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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?

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Posted by: julian_griffith (julian_griffith)
Posted at: July 4th, 2013 09:17 pm (UTC)

That scale is definitely rubbish. Mine will fluctuate if you accidentally get it on the bathmat, and if you lean forwards or backwards you can make it confused... but mine is not dealing with the same top range.

I don't know if the top range on this one http://www.vermontcountrystore.com/store/jump/productDetail/For_The_Home/For_The_Home/Bathroom_Scale/26636 is enough for you, and of course there's international shipping to worry about, but I'd trust a dial scale over an electronic one. It's harder to confuse a spring.

Posted by: Erastes (erastes)
Posted at: July 6th, 2013 04:50 pm (UTC)

can't find a dial scale that's high enough - that's the trouble - will get one when I drop below 300, definitely.

Posted by: julian_griffith (julian_griffith)
Posted at: July 6th, 2013 05:00 pm (UTC)

I've found one here: http://www.brylanehome.com/decor/Doctors-High-Capacity-Bathroom-Scale-Up-to-400-Pounds.aspx?PfId=122552&ProductTypeId=1 but they don't do international shipping. It'd probably be stupidly expensive to get around that with a conspirator.

Posted by: julian_griffith (julian_griffith)
Posted at: July 6th, 2013 05:04 pm (UTC)

oh, and these folks do international shipping -- not cheap at ALL, though. http://www.scales-4-less.com/acatalog/Home_Bath_Scales.html

Posted by: Erastes (erastes)
Posted at: July 6th, 2013 05:09 pm (UTC)

cool i'll look and see if i can find them in the UK - you'd think my doctor could invest in a set...

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