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MOTIVATED@LAST Posts: 14,846
4/23/13 7:46 P

I agree with the other posters - check the battery, and adjust the feet so they are rock steady on the floor (check for a loose bathroom tile). Also, try to position the scale so it is on a level floor (some bathrooms are slightly tilted so that they naturally drain water away).


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4/23/13 12:43 P

Mine tends to do that if it's not sitting on level ground. So I make sure to clean the feet off so there isn't any debris on them, then set the scale on the floor and make sure all feet are firmly on the ground by wiggling it and see if it moves. If the little feet don't have good contact, I move the scale around until it no longer wiggles even a teeny bit. Otherwise I get false readings.

Or you could just need a new battery.

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ROXIELU0422 Posts: 317
4/23/13 11:32 A

new battery!

It is what it is....
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4/23/13 11:32 A

While our bodies DO fluctuate in weight as much as 5 lbs in a single day, that doesn't mean it happens in a single minute!

I'd say that your scale needs replacing or the batteries need to be checked.

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SPARK_COACH_JEN Posts: 59,752
4/23/13 11:04 A

No, it's not normal. Sounds like it might be time for a new scale.

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4/23/13 10:51 A

so i dont think this is normal, correct me if i am wrong, but i will step on the scale and it will say 181 and i get so excited but i always like to weigh myself a few times because i know my scale is janky. so i weigh myself again and it will say 186. then i hop on again and it says 184. how the heck did i jump 5 lbs in a matter of seconds. i weigh naked, in the morning, after a bathroom break, so why on earth is this happening?!

is it my scale or is it normal for this to happen?
i cant get a good feel on my weight loss. and for me i need to see some results to know that i am doing right by myself.

please help!

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