Post # 1
A while ago, I bought the EatSmart Precision Scale because, according to some internet research, it was supposed to be the most accurate home scale.
Lately, I’ve been eating a lot, but didn’t seem to be gaining much weight. I was a little confused, but tried hard not to look a gift horse in the mouth.
I’m sure you see where this is going.
I finally decided to test the accuracy of my scale today, and a 30-pound dumbbell came out at 28.8 lbs, even after I changed the batteries! Ack! Which means I have no idea how much weight I’ve been gaining. I still have time to turn it around before the wedding, but I need a accurate scale! What do you recommend?
Post # 2
sunflower22: just curious…is it possible that the 30lb dumbell really IS 28.8lb?
Post # 3
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
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 # 5
MsGinkgo: sure, it’s possible. No way to know for sure, but remember, I’ve been eating a lot while appearing to have only gained a few lbS. that makes inaccurate scale more likely.
Post # 6
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.
Post # 7
One reason I’ve a always shied away from measuring inches is fear of a human error factor. (Pulling the measuring tape slightly tighter or looser from one day to the next without realizing it). Those of you who measure inches: do you find that eliminating human error is truly possible?