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Is there such a thing as an accurate scale???

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

I mean, ok, this Weight Watchers brand digital scale we have...says I weigh between 286 and 294 , in me skivvies, this morning...everytime I step on it, its different...the higi thing at the store says I weighed in at 282...fully clothed....I NEED to know what I weigh! Im bustin hump and HAVE to be losin...I cant go by the "how ya feel" thing, I feel like an old used up holey sock shoved under tha couch n left fer dead....sigh...

Any one got any ideas? I asked at me dr office, they said Id have to pay fer a visit to just drop in n weigh in....way to go medical profession....

Elseways...I work, I earn, I sleep, Im keepin track of me "work outs" and food to a point on here...and am tryin to drop goodies n huggies to my pals...I know it stinks, but, Im not ignorin any of yas....


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KING_SLAYER 5/29/2013 7:09PM

    I have had the same problems with scales myself. Get on and get a number. Step off, take a breath, step back on and get a different number!?!?!?!?! I've gotten 4 different readings in less than 2 minutes before. I just shrug my shoulders and assume the lowest number is the correct one :)

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CATHYGETSFIT 5/29/2013 4:53AM

    If the scale at work gives you a consistent weight after getting on it, then off, then back on a few times then I'd go with the scale at work. Otherwise, I'd just weigh myself once a week at the same time and don't worry about fluctuations too much. If the trend is showing that you're going down then go with the trend. You can always have a bad day and that particular day might end up on the day you weigh in. Like some of the others said too, it might be that the batteries need changed.

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SHEL_V2 5/28/2013 10:12PM

    I've found that a weigh-in later in the morning is more consistent. I suspect there is more variation in dehydration level if I weigh in first thing.

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BIGPAWSUP 5/28/2013 8:35PM

    I've found that using the same scale in the same place give you a pretty good idea how much you are losing.

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CLPURNELL 5/28/2013 5:00PM

    scales vary and your weight can vary 5-7 pounds depending on time of day/before after meals. Weigh the first thing in the morning after the morning potty break and use that weight consistently it will probably be the easiest way to track.

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SWEETSARAH_54 5/28/2013 4:12PM

    My scale does the same thing and it's so frustrating. I'll weigh my self step right back on and I'll have dropped 4 pounds in a matter of seconds (or gained 5) I just try not to get on it everyday or I get super discouraged. I've tried changing my batteries and it hasn't made a difference. Good luck.... don't get discouraged.

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GMO_JEN 5/28/2013 2:50PM

    Its tricky! I go by the trend. So, even if you pick one scale, just do it once a week on that one scale, and hopefully you can follw the trend down. But, re-checking the batteries may be a good option too!
Doctor's scales are notoriously bad- its almost like the gym!

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STELLASMYBEBE 5/28/2013 11:06AM

    My doc scale always say I way more than my home scale. :( So when I think I am doing good, I go to the doc and they add 5 stinking ponds! My doc said to just go by the home scale since that it he one I consistently use. LOL! Love my doc :)
If you ever find the scale that is correct, let me know! I will want one to o. LOL

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JUSTME29 5/28/2013 9:58AM

    Does your scale need new batteries? I know when mine get low my scale kind freaks out like that. If it's not a battery issue and if the one at work gives you a consistent reading after stepping on and off a few times I think I'd go with that one for the official weigh-ins

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SIRIRADHA1 5/28/2013 9:26AM

    Aaarrghh! I know the feeling. Did you know there's a lovely little emoticon just for this very feeling? emoticon

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KELLYFIT123 5/28/2013 8:56AM

    I wonder the same thing so I've more or less stopped weighing myself. Sometimes I can't help myself though, but then I end up frustrated at the uncertainty!

The hospital near me does a fat composition test for $15 and I've been thinking about doing that. It says it tells you % of fat, water and something else (organic matter?) and I'm sure they'll tell me weight too. Then I'll know for sure!

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MICHELLEPHANT 5/28/2013 8:28AM

    Yeah, I weighin every Tuesday morning first thing after potty business...the fluxing is all at the same time! My scale is possessed by gremlin aliens.....

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LJOYCE55 5/28/2013 8:23AM

  No home scale is particularly accurate. So I weigh myself at the same time every day (first thing after peeing, in my jammies). I do not worry too much about daily fluctuations, but rather the trend and there is a SP chart to do this for you. I record my weight every Sunday and then check the trend. I think you can even track it daily if you wish. BTW, my doctor's scale always says I am a couple pounds lighter than my home scale, even when fully dressed, so I look forward to that difference.

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