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Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) Looking to lose that spare tire? Ideal weight 200+? Frustrated being a large cyclist in a sport geared for the ultra-light? Learn about the bikes and parts that can take the abuse of a heavier cyclist, how to keep your body going while losing the weight, and get support from others who've been successful.

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Old 05-17-10, 09:49 AM   #1
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Bathroom scales

I'm curious. For those of you over 300 lbs., what bathroom scale do you use to weigh yourself and monitor your progress? I used to use the upright scale at the YMCA I attended but the economy put an end to my membership there. Any suggestions for an accurate but economical bathroom scale? -- Tuna
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The one I just picked up was a Heathometer brand. They have several different scales in a few different price ranges. Mine is digital and has a 400lb limit, I saw other styles that had 330lb limits.

So far it seems accurate, but I really have nothing to compare it to, only the scale at my parents house and that is the same manufacturer.
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I'll check the brand when I get home from work, but my plain old boring analog dial scale is marked up to 380 or 400 pounds.

It was only $30 at Target.
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400 lb digital scale at Costco ran me about $30-$40. Had it a few years now, still working well although I think the numbers are gummed up. Not moving as quickly as they had been!
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http://www.taylorusa.com/weight-mana...nic-scale.html

I use this one. My wife got it for me a few months ago (at Target, I think). Fortunately, I'm under the 300 lb. mark now (and steadily dropping), so the 400 lb. capacity is a bit excessive, I guess, unless I need to weigh myself and my bike together.
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Ok, I ended up getting a Taylor #7405 from Target. It's got a capacity to 440lbs, so for my 400lbs frame, it's right in my range. It seems like a pretty good scale, so now the challenge to see gradually lower numbers.

Thanks for the posts and feedback!

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I bought a cheap one from Target. It looks nice (glass with LCD display), but it was fairly cheap. It has a 330lb capacity.
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Digital Health O Meter from Wal-Mart...IDK... 40 or 50 bucks?? These were used at some wrestling tournaments that my son has attended over the years. Pretty accurate to the 10th.
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