100 lb. Club - I have grown 2 inches....In 7 months
08-12-2010, 06:49 PM
Listen I know that sounds crazy with me being 35 and all. But 2 years ago I went to all kinds of doctors cause I was getting shorter and shorter and no one knew why. When I got married I was 5' 6" and all of a sudden I was 5" 2". Dexa scan and all tests said my bones were just fine.
But since I have been loosing weight I have actually got 2 inches back...yea!!! I am now 5' 4" OMG!!! I was at the dr. and they measured me. I couldnt believe it.
I guess the fat had my posture outta wack and I couldnt stand the way I should. Its kinda funny all the dr's couldnt figure out that I was getting shorter cause I was getting fatter.
Any one else got taller as they lost weight??? I am so happy.
08-12-2010, 08:23 PM
OMG....i so want to be 6'5'' and i am 6'3"-6'4" currently...hope i can gain an inch or so...the news about losing weight just keeps getting BETTER and BETTER! I think it's just more motivation...i have a tremendous road ahead,but these benefits are just adding up more and more every day! lol
08-12-2010, 10:07 PM
I grew 2 inches when I was 27 in the space of a couple weeks. Yeah, seriously. There was never any explanation. 25 years later and I'm still that height.
08-12-2010, 10:11 PM
OK, I gotta admit, that's a first for me! I've heard (and experienced) shrinking foot sizes but I don't think I've added even a centimeter to my height!
Although, I did go to the doctor awhile back and a trainee took my height, weight, etc. and he said I was 5 feet 9 inches. I was partly confused (how did I grow 2 inches????) and partly excited (OMG! I can raise my BMI level!) but sadly, he was just off on his measuring (I found this out when I had someone else take my height). I'm still 5 feet 7 inches. :dizzy:
08-12-2010, 11:21 PM
Oh, I really, really hope there's no added height here. :) I don't dislike where I am now, but it's enough. LOL
08-13-2010, 01:25 AM
Man!! 2 inches on me would be a major growth spurt! Would loooove it!
08-13-2010, 02:36 AM
I would be gleeful if I gained two inches! Nothing going at the moment though. :]
I actually wish I were shorter!
I'm barely shorter than my fiancÚ and
a growth spurt is the last thing I need. :lol:
08-13-2010, 03:22 AM
It's common to (re)gain height when you lose weight! Being obese puts a lot of pressure on the skeleton. It's the same reason as why people are taller in the morning.
08-13-2010, 07:25 AM
Ok, how many of you just ran for your tape measurer? :wave: I did, I did!!
I am taller!!! I've always "claimed" 5'4" even though I was really about 5'3" and a half, but now I am legitimately 5'4" and a little bit!! I've gained about a half inch!
My BMI and I will take it! Oh yes we will!
08-13-2010, 10:36 AM
How funny! I haven't been feeling taller lately...
I always thought I was 5'7" and 3/4 but the last time I was at the Dr's office they said 5'8"... but that was before my weight loss....
08-13-2010, 12:50 PM
Ok this is crazy. When I was in my late teens I was always 5 ft 8, then I noticed at the drs the last few times they would call be 5 ft 7 3/4 and I would wonder how I lost the 1/4 in. I just measured myself and I am 5 ft 8 1/4...and I do not feel like a fraud using 5 ft 8 for the BMI anymore!
08-24-2010, 07:17 PM
It's official! I have grown almost a whole inch! My school's nurse measured me this morning. :D She was shocked! It was so funny! I am now just a hair off 5'4" AND A HALF! That's up from 5'3.5", though I always claimed 5'4". I changed my ticker to claim that half inch for the sake of BMI. It's the little things, you know!
I'm stoked! :carrot:
08-24-2010, 11:36 PM
holy crap, i'd be 8 feet tall by now LOL that's crazy, i've never heard of such a difference?! Were you a major sloucher by any chance, and losing weight has made you stand up loud and proud???? very peculiar! that big a difference, i think your first measurement must have been off????
08-25-2010, 01:40 AM
Wow. I am hoping I can get back to 5'7 then :)
When I was in my late teens the dr said I was 5'7, and I also got that number in my 20s. So I thought I WAS 5'7 but last year I measured and was just UNDER 5'6!!! WTH. I wondered if it was weight related (compressing the spine or something) or age related but I will totally keep an eye on my height now :)
08-25-2010, 01:55 AM
oh gooosh, I would be a truly happy me if I regained back my inch!!
08-25-2010, 06:50 AM
Its is crazy..But so true. My daughter has even gained an inch. But when you are 5' even and inch really matters lol
08-25-2010, 06:59 AM
WOW ... I've never heard of that happening before. LOL! That's awesome! :)
08-25-2010, 07:18 AM
When I go for my next blood test, I'm definitely going to ask the nurse to measure my height! Maybe I'm really 5'8" but stooping!!!!!
08-25-2010, 07:30 AM
:eek: OH I hope I dont gain any inches.... I have always wanted to be a petite little woman (NEVER HAPPENED) ... I have been this height since I was 11 years old. I am 5'7'', the boyfriend is 5'6''.... PLEAASE dont let me gain an inch. :^:
08-25-2010, 07:47 AM
I really really don't want or need to gain any inches, I have always felt huge next to other women as it is!
08-25-2010, 07:58 AM
Being "petite" is great, as long as you actually are petite. There's nothing petite about short and fat. It's just harder to find clothes. Manufacturers think all short women are petite.
I'm happy with my height, mostly. I experience moments when I'm with my family that I am the amazon woman, because they're all under 5 feet. And then I experience moments in the real world where I am small and people think that's cute. So I get both.
08-25-2010, 11:22 AM
I just checked, but there's been no magical growth spurt for me. I feel your pain, Eliana, as many manufacturers seem to think that all tall women are built like supermodels!