Good question... I dunno what is the answer to that question. I'll do some poking around and get back to you if I bump into an answer. You should email the people at Medifast as they probably could assist you..
LOL Christina, when I read this a few minutes ago I thought of you and remembered that you were a scalewhore. I was going to tell Freddy about an "ol scale whore" that hangs around this dump, but freared that some of the new folks might be offended..
All is well C, luvin you, Lucifer.
FYI Freddy, I'm 7 mo out and haven't weighed 15 times. To me waiting and anticipating is the most fun thing I've since blow!..
I'm a scale whore too, I have been for years. It hasn't changed at all for me - it didn't increase or decrease. I don't let it get to me though..
I think most GBS'ers do it at first because they are amazed at the weight coming off so quickly - it's exciting. But if it gets to the point where you're getting distressed because you're not losing fast enough, or that you gained a pound, then it's time to ditch the scale and only weigh once a week or month or whatever. Don't let it stress you out..
I DO CHECK EVERY DAY, SOME TIMES TWICE A DAY. The big thing is don't worry about it. Some people shouldn't check all the time as it will really bother them if they don't see it drop everyday. There will be times over your first 8 months that you could gain a pound or two over a day. Or stay the same for three weeks and the trick is not to stress about it...
I am like Christina, I could be described as a scale whore too. Initially, I was weighing myself every day. Sometimes twice a day. Now, I weigh 4-5 of times a week. In the morning after I take care of business and before I get in the shower, so it is my real true weight. If I forget I won't weigh after I have been in the shower since that weight would be higher if my hair is still wet!..
"Scale Whore" , that cracked me up, never heard that terminology before. LOLBut, I was definately a scale whore after.
, and yes, the need to weigh yourself every 15 minutes does seem to taper off after a while. I'm 14 months out from.
And forgotten how I used to weigh myself all day long. Gave me a chuckle!..
I am the opposite. Won't get on a scale. Don't even own one. I would obsess about it and I really don't want a number to make or break my day. Know what I mean??..
I am only 10 days out but was on the liquid protein Medifast diet for 3 weeks pre-op. I was getting on the scale all the time and being very disappointed at times. Don't get obessed about the scale. My nurse practitioner at my Bariatric center talked to me about not getting on the scale so much, she told me it would start messing with your head. So, I stopped. I only weigh myself twice a week now and am very happy because I was weighing myself daily.
I get on the scale every morning right after I go bathroomi keep a record of it .... when I see I don't lose then the measuring tape comes out to see how many inches I have lost ...
I am 3 years out and I still weight myself EVERYDAY!!!!!!.
For me it is more of a motivator than anything else. If I go up 1 or 2 lbs I know I have to check what I am eating and keeps me.
Going to the gym.
And excercise that day. I still have the Weight chart I made when I started this journey (piece of paper with my initial weight and the progress as it went, smilie faces and all)..
It is normal for me. Before the.
I dreaded getting uo on the scale, today is a great reminder of everything I have accomplished!!!!!!!!!!..