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Wacky Scales

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

So I was a little annoyed with our digital scale. It gives weird weight fluctuations even when I don't think it should. Then if you stand funny it gives a really high weight. Hopping off and then back on again doesn't work, because as soon as it's decided on a weight it then goes automatically to that amount if you hop back on.

After a trip to the doctor where their scale said I was two pounds lighter (even though I was wearing clothes!) we decided to buy an analog scale.

Now the only problem with our analog scale is that the tic marks are so tiny, I can't see my exact weight. Although I can if my husband looks!

This afternoon I weighed on both (with my husband's help on the second one) and our new scale says I weigh 4 pounds less than our old one. I'm thinking I should either weigh on the analog scale and add two pounds or continue to weigh on our digital and just subtract two pounds.

I sort of like the analog scale though! It says I weigh 185! I also learned at the doctor that the last time I weighed there I was 250. Which is 5 pounds heavier than I thought I had ever been. So am I supposed to change my ticker to reflect that?

Also I wonder if I should update my ticker to 187, which would be the median number between what each scale says.

Thoughts?
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SAMANTHAKALLAS 10/25/2007 12:11PM

    I hate this problem. The doctor office will say I way 4 lbs less than my scale at home, however, the gym one says I weigh 4 lbs more!!!! An 8 lb difference!!! I just stick to my scale. And if I get a new scale I just stick to it and adjust my thinking. Pick a scale and stick to it. Even if you weigh on other scales, don't take those weights in to consideration. The thing with weight is that it's all relative!!!

I think you should just pick one of your scales at your house. And DO NOT USE the other one!!!! Just stick to a pattern. That way they're always callobrated the same!!!!

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TWISTMONKII 10/24/2007 12:28PM

    I hate this problem. Each scale reads different. I choose to stick with one scale so that, (even though I have no idea which one is telling the truth) be it consistently wrong or not, it's at least consistent. If that makes sense. Only problem is, how do you know when it's completely broken? lol

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