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SUSAN727 Posts: 1,556
10/29/13 4:44 P

Digital from Walgreens. It weighs past 350 pounds which I needed when I started out.


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10/29/13 2:38 P

FITQUEEN4ADAY: Probably each doctor's office staff is different; but whenever I go into my local medical clinic for a routine check-up or to get blood work, whatever, I get weighed by a nurse. But this is what is rather laughable. I am weighed with my clothes and shoes on (and even a light jacket if I am wearing one.) My weigh-in is meaningless at the doctor's office. Once I made the mistake of asking the nurse if there were a private room with an accurate scale where I could "strip down" and get an accurate reading. She replied, "We don't do that here."

I have gone a couple of times to the local high school and had the wrestling coach weigh me on the official scale he uses for his wrestlers. I found out the results are very similar to my Tanita's, on which I weighed before weighing on the professional school scale.

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10/29/13 2:15 P

I go by the scales in my doctor's office, don't know how accurate they are though! emoticon

SIMONEKP Posts: 2,615
10/29/13 2:07 P

i have a Vitagoods scale.


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10/28/13 8:31 P

Tanita, it measures weight along with body fat %, I also use a measuring strap to measure different parts of my body to determine progress

SIMPLELIFE2 Posts: 707
10/28/13 11:07 A

None. I go by how I feel, body measurements, fit of clothes and caliper body fat testing every few months. And I've actually been more successful at sticking with my eating plan, not getting frustrated and feeling good about myself than I ever did with a scale. Most small fluctuations are just water and significant losses, either pounds or body fat, will be evident in what I listed above. This may not work for everyone but I have found it quite liberating and it actually has made it easier for me to stay the course.

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MISSRUTH Posts: 4,094
10/27/13 9:12 A

Scales can give different readings when placed in slightly different locations; the floor may be uneven or it's sitting on a crack in the tile or over the grout and not on the tile, etc.

I have 2 scales; one is a relatively cheap black plastic WW scale I bought at Walmart. I had just been weighed at the doctor's office, so I weighed myself on the WW scale in Walmart, before I bought it. It weighed the same as the doctor's office. The other scale I've got is also a WW but it's fancier; it's glass and you can store info for 4 people on it. The two scales weigh me about the same. I use the nicer one-- the cheaper one is in the guest bathroom.

You could just keep the scale you've got. Set it down in one place, and leave it there. Not on carpet. Not on cracks or joins in the tile. You want a hard, level surface. If it consistently gives you the same weight when it's left in the same place (Step on and get a weight. Step off and let it reset. Step on again and see if it's the same weight.) I'd take the money you'd spend on a new scale, and buy a food scale instead. (Assuming you don't already have one.)

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10/27/13 8:44 A

Like FREEDOMFIT I also have a digital WW scale that I got from Target and I absolutely love it. You can log up to 4 users in it with your specific info which is pretty sweet.

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10/27/13 1:07 A

I bought a Tanita, which is quite accurate (I have checked it several times the last few years holding weights). However, the body fat % it gives is meaningless, although perhaps the body water % is OK.

Edited by: ALBERTJON at: 10/27/2013 (09:23)
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10/26/13 3:16 P

I bought a Digital Weight Watchers scale at Bed Bath and Beyond for about $30.00...I have had it for 2 years now and it is very consistent! You can also buy them at Target or online at Amazon. Hope that helps!!

CARPEDIEM1010 Posts: 32
10/26/13 8:56 A

I am wanting to know what kind of scales do any of you use? I have a cheap scale that I bought at Walmart, and not so sure how accurate it is. This morning I weighed in one place, moved the scale a few inches over, and it gave a different reading by about 3-4 pounds, moved it again, and it gave a different reading, again. I can't afford a doctors scale, so was wondering if there are other scales out there that are more accurate. emoticon

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