I agree that too much emphasis on 'weight' is not so good, but for me I need the guidance as I have trouble seeing myself as I really am (i.e. although I KNOW I have lost a heap of weight, to me I look the same nakie). However I only use them as a guide, not a be all and end all - a reality check so to speak.
I only weigh in once per week - any more is pointless. Most scales are not accurate enough to measure changes over days due to all the variable factors (eg bowel weight, measurement error etc). Technically taking an average of daily measurements over a week would be the most accurate, but 1) who can be bothered 2) I think it encourages too much daily worry and obsession and 3) I don't think that much accuracy is required anyway.
35kg lost. (November 2005 - October 2006)
15kg gained again (as at October 2010).
Back to the drawing board - Let's do this thing!
"You can't change the winds, but you can change the sails"
"Reach out and take control of what lands in your lap"