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Friday, May 04, 2012

Just so I am being completely honest....

When I first started giving a hoot again about my weight this year (ok like a month ago), I was using a dial scale. I'm pretty sure everyone recognizes these are perpetual liars (mine always claim I am 6 or 7 lbs less than I really am, so I adjust it to 6 or 7 pounds higher). Then about a week or 2 into my new dedication I started weighing on my wii balance board, which of course told me that I weighed more than the dial scale.

Now, I know the number I start with isn't THAT important. What matters is where I am, how I feel, and what my progress is. But still, seeing 158 on the dial scale sure felt a lot nicer than seeing 161 on the wii. In any case, my wii weight is finally less than the 157 that I got to on my dial scale.

The moral of my story is: just use one scale. I'm serious, this stuff will make you crazy.
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  • KATD13
    I don't own a scale. But I weigh myself at work once a week, on a scale that is calibrated. I consider it very accurate.
    Unfortunatly, it 100% controls my mood. Even an increase of a pound can really upset me. Not good
    2509 days ago
    I stick with the Wii. I have a dial scale and I use it as a gauge to see how my weight varies.

    And yes it all makes me crazy.
    2510 days ago
    Nice work. I'm actually working on no scale at all. As I increase my strength training I'm finding that having the scale go down down down is not the same as having my fitness level go up up up. Of course it's good to lose fat but for me gaining muscle is the other half of the fun! So I guess my point is to use the scale as one tool in your fitness arsenal but not your only tool.
    2510 days ago
  • no profile photo GARBLEDEEGOOK
    yep, you got is :) I switched, but because I lost access to the one I was using off site and had to buy my own. Both digital so I didn't feel there was anything to worry about.

    Good job on your progress.
    2510 days ago
    I've decided to try not to rely *too* much on my scale. I have a couple different scales and they say diff things (both digital) I'm going to suck it up and take measurements in addition to the # on the scale!
    2510 days ago
    Digital scales aren't much better...on one section of floor in my laundry room, where I weigh, I'm 10 pounds heavier than I am on another section of the floor. I mean, I know our house is old and uneven...but 10 pounds across two feet of floor? So, don't rely on the scale much at all, haha. Even expensive digital ones are just plain stupid.
    2511 days ago
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