The Proper Way to Weigh Yourself, Part 2

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

For those of you who read/commented on my blog from Saturday, I thought I'd follow up.

Wednesday is my official weigh-in day. My daughter woke me up at 5:00 am saying she had been up all night, just couldn't sleep. I started to just lounge in bed for a bit and then remembered it was Wednesday. Might as well get up and see what the scale has to say this morning.

Wow. 135.5 lbs. Was I thrilled.

Now, I should mention that when I got on the scale, I was very careful to repeat the positioning of my feet that I had last Friday. And in the 5 days, I lost 1.1 lbs. If I compare today's weight to a week ago, I'm down 3.8 lbs.

Remember, that last Wednesday was before I "discovered" that the way you stand on a scale may have an effect on the number you see. Well there's no way I lost almost 4 lbs this week, so I'm just going to assume last Wednesday's weigh in was off.

Please, I'm not insisting that there's necessarily a right and wrong way to weigh yourself. I'm really saying that I believe there might be something to the way you stand.

If you read Saturday's blog and have made a mental note of the way you stood the last time you weighed yourself, I'd be interested to hear if this makes any sense to you.

Have a great day.
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    I'll have to try this. The emoticon has never been a friend of mine
    2861 days ago

    Comment edited on: 7/21/2010 9:43:05 AM
  • JWOOD635
    I haven't really thought about positioning before. I'll definitely start paying attention to that.
    2861 days ago
  • KLEE76
    2861 days ago
  • RWALTON730
    I want your scale!!! I have been conscience of how I stand on the scale since your Friday blog and have seen a slight difference, and see that my weight isn't rollercoasting so much. It seems that it is more stable. You just may have something there. Maybe standing the same way on the scale will give a more accurate reading, meaning it will have a baseline to go from. Just like weighing around the same time each day. I know that weight can fluctuate during the day for a variety of reasons. I think you should check into your theory more.
    2861 days ago
  • STARR12961
    I have noticed that I weigh different slouching and standing up straight. There is definitely something to this positioning thing.
    2861 days ago
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