Naked vs Waterlogged
I made a critical decision in my tracking: I prefer the digital scale in the locker room to the scale in the nutritionist’s office. It’s not just because it tells me I’m lighter than the one upstairs, but the fact that I use it right after my workout, before drinking a couple bottles of water, wearing only a towel (dry). I understand the scale upstairs is more accurate, but the whole “we’ll take off 3-4 pounds to account for your clothes” just wasn’t doing it for me. The disparity was too great. Plus, I normally drink one or two bottles of water after a workout. How much does that weigh? But the answer for me came when I weighed myself last Friday at 213, got dressed, and weighed myself again at 219. I was wearing what I always wear – nothing particularly bulky. And right there I decided to track myself versus the nutritionist tracking on my behalf. I prefer naked to clothed, waterlogged, and guesstimates.
The real issue is consistency. There’s always going to be differences between scales. As long as I am using the same scale every other day, I should have a fairly accurate picture of my weight changes. By the way, 211.4 this morning.