Scales trouble... uneven floors!

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  1. Miss_G

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    Does anyone else have the trouble that their floors are uneven and you cant get a proper reading from your scales?

    We moved to an old bungalow a few months ago and I get a different reading from every part of the floor.. as much as 6lbs different!
    I've been doing SW for a while and when ive weighed in there and come home ive tried to find a place that give me the same reading as the SW scales.. but then the week after ive used the exact same space and its different again :rolleyes:

    I dont really want to have to go to Boots every week to weigh in - has anyone got a tip for sorting this?
     
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    I weigh in the bathroom only. Sorry can't help you there, hope someone can. X

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  4. lastdiet4me

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    how about putting a thick board underneath them? i dont know sorry i dont have that problem xxx
     
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    I used to live in an old bungalow and the floors were so bad and I had that prob as well. Had probs standing furniture up never mind the scales. I gave up and ended up giving them to my mam and just weighing myself at her house x x
     
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    I'm having problems with the scales as well. My scales say I'm 5lbs lighter than the Wii does!!

    The only thing I can think that might help you is a board under your scales, like lastdiet4me suggested.
     
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    I wouldn't think a board would would work afterall if its the case your on a slope putting a board down your still on a slope just a higher one, the board would have to be different thickness at different ends, I kinda have the sane problem I just chose 1 place to WI and stuck to it so its consistant
     
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    Take it out to your back garden/front step and weigh on a paving stone there? Lol maybe not so good in the rain but if you do it early enough in the morning there will be nobody about to see :p
     
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    put the scales in one place and dont move them. superglue them to the floor if you have to ;)
    that way you will get an accurate reading of how much weight you have lost :)
     
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    I weigh in the kitchen, as kitchens should have a concrete floor (building regulations). But in some cases (really old houses) they still have wooden flooring...
     
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    Another vote here for using a large thick wooden board under your scales.

    I used to have this problem, as I weighed in my bedroom, which had a thick carpet and creaking floorboards, but putting a large piece of flat plywood, about 2' x 2' or bigger and at least 1/2" thick solved it and gave me accurate consistent readings.
     
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    tbh id probably walk around the house to find the spot i weighed the lightest every week..lol
     
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    :D

    Yep, that works for me too! ;)
     
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    Yep ...........go for the thick board idea.

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    yep use a board , it doesnt matter if the board is on a slope , as long as its all on the same level , its the bumps in the floor that are the problem not the slope
     
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    I thought exactly this too!

    I dont know about te glue but, good idea :)

    Really? Ok, I'll give it a go!
     
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    *giggles* :D
     
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    I try to weigh with no clothes on so that should give the neighbours a shock! :eek::D
     
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    So the plan is im going to weigh in the same spot and use something board-like thats fairly thick underneath.
    As a few of you said.. as long as im consistent in where I do it it should still give me accurate loss results.
    Thanks guys. :) xx
     
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