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View Poll Results: where do you keep your scale?
Bathroom 55 57.29%
Kitchen 8 8.33%
Other 33 34.38%
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Old 02-01-09, 03:07 PM   #1
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Where do you keep your scale?

Where do you keep your scale?

ours in in the kitchen

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Old 02-01-09, 03:10 PM   #2
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Old 02-01-09, 03:21 PM   #3
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Old 02-01-09, 03:26 PM   #4
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We don't have one at home anymore. I use the one in the gym.
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Old 02-01-09, 03:36 PM   #5
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Old 02-01-09, 03:48 PM   #6
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Old 02-01-09, 04:35 PM   #8
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Old 02-01-09, 07:13 PM   #9
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Where do you keep your scale?

ours in in the kitchen
I voted other, it's still at the store
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Old 02-01-09, 07:33 PM   #10
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Ours is under a dresser in the bedroom. I step on it once a week that way. If it's in the bathroom I'm always tempted to step on it and obsease over my weight.
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Old 02-01-09, 07:40 PM   #11
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Don't have one.I do have several options at work, but they are calibrated regularly and more difficult to accept that they may be wrong, lol.
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Old 02-01-09, 10:30 PM   #12
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y'all probably don't want this mental image, being that i'm a clyde. and not a clyde because of height......

i keep the scale in the room in which i am most likely to be naked. because naked is the way i usually get on the scale. and if you're wondering, i am rarely naked in the kitchen, so i keep it in the bathroom.
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y'all probably don't want this mental image, being that i'm a clyde. and not a clyde because of height......

i keep the scale in the room in which i am most likely to be naked. because naked is the way i usually get on the scale. and if you're wondering, i am rarely naked in the kitchen, so i keep it in the bathroom.
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Old 02-02-09, 06:37 AM   #14
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The bathroom is carpeted for some strange reason so my scale resides in the bathroom closet. Once in awhile I will take it to the kitchen and use it. My answer is both the kitchen and bathroom, but do to the location where it is actually used I voted kitchen.

Second location is at the gym.
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Old 02-02-09, 10:04 AM   #15
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Old 02-02-09, 02:48 PM   #16
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In the bathroom, on a shelf. If I was smart, and really dedicated to de-clyding myself, I would glue it to the floor in front of the refridgerator, and put mirrors all over the fridge, so every time I opened the door, I would have to step on the fridge, and look at myself (or at least my gut).
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Old 02-03-09, 12:28 PM   #17
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It was in a spare bedroom (where my dresser is because its too big to fit in my room).

Now its in the living room as I use the Wii Fit as my scale.
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I have it in the bathroom and weigh myself twice a day. Once right before I shower and again between the time of 3pm-4pm in which I then record it in an excel spreadsheet right next to way to much information to post in this that people don't want to hear about. I really need to find somewhere I could figure out my body fat percentage on a daily basis.......Suggestions? Links?
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I really need to find somewhere I could figure out my body fat percentage on a daily basis.......Suggestions? Links?
First, by a scale or handheld device that provides the reading based on bio-electric impedence. Then have your body fat tested in the Health & Nutrition School at a local university, or with a reputable personal trainer at a gym. Each time you're tested, compare the results with your device.

Now you can use your purchased device daily and still have an idea what the error is between the device and a measured value. After you make a significant enough change in your body composition go get tested again at the gym/university. Compare results to your device to see if it is still accurate.
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Old 02-03-09, 07:05 PM   #20
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We don't own one, and probably never will. The scale is a horrible measure of health, all it does is measure how much gravity pulls on you. That being said, we usually use the one at the Y, or I use the one at the office.

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First, by a scale or handheld device that provides the reading based on bio-electric impedence. Then have your body fat tested in the Health & Nutrition School at a local university, or with a reputable personal trainer at a gym. Each time you're tested, compare the results with your device.

Now you can use your purchased device daily and still have an idea what the error is between the device and a measured value. After you make a significant enough change in your body composition go get tested again at the gym/university. Compare results to your device to see if it is still accurate.
Honestly, the easiest and best way to assess percent body fat is with a set of skin-fold calipers, which are often found at a gym or university. The bio-electric impedence does work fairly well, but it can be effected greatly by how hydrated or dehydrated the person using it is.

Just my $0.03 (adjusted for inflation and a pore economy).

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Old 02-03-09, 07:46 PM   #22
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I haven't had a lot of problem with scale lately, but when I do, I usually scrape it off and throw it in the trash can.
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Ditto atcfoody.
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Old 02-04-09, 12:06 AM   #24
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in the bathroom... that way i can weigh myself 1st thing in the morning to punch into my daily stats (which also holds my weekly body fat calculator numbers and my daily riding/exercise log

kitchen would be a great place to put it though... hanging from the fridge or something haha
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Spare bedroom, because I don't bother checking weight very often. How I look and feel is what's important.
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