Shyla, welcome back!
You mentioned making a good friend here... that's what I love best about this board... I've made a number of good friends here, and they've made the world of difference in my life.
And Alice, we're so glad to have you join us, too!
Wow... you each have twins!! I do believe that experience builds character.
Use the scale the way you'd like to. Don't let anyone else influence the way you track your loss. Some of us (myself included) weigh everyday, while others are once-a-weekers.