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5/17/11 1:37 A

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I was just browsing for something else and tripped over this blog.It is entitled,

"Bathroom Scale, A Pychological Thriller" ( MTER67, 4/21/10) I thought you might like to see since we are on the subject of scales.

https://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public
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Also if you missed this link, it is funny - "A letter to my Scale" by OLLYBIRD 4/17/11

https://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public
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Edited by: BUSYMOM911 at: 5/17/2011 (01:41)
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5/14/11 1:04 P

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Sorry I didn't post earlier when I first read this question... but my scale is not anything to brag about! I purchased my scale a couple years ago at Costco. It is just a basic type with a large dial so I can read it... as if I want to see what it says! LOL!!

I need to get on the scale EVERYDAY to keep control of how things are going. I tried just weighing weekly, but the shock of a week's failure tended to make be avoid the scale altogether... and that WASN'T good!

I have a fat calibrator and used to use it until it depressed me so badly. Now it's stuck in a drawer someplace.

I used to take my body measurements, too, but stopped for the same reason. I figured my clothes were my best indication on how I was doing... ALTHOUGH I think I need to start the body measuring again. After all, it is the best indication on how well we are doing!

I take my BP periodically. We do have a BP cuff here at home and it appears to be pretty accurate.

Edited by: REBECKY44 at: 5/14/2011 (13:05)
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5/6/11 7:16 P

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i looked into the other scales with all the bells and whistles and read they weren't accurate and wasn't worth paying the extra cost. i have a regular digital scale and it serves me ok. i just want the total pound weight.

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5/6/11 5:03 A

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I have a Tanita, and I love it. It weights stones/pounds/kilos to the tenth, and it also give % fat, lbs. muscle, etc.

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I have a cheapy Sunbeam scale. It weighs to the tenths. I think that is all that would be needed in my opinion. I did have one that have the % of body fat on it but if you had really caloussed feet or socks on or had a lot of water gain the % wasnt accurate...Like one day it would say 32% and the next read 44%....really weird. Plus if your not the only one that uses it you would have to change the settings every time from Female or Male and height. It was a pain. I just like my simple one. (then I just use calculators/formulas to get my % of body fat instead)

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5/5/11 10:24 A

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I'm thinking of buying a new scale. The one I have now works OK, so maybe I don't need a new one. It weighs in 1/2 pound increments, and doesn't do anything else.

Do you use a scale? Does yours weigh in tenths? Does it have any other things it measures? Do you use the extra measurements in your weight-loss journey?

Some people in reviews I've read seem to use to body fat%, resting metabolism, and skeletal muscle % to guide in their weight loss.

I know a new scale isn't necessary; some people don't even go by a scale. But a smart scale might be worth the investment? Any ideas?

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