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7/3/08 1:55 P

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Hey thank you all for the good suggestions on buying a scale. I am in need of one and think I will buy one this weekend. I am nervous about keeping track of my weight. It will be the first time I have ever owned a scale. I try to avoid them if I can, because it is nice to know that things don't change too much over time. The daily fluctuation freaks me out. I don't want to get consumed or depressed over gaining a pound when I am working so hard.

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7/3/08 11:24 A

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I bought the Weight Watchers scale because I wanted the extra decimal place. I find the reading is totally inaccurate. Step on the scale and you get one number, step on it again it gives you the same number, but weigh something lighter in between and you get a totally different number when you step on the scale the second time. I'm really upset with it. My old scale at least gives me a number I can trust.

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7/3/08 12:29 A

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My digital one never reads the same, even if I step off and step back on again. I guess this gives me an option to choose whatever weight reading I like best!

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7/2/08 11:02 P

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I wanted a plain digital one, but I wanted digital to tell the percentages of pounds lost.

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7/2/08 8:26 P

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I found a cheap digital at Wal-Mart; it costs $20. It works good; doesn't do any of the other stuff. I figured it was cheaper for me to measure than to pay for a scale to tell me when I only check once a week anyway. I like the way my pants are looser.

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7/2/08 5:34 P

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RANGERNJFUDD, thanks for that explanation. It makes more sense now.

I was out shopping today, and one store had scales on sale at 40% off. But even on sale they were still more expensive than at Target, so I think I will end up going back there.

I do measure, as well as judge progress by the fit of my clothes. But I'm participating in a 12-week challenge that requires weigh-ins, so I also need a reliable scale.

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7/2/08 5:33 P

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I have a Tanita scale that is about 8 yrs old. It is supposed to calculate body fat percentage but it depends how much water you have on board. I am beginning to prefer the measurement route also.

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I got mine from walmart. I got the cheapest digital they had. I also try to measure myself.

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7/2/08 12:56 P

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i prefer measuring myself! i bought a digital from avon and it trully is not reliable. so i need to buy another. but i still dont like scales at all! i prefer the good ole' fashion tape measure and loose fitting clothes any old day!





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7/2/08 12:48 P

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I bought a scale at JC Penny a few years ago for $20. I use my measuring tape for my body. I see more results there. Getting on the scale often can get you down and upset. Been there done that. Your clothes will tell too. If they are loose then you are doing a good job. I know one of my friends that do bad when using a scale. It's not for everyone.

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7/2/08 12:43 P

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Hi Gerry, I bought a scale that determines your percentage of body fat about 3 years ago. It works by passing a small current through your body (you don't feel it, but your scale does need batteries). How much resistance as the current passes through your bodfy is how it determines your body fat. It recommends that you do it 3 times and take the average as your amount of hydration or dehydration affects it as well as something else.

I just like it because it is digital and I only do the body fat measurement every 6 months just to see. I weigh myself every 10 days, but don't get obsessed by the number. I measure myself every 3 months that's where you actually see results.

If I had to do over again, I would get a plain old digital.

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7/2/08 12:38 P

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I have a weight watchers scale and aI paid $40.00 for it, about 4 months ago, and it does everything. I know that Walmart sells them and Linens and things.
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7/2/08 12:34 P

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Sorry, I don't own a scale for those very same reasons. If my clothes start getting tight I know to up my workouts and cut down on the sweets!

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I agree - so many bells and whistles now! I'd go for the simplest model at Target, myself. Although my real advice would be - don't get a new one! I have found that the way I look and feel and how my clothes fit are much more indicative of where I'm going than a number on the scale....

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I'm looking to buy a new scale, and don't want to spend a fortune. It's been years since I bought mine, and the new ones almost all seem to come with so many additional features: calculate BMI, measure fat percentage, measure body water percentage, calculate calories needed to maintain current weight, remember weight history, and on and on.

First of all, is it really possible to measure all those things just by standing on a scale? How can the scale read my percentage of fat, or water, or anything else other than overall weight? Are those features worth the extra money, or is it better to stick to a more basic model?

More importantly, is there a brand or a specific scale that you know to be reliable and consistent over time? Taylor seemed to be a common brand in stores around here. Anyone know anything about it?

Gerry
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