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Scales & Trust

Thursday, August 10, 2017

I left this comment on a recent post on the use of scales by Melissa Rudy staff writer @ SparkPeople.
This was a great article by Melissa! My favorite comment option was "scales are like opinions" they all differ"
Truth be told as per my Aunt (Registered Nurse for many a year ). The scale can only tell you what YOUR body tells it.
Hold on~~however your body cannot differentiate the "root weight" as that weight is never the same! Our body weight is reflected by not only what we put in, it is also reflecting what has or has not left our systems and we all have different systems!
The scale can only give a total of what is placed upon it not tell us 20lbs of bone mass - 1 Lb of liver - 4lbs of yet digested weight not yet eliminated etc. etc.
For this reason she suggested BM first (Bowl Movement) and then the scale before you start your day.
Remember, we're the ones in control of what goes in that keeps our bodies nourished which encourages our "EXIT" system. If not she suggested minus 4lbs of your scale weight as a safe estimate.
My favorite workout quote "KEEP ON MOVIN ON" applies to more than just my running and exercise programs.
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    I was wondering how your vertigo is going or coming as it is want to do. I had a severe attack of it last year and periodically from time to time. My primary suggested the Epley Maneuver which is at this link (if I can get it )


    He also suggested to make an appointment with any one of our PA's who were trained in Vertigo exercises. I have to say he did give me the same med as you mentioned but it didn't get rid of the vertigo but the exercises did and do work.
    Hope it went away.

    1283 days ago
    Sheldon!!! Hands down. LOL

    1305 days ago
  • _LINDA
    I read the article as well and I do generally try to weigh at the same day and time, but since I only do it once a week it's not critical. I never put much faith in the scale. It was more important how I felt and how my clothes fit.
    1305 days ago
  • MARTHA324
    Read that article and made sense that you want to weigh on the same scale, same time wearing the same thing. I weigh three times/week - Tuesday is usually up a little because of the weekend and by Thursday (office WI day) I'm back to the range where I want to be. Like Brooklyn writes, I can be up a little and it's only when that would start to occur over a few weeks, that it would be a problem.

    1306 days ago
    1306 days ago
    I was thinking Sheldon too! emoticon

    So true about the number on the scale. SO many variable affect that number at any given time.

    1306 days ago
    Do you watch the Big Bang Theory?
    Your Aunt's advice about weighing after a BM before starting the day reminds me of how well scheduled/regulated the character Sheldon is. I haven't reached that point. LOL

    I weigh every single morning in my PJs on my way to getting my morning coffee. The scale is at the entrance to my kitchen (another story entirely). As long as the number I see is essentially stable I figure I'm OK. Fluctuations are expected. It's only if the trend is up, up, up that it's no longer a fluctuation and I better rethink what's I'm doing.

    Other scales. the time of day and the weight of street clothes would make difference. I accept that.

    1306 days ago
  • STAR135000
    This is so true!
    1306 days ago
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