Thursday, November 16, 2006

Accurate Bathroom Scales

If you've ever tried to lose weight, you know how frustrating it can be. Every pound that you take off feels like one step closer to paradise. Every pound that, in a moment of weakness, you put back on, feels like one step back towards hell. It is easy to lie to yourself. It is easy to say that you are using accurate bathroom scales, when you know for a fact that the one that you have takes off somewhere between 10 and 12 pounds. It is easy to convince yourself that the reason that you look heavier today than yesterday is because you're wearing bulkier shoes. But the most important thing to successful weight loss is to stay realistic. The point is not to convince yourself that you are losing weight. The point is to actually lose weight.

This is why accurate bathroom scales are so important. You would not believe how much difficulty I have had in finding truly accurate bathroom scales. When I first started looking, I made the mistake that so many people make. I assumed that because I was using a digital scale, it would be accurate. This is about as far from the truth as you can get. Remember, when you go to the doctor's office, the scale that they use is a simple balance. This is about as analog as you can get. An accurate bathroom scale is not one that looks fancy, or has glowing electronic numbers. It is one that shows you the correct weight all the time.

There is only one sure way to find accurate bathroom scales. If you are aware of the source, you have been truly blessed. If you are not, your life has been much harder I am sure. It is that glowing guide to all product knowledge: Consumer Reports. I had been looking for accurate bathroom scales for a long time before I discovered this, and was getting ready to shell out a lot of money for a professional scale. It is a good thing that I found the guide. It told me that I don't have to spend a lot of money to get accurate bathroom scales. On the contrary, many of the most expensive bathroom scales are actually seriously overrated. It guided me to accurate bathroom scales that only cost me $80. This may seem like a lot to you, but it was backed with a lifetime guarantee, so I was more than satisfied.