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I want to smash my scales ...

Sunday, August 29, 2010

.... seriously I do. The dratted thing drives me batty emoticon

I have these STUPID digital scales - sounds good right? In theory yes, or so I thought.

So I go to weigh myself - it very handily weighs in either kilos or pounds - and I step on the scales and it gives me a weight. I reweighed myself just to be sure a few seconds later and, lo and behold, (remember it's just a few seconds later) I appear to have put on 2 pounds - wtf???? seriously? Ok, so I weigh again and get an entirely different reading. Riiiiiight - time to pull out the big guns - so off comes the nightie and, again, amazingly I appear to have gone up 3 pounds?!!!!!!!!

I would have smashed them by jumping as hard as I could on them but they are glass.

Grrrr - so I have given up on them and tomorrow I will do some measurements.

Now, to find the tape measure .................. hmmmmm, this is going to be a looooooooooong afternoon emoticon I'm thinking a glass (or two) of wine might be in order later
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  • TEDYBEAR2838
    Stay the course, it will come off, sometimes just not when WE want it to:)
    3838 days ago
    I don't use a scale anymore, I use the tapemeasure and my clothes, its much more honest and longer lasting!!

    Occasionally I might use a friends!

    M x
    3839 days ago
    I had one and pitched it. It was very inaccurate.
    3839 days ago
  • UNICORN212
    Make sure the scale is sitting on a level floor, and that the batteries are still good. Mine used to do that when the batteries were dying.
    3840 days ago
    I can relate to this but I really try not to let it get to me. But yet I still get on it. LOL
    3840 days ago
  • no profile photo CD4550505
    I don't like my scales either, I have a dial and digital. But for some reason I'm addicted to it. I weigh myself every morning. I have to stop that!!
    We can't go by the scale alone. Measuring yourself is a good thing to do. Also go by how your clothes fit, how you are feeling. The scale is only a number!!
    Have a wonderful week!! emoticon
    3840 days ago
  • JEN040219
    mine does the same thing to me... drives me nuts. i've gained as many as 5 pounds in 10 seconds. :-) (strange it never seems to go in the other direction, though!)
    3840 days ago
    I really don't like scales, i have the digital ones too.

    Good luck with finding the tape measure, my youngest ran off with mine and she can't remember where she put it. lol!

    Enjoy your glass of wine
    3840 days ago

    That's what I think about doing sometimes!

    3840 days ago
    Sometimes I weigh myself 10 times a day and get a different weight each time... I weigh myself on the doctor type scale at the gym and use that as my offical weight!!!
    3840 days ago
  • MARY301
    I already smashed mine, by sitting on it.
    3840 days ago
    i also have a digital sca;e
    3840 days ago
    I got my scales from the warehouse for $20. They are digital, let me know if you want to know the brand. They work really well and apart from the fact that they are being mean and telling me I haven't lost any weight they are really good
    3840 days ago
    first digital scales are easily made inaccurate either by kids jumping on them hitting them with a door or object can make them off however its the same with the cheap scales that look like a dial however if your doctors office is close but those scales they have with the weights on them are really the most accurate and most offices will let you comein during office hours just to weight yourself at no charge
    3840 days ago
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