What kind of numbers should I be seeing on the scale?

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  1. -Rico-

    -Rico- OT Supporter

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    My starting point was 240lb with nothing but fat and very weak with no muscle. I'm now starting gain a lot of muscle I never had. I initially lost some weight but it seems my results have slowed to a crawl. I now weight 228lb and I think it's been 5 months since I started.
     
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    Leo95SE The OMINOUS one

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    if its a digital scale - LED numbers
    if its analog - all of em
     
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    disblohs I can't shake this little feeling I'll never get a

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    I'm not amused. :squint:
     
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    What's your current BF% at 228?
     
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    LCD
     
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    Ceaze https://hearthis.at/DoYouEvenUplift Moderator

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    just go by the mirror when dieting
     
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    Leo95SE The OMINOUS one

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    werd, typo. thx
     
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    digital scales come in both LCD and LEDs
     
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    my digital scale sucks, one day it says 200lbs, the next day 195lbs.....and so on :ugh:
     
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    Must be a cheap ass scale to use LEDs. Especially since they draw WAY more current than a non-backlit LCD and would kill a battery much quicker.

    ...god damn, getting off topic too much:

    Don't worry about the numbers on the scale because you could be losing muscle and have the numbers go down and still not look any better.
     
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    1234567890
     
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    Thats one HUGE bitch!
     
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    lytew8! you should atleast bulk to 12345678900000
     
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    about 100 miliwatts per led. so maybe 3 watts total.
     
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    The character generator LCD I am using for a school project draws a whopping 1.5ma at 5volts...good for 7.5mW. That is a HUGE difference.

    BTW- 100 mW would be some bright LEDs

    I don't include the current drawn by the HD44780 segment driver because you would still need a driver chip for the 7 segment 4 digit LED display as well.
     
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    Right now you should take a good look at yourself in a mirror. It seems to me you are much more upset at not seeing the results you want. Muscle is denser than fat. One pound of muscle is 4 times smaller than 1 pound of fat. The scale can't show you these benefits but a mirror and tape measure can. Take before and after pics, you'll be glad you did.
     
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    EVERY scale will do that... it depends on the amount of food in your system, your water level... a variety of factors. Everyone's weight fluctuates with about a 10 pund or so range on a daily basis.

    The only way to measure accurate progress is to measure under the same conditions every day.
     
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    I do that and it just said I lost 2 more lbs. :nikko:
     
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    :rofl: i LOLed for sme reason
     
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