How Often Should You Measure and Weigh Yourself?

Stereotypically women are known to be crazy obsessed about their weight. When they want to lose weight, they’ll jump at extreme measures like skipping meals, juice cleanses, and cutting out practically all foods so maybe they’re left with celery and cayenne pepper or something.

Then we weigh ourselves twice a day, praying we’ve lost weight each time. After a couple days of starvation, we ask our s/o if we look any better. Their answer is always the same, “Uhh…You look the same…”

And we wonder why we’re not getting any thinner. We’re starving! Why isn’t this scale changing?? It’s been two days! Oh! Of course, it must be broken. That’s it.

I do not do this. I used to (not with the crazy diets but with the obsessive weighing), but it was driving me insane so I forced myself to stop.

It’s best to weigh yourself once every week. Also, wait to measure yourself usually once a month. I break this rule all the time by weighing myself every day. I’m not being obsessive about my weight. I’m just curious what the previous day’s meals did.


My husband is currently trying to lose weight because he saw himself in a picture and realized he had a belly shelf. He’s acting like a stereotypical woman now and is starving himself and checking his weight every single morning. Every night he’ll come to me and ask proudly if his belly looks smaller.

Which it doesn’t.

At all.

He just had his 40th birthday (slower metabolism) and doesn’t do much in the way of exercise. I have a feeling his belly won’t be changing all that much any time soon. But he’s not unhealthy. He’s like a bottomless pit when it comes to food but it’s mainly healthy food.

He’s gained about 10lbs in the last 10 years as opposed to me who can gain 10lbs in 1 month when I get lax with my eating/fitness habits. He is, generally, a healthy person. He just has a growing belly shelf that I chaulk up to increasing age and slowing metabolism (and a lack of exercise).


How often do you weigh/measure yourself?


About Katie St. John-Shin

I believe in living life and not letting it pass you by. I mean, come on, if you really want to do something but don't have the courage to do it so you let the opportunity disappear, you may regret it for the rest of your life. How can you know what you're capable of unless you go for it? Like every writer, I naturally plan on becoming world-famous (not really). I love reading, writing, fitness, coffee, watching my favorite movies/shows, listening to music, and trying new things even if they're sometimes terrifying. I'm a writer, a group fitness instructor, a personal trainer, and a nutter for doing all of the above.

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