Scale Discrepancy

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Posted: 25 Jun 2010, 17:26
So I have started weighing myself at home, usually right before I shower each morning (so naked, lol) Well, today I got weighed at the doctor’s office and I am 6 pounds heavier according to the doctor’s scale!! So- now I hate myself, lol. But in addition to that, should I change my scale to match that one, should I keep my scale the same, should I try to convince myself I was wearing 6 pounds of clothes/shoes?? Would love some help!Sad

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Posted: 25 Jun 2010, 17:39
Hating yourself because of what a scale said is really futile. You are so much more than a number on a scale. (I'm just assuming here, since I don't know you lol!)

I've read that doctor's scales are the most inaccurate of all. So believe your home scale and forget the rest. It doesn't really make a difference. You are the same size you are regardless of what the number is.
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Posted: 25 Jun 2010, 17:52
Total agreement. My scale is 2 lbs off from my Wii Fit which is 1 lb off from my sister's scale that her 2 yr old stomps on and 5lbs off from my Dr's scale. (I weighed in on all 4 in one morning one day!)

Since exercises causes the body to go through phases of fat loss/muscle growth/detox it can be hard to tell what that number really means.

I prefer to go by how my clothes fit and how I feel. That, after all, is what I see in the mirror. I only ever see that number when I'm looking down. I have to look up to see the real me.
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Posted: 25 Jun 2010, 18:08
I go by my home scale. All scales are different, so just stick to one and don't worry about the others. When I weigh in through WW, it's always higher because I'm wearing clothes. So, I base everything off of my home scale since I'm naked. Smile

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Posted: 25 Jun 2010, 19:43
go by the scale you use most- as K8 said it's just a number- I use my scale reading as a tool to tweek what I am eating and burning, and to let me know if I am going up or down. The best tool that I use is the mirror it is the most accurate at telling me how my plan is working.
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Posted: 25 Jun 2010, 20:25
What they said.

My home scale and gym scale pretty much match. My doctor's office is always higher. I've actually wondered if they tare their scales a little higher.

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Posted: 25 Jun 2010, 21:07
It is normal, i always have higher pounds with different scales..It is really making me crazy...I just stopped taking any results from any other scales, just my home scale...Anyway, i think our weight loss can be shown on our body before the scale Very Happy

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Posted: 25 Jun 2010, 22:12
kittyglitter wrote:
I only ever see that number when I'm looking down. I have to look up to see the real me.

I love that!

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