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Posted: 9/7/2004 11:50:52 AM EST
Speaking with my better half the other day, I can't figure out why women/people in general weigh themselves so much. What's to be gained by weighing yourself every day? Does it really fluctuate that much? I only weigh myself when I am challenged by buddies, or at the Dr.s office, etc. Can't remember the last time I ever weighed for just myself. I'm no lightweight, am I secretly scared to? Also, what's so damn personal about weighing yourself with others around? Is it as bad as someone knowing your age? (Women especially).

Life's too short.
Link Posted: 9/7/2004 12:10:12 PM EST
Yes. I like to see what my weight difference is after a good solid Class I download.
Link Posted: 9/7/2004 12:11:56 PM EST
No, I am a man.
Link Posted: 9/7/2004 12:13:44 PM EST

Originally Posted By wedge1082:
No, I am a man.




+1
Link Posted: 9/7/2004 1:14:50 PM EST

Originally Posted By Troop1220
Speaking with my better half the other day, I can't figure out why women/people in general weigh themselves so much. What's to be gained by weighing yourself every day?

Could be a lot depending upon what you've eaten.


Does it really fluctuate that much? I only weigh myself when I am challenged by buddies, or at the Dr.s office, etc. Can't remember the last time I ever weighed for just myself. I'm no lightweight, am I secretly scared to? Also, what's so damn personal about weighing yourself with others around? Is it as bad as someone knowing your age? (Women especially).

Life's too short.



I have known women and men who weigh themselves constantly--sometimes several times a day. Usually these people are in the middle of some kind of diet. I don't know that it fluctuates that much during the course of a day, but I know that it can change from day to day--mostly for women!?!

The personal part about weighing with others around, I suspect, comes from the fear of others making fun of you. Most of that is from women, guys don't really care who knows. Most women would rather you know their age than their weight. Most women I know even weigh themselves naked so as to rid themselves of the 10-12 ounces of underwear they might have on.

I personally weigh myself every other day or so, sometimes way less. And only because the scale happens to be in the bathroom. I'm not a small person myself, so..............

What are YOU secretly scared of?????
Link Posted: 9/7/2004 1:19:06 PM EST
Really depends on what the definition of "OFTEN" is, right?

I weight myself every one or so.

I do happen to know that my normal work clothes weight 5 pounds (7 pounds if I am wearing boots that day). So subtracting 5 pounds from my scale weight avoids scaring everyone in the house by having me do it naked!

Link Posted: 9/7/2004 1:19:23 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/7/2004 1:19:32 PM EST by ColonelKlink]
Link Posted: 9/7/2004 1:20:15 PM EST
With my terrible eating habits (being in college and heavily overworked and all), I can easily lose 10 lb without noticing it. Which is a problem when I hover around 130 to start with. Only do so once a week or so, at most.
Link Posted: 9/7/2004 1:20:56 PM EST
Link Posted: 9/7/2004 1:22:29 PM EST
maybe a couple times a year?
Link Posted: 9/7/2004 1:51:23 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/7/2004 2:22:29 PM EST by Troop122]
Holy crap, SKWARE! 10-12 oz. of women's underwear? Talk about granny panties!!!!

Crap, I hope you're a guy.
Link Posted: 9/7/2004 1:52:49 PM EST
about once a day.
Link Posted: 9/7/2004 1:54:52 PM EST
Maybe twice a year. I don't keep a scale in my bathroom because I'm too young to worry about that stuff yet.
Link Posted: 9/7/2004 1:55:15 PM EST
Yes, about once a week. 165 to 170 lbs I will not allow myself to get overweight.
Link Posted: 9/7/2004 2:01:21 PM EST
No, I can tell if I am fat or not.

MT
Link Posted: 9/7/2004 2:02:19 PM EST
Once a week. 165 -167.5
Link Posted: 9/7/2004 2:04:00 PM EST

Originally Posted By HBAR16:
Yes. I like to see what my weight difference is after a good solid Class I download.


+1


Link Posted: 9/7/2004 2:10:38 PM EST

Originally Posted By ColonelKlink:
Sometimes i weigh my self before and after taking a ginormous dump to measure the poop-weight differential.



That's sweet, I might have to try that some time.
Link Posted: 9/7/2004 2:11:35 PM EST
Link Posted: 9/7/2004 2:11:42 PM EST
I weigh myself once or twice a week at the gym so I can accurately input the data to the treadmill when I use it.
Link Posted: 9/7/2004 2:20:06 PM EST
Link Posted: 9/7/2004 2:25:27 PM EST
Every morning, and then at night, noting the difference and keeping a keen eye on things. FWIW, during the day depending on how much water you intake and how much you eat, the difference can be anywhere from 4 to 7 lbs.
Link Posted: 9/7/2004 2:29:40 PM EST
Yes part of the job (chopper ride)
Link Posted: 9/7/2004 2:30:24 PM EST

Originally Posted By Paul:
I gave up long ago



Me too!
Link Posted: 9/7/2004 2:30:57 PM EST
No. +1
Link Posted: 9/7/2004 2:32:30 PM EST
Once a season. 140lbs, never changes no matter what I do.
Link Posted: 9/7/2004 2:40:44 PM EST
I bought one of those Tanita body fat scales a few years back, used it for awhile checking some diet differences, like most hi-tech gizmos, it wound up in the closet collecting dust.

Link Posted: 9/7/2004 3:14:46 PM EST
almost every commercial scale I tried is very "in-accurate" sometimes they are off by as much as 25 lbs! the only accurate scales are the ones in the doctor's office or veterinary office.
Link Posted: 9/7/2004 3:32:40 PM EST
I'm 6'2" @ 280 . If the britches button , I'm good to go !
Link Posted: 9/7/2004 3:34:09 PM EST

Originally Posted By ColonelKlink:
Sometimes i weigh my self before and after taking a ginormous dump to measure the poop-weight differential.



+1


Link Posted: 9/7/2004 4:20:06 PM EST
Rarely, usually only at the doctor's.
Link Posted: 9/7/2004 5:13:01 PM EST

Originally Posted By Troop1220:
Holy crap, SKWARE! 10-12 oz. of women's underwear? Talk about granny panties!!!!

Crap, I hope you're a guy.hr


Dude--you need to talk to your better half. Underwear refers to anything worn under clothing--not just panties on them wimminz. Have you seen the size of some of the bras out there lately--with all the metal and shit in them??? Plus the ones weighing themselves usually aren't so little.

You still sound a little scared....go ahead....step on that scale...it won't hurt you...it's your friend.

LIVE LONG AND EAT PIE!!!!
Link Posted: 9/7/2004 5:32:48 PM EST
I just can't stand it when people get so bent out of shape when asked about weight. Like it's the secret of the long lost. ho)

Link Posted: 9/7/2004 5:38:00 PM EST
Usually once or twice a week while at the gym. Mostly to see if the working out is making much of a difference in my weight. So far I've stayed pretty steady at 225.
Link Posted: 9/7/2004 5:44:02 PM EST
Don't even own a scale.

Well, I keep one from the old days around for nostalgic reasons, but it only goes up to 50 grams.
Link Posted: 9/7/2004 5:49:17 PM EST
Couple times a week, whenever I think about it.
Link Posted: 9/7/2004 5:55:29 PM EST
Once a week at the gym.
Link Posted: 9/7/2004 6:26:16 PM EST
Usually it's women worrying about the weight.

I personally know a woman who, almost every morning, will get naked, step on the digital scale, step off, get back on again, step off, and go for a third time. Is this fucking nuts?? I guess she just wants to make sure it's right. Or just can't fucking believe it!! Or maybe, the best out of three??


I think the really fat, obese people don't weigh themselves much...just kinda given up.


The rest of us just want to keep a handle on it, IMO.


LIVE LONG AND EAT PIE!!
Link Posted: 9/7/2004 6:32:54 PM EST

Originally Posted By MT_Pockets:
No, I can tell if I am fat or not.

MT



+1


I look at myself in the mirror every so often. I can tell just by looking how much I weigh give or take a coupla lbs.
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