Recommended scales?

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  1. Chunky Madwife

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    Well, I'm going to bit the bullet and buy some decent scales.

    Mine have been OK, but give you readings which can vary within 5lbs within seconds of each reading.

    On a weigh in day, I have to step on and off quite a few times to make sure I get a consistent result.

    PLus I was quite interested in the idea that fat cells retain water, so would like to observe body fat/water content.

    I have seen a few on Argos website, that look good.

    I'm on a budget too, can't afford too much.

    Any recommendations, oh ye old expert losers?
     
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    I also have those salter scales my Ww ones always gave different readings. I'd def recommend the salter ones x
     
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    My ww ones are pathetic! I go to my local chemist instead :-( sorry I can't help!
    (When I was on cd my counsellor had some big black ones with a massive dial. Think they were about £30 but she swore by them, they were from Argos )
     
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    Thanks chaps x

    I was looking at the Salter ones, but got distracted by the WW ones as they claim to measure Basal Metabolic Rate too. :eek:

    Now I think I will just steer clear.

    Salter it is.

    Mind you my old ones are Salter and they have been weird since i got them.

    Tomorrow I will buy them. I have to wait in all day for a delivery, but once I get that I will skoot out and get them.
     
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    My WW ones are brilliant, I've had them a good few years and they've been very accurate. I never use them for anything other than weighing though, not all the funky things they can do. Maybe I should play on them on weds to see what they actually do.
     
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    Do you use them on a hard floor? Digital ones cant be used on carpet!
     
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    ooooh -no! I shall try tonight!
     
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    It might explain a few things with your weight then! ;) lol
     
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    Well I got them and I like them. Just hope the kids don't destroy them by jumping on them.

    Seem easy to use.

    First official weigh in tomorrow.

    Fanks guys, knew I could rely on the minimin posse for good advice x
     
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    You were right about carpet - they are rock solid and consistent on hard surface. Bad news is that I weigh 5kg more than I thought I did - very demoralising but I guess I just weighed more than I thought to start with. Thanks for the tip tho - restored my faith in this product
     
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    Just add what you have lost so far to your new weight and it should give you where you started from :) You have still the same amount of weight, just the start point is different
     
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