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View Poll Results: Should I buy a new scale?
Heck ya! What is a morning w/out a daily weigh-in? 32 82.05%
Dump the scale and wait for loose pants 6 15.38%
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Old 08-04-2009, 12:31 PM   #1
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My scale broke 4 days ago (digital). So, I'm wondering if I should replace it. Part of me wants the "tracking tool", but part of me doesn't mind not relying so heavily on a number.

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Old 08-04-2009, 12:35 PM   #2
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i'm a numbers freak, so i can't imagine no morning weigh-in. i'd feel lost. then again, i also take my temperature, AND wear a sensewear monitor, and i'd feel a little lost without all that stuff too. now that i think about it, i'm wondering why i don't test my urine and saliva for, i dunno, something every day too.
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Old 08-04-2009, 12:41 PM   #3
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If you have a specific goal to reach you're most likely going to have to rely on some number-- be it pants size, measuring tape inches, miles run, calories eaten, or what the scale says. Maybe the problem is that you're letting the scale determine your success/failure or your mood. If it were me, I would replace the scale but not let it be a tyrant.
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Old 08-04-2009, 12:55 PM   #4
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If you have a specific goal to reach you're most likely going to have to rely on some number-- be it pants size, measuring tape inches, miles run, calories eaten, or what the scale says. Maybe the problem is that you're letting the scale determine your success/failure or your mood. If it were me, I would replace the scale but not let it be a tyrant.


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Old 08-04-2009, 01:00 PM   #5
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I'd replace it- I only do an official weigh in once a week but sometimes I hop on just to make sure I'm not going way off track
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You could always try a few weeks without the scale and see how you feel about not having one.
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Old 08-04-2009, 04:42 PM   #7
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I only do an official weigh in once a week but sometimes I hop on just to make sure I'm not going way off track
Me too! Sometimes I count the mid-week weight though if I like the number I see

Yes, replace the scale! Things can get out of hand if you go too long without checking in...

If you can, get one with the body fat analysis. I know it's not that accurate, but it can give you an estimate at least, especially if you weigh at the same time every time with ~ the same amount of hydration.... I am trying to focus on that more than the weight loss. Ha - mostly because the weight loss is so slow and I feel like I might have more control over reducing my body fat.

I don't have a body fat scale right now and I miss it
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Old 08-04-2009, 04:49 PM   #8
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You could always try a few weeks without the scale and see how you feel about not having one.
Great idea!

Give it a shot without one if you want to try not being dependant, if you don't like not knowing, go buy one.

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Old 08-04-2009, 05:40 PM   #9
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The scale keeps me real.

I try and fib to myself that it is going better than it really is... But that d*mn scale really doesn't let me lie.
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Numbers are relative, and the trend is what they indicate...personal choice!

I weigh only once a week at WW. I threw out my home scales...

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Old 08-04-2009, 07:11 PM   #11
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It's 22 to 3. I just bought a new scale. Resisting the urge to step on it tonight.

Must.....
wait....
till....
morning....
UGH
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Old 08-05-2009, 09:58 AM   #12
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I say get a new one and set a once a week or once every 2 week WI Schedule so you aren't obsessing the numbers.
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