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Chapter 8 - Using the “Right” Scale

I’ve invested in a good scale, it is digital and I use it in the same place every morning first thing.

The only other place I weigh is at the doctor’s office. The number there doesn’t really matter because each office is different, I keep my shoes on and the time of day is always different.
Unless the nurse or doctor comments on changes I don’t really pay attention to what it says.

I don’t think I’ll change anything about how I think about this lesson. I will continue to weigh each morning.


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Because of this book, I bought a set of basic digital scales a few years' ago. They just weigh me (Salter) - no other stuff like fat% etc.

Someone told me I shouldn't keep them in the bathroom because the steam can upset them - but the bathroom is the best place for me to keep them, and I don't create much steam - so I'm sticking with it!

i know that the number on my scale may not be the same as the number on another scale. But overall, I think it's about right - and I'm happy that it lets me know a number that makes sense to me, and which I can record, and see the overall trends. It's a relative number.

If they broke, I'd replace them with something similar.

Gill

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Yes...we have one of those scales with the round dial, and it is at least 20 years old. But, I did do the step off and on test, and it weighs the same every time.

Actually, I did buy a digital scale at one point and tried to use it. I found it to be highly temperamental and prone to come up with wild variations. It might be that it was a cheap model -- I do like a bargain sometimes. I ended up going back to the old one and that's the one I plan to keep on using.

Interesting article Gloria, and I agree with the points made in it.

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I have fooled myself into thinking I was thinner or not gaining. I need to weigh once a day.

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6. Make Peace with the Scale
If the bathroom scale is an instrument of torture to you, it's time to make peace! Studies show that people who successfully lose weight and keep it off long-term weigh themselves regularly. Otherwise you're at risk of mindlessly regaining. In one study, a third of women didn't realize they'd put on five pounds over the course of six months—and a quarter had no clue they'd gained nine. To get over your scale dread, remind yourself that the number isn't an indictment of you as a person, says Dawn Jackson Blatner, R.D.N. "Think of it as objective data—like the temperature on an outdoor thermometer—that can give you helpful information about whether you're on track with your diet," she says. And daily weighing might be best. "It demystifies the scale and takes away some of its power," explains Carly Pacanowski, Ph.D., R.D., who has conducted weighing-frequency studies at Cornell University.

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Day #8 Using The "Right" Scale

Boy do I have some scale stories! Stepping on and off how many times? emoticon

I have a simple digital scale that I really like. It is consistent and reliable. Yup, I didn't lose any weight this week and I know why. I started tracking my meals using the simple Bullet Journal method and so far I am really liking how clearly it shows me my eating behaviors.

I remember years back when I was shopping with a friend a Target. There we were standing in the isle trying to decide on which scale I would buy. So many choices, but at the time Digital was a new thing. Boy did we feel like idiots trying to figure out how to use it!

I like Linda's advice that it actually doesn't matter what scale you use just as long as it is the same one every time. It reminds me that we are meant to look at the number it gives us only as data to use for setting up our goals.

This week I am going to be more mindful of my food choices as there were 3 meals last week where I could have done a better job.

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Same scale/same spot. Accurate reading compared to calibrated scales at clinics and hospitals. In kitchen by desk to record. During this round, recording on calander daily and online. Then weekly average round-up to nearest 0.5. Compare with 2 years of data: eating habits, fluid intake and digestion. I'm seeing sesonal changes. Weekly team WI Wed. & Sat. Last chance workouts every Tues. & Friday emoticon emoticon

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I have a digital scale. I weigh on Saturday morning. I'm looking for other ways to see that I'm on the right track, getting healthier, living a healthier lifestyle - i.e. looser clothing, getting rid of negative thoughts . . .



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I have a digital scale that gives you other information.......like how many pounds to go to reach your goal! emoticon

I haven’t “weighed in” yet today.......I’m sending myself positive thoughts! emoticon

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Have a safe journey home......we missed you! emoticon

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I'll remember that if I ever have to weigh a small animal!

I still have my reliable simple digital scales. At the moment they have a sticky note on them telling me I can't step in them until Friday - taking my 3-day break after travel & vacation!

Just on the train heading home. See you later!

Gill

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I have a balance beam aka doctor's scale that we got on Amazon about 8 years ago. It is the most reliable scale I have ever owned. As a bonus, it's great for weighing cats. Step on scale holding cat, record weight, step off, let cat run away, step back on, record new weight, subtract the difference voila!

Sometimes the cats aren't friends with the scale either LOL!

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Oops - missed yesterday!

I have a digital scale that is reliable and accurate - I'm happy with it!

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I am happy with my simple digital scale, which I bought after reading this book first time. I tested it last time, and decided not to test it again.

Gill

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FRIENDS WITH THE SCALE...CHAPTER 8.....USING THE "RIGHT" SCALE.

I only use Herman,my trusty scale at home. Unless of course I am at the doctor office. But even there I'm not sure it's accurate as last time I was there it had me up 10 # in 2 months. Boy, if that wasn't a disappointment.😕
I do test little Herman in various places in the bathroom but the results are always the same. I certainly don't think I could handle a talking Herman....well, I know I can't. 😵

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I just tested my scale, and it gave me the same weight all five times. I'm glad to know it's reliable. I never knew that was how you tested a scale. I always weigh myself on the same scale at home. The only other time I get weighed is at the doctor's office, but I don't worry about that reading. I just pay attention to my own scale at home.

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Ch. 8 - "Right" spot is in the kitchen by the desk to record data. Weekly team WI Wed. & Sat. Last chance workouts every Tues. & Friday emoticon emoticon

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So far my digital scale is still working well. I weigh each morning and now watch for the averages.
The only other Scale I get on is at the Doctor but that is not very often thankfully.

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Lesson 8: Using the "Right" Scale

I am happy with my scale

In your notebook, list 2 or 3 things that you learned from this chapter.
Here's a simple way to test your scale:
Start by placing the scale on a hard surface rather than a carpeted floor. Then step on and off the scale five times in a row. You should see the same number at least four of those times. If you get several different readings, you need to look for a new scale.
1) Make sure my scale is a 'good' tool that gives consistent readouts, but realize no scale can "be 100% accurate every time you step on them."
2) Keep my scale in same spot.
3) Weighing on different scales at different locations will give you different readings so use only one scale consistently. I weigh daily but my official weight is TOPS scale.
4) When buying a scale, keep in mind the following. Do you want a:
a) talking scale or not
b) body fat measurement
c) scale with a memory
5) I like my scale because it is digital and gives me my weight number it syncs to fitbit and I like to look it up later.
What are some ways you can relate to the clients or examples in this chapter?
I can identify with Ms. Spangle regarding the difference between the number on her scale at home and when she weighed at the doctor's office.
What will you do differently as a result of reading this chapter?
1) Nothing because I like my scale
Even the doctors scales are now digital as they are more accurate and precise. I don't go scale hopping if at doctors that is what they record. my scale is in my office as then I know it will sync via Bluetooth.
Remember, your goal is to become healthy about this part of your weight-loss journey, not reinforce your obsession with weighing yourself.

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I'm quite happy with my scale. I spent the extra money and got a really good digital scale that weighs up to 500 pounds. I hope to never have to test that out. When I first started my journey with SparkPeople I weighed in at about 475. I didn't have this scale then. I had to rely on the doctor's scale & it didn't go any higher than that. I was probably much closer to the 500 mark. When I bought this scale, I weighed in about 457 which was still quite high but it has been faithful & true for me since then. I do NOT scale hop and I keep my scale in the same place. I also very rarely let anyone else use my scale. I do NOT use the scale in the locker room at the Y. I would NOT get too upset about the doctor scale readings because so many people are on them AND it's a different time of day. I'm enjoying these readings. Thanks for being here.

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I've had the same scale for about 12 years, a digital that can also do body fat but I never use that feature. It will weigh in half pounds which is enough for me.

Our last scale had a base unit that you stepped on and a digital readout that hung on the wall. (Thus defeating moving the scale around to see if you could get a different reading.) When it had finished acquiring your weight it would beep. We had a small calico cat at the time who would get on the scale everyday, I think just to make it beep.

I don't worry about the Drs. scale being different than mine since I am being weighed dressed and with shoes on. I have no trouble not stepping on the scale at the grocery store, a local southern chain, which I think is a nod to the public scales that you could step on for a penny many years ago.

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I have a pretty crummy scale right now but I'm hoping to get another one in a little while.

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I used to have a Weight Watchers brand scale that gave a body fat percentage and hydration number, but when it started being all over the place, we shopped for another one. That one was a bust after about two months. I now have a simple Taylor brand scale that is reliable and consistent.



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Happy with my scale. It does a lot of tricks but I stick to weight and body fat % .

I won't use another scale unless I've wiped it down, which makes me look neurotic and runs the risk of offending the owner...so I don't weigh myself outside the home.

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I have a simple, Salter, weight-only, digital scale. I've made it such a habit, I can't NOT weigh first thing now. No matter what the temperature is, I take all my nightclothes off and stand on that scale ONCE, first thing every morning. Completely naked is the only way to exclude the uncertainty of the weight of clothes.

I did that test - where you stand on the scales 5 times in a row, and I do get the same result at least 4 times. So that gives me confidence that they are as consistent as they can be.



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FWTS - Chapter 8 - Using the "Right" Scale
It's me Masterpiece, my scale is still in the kitchen for the "Right" spot. emoticon emoticon

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Excellent chapter. I don't go from one scale to another. I have done that before - especially at the gym because they have a doctor scale there. It is never the same. I pretend it isn't even there.

I forget who - but one of you has your scale in the kitchen. That's exactly where mine is. Seemed odd at first, but I start the morning in the kitchen: coffee; feed the dog; get lunch packed. So there it sits. Waiting for me to step "lightly" (pun intended) on it. I love having it in the kitchen. It's also level. If it's in the BR, it's on carpet and never exactly the same. In the bathroom, nah. Don't want it there.

To each his own; right? emoticon

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My scale is digital and shows the difference between today and yesterday. I like it.

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I would love to have one of those old fashioned bar doctor scales. However, I would have to find a good place to keep it and then it would be my go to scales.

I just bought a new one about 6 weeks ago. It is a heavy clear glass digital one.

I agree that it is best (whenever possible) to only use one scales, weigh at the same time of day and in the same clothes (or lack of) and not 'play games' as in the previous chapter.

I really like the chapters coming up (I read ahead some) and look forward to the discussion on those topics.

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I have an old fashioned style doctor scale with sliding weight bars. I bought it on Amazon more than 7 years ago after years of digital scale failures.

I am pleased with it's accuracy and performance.

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So far my digital scale is still working well. I weigh each morning and now watch for the averages.
I did stop getting on other people's scales. The only other Scale I get on is at the Doctor but that is usually only once a year.

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emoticon emoticon emoticon Bravo Maribeth, You are doing an Amazing job of reaching your goals!

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Ch. 8 - "Right" spot is in the kitchen by the desk to record data. Weekly team WI Wed. & Sat. Last chance workouts every Tues. & Friday emoticon emoticon

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Wanda, I still like that term "true weight" as the number really does not matter. It's the trending variations up or down on one scale that let me know if I am protecting my program. Like you Gill, I have no meetings to weigh for and so I am still a one scale woman trying to make better use of it like the two of you by weighing more often. emoticon

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Since I visited this Chapter, last April, I have been consistently weighing on my own scales daily - if I'm away from home, I don't weigh.

My simple weight-only digital scales are still in the same place in my bathroom. I am pleased to read that Linda says "Once you have a good scale at home.......... make that the only scale you ever get on."



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Just read Chapter 7's posts after mine. You all had me rocking and rolling with laughter mostly because I thought I had done it all and that I was very "creative" at weighing but some of you may have had me beat. emoticon

Wanda, I like your term "true" weight.

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Like most of you I have a digital home scale. It is a simple one that tells me only my weight and I weigh first thing in the morning. The weight on that scale is what I consider my "true" weight.

I also weigh on a second scale though at my TOPS meetings. That is an evening weight and depending on what I've eaten that day, this second weigh-in can be discouraging.

I have been doing this for a long time though and I am so used to telling myself that it is just a tool and what it is showing is only a number that I don't let the difference bother me. After all the weights are taken 12 hours apart, one unclothed; one fully clothed, one before eating or drinking anything and one after eating two or three meals and drinking most of my 8 glasses of water. They just aren't comparable.

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I have an old, but reliable scale that as long as I don't play games with it and move it around weighs fairly accurately. Everyone at the gym says the scale there registers about 5 lbs. less but I am never tempted to get on it. I am a one scale woman. emoticon At Dr visits, I like the idea of telling them my weight or else paying no attention and just keeping tabs on what's "trending" on my scale.

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I have a glass Health-o-Meter digital scale. It measures in .2 increments. It does not measure anything else, send my info anywhere, or remember anything. I am happy with it.

I weigh first thing in the morning, and since startling this book only use the scale once a day.

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I tested my scales - I was scared to do this, just in case.........what?!
They're fine! They read the same number 4 times out of 5, and the odd one out was only 0.5lb variation - so they're fine!

They are simple, digital, no frills scales. They are always placed in the same place in the bathroom. I don't weigh on any other scales.

Phew!

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I have hardwood floors. I like my scale next to the bathroom door. Three step process, up go to the bathroom, weigh, go make coffee, record blood sugar and weight. My little morning dance.

I learned to only use on scale. This makes sense when I think about it! I trust my scale.

I won't be jumping on other scales. I will continue to weigh at Dr. for the health record, but my reading will be how I track my journey.

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I like my scale on my kitchen floor, it has digital reading.
Of course I will also weigh myself at my Slimming World club on Tuesdays as well, luckily it's about a pound heavier than the one at my SW club emoticon

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Chapter #8 Using the "Right" Scale
From now on I will only weigh on the scale at home, not anyone else's house (which I usually do) and since I have the digital one that only gives my weight, I am set.
Now the only thing for me to remember is that when I start getting "very" inconsistent numbers it is time to get a new battery!


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emoticon In your notebook, list 2 or 3 things that you learned from this chapter.

1) Make sure my scale is a 'good' tool that gives consistent readouts, but realize no scale can "be 100% accurate every time you step on them."

2) Use my scale on a hard surface rather than a carpeted floor.

3) Weighing on different scales at different locations will give you different readings so use only one scale consistently. Example: yours vs. the doctor's office

4) When buying a scale, keep in mind the following. Do you want a:

a) talking scale or not
b) body fat measurement
c) scale with a memory

5) I like my scale because it is digital and gives me my weight number and nothing more. I don't need anything more.

emoticon What are some ways you can relate to the clients or examples in this chapter?

I can identify with Ms. Spangle regarding the difference between the number on her scale at home and when she weighed at the doctor's office.

emoticon What will you do differently as a result of reading this chapter?

1) Nothing because I like my scale

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I'm late because I was traveling over the weekend - but I didn't forget!


emoticon In your notebook, list 2 or 3 things that you learned from this chapter.

1. Scales vary widely.
2. How to test my own scale - step on it 5 times and 4 times it should show the same number or I may need a new scale.

emoticon What are some ways you can relate to the clients or examples in this chapter?
1. The difference between "home" weight and "doctor's office" weight
2. Sometimes too much information doesn't help - fat percentage readouts on a scale, etc.

emoticon What will you do differently as a result of reading this chapter?
1. Nothing new - though I will test my scale when I do my usual once-a-day weigh-in tomorrow morning. I don't want to break that habit and get back on it today just for the test.
2. Keep trusting that once-a-day weighing is enough, but trust even more my own instinct and how my clothes fit.

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1. In your notebook, list 2 or 3 things that you learned from this chapter.
-step on and off the scale five times in a row. You should see the same number at least four of those times, if you get several different readings, you need to look for a new scale.
I have an analog scale and wanted a digital one, bought one a few months ago and it was horrible, fluctuated tooo much so took it back. I found out that mine is fine when I did the test.
-you don't need to spend a lot of money to get a good scale. The one that measures body fat sounds interesting though.
3 What are some ways you can relate to the clients or examples in this chapter? N/A

What will you do differently as a result of reading this chapter? Keep the scale I have, lol

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Chapter 8.............Using the Right Scale


emoticon list 2 or 3 things that you learned from this chapter
1. Use only one scale.............I, already do not weigh on another scale unless they make me at the docs office of which I still go by the number on my scale.
2.HMMMMMMMM...didn`t know there were talking scales. That would be funny (at times) if the scale said "OUCH"(because I gained) emoticon
3.The scale needs to be reliable.....get a new one if needed. Mine is very reliable. I love it! It is a digital.

emoticon What are some ways you can relate to the clients or examples in this chapter?

N/A
My grandmother got mad at me one day because I would not step on her scale. She wanted me to see if hers` was accurate...I would not do it.


emoticon What will you do differently as a result of reading this chapter?
Nothing......my scale is good

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Friends with the Scale Chapter 8 - Using the right scale

I gave up on total accuracy years' ago!

I've always stuck to the one scale system - whether that was going to the chemists' shop once a week, once a month, or whatever. When I didn't have my own scale, I did sometimes check my weight on other people's scales if I saw them there inviting me to step on!

Not at the moment though, and hopefully, not ever again!

I bought a decent set of digital scales - I step on it once a day, first thing. I don't question it.

I know it's near enough to right, because of the results I get, and how I feel my clothes fit etc. I'm not going to step on it five times to test it - because then I won't 'trust' the reading. I'm going to trust it - and use just that one scale.

I don't trust the doctors' scales actually! So if their reading came out higher, I would tend to disregard that reading. But, I have to say, I am not in the over-weight category - so it really doesn't matter healthwise. I also don't have to access health services very often (lucky me) so I don't come up against this one at the moment.

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Things I learned:

1. If you weigh yourself 5 times in a row, you should get the same weight at least 4 of those times. If not, the scale isn't a good one.
2. Digital scales are said to be more accurate
3 They now make scales that also measure body fat.
4. Don't cheat on your scale by stepping on others!

How I can relate:

n/a for me

Things I will do differently:

Nothing actually. My scale is a "doctor's scale" that was purchased on Amazon about four years ago. It is still perfectly balanced and will probably last a lifetime. I bought it after frustrations with digital scales.

The only other scale I ever step on is when I go to the doctor. I don't worry too much about what that one says as it's not first thing in the morning and I have clothes and shoes on then...

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emoticon In your notebook, list 2 or 3 things that you learned from this chapter.

1) Make sure my scale is a 'good' tool that gives consistent readouts, but realize no scale can "be 100% accurate every time you step on them."

2) Use my scale on a hard surface rather than a carpeted floor.

3) Weighing on different scales at different locations will give you different readings so use only one scale consistently. Example: yours vs. the doctor's office

4) When buying a scale, keep in mind the following. Do you want a:

a) talking scale or not
b) body fat measurement
c) scale with a memory

5) I like my scale because it is digital and gives me my weight number and nothing more. I don't need anything more.

emoticon What are some ways you can relate to the clients or examples in this chapter?

I can identify with Ms. Spangle regarding the difference between the number on her scale at home and when she weighed at the doctor's office.

emoticon What will you do differently as a result of reading this chapter?

1) Nothing because I like my scale

cheers
barbara

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emoticon Please do not comment until book study begins!

emoticon Discussion questions:

emoticon In your notebook, list 2 or 3 things that you learned from this chapter.

emoticon What are some ways you can relate to the clients or examples in this chapter?

emoticon What will you do differently as a result of reading this chapter?


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