Accurate scales?

posted 2 years ago in Fitness
Post # 2
Hostess
9831 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2014

sunflower22:  just curious…is it possible that the 30lb dumbell really IS 28.8lb?

Post # 3
Member
3398 posts
Sugar bee

sunflower22:  It’s less about the numbers on the scale and more about the inches.  Are you gaining inches?  both times that I’ve weighed 95 lbs I was very healthy and very unhealthy.  when i was unealthy I had serious muffin top, but the rest of me was skinny.  Now I have gained muscle mass without muffin top.  I had completely different measurements as well because what mattered was the inches.

Post # 4
Hostess
24457 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

Honestly, I don’t think it matters what scale you are using, just keep using the same one.

I also agree with mrs.joiner that the way your clothes look and feel is a better indication anyway.

Post # 6
Hostess
9831 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2014

sunflower22:  but, if the scale has always been inaccurate, your starting weight would also have been off and therefore the weight gain is probably the same.

BUT as PPs have pointed out, inches count more than pounds.

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