Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Broken new scale

As we were walking through the mall my wife mentioned that she wanted to get a new bathroom scale. We had a Tanita but she recently got these Fitbit things and there is a scale that synchs to the pedometer and such. Since I wasn't emotionally attached to the scale (and wanted to bank some good will for when I want to buy something new), I said go for it.

She was configuring the scale last night (yes it requires configuring) and said it was ready to go. This morning before I got dressed I got on it and then got on the old one. The new scale reads 3.4 lbs heavier than the old.

The new scale must be broken. The old one can't be. I know the old scale was 5 pounds lighter than the official weight watchers scale but I rationalized that as the weight of clothes. I asked my wife and she noticed it too.

At some point I'll have to bite the bullet,use the new scale, and track my weight with it going forward. Why couldn't it have read lighter? Would have made me feel much differently.


9 comments:

TriMOEngr said...

Amazing how a few lbs one way or the other can really cloud our view (of the morning, the day, the scale, etc). I'd say for now, settle in with whatever the official WW scale says and don't even bother weighing at home. :)

Carolina John said...

that's why body fat % should be the only number that matters! It's supposed to vary scale to scale.

ONEHOURIRONMAN said...

Frustating I agree

Big Daddy Diesel said...

I agree, it is broken!! I would let that company know about it.

Just like the gyms scale is broken, it is also off by a couple pounds, I think it is a ploy by the gym to drive up personal trainer sales.

CautiouslyAudacious said...

I hate it when that happens to me at the Dr.s office!!!

Jeff Irvin said...

You are getting rid of the Tanita scale?

But, But, But ... how else are you to get a completely inaccurate BF% reading each and every day (-:

Kepa Wong said...

Ah... stupid scale! Hey, BTW... way to bank some good will. Hehe!

Michael said...

Oh, I'd take it back. It must be broken!

Michael said...

We had the exact same experience after getting a FitBit scale this Christmas, which I believe adds up since I'm pretty sure you bought us the scale that we've been using for the past five years or so...

Currently, we weigh ourselves with both to cope with the transition.