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I wrote one of these a few years ago with over 100 reasons...but I can't find it, so I've started a new one...please feel free to add anything I've missed.

Ignore the scale if

You are not weighing at a consistant time of day

You are not wearing consistant clothing

You are weighing with shoes and normally you don't

You are weighing prior to your TOM

You are weighing during your TOM

You are weighed yesterday

You weighed the day before yesterday

You weighed three days before

You weighed four days before

You weighed five days before

You weighed six days before

You consumed a meal prior to weighing

You consumed water prior to weighing

You consumed liquid prior to weighing

You exercised more than usual

You forgot to take your regular medications

You consumed a meal with more sodium than you normally do 24 hours prior

You consumed a meal with more sodium that you normally would 2 days prior

You consumed a meal with more sodium that you normally would 3 days prior

Your clothes are lose

You're losing inches

You're wearing heavier jewlery than usual

You're wearing heavier hair products than usual

You're losing body fat

You are able to wear smaller items in your closet you weren't able to wear a month ago

You're jeans fit comfortably

You've been following your program

Your food diary numbers are correct

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I LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!

I am going to put this on my bathroom wall, and everytime i want to weigh myself i will read this!

I hide the battery to my scale last night...so I wont go looking for it either when i read the list!

Jenelle :D

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Hugs everyone...I remembered a few more...it's just over 70 now. I'm sure the rest will come to me tonight. Feel free to add on. I know we can get to 100.

Unfortunately, even after following all of the rules, sometimes it takes our bodies time to catch up with our progress.

Ignore negative scale results "if"

You've had a stressful day

You've had a stressful few days

You haven't been physically feeling well

You haven't been drinking enough water

You haven't been eating enough food

You haven't been sleeping well

You have been sleeping too much

You have just joined a gym

You've just started using your gym membership

You have been working with a personal trainer

You're receiving compliments

You are not using a consistant scale

You are not using your scale in a consistant location

You used a salt shaker at breakfast before weighing

You didn't have a BM on weigh day

You haven't had a BM in a few days

You just took a shower and you're still wet

You just washed your hair and it's still wet

You're listening to your doctor

You're listening to your personal trainer

You weighed yourself an hour ago

You weighed yourself 2 hours ago

You weighed yourself 3 hours ago

You weighed yourself 4 hours ago

You weighed yourself 5 hours ago

You weighed yourself 6 hours ago

You weighed yourself 7 hours ago

You weighed yourself 8 hours ago

You weighed yourself 9 hours ago

You weighed yourself 10 hours ago

You weighed yourself 11 hours ago

You weighed yourself 12 hours ago

You weighed yourself 13 hours ago

You weighed yourself 14 hours ago

You weighed yourself 15 hours ago

You weighed yourself 16 hours ago

You weighed yourself 17 hours ago

You weighed yourself 18 hours ago

You weighed yourself 19 hours ago

You weighed yourself 20 hours ago

You weighed yourself 21 hours ago

You weighed yourself 22 hours ago

You weighed yourself 23 hours ago

You are not weighing at a consistant time of day

You are not wearing consistant clothing

You are weighing with shoes and normally you don't

You are weighing prior to your TOM

You are weighing during your TOM

You've already weighed yourself today

You are weighed yesterday

You weighed the day before yesterday

You weighed three days before

You weighed four days before

You weighed five days before

You weighed six days before

You consumed a meal prior to weighing

You consumed water prior to weighing

You consumed liquid prior to weighing

You exercised more than usual

You forgot to take your regular medications

You consumed a meal with more sodium than you normally do 24 hours prior

You consumed a meal with more sodium that you normally would 2 days prior

You consumed a meal with more sodium that you normally would 3 days prior

Your clothes are lose

You're losing inches

You're wearing heavier jewlery than usual

You're wearing heavier hair products than usual

You're losing body fat

You are able to wear smaller items in your closet you weren't able to wear a month ago

You're jeans fit comfortably

You've been following your program

Your food diary numbers are correct

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Robbynnoel,

Thanks for the laugh. I love the one about wearing heavier hair products than usual.

I do not have a problem with my scale but I used to so I can relate to those bad old days of weighing every hour and letting the scale dictate how I felt about myself.

I am glad to hear you have a scheduled surgery date for OCC. Sorry about your experience with your former doctor.

Dawn

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robbyn, i love this !!!

here's a couple i just thought of:

you've been emotionally eating prior to weigh

you've been less active than usual

you've just had a fill

you need a fill

you're sick

you've had a fight with you SO or child (or parent or sibling)

you've drunk alcohol in the past 24 hours

you've drunk alcohol just prior to weigh in

your scale is wonky (yes that's a technical term)

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robbyn, i love this !!!

here's a couple i just thought of:

you've been emotionally eating prior to weigh

you've been less active than usual

you've just had a fill

you need a fill

you're sick

you've had a fight with you SO or child (or parent or sibling)

you've drunk alcohol in the past 24 hours

you've drunk alcohol just prior to weigh in

your scale is wonky (yes that's a technical term)

These are perfect. I also wanted to add water bloat from a plane trip or a long car ride.

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