Scales advice needed

(7 Posts)
RooRosie Thu 29-Sep-16 11:40:21

Hi all,
I've been doing SW online since the start of August, and am getting so frustrated with my scales. They are fairly cheap digital ones from Wilkos, but every week I weigh myself it gives readings that range over 9lbs difference.
I end up weighing myself at least 15 times and then taking an average. Which is kinda depressing, seeing as I am just not sure how well/how badly I am doing.
I always use them on the bathroom floor which is the only room in the house that's not carpeted.
Maybe it's because I am too heavy for them?! I started at (take a deep breath) 19st 12lbs.
Anyway, does anyone have any advice on scales or what ones I should buy instead?
Thank you! RRx

landoflostcontent Thu 29-Sep-16 11:46:40

Have no helpful ideas to add but can sympathise. Our scales were cheap and old. I managed to lose half a stone and was so pleased. So bought some new scales to encourage myself.

First time i weighed myself they made me half a stone heavier than the old ones so back to square one and a bit demoralising. Have resorted to best out of three now grin

Mummyme1987 Thu 29-Sep-16 17:53:30

I bought some from Argos for under £20 and they are great. Salter scales.

Mummyme1987 Thu 29-Sep-16 17:54:50

I used to use Tesco or boots ones.

WhoKnowsWhereTheTimeG0es Thu 29-Sep-16 17:55:19

I've got Salter digital ones (the sort that measure body fat percentage but I never do that) and they seem pretty reproducible.

Mummyme1987 Thu 29-Sep-16 18:37:17

Those are the ones I've got. Same each time.

RooRosie Wed 05-Oct-16 11:34:42

Thank you everyone. I am definitely going to buy some new scales this weekend (and really hope they don't tell me I weigh a lot more than I thought!). RRx

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