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Thu Nov 2, 2017, 08:32 AM

Serious observation about a b.m.

Woke up this morning, got on the bathroom scale before my morning ritual: 188.6 pounds.

Did my business, weighed myself again: 187.2 pounds.

Who knew that could make such a difference?

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Reply Serious observation about a b.m. (Original post)
Goodheart Nov 2017 OP
Sneederbunk Nov 2017 #1
geardaddy Nov 2017 #2
JustABozoOnThisBus Nov 2017 #8
FSogol Nov 2017 #3
Wounded Bear Nov 2017 #4
Goodheart Nov 2017 #5
Wounded Bear Nov 2017 #6
NightWatcher Nov 2017 #7
Ptah Nov 2017 #9
sl8 Nov 2017 #10

Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Thu Nov 2, 2017, 08:40 AM

1. At least you are not full of it.

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Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Thu Nov 2, 2017, 08:56 AM

2. B.M.

LOL I haven't heard that term in years! We used to call 'em "beemers"

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Response to geardaddy (Reply #2)

Thu Nov 2, 2017, 12:42 PM

8. Now I will look upon my Beemer a bit differently

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Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Thu Nov 2, 2017, 08:58 AM

3. Stop eating depleted uranium.

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Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Thu Nov 2, 2017, 09:41 AM

4. Try this...

step on the scale and take your measurement.

Step off the scale and stand there for at least 10 seconds.

Step back on the scale. I'll bet you the difference in readings is probably 0.5 pounds or so.

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Response to Wounded Bear (Reply #4)

Thu Nov 2, 2017, 10:30 AM

5. I've noticed that....

I guess it's because my scale is not the most precisely engineered thing in the world.

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Response to Goodheart (Reply #5)

Thu Nov 2, 2017, 10:33 AM

6. As a former engineer, I know a few things about calibration and how measuring instruments work...

Strain guages and accelerometers can be tricky. If you have one of the typical $20-35 scales on the market, you probably can't expect accuracies better than 3-5%, and that might be generous.

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Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Thu Nov 2, 2017, 10:53 AM

7. So happy to see that I'm not the only person who does this

I've almost posted the same OP myself at least twice.

You gotta love the high tech digital scales.

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Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Thu Nov 2, 2017, 12:45 PM

9. I learned this when trying to make weight in if school wrestling.

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Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Thu Nov 2, 2017, 01:18 PM

10. Maybe next time you won't hog all the 'Shrimp Christmas Tree Appetizer With Eggnog' to yourself. n/t

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