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How I Gained a Pound in 10 Seconds!

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Our old digital scale "bit the dust" yesterday when our bathroom flooded because of a broken shower head. I bought a very expensive replacement, but, lo and behold, it weighs one pound heavier than the old one! It is probably more accurate, but it is frustrating when you are in the middle of a challenge! I may have to subtract a pound from my weight every week until the challenge is over and then acknowledge the new weight.

It would have been nice if the scale could have been one pound lower... lol
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    I would split the difference down the middle and call it a day!
    1718 days ago
    I have 2 scales (one belonged to my mom) exactly the same model and one always weighs me 2 lbs heavier. I put that one away in the closet!
    1718 days ago
    emoticon That can be very frustrating...especially in the middle of a challenge.
    I once bought a new scale,and there was a difference all right...
    A 10 lb. DIFFERENCE! emoticon
    Now I'm using a nice digital scale...It weighs me more, but I know its accurate.
    I agree with YOU, it would be nice for it to go downhill instead,LOL!

    May God bless you and your wife~Christina
    1736 days ago
  • LINDAF49
    Smiling at your scales adventure...you will recall I got a new digital scale BEFORE I started the spring challenge and it continues to be a great incentive for me as the pounds very slowly but surely come off...so Thankful for them and for The process of getting more healthy each week... prayers coming your way for comfort, encouragement and for wise choices of each day spent well in God's own time and plan for your life.. A big Washington hug coming your way in Texas...I spent a few years there so still remember the Texas sized ones you need! HaHa
    1751 days ago
    emoticon Scales are always frustrating.
    1752 days ago
  • STR458
    emoticon geez
    1755 days ago

    Comment edited on: 8/28/2013 10:05:00 AM
    I agree with Jazze..just deduct that pound from your new scale keeping you on track with the scale you started with. You are MORE than due that pound my friend!

    Hugs to you and we are wrapping your and your family in white light and love! emoticon emoticon
    1759 days ago
    Ah, you sing a familiar song! My northland scale is calibrated to my doctors office and Weight Watchers . . . while my southern scale is four pounds heavy. I simply deduct four pounds. Replacing the scale is a low priority.
    1760 days ago
    And that my friend is why I hate the scale!!!!!!!!!!! lol

    1760 days ago
    Ouch! I picked up the new scale and then weighed in for the first time (in a long time)
    1760 days ago
    Drat!! I'm with you... 1 pound lighter would have been nice.
    1760 days ago
  • PCOH051610
    With all that's going on in your life right now I really don't how you are thinking about Spark! I certainly admire your strength. emoticon
    1760 days ago
    Stupid scales!! Lol...
    1761 days ago
    Those darn scales..lol...I really liked the one I weighed on at the doc's the other day...Weighed me a couple of pounds lighter than this one I have at home... emoticon

    Good luck to you with the challenge!
    1761 days ago
  • NWFL59
    Good luck on the challenge. emoticon
    1761 days ago
    Well, here's how I reason this one. The object of the challenge is to lose weight from where you started. You started on the old scale, so your comparison should be to it. I would just subtract one lb. from this new scale for this challenge :)
    1761 days ago
    My new scale has me weighing more as well. So, I completely understand how you feel!
    1761 days ago
  • FITKAT62
    I remember the old type of scale where you just had to turn to dial back a pound to adjust it. The Wii Fit Balance Board is great because you can actually offset the weight by the weight of your clothes. My husband laughs at me because I don't like to guesstimate the weight of my clothes so I weigh myself naked. He prefers to wear clothes and subtract 2 pounds. I'm sure his t-shirt and underwear don't weigh two pounds, lol
    1761 days ago
  • WANDA68
    emoticon emoticon everything will work itself out! Do not beat yourself up about it and I hope eventually you will enjoy your new scale!
    1761 days ago
    I love a scale that is any amount lower! Lol!
    1761 days ago
    We have discussions in class about the difference between accuracy and precision. One scale can be more precise, but if it is less accurate or biased, that isn't vey helpful!
    1761 days ago
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