(Closed) I hate the scales at the doctors office….

posted 10 years ago in Fitness
Post # 17
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2820 posts
Sugar bee

Yeah, I’m not sure why they don’t tell you to take off your coat and shoes either.  I always do because I agree with you guys it seems really silly to have all that extra weight be recorded.

Post # 18
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

Yes!  I swear to god my dr. office scale is 5 pounds heavier than any other scale I’ve ever used.  They seriously need to invest in some vanity scales or something…

Oh, and I always take off my shoes and anything else I can easily discard. Why have extra weight on me if it can be avoided?

Post # 19
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

i hate all scales. period.

Post # 20
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

lol I went yesterday, it was about 5 pounds higher than my home scale. I ALWAYS take off my shoes!

But then they take my blood pressure after I’ve been hopping around trying to take my shoes off and put them back on and it’s always weird. So they almost always end up taking my blood pressure twice.

Post # 21
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548 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

Remember your weight can fluctuate all day…sometimes by as much as five pounds.  You could be retaining water, have heavy clothes on, or heck even need to go to the bathroom.  And I think I heard if you weigh on carpet vs. tile, the numbers can be different.

Post # 22
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

It doesn’t really matter what either one says, as long as one is a constant in use. Since you use your home scale work on maintaining or loosing through your scale. You drop 1 pound you drop one pound, no matter which scale you are on. Now, maybe it’s annoying to see a different scale tell you a different number but why would you let that affect you? If you’re happy with your progress on your home scale just be happy. 

Post # 23
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: City, State

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@MamaHusky3:

 

Yes, they are evil.  I agree.  Ban them all!

Post # 24
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I agree it’s more about consistency than anything.

The scale at the nursing home my mom worked at was regularly calibrated, though, so I wonder if home scale companies are just trying to make us feel better about our weight…which would make the doctor’s scale seem “off” Tongue out. Hmmm.

Post # 25
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: City, State

My GP has actually banned me from the scales.  He & his staff can’t take the histrionics.

Seriously.  He told me to focus on my clothes fitting & stay off the &^%$#@ scale.  At home, I was scaring my dog.

Post # 26
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Busy bee

Mine is in sync for the most part.  Yesterday I went to the doc and was up 3lbs over what my digital home scale said, but I had on my jacket and shoes, so I say they’re about even.

Post # 27
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I went to the dermatoligist yesterday and they weighed me at 5 pounds higher then the WW scale (at the meeting LAST Saturday). And I’ve had a really good week, I should have LOST not gained. Stupid doctor office.

Post # 28
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3709 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

My Dr’s scale is about 5 pounds different than the one my trainer uses at the gym. I just go by the Dr’s scale since that number is higher. I mean weight loss is weight loss so as long as the number is going down and not up…I’m happy =)

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