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the scale lies!!

Monday, August 17, 2020

Went to the gym today and was going to do weights but decided to wait one more day because I'm not use to weights and my left arm is still sore from doing weights on Friday. so today was just treadmill and stationary bike. tomorrow will be treadmill and weights.

so I made the mistake of using two different scales, the one at my gym and the one at home. the one at home says I'm 11 pounds lighter than what the one at the gym says, but I used the one at the gym first so I'm gonna stick with it. I did manage to lose two pounds since I weighed Friday but don't want to count it yet until I weigh in for real this coming Friday.

I think I'm gonna start trying to do a little something during my lunch breaks everyday because I'm still sitting 8 hours a day and only being active in the evenings when I go to the gym and then come home and do a little cleaning. I want to lose weight, i don't want to just be a potato for most of the day. I'm thinking of starting that next week after I've gotten two weeks of exercise in, don't want to kill myself but don't want to feel bad for sitting down either.... just trying to learn.

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    I don't like scales for that reason. I will weight myself on my scale at home and go with that. I will compare it to the doctor's office - but I do prefer when the doc has a digital scale.
    152 days ago
    A lot depends on when the scale was calibrated or battery changed. emoticon
    153 days ago
    sounds like they may need check the scale and see if it needs to be calibrated...
    153 days ago
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    I have also had the same experience with the gym's scales! They have me at about 3 pounds heavier then I weigh on my home scales. I was so intrigued by this difference that I even did some experiments of weighing myself at home and then rushing to the gym immediately to weigh myself there and -- lo and behold! 00 the 3 pound difference. So I am just using my scales at home for now. The important thing is to be consistent -- same scale, same time of day and same amount of clothes each time so you can focus on your improvement rather than the number.
    154 days ago
  • KIMCAR08
    Usually not by that much though unless you're wearing a combat suit. My scale is 2 lbs different than my doctor's scale and that is with clothes on and usually later in the day with or without eating; it's generally 2 lbs difference.
    154 days ago
    There is many reasons why scales disagree. For one, no2 scales weigh the same. Other reasons are what you are wearing and how much water you drank before each. I weight first thing in morning, before eating or drinking. I usually have nothimy on.
    154 days ago
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