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Which scale would you use?

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

With Hawaii in the future, I've decided once again to really take this weight loss seriously. I bought a Weight Watchers scale in 2008, and it's seen it's better days. The pads are wearing out, and you have to step on it three different times to get a steady read out. For example the scale with first read 183 then on the second step it might read 185 or 186 and then on the third step 183 again. Sometimes it takes three or four steps after this to get a similar reading.

So yesterday I went and bought a new scale. I bought a Taylor brand from Target that came highly rec by a couple of friends and family members. I stepped on the scale this morning and it read 180.6 Honestly I was floored. That's a number I haven't see in over two years. And if I have seen it, I've been sick with the stomach flu.

I quickly stepped on the WW scale to see what it would give me. I know I've been eating better with Hubs out of the house, but not that good. The first reading said 185.9 The second reading was 182.7 and the final reading which I got to stick three more times was 183.2. I stepped back on the Taylor scale and it read the 180.6 consistently.

My vain side says to use the Taylor scale, and dump the WW since it's been through some stuff. I know I've lost some weight. At a Dr. appt in early Oct I weighed in less at my pm appt than I did when I weighed myself that am. Not by much maybe 1.5 lbs. Then I got stressed with the wedding the end of the month, and work, and I know I lost more weight because my bridesmaids dress which fit beautifully did not fit so beautifully the day of the wedding.

So here's my dilemma, which scale?
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  • REGINA100
    Go with the new scale! May as well inject a little fun into your heard work. You can't trust a scale that you step on 3 times to take an average. Even if the new one is a little "light," it's the direction it heads in that counts.
    3900 days ago
    It doesn't really matter, just pick a scale and stick with it. In the end, it's just a number and you're trying to make the number move in a particular direction (or maintain it).
    3901 days ago
    Go with the new scale and throw out the old one.
    3901 days ago
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