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New Scale Blues

Sunday, March 24, 2013

I got a new scale since the one I have been using for years has obviously gone crazy - one step on it had me thirty pounds less than the day before! The new one weighs me in as higher than the old one by a couple of pounds. It's depressing, but probably more accurate. This one weighs in increments of two tenths of a pound , so I am hoping to see progress in small increments. Right now though, I have to deal with the higher readings than those I have been seeing. YUCK! So now my ticker looks like I have regained all my weight! I wish I could free myself from the need to weigh and having my feelings often swayed by the numbers I see there on the scale . emoticon
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1935MARY 3/24/2013 10:08AM

    This is true about the muscle . Another things different scales, weigh different, and weighing at different times a day ,they can different. Using those scales, weigh at the same time of day. Don't get discouraged though, use other things to measure by, like how your clothes fit, tape measurements. You could gain a pound, but lose a 1/2 in the hips or somewhere. Another thing go by how you feel . I can weigh in the morning and weigh in the evening and have 5 lb gain . Have a great day.

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HOLLYM48 3/24/2013 10:06AM

    It is just a number so focus on how you are feeling and how your clothes are fitting and keep on pushing to be the best that you can be!
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TEDDYTEDDY 3/24/2013 9:57AM

    You have to remember that sometime scales, though they are accurate, can show an increase in weight but actually what has happened is some of your fat has been replaced with muscle and the good thing about that is that fat takes up more space than muscle of the same weight. Also, if your digital scale (I assume that is what you have purchased) may "get stuck" and it needs to be reset by weighing yourself holding a 5 or 10 lb bag of rice or whatever and then reweighing yourself. These scales will continue to show the same weight if there is less than a lb difference from the last weighing.

So that's my 2 cents for what it's worth.

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MYUTMOST4HIM 3/24/2013 9:55AM

    As the scale moves either way - keep inmind your weight can fluctuate by as much as 7 pounds!!!
Also, track your sodium!!! It is an eye opener

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