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KATHLEEN624's Photo KATHLEEN624 Posts: 5,441
3/25/20 2:45 P

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To check you scale accuracy place a 5 pound bag of sugar on it and read what it says. That is the way I have always adjusted mine.

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3/14/20 10:45 A

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Thanks NITEMAN3D. It's not a big deal but I was just curious.



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3/13/20 5:49 P

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@DFARLEY - That's a variance of way less than 1%, so I doubt it. Most of the newer digital scales automatically calibrate to zero, but variations of less than a percentage point of inaccuracy are probably well within acceptable manufacturing tolerances?

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3/13/20 4:09 P

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I have two bathroom scales and they differ by 1.7 lbs. I know it doesn't really matter as long as you lose the weight, but I was wondering is there a way to make them accurate. I'm just curious!



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2/26/20 9:44 A

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Try checking it twice a week and keep a log only on Wednesday. I just read last week Wednesday is the best and most accurate account of our weight as people like to indulge on the weekend. As a side note, you always weigh less first thing in the morning so be consistent with your time of day. Hang in there a day or two of getting back in the game and you will see huge improvements.

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2/1/20 11:23 P

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Stick with it... all indicators point to success!

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1/31/20 7:38 A

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Some people lose weight before you can have a non-scale victory. Your scale is fine. Just keep on doing what you are doing



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LUANN_IN_PA Posts: 31,143
1/30/20 7:42 P

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Some people cannot see themselves thinner. Perhaps you are one of them.

I see no reason to buy a new scale. Maybe changing the batteries will make you feel better.

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1/30/20 1:07 A

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Hi,
My scale says that I have lost 9lbs, but my clothes still fit the same.
Should I buy a new scale? Why don't I feel like I have lost weight?
Thx so much :)



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