Group Forum: Bad Scale ! :X

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Aranniel

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Posted: 18 Jul 2013, 07:47
Anyone else had their results sabotaged by a bad scale? My scale seems to be totally inaccurate and fluctuates a lot (in the 5 lbs range) making it hard to tell if I lost any weight, and even what my real weight is... Any suggestions for a not too expensive scale that would work properly? Mine is not electronic, and using the Wii Balance board is not always practical.
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Kathy Vanish

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Posted: 18 Jul 2013, 21:54
Goo luck on that. I was using a dial scale and it told me I was in the 150s and I am in th 180s. I was disappointed in myself for days. I am using a digital scale now, but still doin it's accuracy so once a month I weight myself on my husband's really accurate feed scale in the garage.
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Aranniel

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Posted: 19 Jul 2013, 10:28
Thanks. I'm sure an electronic scale most be better. I saw a Weight Watchers scale at Walmart the other day. A bit pricey but I bet it's more accurate than mine Wink Still on the look out and hope to get a good one next month...after all the bills have cleared Rolling Eyes
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KukiAme

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Posted: 20 Jul 2013, 09:12
I have to say I'm a fan of the old fashioned dial scales. My Mom has one and I have weights I can put on it, from time to time, and calibrate it so it's as accurate as a 40+ year old scale can be. I've never seen a home digital scale that can be calibrated. I had a digital scale once that was @ 10lbs off. Couldn't fix it. That's just my experience. Do some research online to see if the Weigh Watchers scale has the ability to calibrate it.
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Kathy Vanish

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Posted: 20 Jul 2013, 21:51
That is why I use my husband's feed scale because it can be calibrated.
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qapl

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Posted: 26 Jul 2013, 05:42
i found it totally depended on when i weighed myself on my digital scales. i could put on up to a couple of kgs if i weighed myself before bed and then have lost 5 kg when i weighed myself next morning!!
even if your scale cannot be calibrated and you cant get a new one right now try to weigh yourself at the same time and in the same amount of "undress" each time at least that way you can try to monitor your weight loss
optimux

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Posted: 29 Aug 2013, 13:26
doesnt matter what scale you use, as long as you using the same one every time you weight yourself. if is for loosing purposes you should be fine