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I gained 5% more fat overnight

Thursday, October 18, 2012

As I was rearranging the room with the exercise equipment, I got the HealthRider and did a quick workout. Afterwards, I weighed myself and was impressed with the fat %. This morning when I got on the scale, I had an increase of 5%.

I know there is fluctuation, but I was not expecting to see this much in the % of fat. So, this morning I lost a few tenths of a pound and gained fat while I slept. Interesting.

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Please note: I am only commenting on the differences in the % of fat being registered on the scale. I am not stressing over it because I do not believe the scale percentage to be accurate
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ROSALIEESTHER 10/26/2012 1:52PM

    You are not your numbers!!!! Somebody told me that her body fat went up after taking a shower.

Um - nooooooooooooo - those things are just not that accurate!

Here's a thought! Put the emoticon in the closet and leave it there for a month. Whew! Problem solved.

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DS9KIE 10/20/2012 8:09AM

    I don't think its you I think it the scale that lost its mind.....lol emoticon

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ROSALIEESTHER 10/18/2012 12:17PM

    You know that can't be true. TRYINGTOLOSE64 is right. That number is not your worth!

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LIV2RIDE 10/18/2012 9:37AM

    Aren't those body fat numbers on the scale frustrating?? They are to me too! Interesting you had that big of a jump overnight. Weird!

I used to have a Health Rider years ago. I didn't think those things were around anymore. LOL

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RUN_BAKE_BLOG 10/18/2012 7:59AM

    Ummm...no, you didn't.

A "Consumer Reports" magazine said that these scales are not as accurate as other body fat measurement methods. The measuring 'tool' is a current that runs from foot to foot so it only measuring fat content in the lower body. The best scales on the market were only accurate up to 80 percent of the time. Plus, there was no consistency as to whether or not scales reported a higher or lower body fat content. In order to get the best accuracy possible with your model you would have to test your fat percentage under the same conditions each time. That means, same day, same time, same everything...

I wrote a blog about scales yesterday...
Don't allow these numbers to dictate how you are doing.




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TRYINGTOLOSE64 10/18/2012 7:00AM

    Don't allow those numbers to put a value on you! As you stated fluctuations happen.

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