a digital scale, or a traditional spring scale?
I ask for a personal reason. See, I have a spring scale. It's only MAYBE a year old, so I can't see it being broken. A few months ago before I'd lost a few lbs, my scale read 153 for me.
My mother has a digital scale. One day when I was visiting I stepped on it and it read almost ten lbs higher than my scale, at 162. I was aghast.
So I went home and stepped on my scale again...153. I checked to make sure it was calibrated properly, and it was. So now I figured, well one scale or the other has to be broken because these two measurements were within a day of each other. So I went to the Walmart nearby and I stepped on four spring scales (of course the digital ones didn't have batteries in them). Each one read approximately 156. I figured that with my clothes and sneakers, that seemed about right for the reading on my scale.
So I insisted to my mom that her scale was broken or something. She insisted it wasn't based on the fact that if the scale were showing ten lbs high, then that meant that she was only 110, and she refused to believe that. I told her she was ridiculous.
Now it is however many months later and I myself am considering buying a digital scale because mine seems to wander off it's calibration every two or three days and I keep having to fix it. My problem is that I've got this nagging, sickly feeling in the back of my head saying that mom's scale was right after all and if I buy a digital scale I'll discover that I'm really 158 right now instead of 148. I know it's a silly reason to avoid buying the scale, but with all the effort it took to get to 148, it would seriously break my heart to find out that I'm actually 158. :(
Starting at 165 lbs on April 14th, 2013.
| current weight: 165.0