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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: Erastes (erastes)
Posted at: July 6th, 2013 04:52 pm (UTC)

i investigated the wii, being a games buff, but the balance board won't take my weight. Maybe later!

Posted by: The Devil's handmaiden (seraphim_grace)
Posted at: July 6th, 2013 04:55 pm (UTC)

it is disappointing when it goes oof when you stand on it, but to be fair my super skinny friend (who wants to gain weight) and is getting over anorexia, it says it when she stands on it too.

there is a fitness game which doesn't use the balance board, unless you have it, but it's really hardcore (EA Active), the workout is fine, the warm up is a killer.
Wii Zumba is fun too.
Where the wii is good it's awesome, where it's bad it's really shit. I'm not a huge gaming buff but my heart belongs to the legend of Zelda, and there is a game called the Little King's story which is worth the price of the wii on it's own, although it's a sedentary one. It's just so addictive.

I use my wii more than I use the xbox truth be told.

as a gamer have you seen gog.com, it's classic games reworked to work on modern pcs, same graphics, crappy sound etc, but to run on windows h8 and they're like $2.99 and things like that
and there's loads of free games that are updated all the time.

Posted by: Erastes (erastes)
Posted at: July 6th, 2013 05:06 pm (UTC)

Oh yes, I'm a great fan of GOG - it's one of the only places I know of where you can get retro games that work on windows 8 - I downloaded thief the dark project yesterday and am wallowing in goodness.

Posted by: The Devil's handmaiden (seraphim_grace)
Posted at: July 6th, 2013 05:13 pm (UTC)

i love the extras, i bought the witcher 2 on the day it came out, and there were three options available in stores, basic, basic with DLC content (so all the patches etc as they became available) and here have this one that comes with it's own shipping container with all this extra stuff and maps and artbooks and this bust you dont' really want that costs as much as your house)
and i really wanted the artbook but couldn't afford it, bought it from GOG because they had the cheapest version of the game and got all the shit minus the bust (i didn't really want) free plus the soundtrack and all the DLCs as they became available and every now and again I get new stuff, and people who bought it from like steam or HMV or whatever got stiffed
if they sold it I would buy all my games from them.

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