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Review: EatSmart Precision Digital Bathroom Scale

Review: EatSmart Precision Digital Bathroom Scale

We got off to a rocky start, this scale and I.  I’m glad, however, that I asked for a replacement instead of money back and going with a different scale.  The reviews on the internet for this were pretty high.  Amazon rates it 4.5/5 stars with almost 6,000 reviews.  That is pretty good in my book.

The EatSmart Precision Digital Bathroom Scale w/ Extra Large Backlit 3.5″ Display and “Step-On” Technology  is stylish, light, easy to read and, like its name indicates, precise.  It also seems to be consistent and very easy to use. Many digital scales have a tap on feature where you tap the scale and it turns on.  Then you wait while it calibrates and then step on.  The EatSmart scale can do that as well or you can just step onto it once it has been calibrated.  It sits silent, quiet, blank and unassuming but step on and the bright blue 3.5″ display lights up quickly, large and in charge, with easy to read black numbers.

Calibration was easy.  First time you start it you place it on a flat surface, wait about 10 seconds while it calibrates zero and that’s it.  The EatSmart Precision Digital Bathroom Scale comes with batteries (4 x AAA), instructions and a body tape measure.  The top platform is a generous 12″ x 13″ and is made of tempered glass.  It feels and looks sturdy enough to measure the max rating of 400lbs.  The scale uses four EatSmart precision sensors with one in each corner.  The weight is precise to about 3oz or .2lbs.

It doesn’t have some of the geek features I would like such as wifi transmitting or insta blogging my weight to Facebook but, honestly, for around $29 + shipping this is THE digital scale to have in your bathroom.

My Medifast Journey Begins…

Many years ago I started this website and my Rogue’s Reviews blog because I enjoyed sharing my thoughts about things I like such as cars, computers and especially food.  My plans didn’t pan out as well as I had hoped as my time was limited and I was unable to update the blog as frequently as I would have liked.

I’ve decided to resurrect Rogue’s Reviews and chronicle my decision to lose some weight.  I like food, a lot, perhaps too much.  Moreover, I like rich high-caloric foods.  Japanese restaurants, with massive quantities of food and delicious egg-yolk sauce, are a special fondness for me as are Italian restaurants with creamy pasta dishes and tiramisu.  I crave Pizza and anything with cheese as well as breads and other high-carbohydrate items.  Deep fry anything and i’ll give it a whirl (except the crickets I saw once at a street vendor in Bangkok, Thailand).  Combine this with eating fast food for lunch and living a sedentary lifestyle over the past 5 years and it is no wonder I’ve gained weight.

I’m 5′ 10”, 38 years old and overweight by more than I care to admit.  I still have energy and can still get out and do things but I don’t want to get to a point where I can’t and so, at 280 lbs, I’ve decided to do something about it.  After hearing advertisements on a local radio station about Medifast I began to look into it.

My research took me all over the web from reviews to case studies to supposed medical publications.  I’m leery of a lot of online reviews because it is so easy to fake good and bad reviews about a product on the web these days but the more I looked the more personal blogs and forums I found that indicated this diet worked.  A few Facebook friends of mine started it and seemed to be doing well and the radio personality states he has lost 20lbs in 4 weeks.  That seemed to fit with Medifast’s claim of 3-5 lbs per week and so I decided to test the waters.

Not sure that I could really get into diet food or commit to something like this, I started with a two week trial supply.  The decision has been made, the order placed, the journey begins…