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1/26/11 6:48 A

I have a cheal scale that has a dial, not digital. Just saying, I do NOT recommend this one because you always have to check and see if it has gotten "off-track". So, anyway, I'm recommending a digital scale... I will be getting one as soon as I have the money!

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1/25/11 10:16 P

I use a Weight Watchers scale. I think it cost around $25 at Bed, Bath & Beyond, and has worked for about 3 years. It can get a bit wonky if you clear the current reading by tapping it again, but is pretty accurate and consistent. If you want to see how accurate one is, take a known quantity of weight like a dumbbell and see what it reads. Mine has occasionally been off by 0.2 pounds. (The great thing about said store is that they will take back just about anything for just about any reason. So if you happen to purchase a good brand but get a dud, they'll give you a refund, no questions asked.)

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1/25/11 6:55 P

I bought a new scale a couple of months ago and have been very pleased. It's the EatSmart Precision Premium Digital Bathroom Scale with 3.5" LCD and "Step-On" Technology (bought from Amazon). The main tip is to not move it. If you must move it, weigh yourself at least 3 times to get an accurate reading (or until the same weight shows up more than once). So I keep it in the same spot and just get on in the morning. The other poster is right - JUST USE ONE SCALE. Even if the weight isn't perfect, all scales are different, and the important think is to track PROGRESS not an exact number. Oh, and it's lightweight!

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1/25/11 4:39 P

Two things to check before you throw up your hands in frustration: a) are both scales on hard surfaces, and b) are those hard surfaces flat?

I live in a hundred-year-old building and none of my floors are perfectly planar, but I did enough scouting to find the best un-carpeted spot.

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1/25/11 4:39 P

Go on and read the review of scales. Don't spend more than 50 bucks, probably 30 will do. Pick ONE scale, and stick with ONE scale. Don't use two to compare to each other.

As for me, I have a tanita scale and it is EXTREMELY reproducible. I can get on that thing 6 times in a row and get the same number, and it goes by 0.2 pounds.

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1/25/11 1:48 P

Honestly, I've had everything from $150 scales from Brookstone to basic scales from Walmart. My healthometer from walmart (under $20) is right on par with my doctor's office scale and is consistent.

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1/25/11 1:42 P

I am frustrated with the whole weighing process, my scales don't agree, and one might say I gained, the other I lost. Anyone know of an accurate and reliable digital bathroom scale?

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