By TODAY style expert Bobbie Thomas
With Halloween candy hanging around the office, Thanksgiving feasts right around the corner and holiday parties soon popping up, it's very easy to pack on those extra pounds. These savvy scales may be a smart solution to help you maintain your ideal weight.
If you ever needed a motivator to literally help you keep moving, the Scalers Fitness Shoe might be for you.
The built-in mini electronic sensors display your current weight on a small LCD screen atop the shoes whenever you stand still for 60 seconds. After 10 seconds, the number will fade for privacy. It's a good way to keep your weight top of mind and to avoid having to stand on that intimidating gym scale surrounded by strangers.
The unisex shoes are available in an assortment of colors, come in men's, women's, and children's sizes and don't worry - have an on/off switch. ($75; http://www.scalersusa.com/)
It's easy to get hung up on a specific number when trying to achieve or maintain your "goal" weight. But it isn't always the number that's important. Designed with this philosophy in mind, the Quantum Scale is a personal weight-loss product that focuses on progress rather than your actual weight.
Upon first use, the scale registers your actual weight (without displaying it). After that, you'll only see pounds lost or gained, making the scale "more of trusted companion for weight loss rather than a measure of success or failure" according to its creator, Susan Taylor. ($59.99; http://site.quantumscale.com/)
For the technologically inclined, the WiFi scale by Withings acts as your own personal trainer, automatically recording your weight, fatty mass and BMI and sharing the information with your favorite sites including Google Health, Microsoft HealthVault, Runkeeper, DailyBurn, Twitter or Facebook. You can easily monitor your progress from your computer or iPhone every time you weigh yourself. The scale can be used by the whole family as it's capable of storing precise information for up to eight different users. ($159; http://www.withings.com/en/index/?taranim=1)