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Do You Own a Scale?

If you're trying to maintain your current weight or lose a few pounds, weighing yourself periodically is a great tactic to keep an eye on your progress. Some people weigh themselves every few weeks or so at the gym or their doctor's office, but if you like to weigh yourself more often, owning your own scale is the most convenient option. So I'm wondering . . .


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sparklestar sparklestar 8 years
I refuse to have one!
sfunkera sfunkera 8 years
I haven't had one in 20 years but I've been eyeing the ones with body fat and hydration monitoring. Anybody have any of those?
tamaradulva tamaradulva 8 years
This is the first time I've owned a scale or been in a house with one for six years because I have been trying to lose weight. It's a digital scale, but I wish I had purchased a manual one. Otherwise, I have my weekly weigh-in every Monday at 12:30 p.m. It sets the tone for the rest of the week.
goddessru goddessru 8 years
I own one and weigh myself every week same day so I don't magically gain 10lbs...
bluebellknoll bluebellknoll 8 years
I don't own one but I go by how my clothes fit and how I feel overall.
MrsRachel MrsRachel 8 years
I own one. A couple of months ago I started exercising and eating better, so it was kind of fun to jump on every morning and see what/if I had dropped. I am no longer "obese" and I am very happy with the way I feel. I've hit a rough spot lately, but I'm trying not to let it bother me too much--but I would like to lose a bit more. :-)
Mila_83 Mila_83 8 years
I own a scale and weight myself every morning before my breakfast.We are friends:)I'm not afraid of it.It helps me stay on track and in control.
starangel82 starangel82 8 years
I own a scale, but I think it's time to buy a new one.
ilanac13 ilanac13 8 years
no scales scare me. i used to have one and i would weigh myself a million times a day and would freak out about the number, so now i try to avoid scales at all costs.
Ms-Demeanor Ms-Demeanor 8 years
No scale. All I need is a mirror to tell me how great I look :) Skinny is no cure for ugly.
rebelkate rebelkate 8 years
I have one and only bought it to weigh my bags before going to the airport!! I will never step on that thing and agree that it's how your clothes fit, not a number.
Louie Louie 8 years
I don't have a scale and I think the best way to guage if you're losing or gaining weight is by how your clothes fit. An actual number is only going to mess with your head.
Spectra Spectra 8 years
I have one, but it's kind of dusty right now. I only weigh myself once a week or so. I know that my weight fluctuates by a good 5 or 6 lbs a day, so I don't ever take my weight that seriously. I go more by how my clothes fit and how I look in the mirror.
arcticpuppet arcticpuppet 8 years
nope, don't have one and most likely will never have one around in my house.
insanitypepper insanitypepper 8 years
I just use the scale at the grocery store every couple of weeks.
LaurenG22 LaurenG22 8 years
Do the body fat scales work???
Modus-Vivendi Modus-Vivendi 8 years
I have a fancy one that tells you body fat and water content.
Jess8902 Jess8902 8 years
I have that 5lb window also.. if it's more than that I take a hard look at what I'm doing differently. I consider it a useful tool as I'm losing weight. My Mom and I bought one together and we trade off every 2 weeks. I find I actually work harder the weeks I don't have it because it's so fun to step on the morning after I do get it and see the number down! I don't think i'm obsessive though.
zeppelinrules zeppelinrules 8 years
I step on the scale every morning. I wish I didn't feel the need.
Seka21 Seka21 8 years
I get bloating and muscle weight weighs more than fat... i think its unhealthy to be obsessed with weight. I go how i look, feel and fit in my size 6 jeans. (im 5ft 10 so i think size 6 is a slim healthy look)
kscincotta kscincotta 8 years
I have one, although I don't use it much. Last night, I learned the important lesson that the best time to use it is not after a night out drinking beer with friends. Eesh!
sourcherry sourcherry 8 years
Same as ep24... I'm not even sure where mine is...
neonbee neonbee 8 years
I've been meaning to buy one. I just always forget!
Chicagomarie Chicagomarie 8 years
i am always mortally afraid of the scale. I'm always afraid I will have gained even a pound or two from the last time, so I hardly ever get on it. Because my worst fear is gaining a pound. and yes, I am recovering from anorexia, so it's best if I don't use the damn thing anyway.
witchbaby witchbaby 8 years
I meant to say weight not way. lol
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