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Old 05-29-2006, 05:22 AM   #1  
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At my bfs house the scales weigh me four lbs lighter than the ones at my house. I think it is very strange. Whats the best surface to put scales on, carpet or wood?
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Old 05-29-2006, 07:51 AM   #2  
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I've always read it's best to have them on a hard surface, so I would say the wood. When I move mine from the bathroom floor - a hard surface - to the carpet, they fluctuate much more than normal.
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I'd say a hard floor.It's more stable.

And I've heard you should just weigh yourself on one scale.
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Tirzah is right--only weigh yourself on one scale. Otherwise, you will go insane because all scales have their own minor fluctuations. My scale at home is always about 2 pounds higher than the scale at my TOPS meeting, and the scale I used to use at the gym was almost 10 pounds higher than my home scale, and my doc's scale fell somewhere in between. It's really not very strange at all--just pick one scale and stick to it consistently.

Oh, and hard surfaces are always best. A scale on a plush carpet will likely give you an inaccurate reading.
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