- Chub Club 2020
No tare on the scales (from what I can work out anyway) but the larger the receptacle the less of a factor the bucket becomes.
So now all i need is a large liquid container….
As for the chemist scales – they have them, but objected last time i took all my clothes off.Posted 1 month ago
Besides, it’s one of those scales where they want you to put money in!drew27Member
Two weeks of 16:8 fasting plus restricting to 1700 cals.
Loads of trail running, riding and even some boring zwift sessions
Zero!!! Weight loss in two weeks… why?
Weigh yourself daily, at the same time. I.e. first thing in the morning after going for a pee.
Look at your weekly average and compare those figures.
If you are still not losing weight, then you are over eating. It’s easy to consume extra calories without realising it.Posted 1 month ago
So really my question about linear scale is…
Is weighing a small weight enough to gauge how accurately a scale will perform under much greater weight.
Eg If 5kg/5 litre is out by 100g, does that mean 50kg would be out by 1000g.Posted 1 month ago
Does the degree of error remain consistently relative or does it change with greater force…being a deformed spring and all that?
broadly yes. Scales should be linear and are likely to be over the bulk of their range but may be a little off at the low end in particular. I wouldn’t try calibrate a 100kg scale with a 0.5kg weight, but 5 or 10kg should be beyond this initial inaccuracy.
There’s also something known as hysteresis where the effect of adding weight to a spring and the effect of taking weight off back off again result in a different number – but this is relatively small on a well made scale.
The response is dependant on the spring constant (Hookes Law) and also actually temperature but the effect of that at standard bathroom temperature will also be too small to fret about.
(My Dad’s been in the weighing industry for 60 years, albeit generally weighing far bigger stuff than even the fattest MTBer)Posted 1 month agoschrickvr6Member
Another week another 2.5kg gone, only 5kg to go to get back where I was 5 weeks ago sigh. I realised I was getting through about a litre of milk a day purely from coffee and tea consumption so now I’m limiting myself to two coffees, a cup of milky tea then hitting the Chinese tea for the rest of the day.Posted 1 month ago
I still have plenty of belly chub to loose and need to be lighter for cycling, running and climbing. Also the dawning realisation that im now 40, I will only find it harder to stay in shape. Don’t want to be back here next year at 14st 7 instead…
Maybe im expecting too much to soon? does this dieting malarkey take some time to kick in (doesn’t look like it from the awesome weight loss happening in this thread, well done all)
Didn’t mean to sound flippant, just trying to highlight some of us have more blub than others so can get early losses more easily. I know from previous Chub Clubs, you get some losses and think that the effort is worth it. Then it plateaus and you wonder why you bother if you’re not seeing any benefit. Just have to think longer term rather than looking for immediate triumph.
Think of it this way- you haven’t put anything on! maybe you’re loosing fat but gaining muscle!Posted 1 month ago
only half a kg this week, but that’s now 2.9kg for the year and still going in the right direction. Puts me at 14:8 (apologies for mixed units)
next stop 14:7, which was where I started the second half of the year decline into miserable chubbiness, so that will have reversed half a year. Then the real work begins.Posted 1 month agocheers_driveSubscriber
A surprising 1kg off this week, in 2 figure for the first time in 6 months. I’ve had no alcohol and no processed food, haven’t managed to do much exercise. Homemade flapjacks using dates and Benecol has been my snack of choice, so easy to make. I’m getting bored of lime and soda or tonic water though.Posted 1 month ago
Lost 5.8 pound, so very happy with that! 1900-2000 cals, low carb (50-70g carbs) and some turbo and walks. Really my first proper week so obviously a lot of water loss.
Hoping the gales here subside enough for a couple of hours on Sunday to get a real ride in. Force 8-9 today and inspecting something on the coast at work was a bit stingy with shot blasting sand off the beach.Posted 1 month ago
FB-ATB I take a couple of electrolyte tablets a day and add a pinch of salt to my lemon and ginger tea to help with the thick head. Also drink plenty of fluids, I have a serious sparkly water habit!
Don’t over do the salt though unless you want (or need before weigh-in 😉 ) disaster pants.
Even on just a reduced calorie diet (not keto) you’re likely to be eating less carbs, so holding less water.Posted 1 month ago
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