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Question...which scale should I go by?

Monday, July 12, 2010

I have a regular (non-digital) scale at home that I have been using to measure my progress all along, but since I am no longer living at home, I have to use a different scale. Now the only one I have to go by is a digital scale that reads at least 6 or 7 pounds more than the one I have been using. Should I switch to this one and make it seem like I gained a bunch of weight (and feel like I set myself back a lot), or should I just keep using the one at home when I get to go there (which is rare)? Does anyone know which type is more reliable? Is there one I should believe over the other? Any insight or advice would be appreciated. Thanks!
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  • STEPH0630
    I believe that a digital scale is more accurate because you get an exact number. I always use a digital scale at home. However that doesn't mean you are fatter of course. That's the annoying thing about scales is that they never read the same! I'm not sure what you should do though since you have a different scale. Unless you just buy a new one and start fresh!! :) emoticon
    3373 days ago

    Comment edited on: 7/22/2010 10:35:57 PM
  • JAZZERCISEGENIE
    yes I agree evey one may give U different readings. I use the weight watchers not sure how accurate but yes use it to guide .
    3381 days ago
  • SBHPATRICK
    I don't know which is more accurate. But my scale is just a big dial that isn't very precise, but I just use it as a guide post and not an exact measurement. If you don't want to weigh yourself too often, can you visit your doctor's office? They have more accurate scales and I know people who've stopped by once a week just to weigh in. But if you go with the digital one you have access to now, you can just record your progress (ie, two pounds down) rather than recalibrate your starting point.
    3383 days ago
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