Step on the Scale
That number can be very motivating. “I weigh myself daily so I can adjust my eating and exercise habits if necessary,” says Linda Gail Adams, 42, of Fairfield, OH, who lost 50 pounds and has maintained that loss for more than a year.
If daily weigh-ins don’t appeal to you, check in once a week, advises Lakatos Shames. Just make sure you’re weighing in at the same time in the same clothes. The best time to step on the scale? In the morning—you’ll get a more consistent reading.