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Scale Shock!

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

My scale had an unexplained error about a week ago. It spit out all kinds of different numbers when I stepped on it. Then it said Err1. I found out that meant that it was on an uneven surface, but it wasn't. I decided to change the battery and reinitialize it. When I did, the reading settled down but it recorded a value 3.5 lbs heavier than I had weighed two days before. So, I decided to check it the next day and then, it said I gained an additional 2 lbs over the previous day. Then it kind of lined out there. So, my delemma was: is it me or is it the scale?

A few days ago, I was exhausted and slept most of the day, eating very little. When I weighed, the reading was back at the old value I weighed prior to the scale error and that I had been weighing for about a week. So I thought, maybe things will be back to normal. But, no such luck! The next day the reading was back up 2.5 lbs.

So where do I go from here? The only thing I can think of is to call my doctor's office and ask if I can come in and weigh myself and then go home and weigh on my scale and calibrate my scale to my doctor's scale. Then when I have my check up on Feb 14th, I can get a second data point to check the scale.

Till then I'm just trying to stay positive and do the things I know are in the right direction.


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LOOKINGUP2012 2/4/2013 10:45AM

    Hope all this turns out ok. I think it is malfunctioning.

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DIET_FRIEND 1/23/2013 10:58PM

    Maybe you'll spot a scale at the grocery store or somewhere. My public has a scale I step on a lot. My KMart has one you give a quarter to (maybe more) but if you need to know your weight it might be worth it.

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