my mind that I will do everything for, everyone and everything else is not a priority. This way even if I can't sleep until I'm finished, it's worth it. I thought you have NLP or something you can use.
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@polachicago (19075)
• United States
25 Jan 08
I think that my scale is broken, I feel and I look OK, my bfriend said that I am not too skinny...lol
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@LittleMel (14055)
• Canada
27 Jan 08
your bf looks at you every day try asking those who hasn't seen you for some time
@luanakent (795)
• Brazil
1 Feb 08
The most important is being healthy ..also in the mental and spiritual . I hope that you are healthy and physically well yourself and with God. It is important to eat well, practice exercises and drinking much water, taking care of the mind and spirit of caring. God Bless.
@polachicago (19075)
• United States
1 Feb 08
you are right....:)
@cher913 (25891)
• Canada
25 Jan 08
i only check it when i think of it and when i am somewhere that happens to have a scale handy (like a couple of weeks ago we were at friends for supper and last fall my dad was in the hospital...) i try to eat healthy, so i dont really care what my weight is.
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@polachicago (19075)
• United States
25 Jan 08
good idea, I do the same, just check it out once a while...
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@lucgeta (925)
• France
25 Jan 08
Nowadays never. When I was younger and on diet I would do it every week or so, to check my progress. It was a strict diet as I was a lot overweight and would lose 2 pound per week for about a month an then reducing to a pound or so. Eventually you start losing again more, think is some threshold. Hope you do well, best of luck.
@polachicago (19075)
• United States
25 Jan 08
oh no, I don't want to loose more, I want to gain some back...I am too skinny...
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@lucgeta (925)
• France
26 Jan 08
Somehow gaining is more difficult, the habits, the metabolism. Hope you can reach your goal staying healthy which is the most important.
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@polachicago (19075)
• United States
26 Jan 08
I agree. I am healthy. The ultimate goal is to keep myself fit and healthy...thank you...:)
• United States
26 Jan 08
I do not even have a scale. When I take the dogs to the vet, I step on that scale sometimes just to see what I weigh. I have never had to worry about my weight, but after turning 50 this year, my middle is slowly going away. I do not want to be one of those ladies that has no waist. You know the type, shaped like a box, but still small........I was always small 98 to 105. Now I think I am about 110. I need to start working out again. With my job as a realtor, I seem to never have enough time to do anything but work, eat and sleep!
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@polachicago (19075)
• United States
26 Jan 08
How stressful can be to do realtor job on todays market...?
• United States
26 Jan 08
It can be very stressful. I think for the market being as poor as it is, I held my own pretty well. However, several times through out the year waiting on closings, I pondered a "real" job with benefits and a steady paycheck..........
@moondan (714)
• China
10 Mar 08
I don't know my weight untill i go to university.I didn't care my weight when i was a little girl.I am a girl who love to eat much.so my weight increase quickly with a short time.But when i entrence the university,most of my friends around me all care their weight.they eat little in order to lose weight or keep good stature.but i can withstand the tempt of the food.so i alway the weightest girl in my bed chamber.There is a home scale in my bedchamber.we will check the weight often.I also check my weight.I want to know clearly of my weight.prevent from being to fat.
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@polachicago (19075)
• United States
11 Mar 08
it doesn't hurt, right?
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• United States
17 Feb 08
UGhh...I check my weight nearly everyday and make the biggest fuss when I lose or gain half a pound. LOL I know it is a bit extreme but I want to lose my chubby cheeks. I am 5'5 and weigh 123lbs. Maybe its the media thats making me think my face is fat...=P
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@polachicago (19075)
• United States
17 Feb 08
your weight is normal, I wouldn't worry about....
@sophialin (2678)
• China
17 Feb 08
my body is to gain weight easily, so i often check my weight at home. after this spring festasval, i'm shocked to find that i have been 58 kg,which 6 kg heavier than last check. what a terrible news! i have to take sport to loose weight!
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@polachicago (19075)
• United States
17 Feb 08
in your age you can loose it very easy...
• Indonesia
16 Feb 08
I rarely check my weight. usually I do it once in a month. but when I lost a lot of weight (and it's difficult to gain more weight back) I will be curious and check my weight then.
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@polachicago (19075)
• United States
16 Feb 08
I think that this is the way to go...;)
@the_ruler (1446)
• Turkey
2 Feb 08
I don't check my weight regularly but in fact I think I should do it more than anyone because my weight changes dynamically and I don't even know what it is most of the times :)
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@polachicago (19075)
• United States
2 Feb 08
it is good to check it once a while...
@blackbriar (9080)
• United States
1 Feb 08
lol I need to give away 100 lbs. so I'll gladly give you 4 of my lbs. polachicago. :-)
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@polachicago (19075)
• United States
1 Feb 08
consider it taken...
@squaretile (3833)
• Singapore
29 Jan 08
i seldom do as well. i guess the less known the better! and i don't want to become like one of those obsessed people who fret about gaining 1 pound. I guess my body mass index is in the healthy range,, so as long as it is in that range i am not too bothered. have you been very stressed lately? if so it might be good to take a break. not good to lose so much weight unknowingly!
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@polachicago (19075)
• United States
30 Jan 08
Yes, I lost even more and I am at 102 now.... It is stress and cold related.....drinking hot tea is making me full....lol I am eating more to balance my stress....
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@arkaf61 (10882)
• Canada
29 Jan 08
I have a home scale too, but like you I don't weigh myself that much. I think the biggest hob of that scale is to weigh our baggage when we go on vacation LOL As for pounds I don't think 4 pounds will make much of a difference to me, so I"ll keep them if you don't mind heheheheh
@polachicago (19075)
• United States
29 Jan 08
he, he...keep it please...
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@reinydawn (11649)
• United States
28 Jan 08
Although they say not to, I weigh myself every day. I'm trying to lose about 40 pounds right now, and I've can average 2 lbs a week. I hope to fit into my bathing suit in May...
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@polachicago (19075)
• United States
28 Jan 08
40 pounds is a lot to loose, good luck...:)
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• Pakistan
27 Jan 08
You are feeling pain of becoming slim and I am feeling pain of becoming fat. I want to become slim. My weight is 200 pounds. I use to take such diet that I should become a person with low wait. Last time I had lost 5 pounds with the help of balance diet but now I regained my lost weight which is not good and it made me worried. Your body does not allow you to become fat and my body system and eating habit does not allow me to become slim. We both are worried. We should keep the effort on, but we should not worry about.
@polachicago (19075)
• United States
27 Jan 08
I think you are right...
@Estina54 (389)
• United States
26 Jan 08
Usually people are checking their weight when they feel they gain, not when they lose weight. I have times when I work hard too nd I lose weight, but I'm not worried. I know, and it was proved real that, when I change work routine, from being physiacally active to working mostly seated, I gain and then I'm worried. I was never worried about losing weight, as long as I know there will be times when I gain it back and more again.
@polachicago (19075)
• United States
26 Jan 08
I was thinking that I am heavier....ha, ha...