The scales are wrong

@kevin1877uk (36108)
April 5, 2016 1:58pm CST
The scales are wrong Normally I don’t bother with weighing myself, although I know I’ve put a little weight on. The other week one on the housemates I live with said about the scales and if they were accurate or not. Until then I had not used the scales. Well I decided I would weight myself, 12 Stone 2lb’s (170 lbs) never, never been that weight in my life, must be wrong!! The following day I weighed myself again and I had lost 10lb’s, weighing in at 11 Stone 6 lb’s, which is more like my weight. Since then I do weigh myself every so often but I know the scales are often wrong and nothing like what my weight should be. Time to buy new scales I think.
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@GardenGerty (89953)
• Marion, Kansas
5 Apr 16
Of course if your clothing still fits you should be good.
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@Hatley (157377)
• Garden Grove, California
5 Apr 16
yes in fact Im having a string problem as the weight I lost came off my waist and my butt so I get pressure sores on my seat from sitting here so long and my skirts are all a bitt too lose n my waist b ut oddly I have not lost yet from my abdomen so thats all that keeps my now skirts from falling off.i n fact one skirt now no longer fits me and fell off when I tried to wear it.So if I lose a few pounds arou nd my abdomen I will need to buy some new skirts lo. hope I do as my goal is 150 and now I weigh 167.Iwas 187 so have made some strides lol
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@kevin1877uk (36108)
5 Apr 16
Good thinking there lol, yes they do still fit :)
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@sugartoes (33558)
• Greencastle, Indiana
5 Apr 16
@Hatley cool beans that's what I need to do is lose around my MID section the gut & but area I look like a balloon
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@Hatley (157377)
• Garden Grove, California
5 Apr 16
With me no mater what I weigh here at the retirement center the scales are wrong sipl ecase they refse to deduct four pounds off for the heavy brace steel and weighs four pounds that holds my bad leg and foot up straight. They think Im jokikng but that weight of steel sure is not a part of my body lol l ol lol.
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@kevin1877uk (36108)
5 Apr 16
Lol no it not part of your body weight.
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@Hatley (157377)
• Garden Grove, California
5 Apr 16
@kevin1877uk no but they still will not take it off my weght lol lol
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@kevin1877uk (36108)
5 Apr 16
@Hatley Well at least you can take it off.
@marlina (60412)
• Canada
5 Apr 16
If it is a digital scale, I find them not very reliable.
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@kevin1877uk (36108)
5 Apr 16
Yeah they are digital ones.
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@Hatley (157377)
• Garden Grove, California
5 Apr 16
n the one thery weigh us on is not digital bu t q uite accurate you push he thingie til the top balances pretty true
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@Marcyaz (36126)
• United States
5 Apr 16
It does sound like you may need to be a new scale so you can know your true weight.
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@Hatley (157377)
• Garden Grove, California
5 Apr 16
theirs is o digital its the one where you sllde the market til it balances so pretty accurate even my ow n digital reads about tje same
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@Marcyaz (36126)
• United States
5 Apr 16
@Hatley I just have the old fashioned type of scale not the digital.
@Jessicalynnt (48190)
• Centralia, Missouri
5 Apr 16
or make sure they are on a flat spot on the floor.
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@kevin1877uk (36108)
5 Apr 16
I've tried that, still the same, need new then again I don't really need to weigh myself.
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@toniganzon (39808)
• Philippines
10 May 16
I think it was last week or two weeks ago when we went to my son's Paediatrician. I weighed myself and was surprised when it showed 54kg. I thought I was still at 52kg. But it was a good surprise because I've been wanting to go back to 55kg.
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@kevin1877uk (36108)
10 May 16
So you are wanting to put weight on?
@toniganzon (39808)
• Philippines
10 May 16
@kevin1877uk Yes. 55 is my ideal weight.
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@kevin1877uk (36108)
10 May 16
@toniganzon Cool so you are close to that.
• United States
6 Apr 16
Is there a reset button for your scale? I weighted myself recently freaked out then the next day it was normal again. I yelled at the scale lol.
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@kevin1877uk (36108)
6 Apr 16
I'll have a look for a reset button, good idea. Yelling does no good or does it lol.
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• United States
6 Apr 16
@kevin1877uk hah it took my anger out lol. There may be a reset button but glad your weight was back to regular
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@kevin1877uk (36108)
6 Apr 16
@infatuatedbby It goes up and down, no two days are the same. I'll look for a reset button.
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@Corbin5 (78252)
• United States
5 Apr 16
Definitely new scales are in order. My scale is correct but that correctness means that I need to lose 5 pounds.
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@kevin1877uk (36108)
5 Apr 16
How do you know they are correct?
@sharon6345 (105518)
• United States
6 Apr 16
My scale broke and I need to wait to see the dr for my next weigh in. I am working hard to lose a little weight.
@rakski (2585)
• Philippines
5 Apr 16
oh yes, the scale got a problem
@sugartoes (33558)
• Greencastle, Indiana
5 Apr 16
ha ha ha yep cause if you don't keep a eye on it you'll be like me needing to lose weight & it's not easy
@amadeo (45885)
• United States
5 Apr 16
The scales are always wrong Kev.Maybe you need to move more there.just saying