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Bathroom scale

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

I think God is giving me a sign that I need to quit using my scale. I let it affect me way too much. Anyway, these last several weeks, when I weigh myself, I have noticed my scale to be a bit wacko. I have a habit of weighing myself more than once (just to make sure the scale isn't lying!) and lately it can vary as much as 10 lbs! in just a few seconds. So now I have no idea if the lower number is right (I doubt it), the upper number is more of a fact (I sure hope not...) or if is somewhere in between. Since I am not getting a true picture of how I am doing as far as my weight, I think it is time to put the scale away and buy a new one in a month or so. This could be a very good thing!
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PATIENTSAM 3/25/2014 8:21PM

    Yes, I did recently change the batteries. Think I will stick with the clothes test for now...

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BRENDAGAIL9 3/25/2014 1:12PM

    My scale is pretty close to what I weigh at the doctor's office but the last few weeks it shows I have gained three pounds but have been dealing with a yeast infection so I think it is water retention. The tape measure is a better way to go as well as how your clothes fit.

The best to you. Did you try changing the scale batteries? That may be the problem.

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GARDENCHRIS 3/25/2014 10:30AM

    Once a week is sufficient, or even once a month

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MJEFFERSON23 3/25/2014 9:38AM

  Oh boy, can I ever relate to this! I have been told that the scale is so inaccurate! It doesn't take into account your muscle mass, water retention, cells realigning or many other factors! I feel better and my clothes are looser, that's all that matters now. Here is another witness, use the scale, but not as your primary measure of success!

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JAROL7 3/25/2014 9:35AM

    To each their own. I weigh twice a day, evening and morning, and my wife only weighs 1 or 2 times a month. It discourages her, it only makes me more determined. Both of us count calories and write it down in SP Tracker. It works for both of us but slower for her.

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