I've been lurking around this site on and off for a few years, but I don't think I've ever posted. I've recently started the weight loss effort again (I have over 100lbs to lose) and you've all been a big help to me already without even knowing it. So thanks for that!
I've been going to a dietician every two weeks, which has been a big help to me... in fact it's been the only reason I've gotten as far as I have already without giving up! So every two weeks I get weighed at her office. What is weird is that the numbers are not really consistent. For example, at the last appointment I got on the scale 3 times and it gave 3 very different answers ranging from 287lbs to 275lbs! I know her scale is not the problem because I tried her other one and it said 290 lbs, and she says she has never experienced this before with anyone else. Her two scales are coordinated and always read the same.
The reason I did it 3 times in the first place was because she has a digital scale where you put in your height and age and it calculates your weight and your body fat. It is supposed to take a few seconds for this to occur but whenever I step on it, the numbers jump around for several minutes before finally landing on one number.
When I started going to her I weighed myself at home and got 310 lbs, but when I got to her office it said 290 lbs so I assumed my scale at home was wrong. Since then the number has gone down, which is why it doesn't make sense that I could weigh 290 lbs now. Unless my scale at home was right originally.
So all I know now is I weigh somewhere between 275 lbs and 290 lbs... which is a pretty huge range. I've heard of some people who have some kind of electric field that causes machines to malfunction in their presence. And I have had worn watches before that have stopped working after a few days, but I always assumed that it was water damage.
Has anyone else ever experienced this before? I know the number on the scale is not really what's important but it is a motivational tool that it's hard to do without. Sorry this post is so long!