Sunday, January 13, 2013

Weigh In

Today the scale says 217. That is the old scale, which is the one I have used from day 1 of blogging. The new scale says 219.4, but I have had trouble reconciling it with the old scale since it is not consistent when I move it from surface to surface or even move it on the same surface and have to recalibrate it. It is consistent if I never move it, but I don't exactly have room for that. It generally weighs me 2 to 3 pounds more than the old scale. The old scale is very consistent and shows me the same weight no matter where I move it or how many times I get on it within a half hour or so. So, while I will be weighing on both at least once a month for accuracy, I am sticking with the old scale for weekly weigh ins. Last week the old scale said 218, so that is a one pound loss for the week. (The new scale gave me a 1.6 pound loss, in case you were wondering). I already mentioned how I ate off plan and gained 4 pounds on my trip, so I am glad that has come back off... mostly water weight.

Stats for yesterday:
1048 calories
100 g protein (36%)
101 g carbs (36%)
35 g fat (28%)

Today is day 2 of 100 Days 100%. I feel good and am staying off my feet, using MSM cream and taking it orally along with my other supplements, using the foot massager and taking Aleve. I think I will have leftover frozen spaghetti squash lasagna again tonight and make regular pasta for the kids. Aside from that, I'm just having another calm, relaxing day with the kids and dogs. I might post again later about some other thoughts I am having, but right now I am headed to the shower!


MargieAnne said...

Hi Lyn. I ended up throwing out my 'new digital' scale and going back to my trusty old one for the very reason yours is being erratic. I believe there might be some digital brands that are more consistent than others but which ones as none of them are exactly cheap.

You are doing well.


Fair Enough said...

Using 2 scales seems a by much to me. If you really have issues with this new one, why not return it? Then really read up up on scales, get one that meets all your criteria, and go from there?

Alternatively, I noticed a few entries back, I read HappyWeightAfter had a gods a big piece of tile Or 2 and put the scale on that.

I understand the comfort of an old, reliable scale but if other scales ate consistently weighing you higher....than maybe it isn't the best thing for you on this journey.

Lyn said...


I don't need to return it, because it was sent to me for free to review. That review will go up on my review blog in time. I am not seeking out a new scale at this time, since the old one is consistent. I don't think a 2-3 pound difference is enough to get upset about. I just keep it in mind as a range.

CarrieHales said...

I have two scales that weigh differently to each other too. I would stick with the older more consistent one :)

Vickie said...

I had a difficult time finding a permanent spot for my scale too. But I did find a place where it does not have to move. (It is very hard on scales to be moved all the time. You will extend the life of your old one if you find a place to leave it too.)

hvpooly said...

It took me a long time to find a digital scale I liked and trusted. It matches up pretty well with my dietician's scale and surprisingly it was a WW scale on sale at Kmart.

Anonymous said...

I have a trusty old dial scale, too. I had the same problems with a digital scale and I went back to using the dial scale. I adjusted the "adjustment wheel" on my old scale to agree with the new scale. It now weighs me a little high but it's much more pleasant to be weighed at the doctor's office now! Try adjusting it up and soon you'll forget it ever weighed too low, en you'll never weigh more than you think you do.

i should be full said...

For what it's worth I think consistency is 1000 times more important than what the number is. I would say which ever one steadily weighs you the same regardless of which surface you are on or in which room is the scale to use. In the big picture 2-3 pounds up or down is irrelevant what matters is seeing change you know is a result of your work and effort not the carpet you're weighing in on!

Gwen said...

Congrats on the pound loss!

Tracie said...

I have used a WW digital scale for years! I love it and it always seems to be consistent. Good luck, sounds like you are doing great!

Anonymous said...

My digital scale behaves the same way. Even if the difference is only +/- 2 pounds depending on where I place it, that variation is unacceptable to me (I love numbers and accuracy). I'm in the market to buy a new one when I can afford it. My scale had glowing reviews on Amazon about the accuracy.

PamL said...

Best scale I have ever had--Tanita digital scale. I think this is the one although mine is older. Very accurate and always same as the one they used at Weight Watchers when I was going there. In fact, my Tanita scale would be a smidge higher than WW. I don't use the body fat/memory functions, although those could be helpful I guess. I just use it for weight.