Friday, March 22, 2013
Okay, let me begin by saying I've always enjoyed a little chuckle at the expense of those people who make such a big production about "the weigh-in". Should I be naked? Should I weigh in at night or the morning? Should my hair be wet or dry? Should I go to the bathroom first? LOL! My fiance and I have long been wondering if there is something wrong with our scale and before you start laughing at ME, it's NOT just because the scale doesn't say what we want it to. (In fact, we're both a little nervous that we're gonna get our new scale and find out we're actually heavier than we thought!) We've both noticed that we can step on the scale 3 or 4 times in the span of a few minutes and get a different reading each time. It's a digital health-o-meter scale that weights "accurately" to .2 lbs. The other day, I stepped on it 3 times---due to the fact that my weight had evidently gone UP 2 lbs in 24 hours despite keeping religiously to my plan--then the 4th time I stepped on it in disbelief, I suddenly dropped 1 1/2 lbs! We thought maybe it was just going bad so I started looking online for a better one and saw dozens of reviews from people having the same problem as us. In some cases, the readings varied by as much as 5-10 lbs! And it didn't matter which model or how expensive it was, accuracy was clearly a problem. So......I have a weight watchers scale on the way that is supposed to be accurate to .1 lbs up to 400 lbs. I figure if I'm gonna invest my time and energy in this process, I need accurate feedback on how I'm doing!