When You’re Losing Weight
It’s important not to put too much stock in the exact number on the scale, because
it can and will vary. This is especially true when you’re dieting. Small weight gains
and losses are common as your body adjusts to fewer calories and more exercise.
Your scale is a valuable tool when used to track weight over a period of weeks and
months. Be aware that different scales often give different results. The scale at your
doctor’s office may show one weight and your scale at home another. So don’t
get too caught up with a single number.
Don’t Overdo It!
A surefire way to get overly concerned with your weight is to weigh yourself too
often. Weigh yourself no more than once a week when you’re dieting. Though
it’s hard to stick to this pattern, it’s the best way to prevent unnecessary concern
with normal weight fluctuations, which are unrelated to your weight-loss efforts.
Regardless of your weighing habits, it’s important that you’re consistent.
Here are 5 rules for effectively monitoring your weight – weigh yourself:
• Once a week, on the same day of the week
• At the same time of day
• In the same place
• Wearing the same clothes
• Using the same scale
To keep track of your weight, record only one number for the week.
This will give you a clear picture of any trend your weight is following.
When You’re Maintaining Weight
Fluctuations in day-to-day weight tend to be smaller when weight is stable, so a
more frequent weigh-in pattern is helpful. To maintain a stable weight:
• Weigh yourself more often than once a week.
• Use the “5-pound rule” – research shows that people who keep weight within
a 5-pound range are more likely to maintain a healthy body weight over the
While a scale can be a useful tool on your weight-loss journey, it’s not in
and of itself a program for losing weight. Studies show that people lose
three times more weight on Weight Watchers than they do on their own.*
Come to a meeting and learn from us the best way to lose and maintain
weight. Call 1-800-651-6000 or go to WeightWatchers.com to find a
meeting near you.
Before Using Scale
1. Remove all packaging materials.
2. Set switch on the base of scale to measure in kg (kilograms) or lb (pounds).
3. Set scale on floor. Surface must be level for accurate operation and safety.
1. Set “LB/KG” switch for either pound or kilogram readings.
2. Quickly and firmly tap center of scale platform with foot to activate large
3. When “00.0” or “0.0” appears in display window, step onto scale.
DO NOT STEP ONTO SCALE UNTIL “00.0” or “0.0” APPEARS IN WINDOW.
4. For models with leveler function: step onto the scale; adjust your position on
the scale according to the leveler indicators on the display. The indicators show
where you are off center. (Screen below shows that weight needs to be shifted
to the right of the scale.) When center diamond lights up, it indicates ideal bal-
ance for accurate and repeatable weight measurement.
-center position Center position
5. Stand on platform without shifting or moving until weight is displayed
NOTE: Digital display automatically turns off after several seconds.
Storing and Recalling Weights
1. Your scale can store and recall up to 5 weights. If your scale has one button,
weights can be stored for one user. If your scale has two buttons (User and
Save/Recall buttons), weights can be stored for multiple users.
2. Tap center of scale platform with foot and wait until "00.0" appears.
3. Step on platform, adjust your position according to the leveler indicator on
the display (for models with leveler function only). Stand without shifting or
moving until weight is displayed.
For single user scale: When weight reading appears on screen, step off
the scale, press Save/Recall button and hold for about 2 seconds to save
For multiple user scale: When weight reading appears on screen, step off the
scale, and press User button to select a user number. Then press Save/Recall
button for 2 seconds to save the reading.
5. Weight reading blinks twice, then becomes stable. A small number (1-5) appears
in the upper right hand corner of your display, indicating which of the
5 weights is displayed. (Once you have 5 weights in memory the current weight
always saves as "1" and the oldest reading is eliminated.)
6. Weight Reading is saved. Press Save/Recall button to review the last 5 weights
or let the scale shut down automatically. (Note: until you have 5 weights stored
in memory, the display will show "20lbs" or another weight for each weight
for which no data point has been entered yet. These initial test weights will be
replaced with your stored weights over the next few weighings.)
Single user scale: press Save/Recall button at any time in power on mode to
review the last 5 weights.
Multiple user scale: To review the last 5 weights of the current user, press
Save/Recall button at any time in power on mode. To see weights without
weighing yourself first, press User button to select your user number and then
press Save/Recall button to review your weights.
Your most recent weight is displayed as "1", the one before that as "2" and
so on. Whenever you save a new weight, the oldest weight is eliminated from
Facts You Should Know
Your Weight Watchers scale is a precise measuring instrument that is most
accurate when weighing a stationary object. To ensure the most accurate
readings, always try to stand on the same area of the scale platform and DO NOT
MOVE. Should the weight on the scale exceed the scale’s capacity, you may see
an error message ”ERR”.
Electronic sensors are sensitive. Be careful not to drop or jar the scale. Place it
gently onto floor surface, and store where it will be protected from impact. The
scale is an electronic instrument and should never be submerged in water. Clean
with damp cloth and/or glass cleaner.
In the unlikely event that the scale battery malfunctions and needs to be replaced,
lift the snap-on battery cover on the bottom of the scale and replace the old
battery with a 3V Lithium battery (CR2032). Do not attempt to open the scale
or to remove any components. Servicing should be done by qualified
technicians only. See warranty information below.
Important Information Concerning Weight Management
Your scale is the best tool for monitoring weight. While not the only measure of
weight loss, scales are the most popular method used to gauge weight-loss
success. A scale measures the sum of your total body weight, which includes
bone, muscle, fat, and water.
Body weight fluctuates during the day, and from day to day, depending on
a variety of factors.
• Salt and carbohydrate intake can affect the body’s water retention.
• A large meal adds weight and can cause water retention.
• Dehydration from exercise, illness, or low fluid intake can result in weight loss.
• Muscle is also a factor. Heavy-duty resistance training can build muscle, which
can affect weight.
• The menstrual cycle can cause temporary weight gains and losses.
*Heshka S, et al. Two-Year Randomized Controlled Study of Self-Help Weight Loss vs. A Structured
Commercial Program. The FASEB Journal 2001; 15(4):A623