I agree that using the same scale is the best way to determine your weight. As for a scale, I got a weight watchers digital scale at costco for $20. You weigh yourself when you first get it, and then put in a goal weight. Every time you weigh it tells you how much you weigh, how much you've lost since the last time, how much since you started, and then how much more until your goal. It is programmable for up to 4 people.
scales can vary - I will go to my parents house and weight 176 and come to my fiance's house 10 minutes later and weight 182! I put a 5-pound hand weight to see which one is correct, and if you can "zero" it you will get a more accurate measurement
I worked for the military med unit for 10 years ... a quick way to check, at least to see how off your scale is, is to place a 5 lb bag of sugar or flour on it. You'll be able to see how off it might be and can make adjustments accordingly.
"the best way to get rid of a minus is to change it into a positive." Benjamin Hoff.
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I don't kow for sure but I would think that if the scale isn't at zero then the results will be off also... I use an digital scale at Curves as my "real" weight but I also check it against my antiquated scale at home... I get totally different answers(OK 4 pounds off... but 4 pounds is 4 pounds). I give more stock to my measurements now instead of my weight but it's a hard habit to break.
I have never found one that is super consistent except the kind that they have at a doctors office that you have to slide up and down... but I don't know. I'd love to hear if anyone else has found something.
This is just me being anal, but I'm sure all you understand that when the scale is even a pound off, it bothers me. Where I work out, we have the ones that you move (like in a doctors office) but lately it hasn't been balanced when it's at 0...it has to be put to like .25 to get it to balance...so what I am wondering is if it makes any difference, if I am just crazy, or if once its off, it'll be totally wrong. It just bothers me. Also, do any of you have a scale that you are just in love with because its correct? Just wondering...I've been asking for a scale the last two christmases but no one will give me one...i think they think I will take it the wrong way...but really i just want a good one. Let me know! Have a good day everyone!!
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