What if…A Quantum Scale Review and Giveaway

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Do you ever spend any time thinking about “what if”? Recently, that is just what I did and I came up with some surprising answers.

What if #1……What if I truly put my all into my workouts? I have been working out for a little over two years now. I became a contributing writer for Shrinking Jeans in January. I thought this might be the time to kick start my workouts. Time to stop going through the motions and really “work” my way through the workouts. I joined boot camp and zumba and truly started working hard.

What if #2….What if I really tried to eat right all the time? I had become the queen of “tomorrow”. I’d do fine for days in a row and then I’d mess up. Instead of eating the one bad thing and moving on from there, I’d eat bad for the rest of the day and start over tomorrow. I know, dumb! I decided to join Weight Watchers. I thought if I had to keep track, I’d think more about it. What I found was that I really didn’t like Weight Watchers much and I wasn’t getting very good results. Some of the girls at the gym were doing My Fitness Pal, so I decided to try that instead. An added plus was that My Fitness pal is free.

I found some awesome conclusions to my first two what ifs. Did you know that if you work really hard on your workouts, you get results? Go figure. I thought I was working hard before, but I had no idea. Having instructors that tell you what to do and how to do it makes a huge difference. I had no idea that this old out of shape body could do the things it is doing now.

What if #2 wasn’t a huge surprise, but I learned that I do better with support. My Fitness Pal and I are a good fit. I have logged in for 45 days in a row now and I am consistently losing weight. The girls from my classes are so supportive and my instructors are awesome. I still mess up now and then, but I make the mistake and move on. I don’t let the whole day go to hell and start over the next morning.

I have one more what if for you. I hate the scale. I think a lot of you do too. I hate seeing that number and having it go down so slowly. I know that they say if you lose it slowly, it will stay off, but I still hate seeing it. So I got to thinking. What if I didn’t worry so much about what the scale said and thought more about how I felt and how my clothes were fitting?

Enter the wonderful people at Quantum Scales. They have the most impressive new scale that I have ever seen. It’s like they read my mind. This scale only tells you losses and gains. No weight to look at and be upset about.

The Quantum Scale makes you want it to be weigh in day. It provides the motivational boost we can all use for encouragement. It actually helps to promote a positive attitude and self image that grows stronger each time you step on the scale. I also find that the stress factor of weighing myself has changed. Somehow not seeing the number and just seeing + or – makes it easier.

Now comes the really fun part of this post. Quantum Scales wants one of you to experience this feeling. They are giving one of you a scale just like mine. All you have to do is leave me a comment about how you think this will help you and I’ll pick a winner next Saturday May 7th.

Contest ends on Friday, May 6th at midnight PT. One winner will be chosen at random by the Sisterhood. US winners only.

Disclosure: I was given a Quantum Scale to review and received no compensation. Quantum Scale is providing the giveaway as well as shipping. As always, our opinions are our own.

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  • Mlmeyer6679

    I didn’t realize it until I read this review but I am really focused on the numbers I see. Being in the 180s just depresses me and I think it gets me down… I would love to try out this scale. :)

  • Cysiphist

    The numbers are really getting me down right now, such that I don’t even want to step on it. A quantum scale would be gentler, and might actually encourage me to step on it.

  • Nanci Cernak

    What a fabulous concept. A nice scale, not the mean kind that I’ve banned from my house. I used to be an every day on the scale kind of girl. Sadly, the scale was never very friendly and would always get me down. A scale that could be a real morale booster would be much more welcome in my house!

  • http://profiles.google.com/megan.tiscareno Megan Tiscareno

    That would be such a nice change for me. I consistently let the numbers weigh down my days. I focus on the number of weight and nothing else matters all day. I would love to see if this could improve my way of thinking.

  • Julie Magar

    That’s really cool!

  • http://fallingoutofplace.blogspot.com susan

    Wow… I am not sure this is something I ever really considered. However I like that it just shows the gain or loss, because that’s all we’re really looking for. Not the number on the scale, just seeing that it’s a loss is encouraging us and reinforcing that we’re doing the right job. Sometimes seeing the overall number discourages us from our mini goals because it seems so overwhelming!

  • Mrsbrown327

    Like a lot of other people I am always wondering how much I weigh instead of focusing on how much work I’ve done and what I’ve accomplished. This scale would definitely help me focus on the reason I’m working out which is to lose the lbs :).

  • susitravl

    If I could weigh more often than weekly at my WW meetings, and could see that I’m making progress, I would be more motivated to stick with my new lifestyle of healthy eating and exercise.
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  • http://twitter.com/ZeroP1 Zero

    I am really not sold on this scale. From reading, it’s a 1 user scale and have no other features you can set or turn on and off. Plus it’s listed as $69 from the website, which is not inexpensive at all in my book considering I bought my digital scale for 1/4 of that amount. Then again, the real testimony is that you really have to try it for yourself to give a honest review about it. So here is my entry into this and hopefully a future happy user of the Quantum Scale. Cheers.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1653948256 Ryan Alberti

    I would love this scale. I truly let the numbers rule me and I want to get away from that. Plus… when you weigh in right when you roll out of bed, after peeing, naked, and before any coffee… it’s really hard to remember EXACTLY what that number was to calculate your loss/gain the next day. … maybe I just need to weigh in after that coffee… that would help. Of course winning the scale would help too!

  • Heather Alberti

    I would love this scale. I truly let the numbers rule me and I want to get away from that. Plus… when you weigh in right when you roll out of bed, after peeing, naked, and before any coffee… it’s really hard to remember EXACTLY what that number was to calculate your loss/gain the next day. … maybe I just need to weigh in after that coffee… that would help. Of course winning the scale would help too!

  • NW Homesteader

    Wow! How great is that! Getting the focus off the whole picture and onto the current process is invigorating!

  • NW Homesteader

    Wow! How great is that! Getting the focus off the whole picture and onto the current process is invigorating!

  • http://twitter.com/mymadakaja Tami

    LOL I have trouble remembering what my weight was the week before, so I have to go look at my journal to know if I lost or not! This scale would save me some confusion!

  • http://misslofly.blogspot.com Misslofly

    At first I didn’t quite like the idea of only seeing the gains or losses and not my actual weight. But, after reading Tami’s post about not remembering what she weighed from her previous weekend, I’m kind of starting to like this scale.
    My scale now is so finicky! I always weigh-in at least 3 times and whichever weight is more consistent wins (it shows up to a 2lb difference sometimes!). So I have not had the best of luck with scales :(

  • http://www.theamicks-angela.blogspot.com MommyAngela

    Very interesting! I think this scale would help me not get so hung up on the numbers but just my progress. Off to check out My Fitness Pal….

  • http://twitter.com/TrishB Trish

    Those big red digital numbers on my scale taunt me, rule me & stay in my retina’s long after I have seen it. This scale sounds more like a friend. I am really excited at the possibility of winning one, a wonderful new take on weight loss.

  • Anonymous

    I would love this scale. Since they killed off my thyroid in January I have had such a hard time with being fit but not being thin or weighing less. To know that i was losing without having to see that number would be such a blessing!

  • Anonymous

    I love the idea to only see a gain or loss not a number. SWEET!

  • http://www.jeninreallife.com/ jeninRL

    I HATE numbers ad I hate the way looking at the number on the scale bothers me – this scale would be awesome to have in my bathroom!!

  • http://www.jeninreallife.com/ jeninRL

    I HATE numbers ad I hate the way looking at the number on the scale bothers me – this scale would be awesome to have in my bathroom!!

  • Anonymous

    I think this is a cool scale that would have me looking at the numbers in a new and different way.