Sam-Digital Dreams

April 28, 2008 at 8:35 am Leave a comment

I’ve found another problem that I have and in making this one better I may have actually made it worse for myself.

I’m an obsessive weigher.  That means I weigh myself every day.  I can’t wait until the end of the day to hop on the scale and see the results of the day’s consumption.  I know it’s recommended to just weigh yourself once a week or every now and then so you’re not obsessing and so dependent on the numbers.  However, I still do it every day when I’m near my home scale.

Therein is the start of this problem…my home scale.  It’s one of those standard spinning wheel scales that is never quite perfectly accurate.  That really doesn’t sit well with me when I’m into daily weighing and having the up to date accurate weight.

On those old spinning scales you turn the wheel to calibrate the scale to zero before you get on.  And the scales are so unreliable and cheap that you have to calibrate it every time you use it…this is annoying.  You set it and step on it and when it returns to zero it’s always a pound or two off in either direction…so you never know if your weight is really your weight.

My remedy for this is a technique I call average weighing: I hop on and off the scale four or five times and take the average weight.  To me, this is borders on OCD…like those folks who have to open and shut a door 3 times every time, or wash their hands impulsively.  In addition to the obvious obsessive issues with hopping on and off the scale, I truly am never happy that I have an accurate weight reading. 

My solution to this is to buy a digital scale. There’s no calibration necessary and it spits out an accurate to the ounce weight.  There’s no more staring at the dial wondering what pound the needle is on and if it’s really accurate.  Now I can hop on just one time and in less than five seconds I see my digital weight.

This of course has now brought up an additional concern for my over analytical mind…a Catch 22 of sorts: the digital scale may be too accurate.  It’s great that there’s no guesswork because the digital scale is never fail and always on the money, but it may be so great that there is no guesswork.  The spinning scale with all it’s faults and inaccuracies at least left my exact weight open to interpretation…an interpretation that usually put me on the lower end of the average weight.

Now however I get the weight with no interpretation needed and no second guessing possible.  And this new digital scale has started me off about 2-3 pounds higher than my old scale…I’m not sure I like it right off the bat.

On the technical side however, it’s got a big blue indigo glowing display that’s mesmerizing to look at…and the scale itself is bigger so all of my feet stay on it.

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