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ok–scales are RUBBISH

July 4th, 2013 (03:31 pm)

Although, reading through the comments of just about every scale on amazon, as many people say “great” as say “rubbish.”

I’d been hit with a major downer as the scales had me putting ON a pound each day for the last couple of days, despite me doing nothing different. and then his morning I was told I’d put on THREE pounds and I nearly cried. so then I got on them again. and I’d dropped from that weight to four pounds less. then i got on them again and another two pounds showing lost.

Sheesh. The ONE thing that a dieter needs is a reliable weighing system, even if that scale only shows a pound lost a week – one that fluctuates SIX POUNDS AT A TIME as these Weight Watchers scales did this morning are playing fast and loose with someone’s emotions and perhaps people could do something serious to themselves in despair. Not me, but it hit me very bad with this depression.

so basically I have no idea what I weigh. Obviously I’m taking the lowest reading I got this morning which means a pound lost since the weekend, but how do i know how accurate it is and how much it will go up next time i step on them. Going to Boots is pretty much impossible, as it’s buried deep in the Great Yarmouth mall – ten miles away with paid parking, so I’ll just have to cross my bloody fingers. great isn’t it?


Posted by: Anderyn Gabriel (anderyn)
Posted at: July 4th, 2013 05:33 pm (UTC)

Hey, it's a great deal of fun for me to jump on the scale and see what it tells me TODAY (or this hour, actually). I can weigh myself once, get one number, then weigh myself after a shower, or an hour later, and it's totally (well, within a few pounds) different. What was explained to me was that your weight naturally varies at different times of day (whether you've eaten, how much water you've had, blah blah blah) and that what you need to do is just keep a tally of the trend rather than obsessing over exact numbers. Plus, being women, your weight will vary over the month depending on cycle anyhow. So I never take my scale as true gospel THIS IS EXCEEDINGLY ACCURATE FOREVER weight, just as a ballpark figure.

And since I'm down over a hundred pounds, I'm not going to argue a pound here or there. I've been bouncing around 213 to 220 for the last few months, but I'm not sweating that seven pounds. I still want to get below 200, but I'm going to let my body do what works for it.

I support your weight loss efforts and -- yeah -- in my humble experience, losing the carbs for the most part has been the best way to lose weight. As my nutritionist says, "protein first, then fruits and veggies, THEN carbs if you have room".

Posted by: Erastes (erastes)
Posted at: July 4th, 2013 07:05 pm (UTC)

yes, but the thing is, as it's fluctuating at least six pounds, I have no idea whether I am going up or down and that's very dispiriting. I know there's fluctuations in the body during the month, but this isn't that - this was all within a minute on a hard floor, 3 consecutive weighings!!

well done with your loss too!

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