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I Just Want the Truth; I Can Take it, Honestly!

Saturday, September 22, 2012

I decided to treat myself to a new, fancy, digital scale. I brought it home, stepped on it, and watched the large, bright digital numbers read...210 lbs. Wait, that’s where I started 15 lbs ago. I pulled out my old, rotary scale and stepped on it. The dial spun and landed on 195 lbs. I stepped back on the digital scale, 200 lbs. What!? I stepped off and back on to see 204.5 lbs. Come on!!!! Every time I stepped on the digital scale it gave me a completely different reading.

I decided to run a controlled test. I pulled out two of my 5 lbs weights. I put them on my old scale. The rusting dial, behind the slightly fogged plastic window, spun to 10 lbs. I then placed the weights on the digital scale, nothing, just 0.0 lbs. Apparently, it doesn’t read 10 lbs weight.

I’m completely frustrated. I just want a solid, truthful answer.
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    It sounds defective. Maybe you should take it back and get a different model. I have a digital scale and I feel it is very accurate.
    2001 days ago
    i know it drives me crazy my scale is 4 pound less than at my doctors .go by how your clothes fit and smile
    2002 days ago
    My digital scales do some creative maths too! The old ones seem to be much more reliable. Remember all the good advice you've received from your SP friends, as well as remembering to use other measurements (with a tape measure) or blood pressure, etc... I think they give a better picture than the scales alone can give.
    2003 days ago
    Each scale varies a lot. Stick to one scale and use that to record your progress. In the VERY end it isn't about the number on the scale (aka, goal weight), it's about how you feel in your new body.
    2003 days ago
    Digital scales tend to be more sensitive to the surface you have them on so try moving it to a difference place and see if that makes a difference
    2003 days ago
    Don't depend on the scale. Depend on how you feel. Good luck.
    2003 days ago
    Stick to the old it sounds right to me.
    2003 days ago
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