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New digital scale - the good / the bad / the ugly

Saturday, March 16, 2019

The good...
I've been using an old school scale for years which was fine but I wanted something more accurate and one that would sync with my Fitbit. I didn't want to spend as much as they wanted for one of the Fitbit brand digital scales so I shopped around on Amazon and found something comparable for much less. The set up took a while and getting it to sync with my phone but once I figured it out it's been really easy to use.

Now the bad...
My first weigh in on the new scale was about 7 lbs heavier than our old scale.
So...I had to restart from my "new" weight. That felt like a set back but really I'm still losing the weight so in the end it's fine.

The ugly...
The fact that when I started this journey, for the umpteenth time, I was back over 200 lbs - but the reality is I was higher than I thought, I just didn't have an accurate scale to show me how bad I really was. (Sigh)

I know the scale is not the only sign of progress and I don't mean to put too much emphasis on it, but it is a motivator for me so I'm going with it for now. I am noticing a difference in the way my clothes fit so that's encouraging too.
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    I hate scales. I allow the doctor to weigh me. I gauge my weight by my clothes. It has worked for the many pounds I have lost.
    865 days ago
  • HETTA1949
    Scales can cause lots of frustration. Don’t let the get you down especially if they are indicating a positive change. Upgrade if necessary but don’t go overboard, there are some extremely expensive ones out there. Look at the whole you.
    865 days ago
    I understand your pain! We bought a new digital scale a week ago and it weighed heavier than our old scales. I was so upset....but decided like you that they were much more accurate. Here's hoping we both see the scales go downward.
    865 days ago
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