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LOL, I'm already back.
I decided to go with 'my' method, so I didn't weigh myself. I don't think it caused major damage in my logs. I was losing weight, not sure what the influence would be if I was above or on the trend line.
Thanks anyway, because everyone's answers are still as valuable, because I'll travel again sooner or later.
Edited to add: I use not only a computer graph, but also pen and paper, so I just wrote that I was away during those days and didn't use another scale.
Edited by: BRYNNET at: 12/29/2012 (14:11)
Not 100% sure, but I can see a few different ways. One is what you described - just using the last weigh-in. Another depends on the graph - sometimes it is better to leave them blank than feed them potentially misleading information. At least blank, when you look back months later, reminds you that you were away and didn't have your scale available.
What I'd probably do is record the numbers the other scale gave, but pay more attention to the difference day to day while there. Then when I returned I would go back and adjust them based on the apparent difference.
For example, just making up some numbers:
Home - 172
Day 1 - 180
Day 2 - 181
Day 3 - 179
Day 4 - 180
Day 5 - 182
Day 6 - 178
Home - 169
I see about an 8 to 9 pound difference between the scales at home and away, so I might subtract 8 from each of the away weights (so day 1 would end up 172, day 2 would be 173, and so on). This works best after the fact - but could be frustrating if you don't like seeing the higher number or if the change from Home to Day 1 is notably different from Day 6 to Home.
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I'm going abroad to visit my parents and I'm not sure how to continue my log. If they have a scale (not sure they do), the numbers will probably be off in comparison with my scale.
How should I calculate the trend numbers? Should I pretend that my last trend number keeps steady for a week? Then continue to calculate when I get back? That would probably be my safest option, or not?
Thanks in advance!
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