I can’t believe I never noticed this before my weigh in on Saturday. I always just sort of assumed that the Weight Watchers digital scale at the meeting weighed to .1 of a pound, just like the digital scales I’ve had at home. I noticed while I was weighing on Saturday that the scale seemed to vacillate between 162 and 161.8 pounds and then settled on 161.8 pounds. I noticed this and wondered why it didn’t seem to vary between 161.8 and 161.9 pounds. I then looked back at my Weight Watchers weigh ins and realized that the number after the decimal was always even. That is, the weight increment was .2 of a pound always, not one-tenth of a pound.
I guess this just proves how unobservant I am that I never noticed this. But, this also perhaps explains some of those weigh ins where I thought I would stay the same and I gained .2 pounds.
I am actually sort of surprised that they use a .2 pound increment when digital scales generally show .1 pound increments.