Since the beginning of the year, I've lost about 15 pounds, mostly through consistent and extensive exercise (with increasing frequency and duration as I've gotten fitter). I haven't had too many burgers during that time, but I'm taking in 1800-2400 calories a day -- averaging about 2000 -- so it's not like I'm starving myself. As Angelina Jolie put it in the "making of" extra on the Salt DVD, if you exercise a lot, you can't help but lose weight.
Because I weigh myself at the same time of day, I know that the weight loss is real. On the other hand, my weight tends to fluctuate throughout the day by as much as 3-4 pounds. So it got me wondering, what is the most accurate time of day to weigh yourself?
Right after a workout (which is what I've been doing) is pretty much not the ideal time, because some of the weight loss is water-loss, which will get replenished. Is the beginning of the day, when getting up ideal? Or the end of the day, just before going to sleep?
UPDATE: Interesting -- your time running one mile may correlate to your risk of heart disease later on. Another benefit of exercise!