*** I received this scale complimentary in exchange for my honest review. All opinions stated are 100% my own***
I have been on a weight loss journey since the end of January. I use the words weight loss journey because the word diet sounds so restrictive and depriving. I have a lot of weight to lose, probably the amount of a grown female, so journey is a more appropriate term. It is going to be a long journey but a slow steady one and hopefully permanent. Being this heavy not only kills my self esteem, but it also makes me less healthy than I should be. I get winded easily, my blood pressure is high, and my joints hurt. I don't drink, smoke or do any drugs, but my weight will kill me just as easily if I don't change my habits.
I got on the scale in January and was shocked at the upswing in poundage. I knew I had gained over the holidays and that I wasn't as active as I should be. But that step on the scale steeled my resolve to do something and do it now. So, that began my journey which I am chronicling in my other blog Rotties Reductions. Being a blogger and a product reviewer does have its advantages because today I am reviewing the Weight GURU's Clear Digital Bathroom Scale. I had been using an old freight scale left over from when I owned my printing business. It isn't digital, it is one of those old ones with a rotating dial and a needle. Every time I wanted to weigh myself, I had to adjust the needle to zero because it had shifted a couple of pounds up or down. Also I would have to step on and off about 4 times and then take the average of the readings because they would fluctuate from one time to the next. In other words, it was not accurate at all.
This scale is digital and as I found out, a cinch to set up. You pull the tab off the back and flip it over. Step on it once to get it to turn on and then use the set and up and down keys to set your personal number and whether you want it to weigh in pounds or kilos. It can be programmed for up to 7 people and can automatically tell who it is on the scale by the weight within 10 pounds. Only time it can't tell is if two people are close in weight. But, since I am the only one in the house that will use it, I don't have to be concerned with anyone else using it.
So stepping on it, I realized that I lost 18 pounds on my journey so far. That is five pounds more than my old unreliable scale had told me. I got off and on it 5 times and not one ounce was different. Next time I weigh I can switch to the weightless mode if I care to. What is the weightless mode? Instead of giving you your weight number, it tells you how much you have gained or lost since your last weigh in. You can also toggle back and forth using the sel button so you can weigh then select weightless and see what you have lost.
If you have a smartphone or tablet you can also synch up with the scale by downloading the application at the google store. You just hit synch on the app and scan the scale reading with your camera. It uploads the weight to your app on your phone and you can track your progress. Now I don't have a smart phone so I will just be doing it the old traditional way but either way its a win win.
If you are interested in purchasing the scale or just want to check it out, you can click on this link Weight GURU digital bathroom scale