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I currently went in to my physician for a check up, but when asked to hit the scale, it balanced me in at 192lbs. My home scale says 185. Does that mean I was really 212lbs of brown sugar when I weighed in or a mere 202lbs as my home scale suggests? emoticon

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  • PICKANYNAME
    Important to use same scale, at same time of day, with an empty bladder ..... and same [or no] clothes when you weigh! Use the scale as a "tool," but don't focus too much on the numbers!

    YOU LOST 10 POUNDS!!!!! Don't worry; be happy!!!! AND KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK! =) - by PICKANYNAME
  • I have the weight watchers scale and regardless of the doctor I go to (usually weight myself before just to see if there's a difference) I weigh the same, so I think it depends on the scale, the clothing you have on (I never wear jeans...LOL), and what time of day it is (which is why I try to weigh before I leave). If you weigh yourself first thing in the morning and go to the doc in the evening, there can be a couple pound (or more) difference, depending on what you ate (if it has caused you to retain water due to the salt content). - by DAONYXONE
  • We found a used Dr. Scale($25) and donated it to the church. Then threw the home scale out the window. Now we weigh in at church and find that others are glad it is there. I do know if you ask most dr. are more then glad if you stop by to weigh yourself. emoticon - by 2HAMSDIET
  • At the doctors I weigh myself with shoes and keys in the pocket... my keys are nearly a pound.. at home I usually weigh with shoes off. - by PATTISWIMMER
  • You know scales vary, so you choose the one you want to go buy!! I don't know where you have your home scale but if its in the bathroom, the moisture from the shower can affect it!!! My scale at home and the doctor's scale are totally different!! I use my home scale then I can guage the difference between the two!!
    emoticon emoticon - by HELENA260
  • I always go by what my home scale says , due to I am always using them more then I am on the doctors scales . - by BARBIE042

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