Re: Doctors scales vs. other scales
As Robert said, even if the scale is not calibrated accurately, you can still get a baseline measurement and track your progress.
But I believe my scale -- a Taylor digital scale -- is pretty accurate. It was hard, but I got my two year old cat to sit on the scale long enough to get a reading, and the scale said she was 6.5 lbs, and I know for sure she is no more than 8 lbs. Yes, she's a skinny little cat!
But my friend tried to tell me that my scale was 10 pounds off, but then I told her, "If this scale is 10 pounds off, then my cat would really weigh 16.5 lbs", and even she knew that couldn't be true.
Also, remember to weigh yourself on a flat, hard and even surface. Placing the scale on a carpeted surface affects the accuracy.
"I don't like him." - Why? - "I am not equal to him." - Has any human being ever answered that way? -- Friedrich Nietzsche<p>[This message has been edited by justink80 (edited 08-08-2002).]