People cheat each other and cheat on themselves. We set watches three or four minutes ahead of actual time. That’s cheating.
Why bother to set your watch a few minutes ahead? Can you then forget that you set it ahead and become more prompt?
How about your bathroom scales?
The scales in our bathroom appear to be as accurate as $20 and a flashing neon-like LED light can bring. The scale requires that I tap on the front right or left corner to activate the electronics inside. Then, all that’s required is to stand with both feet in a somewhat symmetrical manner just below the scale’s display.
I weight myself when I wake up, and within a few minutes after each meal. Weight goes up and down during the course of a day. Some days I gain little or no weight through the day, depending on what I eat and drink and how much.
Other days I may gain as much as five or six pounds during the course of a day. Regardless of the daily ups and downs, my early morning weight is usually within a pound of two of 200 something. That’s the same I weighed 30 years ago, though the proportions seem to have changed a bit. Gravity?
What I found is that I can move my toes forward on the scale, and lean ever so slightly forward, tilting like the leaning tower of Pisa (not pizza), and lose two or three more pounds within seconds
Which of the two readings, flatfooted or leaning, is the accurate weight? I don’t know.
My weight dropped below 200 pounds when I learned to lean. It’s like weight loss without a change in diet or more exercise. I can have dinner and dessert, lean forward, and never gain a pound.