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# Digital scale quirk....

### Saturday, June 04, 2011

See my evening blog from yesterday regarding why your digital scale "gets stuck" on a certain weight even though you know you lost or gained.

 GRAMMACATHY 6/4/2011 11:16AM I thought the grandkids broke my scale right after I bought it. It can vary the weight range by five pounds depending on where I step on it. Like someone from the previous blog mentioned, I step on it several times and choose the weight that either repeats or the average. What a pain. I miss the old weight and balance scales the schools use to have. Report Inappropriate Comment

# Digital scale: An annoying quirk!!!!

### Friday, June 03, 2011

I saw a Sparker's comment about her scale being possessed by the devil...I always thought my digital scale was crazy...it would stay the same reading for days when I knew I had lost...

I finally figured out how to get it to stop that...it has to be "reset" and so I picked up an object that weighed 10 lbs and weighed myself and then the weight it was "stuck on" would go away and I then get an accurate reading.

I actually threw away my previous scale cause I thought it was "broken."

I found the following explanation (???) on the internet as follows:

"Try this on your bathroom scales.

Find something that weighs roughly 200g. Weigh yourself then holding the 200g weigh yourself again. You may be surprised that you get the same result. Weighing your self multiple times on a scale with this "feature" and getting exactly the same result could lead you to think that the scale had repeatable results that were accurate when in fact the weight shown each time was only the result of the scales first effort. To test such a scales repeatability it is necessary to give it something to weigh that is not near your weight between the tests or to wait some unknown amount of time. There must be families that wonder why their kids all weigh exactly the same.

My bathroom scale has this quirk, it remembers the last weight and repeats it unless the new weight is at least 250g heavier.

My scale when new gave the same answer each time I weighed myself i.e. the inherent variation was corrected by the quirk described above but as it aged it started to give different answers each time and I had to average the results of about 4 readings. The problem was traced to the top lid flexing and was solved with the addition of some 5 ply. Note there is no display as it talks and that it is not sitting on the carpet as the edges would touch and cause errors.

I hope you found this interesting.

Peter."

 1CRAZYDOG 6/4/2011 10:00AM YIKES! I previously threw out a digital scale (got another one to replace it) and this new one was doing the same thing1 Running right now to reset it!! Thanks for the heads up. Report Inappropriate Comment
 MUSYCLAU 6/4/2011 9:38AM I think I'll stay with my anolog. This way I know the problem is mine. Report Inappropriate Comment
 MSLZZY 6/4/2011 7:24AM Good to know-thank you! Report Inappropriate Comment
 MILLISMA 6/3/2011 9:20PM Interesting! Thanks for sharing Report Inappropriate Comment

# Thank Goodness it's Friday....

### Friday, June 03, 2011

I slept a whole 10 hours last night. Those couple of extra early morning starts (and less sleep) gave me some sleep deprivation.

I am having my coffee and will be off to work soon.

Hubby and I plan to go to gym tonight. We usually stay home from the gym on Thursdays so I can see "Big Bang Theory." However, it was a rerurn and I fell asleep before it was over (about 7:15 last night). It was nice to get some catch up sleep.

Work is going well, but we all feel a little overworked as we seemed to be making up for the holiday and actually had bigger piles of projects on our desks than usual.

Looking forward to swimming and doing the leg press at the gym this evening.

Weight has stayed the same for 2 weeks now...but am grateful I am not regaining what I lost in the previous month.

 BE-THE-CHANGE 6/3/2011 3:47PM Oh, I envy you that sleep! Report Inappropriate Comment
 PATTYKLAVER 6/3/2011 12:27PM Glad you caught up on your sleep. Have a great day. Report Inappropriate Comment
 MSLZZY 6/3/2011 7:44AM Gald you got some extra sleep! You pay a price for those Mondays off. I know I do. HUGS! Report Inappropriate Comment
 MEANCARLEEN 6/3/2011 7:04AM Report Inappropriate Comment

# Good doctor visit yesterday...

### Wednesday, June 01, 2011

ENT checked my ears and sinuses and there is no infection. She said I may have benign positional vertigo which if it becomes a problem (now it is okay) I could go to therapy to learn exercises to help with it.

I am glad no further treatment will be needed.

 BARBAELLEN 6/2/2011 12:01AM Good report!!! Report Inappropriate Comment
 MILLISMA 6/1/2011 8:21PM Teddy, that's great news! Report Inappropriate Comment
 MOMMA48 6/1/2011 4:25PM Thanks for sharing the great news! And, I'm happy that no further worries about infections and treatment is necessary! That is totally Report Inappropriate Comment
 FITMARY 6/1/2011 7:31AM Glad to hear it! Report Inappropriate Comment
 BE-THE-CHANGE 6/1/2011 7:12AM My BIL has that. It can be very scary but he has learned how to deal with it.Glad there is no infection or need for treatment. Have a great day! Report Inappropriate Comment
 MSLZZY 6/1/2011 6:48AM Report Inappropriate Comment

# I'm up to feed the cats but ....

### Sunday, May 29, 2011

I think I will go back to bed after I have some prophylactic coffee (to avoid having a caffeine withdrawal headache). I hate when I get those headaches from not having my early morning coffee.

Today is going to be fun...taking time to do a few odd jobs like straigthening up my room and doing landry. This three day weekend feels like a luxury.

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Now that I had breakfast and my coffee, I am wide awake and I am ready to tackle some laundry and even do some yardwork....