Scales are for fish! Don’t be obsessed with weighing your self night and day. Here are a few tips to give you a better idea of your progress. Tracking your progress on a regular basis is important, to make sure pesky pounds don't find their way back. It's best to step on the scale in the morning before eating or drinking—and prior to plunging into your daily activities. For the most reliable number, be sure to check weight at a consistent time, whether daily or weekly.