I have started getting in the routine of weighing myself with ALL my clothes on and working with my weight loss based on that. I mainly do this because I used to weigh myself naked but when I would go to the doctor, my weight would be about 5 lbs. heavier on their scale and I don't want that shock factor next time! What does everyone else do?
Same thing, each time, everytime.
I am trying to measure my body weight, not the weight of my black pants + stripe shirt + body compared to grey socks + jeans + tshirt + sweatshirt.
You gotta have constants. I go with my scale at home and don't really get influenced by the doctor's scale. As long as the progress logged at the doctor's is similar to mine at home.
PS I hate doctors scales.
But if you can do it without clothes, that's definitely the way to go.
doctors are smart they know your clothes are going to add weight, and i am sure they take that into account. 5 pounds of clothes has little influence on the long term results.
The only scale around here is at the wellness center..and I'm pretty sure my college would not appreciate me showing up naked there! I wear the lightest pair of shorts and tank top I have and always wear the same sneakers. It's as close to accurate as I can get.
Whatever works for you, and keeps your motivation going, Go for it :)
Besides being clothed, you usally are more hydrated when you go to the doctors office, so that also makes you heavier weight.
By the way, did you know that most weight tables for women are for one-inch heels and 3 lbs of clothing? That is because they are based on doctor's office weights, not naked weights. So if you are 5'2 you should look in the weights for 5'3. And, if you typically weigh naked in the morning, you can safely subtract 3-5 lbs from those weights to determine healthy rate range.
I usually just wear light sleep type clothes and try to weigh in the morning only.
If I weigh with heavier clothing on I never know how much to take off of the number showing.
When I go to the doctor's office I weigh on their scales and when I come home I weigh on my scales with the exact same thing on. this gives me some idea of the difference in the scales. I still go by my scale as I have been lucky enough to weigh the same at the doctor's office as at home.
I weigh myself naked, in the morning, after the bathroom. I think getting the lowest consistent number is beneficial to my optimism. By the way, I notice that during the night, without going to the bathroom, I tend to lose a pound or two. I guess from dehydration.
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