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I have this scale. Mainly bought it because it was cheap. However, my big complaint is the readout is on the top (facing up) at the same level as the things you are putting on the scale to weigh. So if something is big enough (i.e. tent in a stuff sack or something), it is sometimes hard to read the weight. If I were to do it again, I would buy a scale with a front-facing readout.
I have this one. It feels a little cheaper than I expected for some reason, but it works great and is accurate!
BTW, here's a $10 food scale on Amazon if anyone is looking. Food Scale
I keep my coffee in the vented bag I buy it in (it has a ziplock top) but I know those can get stale after a couple months. I don't know if a regular ziplock bag is a good idea. If you do more research and find anything, let us know!
I just found this scale on amazon for $14 that's aesthetically pleasing and accurate to the gram.
When I got mine I searched for 'kitchen scale' on Amazon. This is one that's similar to the one I got
If you really want your eyes opened, get a kitchen scale and start weighing what you eat so you can see exactly how many calories are going in. I did this about 2 years ago and discovered that my "healthy" afternoon snack of mixed nuts was around 600 calories.
After I got a kitchen scale, I realized what I thought was a 2,200 calorie diet was more like 3,000 calories. The weight fell off after I corrected it.
What you're doing would give you a 40:60 ratio by volume, but what you want is a 40:60 ratio by weight.
You should probably just buy a small scale. You can get one on amazon for less than $20.
Here's one for $14, it won't be very accurate, but should work well enough and will be much better than what you're doing now.
Also: What do you mean by failed launches? Did the propellant not ignite? Did the propellant ignite, but not produce enough trust to lift the rocket?
Yes, guesstimating is probably going to be your downfall. Humans are notoriously bad at eyeballing food and estimating calories. How did you lose weight last time, did you follow a certain diet or calorie amount? It's highly recommended that you get a food scale (one that has a tare function and can measure in both oz and grams). There are many that are not very expensive, something like this should work just fine. The measuring and calorie logging can seem a bit tedious at first but it doesn't take long to get to where it only takes you a few minutes to do each day. And personally, I measure all the solid stuff in grams instead of oz and base calories off of those grams because I believe it's more accurate. Liquids can be measured by volume.
Physical work and exercise is great for cardiovascular health, but weight loss is going to happen primarily in the kitchen. Did you check out the Quick Start Guide and the FAQ in the sidebar and in the AutoMod response to your post? That is the best place to find info to get started (again). So hello! Great first step posting, we'll be looking for your progress! And don't hesitate to ask any questions, especially in the daily Q&A thread.
Damnit, already wasted money on the labels, was only 8.99 for 200 which i'll probably never use anyways. I never knew it was so easy. I just printed out my first label, using reg. paper and an inkjet printer, also used clear tape, and also went over the barcode with the tape, by mistake. But I already knew clear tape really wouldn't effect the barcode since I worked in retail before.
I went with this scale Seemed like a decent choice. Might be overkill since im prob. only gonna weigh stuff up to 1lb, but I could use a scale for dieting to weigh out food
this one that I have has a good amount of surface area, is very accurate (it measured 397 grams for a 400 gram weight for me, and the very small weights are dead-on) and uses AA batteries instead of the expensive watch batteries that some others use
I have the Etekcity Digital Kitchen Scale Multifunction Food Scale. What I like: it's cheap, compact, handles multiple units, and it auto-tares when you turn it on with a container already on the scale. I stash it on top of the microwave. No complaints.