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February 14th, 2009, 02:31 PM
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I was weighed at the doctors approx. a week ago and weighed in at 258lbs (with clothes and boots on)...I bought a scale yesterday and weighed myself without clothes this morning and was 242lbs...my clothes and boots couldn't have weighed 14lbs...so, is my scale really off, or could I have actually lost weight????
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February 14th, 2009, 02:43 PM
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the one at the drs is usully 4-5lbs difference from home your sneakers are usually 1-2 lbs a pair of jeans atleast mine are usually 1-2lbs HTH
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February 14th, 2009, 06:46 PM
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my clothes are about 2 lbs and my shoes are anywhere from 1-2 lbs I have weighed in at the DRs and gone straight home and checked my scale to make sure it is calibrated correctly as I assume theirs is more accurate (at least I hope so!). My scale is exactly what the DRs is (and what my kids ped's is too.).

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February 15th, 2009, 06:31 AM
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Well, clothing can weigh a lot. I posted here a few months ago that my clothes weighed over 6 pounds and I was in sweats, not heavy jeans, and tennis shoes. Depending on the shoes, they can be pretty heavy. That being said, I don't think it was the full 14 pounds. You may have lost, or it may be a difference in the scales. That's why I tell my clients, don't compare apples and oranges, use the same scale or don't compare the numbers.
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February 15th, 2009, 07:12 AM
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I agree w/ Tonya. I'd use your home scale, weigh the same time of day, and wearing about the same kind of cloths. I find that morning is best.

I usually always weigh more at the Dr's. And after eating all day long, I find that my weight goes up around 3 to 5 pounds during the day, and down those pounds in the morning. (after urination)
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February 15th, 2009, 11:45 AM
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Well, clothing can weigh a lot. I posted here a few months ago that my clothes weighed over 6 pounds and I was in sweats, not heavy jeans, and tennis shoes. Depending on the shoes, they can be pretty heavy. That being said, I don't think it was the full 14 pounds. You may have lost, or it may be a difference in the scales. That's why I tell my clients, don't compare apples and oranges, use the same scale or don't compare the numbers.[/b]
Yeah...I'm thinking IF I did lose weight it wouldn't have been more than maybe a pound or two....but I'm just trying to figure out what to go by for the BL challenge...should my starting weight just be 242 where I'll always be using my home scale???
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February 15th, 2009, 12:50 PM
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yah, use your home scale.
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