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to be mad with how inaccurate my new scales are?

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Iamclearlyamug Sat 23-Mar-19 07:56:35

bought some scales yesterday, thought it was about time since normally I have to drive all the way to my mum's to use hers. mum's scales say 12st 5 which I believe to be accurate

got my new scales home and tested them on a flat surface (bathroom floor). weighed 12st 5 - great.

woke up this morning, apparently I've lost 3st overnight because the scales are adamant I now weigh 9st 4 🙈🙈 I mean that's wonderful in theory (I'm now no longer overweight 😂😂) but what can possibly be wrong? they're brand new and I need to KNOW how fat I am, not live in fantasy land!


CuriousaboutSamphire Sat 23-Mar-19 07:58:53

Put them further back from the window, you're leaning on the sill!

DisgraceToTheYChromosome Sat 23-Mar-19 08:02:14

As flatulence is mostly hydrogen, have you been eating beans?

chillpizza Sat 23-Mar-19 08:04:05

It’s madness I have two sets a manual and a digital. I can place them side by side and there is a 1stone difference between the weight it gives. Tested on myself and four other family members exactly a stone from stepping off one and onto the other.

Chouetted Sat 23-Mar-19 08:16:34

I bet you're not standing straight. On some scales that really throws them off.

Frankly I think they should bring back the ones in Boots that you could use. At least they were reasonably accurate.

Butternutsqoosh Sat 23-Mar-19 08:19:07

That's brilliant, well done on your weight loss. Where did you get them from? I need a pair like that!! Have you put a brand new battery in?

Iamclearlyamug Sat 23-Mar-19 08:56:46

@curious that is possible - my boobs come round the corner before I do 😂😂

@disgrace do kidney beans give that problem? I had those for dinner last night 🙈😂 another thing on the no list

@chouetted that would be fine but I'd sooner die than weigh myself anywhere other than the confines of my house, least I can stem the flow of tears 😂😂

@butternut Argos finest, get yourself down there, they're clearly the new miracle diet assistant

I was 9.9lb when I was born, maybe the scales are mirroring that and not my current weight aged 30 😂😂

Coulddowithanap Sat 23-Mar-19 09:07:54

Wish I had some scales like that 😂

kaytee87 Sat 23-Mar-19 09:11:17

Are they on the same floor surface?

PosiePerkinandPootle Sat 23-Mar-19 09:30:27

I always have to turn my digital scales on then leave them at zero until they turn off themselves to re-calibrate then get on to weigh myself.

DappledThings Sat 23-Mar-19 09:33:23

My old scales used to have about a 7kg difference depending if you were facing North or South

AliDran Sat 23-Mar-19 09:36:42

Mine made me put on 4lbs in about 30 seconds when I moved them slightly!

nometal Sat 23-Mar-19 09:36:45

Are they on a level and hard surface. Thick carpet can cause scales to under read.

Funkaccino Sat 23-Mar-19 09:39:07

Mine are shit. I blame wonky houses

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