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Old 03-17-2009, 04:10 AM   #1  
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So I am not overly obsessed with my weight, I just see it as a useful way to measure my progress. I do weigh myself more than I should, but only my Sunday weigh-in "counts."
What is irritating me is how every scale I stand on gives me a different weight. For example, I have 2 scales at home (funny story - I had lost almost 10 pounds in a week, and I figured my scale was broken when weighed myself because that was more than I was expecting, so I bought a new one...the old one wasn't broken and now I have two) and they both give me different reads. One tells me I am 171, the other 173. I then go to the gym and it tells me 179. Yikes. This frustrates me. I end up averaging them out and going with 175, but I want to know which one is accurate, you know? I am one of those people that like all the clocks in my house to be the same and be right. I don't like the idea of walking around thinking I weigh 175 when I really weigh 180. No thank you. Also, I might go bungee jumping for the first time this weekend and I kinda want to know my accurate weight so I don't die.
Anyway...do any of you have the same problem/frustration?
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Old 03-17-2009, 10:31 AM   #2  
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Yes, I tend to compulsively weigh myself whenever I see a scale.

Every scale will weight differently, so you need to pick one scale and stick with it. Weighing on other scaes will just continue to frustrate you. (Personally, I would pick the lowest of the bunch. ) Congrats on the bungee jumping! It's something I would love to do but I'm afraid of heights, so it probably won't happen.
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Pick one scale from start to finish .. i dont think the number of how much you weigh matters then.. what matters is how much you actually lost and that is accurate on any scale.
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I agree with jah...
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i dont think the number of how much you weigh matters then.. what matters is how much you actually lost and that is accurate on any scale.
Oh and I love your name Zephra
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try testing the scales with some hand weights. that what I did between my bathroom scale and my wii fit board. wii fit was more accurate
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Old 03-18-2009, 04:26 AM   #6  
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Oh and I love your name Zephra
Thanks! I think of it as the female version of a zephyr...

oh, and thanks for the tips: stick to one scale, and if I really want to know which one is more accurate, test it with weights. :-)
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Congrats on the bungee jumping! It's something I would love to do but I'm afraid of heights, so it probably won't happen.
HTH
I always said that i would NEVER bungee jump, but after I went skydiving, I immediately started craving the next adrenaline rush. There's something about taking a risk (even though the risks really aren't that high) and letting go of control - it is very freeing and exhilarating. I can't wait! You should think about... ;-)
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Zephra- I like that name!
I have 3 scales!!!! I took my old roommate's, then I bought a cheap one, then I realized they were both on the light side, so I bought a WW scale. I don't even use them anymore b'c I get obsessed with weighing. I haven't weighed myself in a month and a half b.c the numbers going up and down totally messed with me and made me throw in the towel. I would weigh a 5 lb bag of sugar or hand weights and see which is the most accurate.
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So I did as suggested and tested my scales...one was five pounds light (the analog) and one was 1 pound light (the digital). When I'm at the gym tonight I'm going to be psycho and test out their scale too. LOL. So if the gym's scale is accurate, I think I will always add 5 lbs to my home weigh-ins using the analog (cuz I usually weigh 5 lbs heavier at the gym). Haha, I'm so nuts...
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