Thursday, December 31, 2015

Weight No More

Like most people, I have a desire to get in shape.  It has never been a New Year's Resolution for me, but it is always something I strive for once the summer months have rolled around and I am not beach body ready.  In 2012, I faithfully went to the gym four times a week and then one day NOTHING!! This year I signed up for a membership and I have gone all of two times. At this point, I should consider it a tax write off, because clearly I'm just donating my money.

But seriously, I have made a plan to make an attempt at eating better and being more active.  I have decided that I do weigh-ins in order to determine if I am gaining or losing and what I need to work harder on.  I know that it is better to start today opposed to tomorrow seeing that tomorrow is not promised, but I wanted to continue being lazy the rest of the year so I will start first time on January 1st, 2016.  I received a tampered glass scale from Easy @ Home and immediately fell in love.  It motivated me to start sooner than later just because it was so pretty and pretty things excite me! The need to be lazy prevailed and I have not actually started, but I did try out the scale in preparation.

Tampered glass and design
Backlit LED display
Box Shape  
Added bonuses (BMI reference card, measurement tape, batteries)

Weighing inconsistency

Like I said above, I fell in love with the design. I love the glass and the shape, but I never received a consistent reading of my weight.  I would step on the scale early in the morning as it states is the best time to weigh and I would get 140 lbs.  A hour or two later, I would revisit the scale and it get 137.8 lbs or something other than the original 140 lbs. At first I took it and ran with it.  In my mind I thought I had dropped a little weight just that quick.  It was strange, but my goal was to lose a little baby fat and tone up.  After receiving several different readings throughout the next few days, I asked my granny to step on so that I could see if my weight was indeed fluctuating. The same thing happened when she stepped on.  She received a different weight each time she stepped on and off. I am going to keep playing with it so I can ready by tomorrow, the first of the 2016 year.  I would advise anyone that intends to purchase the item to make sure that your floors are level because I feel like that may be the problem that I am having.  Once I figure it out, I will be sure to report back...

Details about the scale:

  • High precision sensors, increments of 0.2 lb./0.1 kg; • Auto-calibration each time on.
  • 12" x 13", 8mm thickness tempered safe glass top, 400lbs capacity
  • Extra large 4.3" backlit LCD display in extra large font numbers; • Pound and Kilogram display option
  • Smart Step-on and Auto Power-off; •Operated by 4 AAA alkaline batteries (Included)
  • A Body Mass Index (BMI) reference card and a Diet Tape are included in the package for free; Satisfaction Guarantee and 1-year warranty

This item is $25 with free shipping on orders over $35. Of course with Amazon Prime, you receive free 2 day shipping.. Click here to locate the item or search amazon for B00KGPU1P8

**I received this item for free in exchange for my honest unbiased opinion.