Tuesday, April 18, 2023

A wifi scale is a key tool in this process.

 I currently use a Withings scale, but any scale that can log to the internet and produce a weight loss graph is great.  There is varying advice on this, but I weigh myself every morning.  The minor ups and downs are smoothed by a moving average.  I don't expect the scale to trend downwards every day, but I have enough data to see movement in the right general direction.

In that sense the logging feature is key.   When I used a regular mechanical scale in the past, it was sometimes hard to remember from day to day what was going on, and see a trend.  You get caught up in the micro-movements from day to day.  Again, the graph's moving average takes care of this.