I did the Biggest Loser initial weigh-in today at our local Y.
Now I generally know within 0.5 pounds what I weigh at any given moment, carefully calibrated with repeated measures on multiple devices with ample time-series data.
This particular scale weighed me 5 to 8 pounds high. Like a weight I haven't weighed on any scale in the last couple of years.
Which would be an advantage in this contest, because it will show a dramatic weight loss if they get a subsequent proper weight for me.
I suspect the operator (the Y employee) didn't zero it properly.
This is somewhat of an ethical dilemma. What would you do?
I think for now I'll just play along quietly and keep track of my weight and measurements at home like I always do, and weigh in on their same scale each week, and let them keep their own measurements and weight data. We have a meeting on Wednesday night and I'll inquire about it then.