Ok here's the situation. We went to the store today and tried out scales. Our old one was set about 5 or 6 lbs. above the 0 to match what the doctor's scale said the last time we weighed there. Ok so I'm in the store stepping on these scales (the ones that had batteries in them) and one said 187, another 165, another 235 etc.. which means they were all way off from what ours here at home said. Although I REALLY REALLY liked the one that read 165
. But the one we decided on was one that didn't have the battery already in it. (Hubby said that way we would know that 600 people hadn't used it there at the store and possibly messed it up) I get home get the battery in it and step on and it reads 5 pound heavier than what I thought I was based on my old scale. Now here's the question, do I just take 5 lbs off the reading when I weigh so that the weight pretty much coinsides with the way the old one read or do I go by what the new one says and just take that as my weight. Our old one was one of the ones with the little dial thingy and it was hard for me to read it, that's why we wanted a new one with a digital readout.