Since Hubby has developed a propensity to retain fluids, the cardiologist has told him that he must cut way back on his sodium intake, and weigh himself daily. If he experiences more than a 3 pound weight gain, he is to call the doctor immediately! He has lost nearly 40 pounds over the last 3 weeks. No, he's not a contestant on the Biggest Loser, and he hasn't had Jillian or Bob beating his butt! He was prescribed diuretics, and has been dropping the excess fluid.
That being said, he decided we needed a new scale. We had one that we couldn't read the numbers on without squinting. We were given a new one by the doctor's office which has a circular face which is raised about 5 inches from the base of the scale with large numbers which is easier to read, but you can step on it five different times in a five minute period and get five different readings! Hubby went online to Amazon.com where we regularly make purchases and browsed around looking for a scale. He found us a beauty! It came the other day, and I have to admit, I'm impressed.
Voila! The My Weigh Elite Series Body Weight Scale. It is digital, which means it gives you pounds and ounces! No more trying to figure out if the reading is for 120 and one/half pounds, or 120 and three/quarter pounds. (Of course you know, this is my weight I'm using, strictly for reference purposes!) Also, it's less than 2 inches thick very light-weight, and was priced at just $33.38! What a deal. I love it---well as much as you can love an appliance that delivers bad news on a regular basis!
So now, a new morning ritual: step on the scale. Makes you think twice about downing that whole pepperoni pizza at dinner! (I'm not sure how this will affect my chocolate consumption; somethings are a necessity. I'm just sayin'.)
I have not been compensated for sharing this product information with you, but if you are looking for a new scale and want one that's realiable, compact, easy to read, registers up to 400 lbs., and you go to Amazon to purchase it, I will get a a small rebate.