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The conversations on the two weight loss threads have me contemplating buying a scale. Not so that I can become obsessed with a number, but I do have a goal of losing another 10 lbs and I would like to rely on my own scale rather than the gym scales - which may or may not always be accurate. I have not owned a scale in 20+ yrs.<br><br>
So, I have $50 in Amazon gift certificates (from my amazon visa) just sitting there and thought maybe I'd purchase one. There are so many different kinds though. Do I want the ones with the extra bells and whistles that give body fat %, body water %, etc. Are they really that accurate? And there are many different models.<br><br>
Therefore, I'm asking you all, for those that have an opinion one way or another, what your 2 cents is on scales, models, etc.
 

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Don't mess with % body fat, no scale can do what the calipers etc. can do, and it's just something else that can break.<br><br>
Health-o-meter is a good reliable brand.<br><br><br><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/redirect.html?ie=UTF8&linkCode=ur2&camp=1789&creative=9325&tag=kickrunners-20&location=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.amazon.com%2FHealth-Meter-HDL820KD-18-Digital-Scale%2Fdp%2FB000C2ULQ4%2Fref%3Dsr_1_2%3Fie%3DUTF8%26s%3Dhpc%26qid%3D1206641771%26sr%3D1-2" target="_blank">http://www.amazon.com/Health-Meter-H...6641771&sr=1-2</a>
 

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No, no, don't listen to Rose.<br><br>
This is what you want to spend your $50 on.<br><br><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/redirect.html?ie=UTF8&linkCode=ur2&camp=1789&creative=9325&tag=kickrunners-20&location=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.amazon.com%2FEnzo-Angiolini-Womens-Maylie15-Orange%2Fdp%2FB001331WG4%2Fref%3Dsr_1_6%3Fie%3DUTF8%26s%3Dapparel%26qid%3D1206641918%26sr%3D1-6" target="_blank">http://www.amazon.com/Enzo-Angiolini...6641918&sr=1-6</a>
 

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LOL Soundie!!<br><br>
My feet ache just looking at that!! LOL You are a crackup!<br><br>
how does anyone else feel like spending my $50?
 

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oh, but if I were to buy that Soundie - definitely in red!
 

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Yeah, forget the body fat stuff.<br><br>
I have a Tanita. Nothing fancy but very consistent. A solar-powered digital scale is the way to go.<br><br><span style="font-size:xx-small;"><span style="font-size:small;">Sheesh, how many times can you use the word <i>sexy</i> when you're talking about shoes? <img alt="confused.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/confused.gif"><br><br><span style="font-size:xx-small;">No, I don't really want to know.</span><br></span></span>
 

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Hubba, hubba! I'll take mine in red, thank you. Actually, I think she'd be better off with one of <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/redirect.html?ie=UTF8&linkCode=ur2&camp=1789&creative=9325&tag=kickrunners-20&location=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.amazon.com%2FRuby-Rox-Tuxedo-Dress-Ruffle%2Fdp%2FB0013IZRGK%2Fref%3Dsr_1_32%3Fie%3DUTF8%26s%3Dapparel%26qid%3D1206643236%26sr%3D1-32" target="_blank">these</a>.<br><br>
I have a Tanita. The body fat measurement is a waste of time and money. The weight measurement, however, appears to be accurate and consistent.<br><br>
If I can fit into the teenytiny Little Black Dress, body fat is good enough.<br><br>
ETA: Um, smokin' hot avatar, Mill.
 

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so does that mean that during the winter months when we rarely see the sun here in the PNW, the scale doesn't work? Not sure I want to go that route then . . .<br><br>
. . . .<br><span style="font-size:xx-small;">(I take artistic license to change the lyrics)</span><br><br>
And I'm too sexy for my shoes<br>
Too sexy for my shoes<br>
No way I'm disco dancing<br><br>
I'm a model you know what I mean<br>
And I do my little turn on the catwalk<br>
Yeah on the catwalk on the catwalk yeah<br>
I do my little turn on the catwalk<br><br>
I'm too sexy for my shoes<br><br>
. . . .
 

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perfect dress and shoes for the after marathon party, Sal!<br><br>
uh, there IS an after marathon partay isn't there? <img alt="huh.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/huh.gif">
 

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I like the hydration measure on mine and I tend to agree about the body fat accuracy. There's an inverse correlation between the two-when my hydration is where it should be, above 61%, my body fat comes up pretty good (around 14%) and is accurate. But when it's down around 60% or lower, my body fat comes up really high. By the way, I wouldn't dare step on the scales now because I just had two burgers and a chocolate shake-isn't that disgusting!<br><br>
ETA-I just heard that song on the radio this morning on my way here and was singing along (but that was after a bowl of Kashi hot cereal).<img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif">
 

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The lights in your house will power a so-called solar powered scale. My scale wakes up about 3 seconds after I turn on the lights.
 

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Opie's version is along the lines of "I'm too sexy for my swimtrunks, too sexy for my swimtrunks"
 

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oh good. We have electricity here in boontown, oregon.<br><br><span style="font-size:xx-small;">(i hope you realize i was playing blonde, Mill.)</span> <img alt="uhoh2.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/uhoh2.gif">
 

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My kick-ass boots and my blood-blistered toes beg to differ.
 

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Sure, Tamster.<br><br>
I think "solar powered" is a stupid term. Ultimately, all our energy comes from the sun. Even the Hummer that SS has her eye on is solar powered.
 

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..tammy//......the trick is to get one with % bodyfat, kilo/stone/lb weights.....all the Bells and Whistles.....<br><br>
......then set it for ''Stone''<br>
because you don't know how much that is anyway....<br><br>
(although I was watching a<br>
show about Pirates (go figure)<br>
and they said how<br>
many pounds a ''stone'' was......sigh......)<br><br>
but The Concept is Good.........it becomes more Theoretical than, like, Weight//////
 

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Mil, are you wearing those things with the toesies? I saw your link to those earlier and thought they'd be fun to try...<br><br>
And boy am I out of it... I didn't even know Amazon sold shoes and little sexy dresses.<br><br>
I just have a regular digital scale. Works for me. Measures in half pound increments. I don't think the body fat scales are very accurate... It has a "lifelong" lithium battery. Don't know whose life they're using, but we've had it for several years and it still works fine.
 
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