Do You Love Your Scale?

@carolbee (16231)
United States
February 15, 2009 8:41am CST
I love my scale. It doesn't lie. How often do you weigh yourself? It's my understanding that weighing yourself each day is not good. Maybe it's the old theory of mind over matter. I generally weigh myself once a week or once every other week.
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13 responses
@moneymommy (3419)
• United States
15 Feb 09
My scale is great, I like it alot better then the doctors office scale. I like to think my scale is correct because it shows I way 5 pounds less then the doctors. I weigh my self daily in the morning.
@carolbee (16231)
• United States
15 Feb 09
A scale that weighs you less than the doctor's office is a good thing. You could turn it back another 5 pounds and show you weigh 10 lbs. less..lol Hope you had a good Valentine's Day yesterday. Thanks for responding.
@LadyMarissa (12160)
• United States
15 Feb 09
Not sure that I love mine. I only let it visit about once every 4 weeks unless I've noticed my clothes getting a little snugger/looser. Weighing daily is depressing no matter how little I weigh. So, I switched to once a week & found that wasn't much better. So, I kept moving it out until I found my happy place. I'm more into communicating with my body & it knows what I'm doing better than I do. So, in between the weighings, if my body says I'm gaining/losing, I might get on the scales to see if I need to cut out something or whether to smile.
@carolbee (16231)
• United States
15 Feb 09
I sure do understand. I can tell when my jeans get a little snug around the waist. This is a hint to lay off the chocolate or candy. Thanks for responding.
@lilcee (2703)
• United States
15 Feb 09
I used to weigh myself every week but now it's usually only once a month. I don't think mine lies either - although I wish it did LOL
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@stephcjh (32327)
• United States
15 Feb 09
I only like my scale when it reads that I have lost some weight LOL. Mine is pretty accurate too. I usually weigh myself about once a week.
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@carolbee (16231)
• United States
15 Feb 09
Good response..lol And they say the scale never lies. We should all have friends and family like this..lol I don't like to dwell on any weight gain or loss. Thanks for responding.
@donsky14 (5961)
• Philippines
15 Feb 09
We don't really have a weighing scale at home...so I only get to check on my weight when I go to the clinic or hospital for a check up.
@carolbee (16231)
• United States
15 Feb 09
I only make sure our scale is regulated with the doctor's scale. Thanks for responding.
@TnWoman (1896)
• United States
22 Feb 09
hello carolbee i do not even own a bathroom scale like that at home right now. lol i did have a scale that i would weigh myself on from time to time and you said it, the scales do not lie at all, unless that they are broke. lol right? but i did have bathroom scales and they rusted out on the bottom of them, and i just haven't ever replaced my bathroom scales yet. lol i do not see the need to rush right out and purchase myself some bathroom scales like that. lol what that i will probably do, is this Spring when that i am out at yard sales, i will try to find me a nice bathroom scale. the boys always enjoyed weighing themselves also when that we used to have a bathroom scale. take care and have a beautiful afternoon.
@Aingealicia (1906)
• United States
17 Feb 09
When I weiged over 350 pds, the scale was my worst enemy. Now that I weigh 130 it is a differnt story. I weigh myself 3 times a week to make sure I am doing ok, but it is not the weight that is the points that tell you how your body is doing. It is measurements and how your body is doing physically. Ainge
@blackbriar (9080)
• United States
17 Feb 09
Been together for over 15 yrs. and still haven't owned a scale. lol If I need to weigh myself, I just stop by the clinic while I'm out shopping is all.
@worldwise1 (14887)
• United States
16 Feb 09
I'll answer that with an emphatic NO, carolbee!Seriously, I know that my weight problem is not the fault of a scale but I dread getting on it anyway. There was a time long ago when I kept a scale and weighed myself on a regular basis, but I don't even own one these days. It's enough for me when I visit my doctor and have to be weighed.
@Opal26 (17686)
• United States
15 Feb 09
Hi carol! I used to weigh myself almost every day. I kind of go through weighing phases! Now I haven't weighed myself in months! I was weighed about a month ago when I went to a doctor's appointment. I think I am more weight concious in the summer months then in the winter time. I guess it's all that extra clothes that hides everything!
• United States
15 Feb 09
I don't even own a scale. I donate plasma twice a week and they always weight you because how much you weigh determines how much you donate. I hover around in the same 5 lb range most of the time.
@jillhill (37379)
• United States
15 Feb 09
I have been weighting myself about once a week. I hadn't weighted myself in a long time but then someone said, You're really losing weight! So I weighted myself...stepped off the scale to see if my granddaughter had adjusted it ....stepped back on and was very happy with what I saw....so now I am trying to keep it off!
15 Feb 09
Hi carolbee, Yeah, I don't like to weigh myself often but I do try and remenber to do it once a month. Tamara