Bookworm4Life's Journal, 28 January 2019

I have a digital WW scale I purchased about 5 years ago. Last night my husband bought an analog and I decided to try both out. The digital scales is measuring me consistantly about 5-6 pounds heavier than the analog. I'm unsure on how to calibrate the digital scale. Also, everytime you step off the analog you have to reset the zero point. I'm just lost on which I should trust and how to proceed. If I go with the analog do I take the 5-6 pound weightloss as a victory, or try to adjust my previous weights? What would you do?

Diet Calendar Entry for 28 January 2019:
2357 kcal Activities & Exercise: Fitbit - 24 hours. more...

I had similar problems, so I bought a used balance beam scale from a doctor's office - no batteries or springs, dead accurate. 
28 Jan 19 by member: gz9gjg
I am going for consistency so I picked one scale and stuck with it. If I were you I would go with the lower one and take the victory! But that's me. 
28 Jan 19 by member: abbadabba
I would take the victory, and then throw the other scale out in the trash barrel.  
28 Jan 19 by member: To145
I'd go with the digital number and shelve the analog one. The spring scales are made very cheap and are usually off just a bit. The one I used in Korean just stopped at 125 kilos and I didn't know so I thought I had lost weight but when I felt I had gained a little bit it still read the same and I was depressed after that. I'd rather it be high than have the nagging in the back of my mind that I wasn't really the weight I hoped. Cheating in one way for me would lead to cheating in more harmful ways that would stall my reaching my real goal.  
29 Jan 19 by member: 00Marx00


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