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Old 08-20-2010, 11:00 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by lillyeve1 View Post
I need to buy an accurate scale because I don't have one. And also the one at the gym is way off and really old. Does anyone have any suggestions on any good scales?

I have had the same problem with bathroom scales. Even an analog one that is properly zeroed will read differently depending on how well your weight is centered on the pad. I now use an industrial scale at work that was intended for measuring gas bottles. I can weigh myself ten times, and it will be the same every single time. It reads in half pound increments. If you do a google search for "gas bottle scale" you can find one like this, but be prepared to spend upwards of $500. Otherwise, just do as someone else suggested and take an average of your weight readings on a crappy scale and give more credence to the tape measurements.

Male, 6'0" tall, 37 y/o

Starting weight, 4/19/10 (started Atkins) = 287
6/16/10 (finished Atkins book & joined Fitday) = 261
10% by New Year challenge starting weight = 251
latest weight 10/25/10 = 241.5
10% by New Year challenge goal = 226
ultimate goal for lifetime maintenance by 4/19/11 (one year mark, 100 pounds loss) = 187
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