3 Fat Chicks on a Diet Weight Loss Community  

Go Back   3 Fat Chicks on a Diet Weight Loss Community > Support Forum > Support Groups > 100 lb. Club

Thread Tools
Old 01-19-2013, 05:42 PM   #1
Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 52

S/C/G: 251/235/sgw 220/lgw 150

Height: 5'5"

Default my scale ****

I need some advice! I had a scale that I dusted off recently. The scale isn't that old but it's been giving me different weights. One minute I'm 255 and the next I'm 247. I would literally check myself 3 or 4 times in a row and get a difference of about 5lbs. So I thought the scale was broken and went out and got another one. I'm finding that this scale gives me different weights as well, around 245-247. I discovered that it may in fact be my bathroom floor that's uneven.

Anyway...which do I believe and keep-- the new scale that says I'm 245 or do get my money back and keep the old scale which says I'm 250?
Finally figured out this calorie thing and it works! Much easier than I thought it would be and actually kind of fun to see my weight go down as I commit to it. Check out loseit.com to get the app.
stronger4me is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-19-2013, 06:00 PM   #2
Senior Member
linJber's Avatar
Join Date: May 2011
Location: NW PA
Posts: 1,609

S/C/G: 255/holding at 162/160

Height: 5'-7"


Take the new one back and rely on the old one, but put it on a level surface. Mine is in the carpeted bedroom (the bathroom is too tiny) and it's on a piece of plywood that is just an inch or so bigger all around than the scale. If you still think the results are erratic, go rebuy the new scale. I'd try the plywood under the old scale first. If I move my scale from room to room, where there are different thicknesses of carpet, I can get as much as a 20 pound difference. The thicker the carpet, the less I weigh!


Life style change started on Jan 13, 2011. I was going to lose 100 pounds by Christmas.
I lost 93 pounds by Oct 1, 2011 and am holding there for now. We'll see what happens.
New goal: To maintain at about 160 Final Goal: To decide if I need to lose more
Just Keep On Keepin' On
linJber is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-19-2013, 09:47 PM   #3
ONEderland, I 0wn you!
Angihas2's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Arkansas
Posts: 1,189

S/C/G: 289/195/169

Height: 5'10"


I should totally move my scale onto carpet then!

Goal 1: 214 lbs. Met!! Goal 2: 197 lbs. Met!! Goal 3: Keep getting healthy in 2013
Angihas2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-20-2013, 02:10 AM   #4
I'm bringing sexy back!
Mozzy's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 4,228

S/C/G: 242/234.5/167

Height: 5'5"


I would keep the old scale but see if you can calibrate it.

One for every five pounds lost!
Mozzy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-20-2013, 03:13 AM   #5
Trying for normal
AlmostMe's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: London
Posts: 593

S/C/G: 253/ticker/175

Height: 5'5"


It doesn't matter if you're 245 or 250. You're probably not either of those if you got on a medical scale. You just need a consistent reading to help you track downward progress! Get those scales on a level surface and keep going.

Lose 25lbs by 15 April (10 Mar)
Get to 100 kg (220) by 1 May (7 Apr)
Be 205 by race day - 14 July
One-derland by 1 Sept
AlmostMe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-20-2013, 10:06 AM   #6
April Snow's Avatar
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Denver
Posts: 2,547

S/C/G: high263/current257/ticker/198

Height: 5'7"


Originally Posted by Angihas2 View Post
I should totally move my scale onto carpet then!
I was thinking the same thing!

Stronger4me, do you have any other place that you can put the scale where the flooring seems more flat?
Restart 1/6/13 - GOAL (for now) back to prior low

April Snow is offline   Reply With Quote

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
MY scale said what?!! southernbelle102 Weight Loss Support 35 11-15-2011 08:52 AM
Does my scale need a new battery? Is it broken? astrophe 100 lb. Club 16 06-26-2011 07:25 PM
I think my scale is broken - seriously! tikanique Weight and Resistance Training 15 06-28-2005 08:51 PM

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:26 PM.

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.

Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.3.2