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Wish List: Wendy Gold scales lighten up the dreaded weigh-in

Doing away with numbers or replacing them with phrases such as "Beyond fabulous" makes stepping onto the scales fun.

Ignorance is Bliss and Bittersweet scales, $95 (Dh349) from www.uncommongoods.com.
Ignorance is Bliss and Bittersweet scales, $95 (Dh349) from www.uncommongoods.com.

For most of us, it's the worst part of the day. That dreaded moment when you step on the scale, take a deep breath and then force yourself to look down. Which is why these scales from Uncommon Goods could be one of our all-time favourite finds. Bittersweet is smothered in pictures of chocolate and its numbers have been replaced with encouraging phrases such as "Looking great", "Beyond fabulous", "I'm a perfect ten", "Heartbreaker" and "So breathtaking".

Meanwhile, Ignorance is Bliss has done away with the numbers altogether. "The numbers never lie. That's why we got rid of them," says Uncommon Goods, an online resource for original, affordable gifts and household items.

Bittersweet and Ignorance is Bliss are made in China and printed in California, with art designed by Wendy Gold. Both scales are divided into five-pound increments, so it's easy to tell whether you're up or down on the day before. You just don't have to deal with that accusatory number staring up at you. And anyway, with their cute graphics and positive sentiments, these scales are bound to put a smile on your face, even if you have put on a pound or two.

Ignorance is Bliss and Bittersweet scales, $95 (Dh349) from www.uncommongoods.com. Contact help@uncommongoods.com for shipping information.