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DIDS70 Posts: 5,368
4/11/13 12:22 P

You could try to weigh something you know the weight off. A hand weight or a 5lb bag of flour and see how close the scale is.
I had to calibrate my scale slightly when I first pulled it out of the box.

4/11/13 10:56 A

It is somewhat disconcerting, isn't it?

I bought a new digital scale,too, about 6 weeks ago --- if I use my old analog scale, then I'm 5 lbs less than what I show on the new digital one (and I would be 30 lbs down already, dagnabit!).

I'm going with the same thought process that you are though - as long as there is a general downward trend, then the actual number doesn't really matter. Besides, I fluctuate between 5 and 7 lbs per day (I spent a few days weighing at all different times, just out of curiousity) so there's no point in me worrying about one number. I'm sure liking the trend, though!

I hope you like the ease of reading on the digital as much as I do - it's soooo much easier to see!

Good luck!

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Revised again: 150 lbs (reached May 27, 2014)

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DKURTZ Posts: 3
4/11/13 10:49 A

Of sorts. First weigh with it indicates a +4.8 relative to my 'official' weekly weigh on Monday. I'm assuming the thing is just more accurate than the old whirly dial thing. It's certainly easier to read, which was the main point in getting it. Figuring out what the old one was actually reading was such a PITA because you could bounce the thing +- 4 pounds it seemed just by which way you titled your head!

Well, the daily weighs are just sort of 'informational/motivational' anyway. Hopefully the 'official' weigh next Monday will show some make up.

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