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    Damn Scale!

    Well, I guess I should have seen this coming, but the scale that I've been weighing myself on for as long as I can remember (I'm 24) has finally just proven itself unreliable..what I didn't know was just how unreliable it was!

    It began reading as much as 10 pounds in either direction, which was just too hard to work with. Previously it would just be a few, which still worked out okay for sort of finding the "middle" reading. But when I weighed myself on another scale, I found that I was 15 pounds heavier than I thought I was, and probably had been all along. I knew I didn't feel skinny enough to be 176.

    The good news is that from what I can tell, it has consistently read 15 pounds too light (checked doctors records from my fat days), so when I thought I weighed 212 I actually weighed closer to 227. So even though I'm heavier than I thought I still have lost 36 pounds...I've just got farther to go to reach my goal than I thought.

    Thankfully the new scale reads the same thing every time I step on it, so no more stepping on and off 10 times to get a real reading.

    Anyone else ever have that happen before?
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    ya scales can be a pita.. just weigh yourself at the grocery store when you go and hopefully it's calibrated once in a while

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    I used to weigh myself on our "calibrated daily, NIST traceable" in-floor bulk quantity scale at the lab. Turns out that my home scale is pretty close (within a pound or two).
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    Fortunately I got myself a new scale that reads the same thing every time I step on it, lol. Just weighed myself again after a ride but before dinner (when I usually weigh), confirmed the 15 pound weight difference from the other and double checked on a third scale...down 38 pounds now. I do feel much more like 189 and a slightly high BMI than 174 and healthy as the old scale would have me think.

    It does make me wonder though, if 4 years ago when I weighed 168 (the lightest I've been in my adult life) was I actually 168 or was I 183? I honestly don't remember what my tummy looked like back then. I'm betting I wasn't actually 168 though, so probably I'm closer to that weight than 21 pounds.

    Hate that I'm not as close as I thought, but I'm glad that I can have confidence in what my scale is telling me from now on.
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    I ride two different department store bikes of doom. Neither have exploded or caused small children to cry yet.

    198? Free Spirit Sovereign 12 speed road bike (Sears) - the smooth and comfy one. The commuter/hauler/touring bike.
    2011 GMC Denali 14 speed road bike (Wal-Mart) - the fast frankenbike. The racer.



    http://tickers.TickerFactory.com/ezt...rzg/weight.png

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