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How Often Do You Step on the Scale?

Even though Erin and I swore off letting the scale control our self esteem years ago,it’s still a good idea to have a ballpark idea of what you weigh in case you go to the doctor’s office for your annual check-up and learn that you weigh 15 pounds more than your last visit. At first you rationalize this as just overly clunky shoes or a heavy lunch or a bulky sweater. Then you panic that you might be pregnant. And then you slowly begin to remember that you ate almost an entire 8-pound bag of Halloween candy because you only had a handful of trick or treaters. And that you haven’t been laid in a month. Well, at least that’s how it went down for me in grad school. Oh, what good memories. Anyhooey…the question of the day is:

  • Daily: Win or lose, it’s my addiction.
  • Couple of times a week: I don’t weigh every day, but once a week isn’t enough to keep my curiosity
  • Weekly: I’m not an addict, but it keeps me on track.
  • Monthly: Twelve times a year is plenty for me, thank you!
  • Never/hardly ever: Must. Avoid. At. All. Costs.


Feel free to tell us your thoughts on this hotly contested issue below!
p.s. A big congrats to Sagan Morrow at Living Healthy in the Real World who won The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Sexual Health and Fitness. If you’re bummed about not winning the book, you can buy it for the low, low price of $13.22 on Amazon. Thanks to all who participated! —Jenn

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