Friday, December 6, 2013

Not Waiting for New Year's-Jumping on the Scale #sponsored

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Three years ago I quit fitting into my favorite skirt.  I squeezed and wiggled and pulled and pushed.  It would not go on.  So I hung it on a hanger, took a picture, and challenged my sisters to join a Facebook Group with me called "I Want To Wear This..."  Sometimes successfully, and sometimes not, we use that space to encourage each other in exercise pursuits, healthier eating, and the ups and downs that come with trying to live a healthier life.  

In the middle of that two years my twins were born.  I have never owned a scale, but when you're pregnant the doctors do a great job of making sure you know every ounce that your body packs on.  When the babies are born, at least for me, the weight yo-yo begins and I've been trying this time to take my best guess what a scale would say that I weigh.  Thank goodness for the people at Ozeri!  A bathroom scale to try out and review just in time for the holidays...

Sleek packaging!
I'll have to say I was surprised to open up the packing box to find something so flat and unassuming.  I think my last memory of an in-home scale is from my grandma's house 25 years ago.  The Ozeri Rev Digital Scale is reminiscent of grandma's old clunker with it's electro-mechanical dial, but fits in unassumingly in my much more modern decor. 

Very Unassuming size and design.

I love this scale!  It's simple with only 2 instructions:  Set the switch on lbs or kgs and then step on.  At first I was a little disappointed it didn't have bells and whistles like measurement memory or settings for more than one person, but realistically, I do not need that and would probably just be frustrated knowing it was there and I wasn't using it or couldn't get it figured out.  This scale does have an option to set a daily alarm if you want a reminder to check your weight at the same time everyday.  

After having the Ozeri Rev Digital Bath Scale in my home for a few weeks now, I can honestly say I needed to have a scale in my house.  I had been doing pretty good at guessing what my weight was, but with an inanimate object telling me the straight facts about how my eating habits affect my weight, I've already felt a kick in the pants.  And it's helping me not to over-indulge on all the holiday yummies that surround appear at this time of year.  I know everyone waits until the first of the year to set their New Year's resolutions of perfect exercise and eating, but I'm glad to have my scale now and have some factual encouragement to go along with the "Good job!" and "You can do it!" I get from my sisters along the way.  Here is where I'm at today...check back for the day I finally fit into that skirt again!  

Love that the bright display, and that it has both a needle and a digital display
will support up to 400 pounds 
and has StepOn technology requiring no extra steps to turn it on.
Available at Amazon.com

23 comments:

Masshole Mommy said...

That looks like a great scale. The one I have currently is pretty much on its last legs, so this would really make a nice replacement!

Tess Moody said...

Way cool scale!! I want a digital one since I cant see the numbers on mine. lol

AMBER EDWARDS said...

That is a pretty cool scale! And good for you to not wait until the new year to start the change!

(Terry) My Journey With Candida said...

My Hubs just got a new scale not long ago. I need to get one for myself because his is set for him and if I use it, he will have to reset it.

Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell said...

It's true that it helps keep you accountable. Even if you don't step on it, it's there looking at you tsk tsk'ing away.

Grandma Bonnie said...

That looks like a great scale from Ozeri. They have so many nice products. Scales sure do encourage accountability.

Teresa McCluskey said...

I have heard some really great things about Ozeri! I really want to try one of there scales!

Jennifer Williams said...

I love their products. I have a scale in the bathroom that does not always work so I need a new one. I use it daily though, it is easier to cut back when you gain a few pounds then when you find out you gained 15 or more.

Karen Hewitt said...

That does like a great scale, can't wait to see your success of the team in to that skirt again

MikiHope said...

That does have the look of the old fashioned scales but with thankfully modern twist--at this stage of the game I need those lit digital numbers! When my scale eventually dies--I will definitely look into this one.

Pam said...

I like the bright lighting too. I hate it when I have to bend over to see the print.

marielle said...

mehhh lol I hate looking at the scale, no matter how nice the scale is. Time for me to hit the gym :P

Cynthia Landrie said...

Good luck on the weight loss. I admire you for beginning before the new year! The scale is really great looking!

Robyn Good said...

I need to lose weight too. I will weight weigh myself though!

Melanie B said...

I like the look of that scale, it lights up nice and bright, I don't like the needle scales, but this has both features and it would be something I'd pick up

Mommy 2 J.A.M. said...

OHH I love that scale I want one just like that. I am starting a weight loss journey and this looks like I could use this for my accountability, How neat and good for you. I am proud of you for taking action and being proactive

Coolmoms Cooltips said...

you are right! there is no time like the present. what a nice looking scale, good tool to get motivated!

Pat Hatt said...

Looks like a nice one and yeah waiting is the dumbest thing ever, people act like it is a magic day, pfft do it now I say.

Maria said...

I need a new scale for January!! thanks for letting me know. I need to focus on my new journey!

Growing Up Madison said...

I love that you don't have to step on and step off to start this. I'm actually looking for a new scale as well because hasn't been working too well the past couple of weeks. Time for a new scale.

Ashley Gill said...

I really like this scale! I have an Ozeri and its a little different, but great products! Good Luck on your journey!

Courtney Pies said...

We have one of these and absolutely love it! Ozeri has a lot of great products.

Katherine Bartlett said...

That looks like a great scale! I need one badly