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Day 50 - Did I just hit my 1st plateau...or is it my scale?

Monday, May 20, 2013

The scale is not moving! I could have sworn that with yesterday' activities, I would have dropped something! I have been at this weight for a week or two and not too thrilled.

My new scale does not seem to be accurate either, grrr! I have no room in the bathroom, so I keep it in my bedroom and carry it to the bathroom whenever I want to weigh in. I get mixed weights every time I step on it.

So, today I read the Amazon reviews and I found some advice to see if the scale is accurate and by 'calibrating' it. I moved the scale into the kitchen by the window (oh the neighbors will love my morning weigh-ins!). I got my son's weights and just experimented on it.

I THINK I got it correct now... I just have to see how it goes for the next several weeks.

Deborah, MSW

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
JOHGLO2011 5/20/2013 1:33PM

    Just keep hanging in there and those pesky scales will start going down again. Best Wishes!

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MARCIEMCGOWAN 5/20/2013 1:07PM

    maybe you should only weight yourself once a week. We will all hit plateaus once and a while. just don't stop making the right choices and give yourself a break.
One of the Spark Coaches told me this
"If there is one lesson I can pass on and that is to tell you that our weight is not a static/constant number, but more like a vital sign. Just like your blood pressure, heart rate, breathing and body temp will vary throughout the day, same is true with your weight and some studies say as much as 7 pounds in the course of a single day. Because our bodies are largely made up of water, any deviation in our diet, hydration, workouts, even hormones can lead to a shift on the scale. As to how much variance is it for you, it is impossible to say."

I hope that this helps.


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