Sunday, May 17, 2009


Ok, so I have myself a small dilemma and I'm trying to figure out how to work it. Here's the deal ... I just bought a new scale because I thought it was time to update. The other one wasn't ancient, but we've had it a couple years. Anyway, the new one shows me weighing about 2.5 pounds MORE then the old one. So, do I go back and add 2.5 lbs. to my starting and current weight (so my lbs lost remains the same)? Or, do I leave it and not track my weight loss until I've lost those 2.5 lbs and then continue tracking. Oh, what to do, what to do?

Needless to say, I am not happy with the number the new scale is showing me. Although it is probably more accurate. emoticon
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    Yeah, that can be frustrating. Early on in my weight loss, Curves changed their scale which also added about 2.5 pounds to me as well. I just kept everything the same and counted it as me having gained 2.5 pounds. In reality, there's just so much for me to lose, I figured 2.5 pounds wasn't that big of a deal. Probably the best thing to do is just be happy that you splurged on a new scale. Marking in your notes like southernorganic said is a great way to go.
    4411 days ago
    I would just start putting down the weight on the new scale and put an asterisk in your notes that you changed to a new scale at X weight and the difference was 2.5 lbs.
    4411 days ago
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