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Weight loss = height gain?

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  • rainbow198rainbow198 Posts: 2,150Member Member Posts: 2,150Member Member
    I grew an inch after losing 80 lbs.

    I love it! Legs for days. :smile:

  • williams969williams969 Posts: 2,561Member Member Posts: 2,561Member Member
    Since I was 22, I've been 5'6" exactly, or so I thought. After the birth of my last child (age 33, 7 years ago), I measured 5'6.5" (solidly between 5.6 and 5.7). For curiosity I measured myself today; 5'7". :o I don't know why, late growth spurt? Nah, probably posture improvement.

    FTR, the same Stanley tape measure took all these measurements. It's part of the tool box that was my 18th birthday gift (first grownup gift, lol).
    edited January 2017
  • Miz_TMiz_T Posts: 150Member Member Posts: 150Member Member
    I grew almost an inch from all the Taekwondo I do. I'm 48, I'm not supposed to grow!
  • apullumapullum Posts: 4,896Member Member Posts: 4,896Member Member
    Gosh, I wish. I'm 4' 11.75." The 0.75 is important when you're short. I was half an inch taller when I went to the doctor, but it was because I was wearing different shoes :) I don't think losing 90 lb. had anything to do with it.

    I agree with the other folks that I think it's probably a result of better posture. You may unconsciously carry yourself differently now if you have more self-confidence, or you might have developed muscle that helps support good posture.
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