Tuesday, June 7, 2011

The Scale that Never shows your Weight???

Okay, I want one!  There is a scale that will NEVER shows you your actual weight, but instead will secretly store your start weight and then only show you +/- from that initial weight.

So, I could step on this scale and not worry about whether or not it says "145" or "155" and instead just see "0", "-1.2", "+.4", etc.  Sounds amazing to me!!

I put this out there on the 20's Board (weightwatchers.com message board that I frequent) and was met with mixed feelings.  Most people said that they would probably still be mentally calculating their real weights and this would be a waste of money for them.

For me, a person with a history of eating disorders and a terrible history with THE SCALE and THE NUMBER ON THE SCALE, this product makes total sense.  I would love to just see PROGRESS, not THE NUMBER

Here's some info, straight from the site that sells these guys:

How it works:

The first time you use the scale, it registers (but does not display) your weight, storing it in the scale’s memory. From that point on, the Quantum Scale only displays weight loss or gain, never your actual weight!

Why it works:

By helping you focus on how far you’ve come rather than how far you have to go, the Quantum Scale rewards you with new found enthusiasm and a greater sense of accomplishment through a positive mind/body connection that grows stronger each time you step on the scale.

Gone is that three-digit number you’re obsessed with reaching! Also gone is that self-defeating reminder that you’re not meeting society’s self-imposed (and often unrealistic) standards no matter what your body type.

A picture of the scale that I just may get at some point (It's $60, so I will have to save for it):

Click on the scale to go to the site if you would like to learn about it.  I promise that if I buy this, I will review it here.  :-)
What do you think?  Yay or nay?


melissa said...

i can see how people would be calculating their weight anyway. i think it's an interesting idea (plus a really cute color lol) but now people will obsess over +.2 rather than 3 digits.

now if it were $15 i'd jump on it, but for $60... i don't think so.

Priscilla said...

I'm gonna say Nay on this one...cuz I would like to know my original weight then see how im doing. =(

Vanessa @ Gourmet Runner said...

I like this idea! But it would only really work if you had NO IDEA what you weighed to start, I think.

Cyn said...

I would say YAY but I can add and subtract pretty darn good and would still focus on the triple digits. :(

Jennie said...

I think it's a great idea if you can get your head in the right place. It seems really helpful for focusing on progress, not on the number. I like it!

Connie said...

I really like this idea/product. Focusing on progress would be better for me most days instead of 'having' to see my actual weight each day. Even though I can add and subtract (and I do own a calculator) I think could be a healthier gentler way to deal with weigh-ins. Good find, Leah!

Jennifer said...

I say yay! I don't own a scale. I just weigh in weekly at my meetings bc I think I would have the tendency to obsess too much about the number on the scale.