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Scale Frustrations

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

I'm starting to wonder if it is time to invest in a new scale. I rarely get the same number twice in a row. I've changed the batteries recently and it is somewhat better. It can fluctuate 2lbs at times. I'd hate to spend the money and have the same thing happen. Do you like your scale? When do you buy a new one?

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Have a healthy day.

If you do like your scale, what kind do you have?
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    My scale is way over 10 years old and it has that big round face for a dial with real numbers like a clock. It is set to my drs. scale, and I wouldn't buy a new one unless I could get the sparks computerize digital scale to replace it. Try not getting on more than a couple times a month and see if that helps the fluctuations. emoticon
    1740 days ago
    Buy a new scale and look for one that has the features you want.
    1740 days ago
    I treated myself to an 'Aria'. It is very accurate, and also measures lean body mass and fat %. It is possible that your weight itself fluctuates, some people seem very sensitive to small changes in muscle tone and diet. Mine often goes up and down either side of the number by up to 2lbs.
    1740 days ago
  • WILDKAT781
    I have a "doctor scale" the kind with the sliding bar. Got it at an antique store for $35 about 12 years ago - it is in fantastic shape and will measure up to 450 pounds with the extra little weight that comes with it.

    I love my scale and would not trade it for a new one at all emoticon
    1740 days ago
    We have a Health O Meter (Model: BFM884DQ1-60). Got it at Wal-mart four or five years ago. I like it.

    It gives the weight, i.e. 135.4 and it also gives other helpful information. For example, BMI, % of body fat and a couple other things I don't remember.

    I personally am losing and gaining the same 2 lbs lately, but it's not the scale ~ it's me.

    1740 days ago
    I bought a new digital scale and so far I love it. I bought mine at CostCo. I bought it because I had been weighing myself on my Wii Fit, and my whole Wii system died.
    1740 days ago
    I get a new scale when it gives a really bizarre reading - like 10 or 20 pounds off from what I KNOW it should read. The one, two, or even 5 pound differences don't bother me much because I know my weight fluctuates all the time. You don't say how often or when you get such different readings - if they are 5 minutes apart, get a new scale, if they are hours or days apart, they MAY be a reflection of the normal fluctuations of weight that our bodies go through each day and from day to day - AND is one reason a lot of people suggest only weighing weekly or monthly. I weigh daily and see the different weights from day to day BUT only count the weekly ones for my challenges and the monthly ones for my ticker - weight is too unpredictable to expect consistency from hour to hour or day to day.
    1740 days ago
  • NKING1982
    I have had the same scale for 6 years and it works great
    1740 days ago
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