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post #1 of 14
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Ok, we were just measuring my DD, and I said she's 5'5.5"....I'm 5'4.5" and my husband said no way... I was off on Kendra's measurement. So we remeasured her, she's 5'5.5".....so we remeasured me... I am 5'3.5".

Ummmm, I lost an inch??????

I haven't been measured in a few years....but what the heck? I thought only older people shrunk. I'm turning 32 this month.

not sure what to think on that one. I don't care how tall I am, but to shrink???? I'm fairly confident that my measurement was correct at one point in time, as I've been measured at the Dr. office.

umm, any thoughts?

My hubby said something about making sure I tell my doc next time I go in.
post #2 of 14
i totally agree, i am only 27 and i was 5'10.5" at 17, and now im 5'9.5", and when i was about that age i was a size 9 foot, and now im only a 7?????

whats that all about eh? (twighlight zone music do do do do do do do do do do do do!)
post #3 of 14
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Originally Posted by jezmondo69 View Post
i totally agree, i am only 27 and i was 5'10.5" at 17, and now im 5'9.5", and when i was about that age i was a size 9 foot, and now im only a 7?????

whats that all about eh? (twighlight zone music do do do do do do do do do do do do!)
hmmm, my feet haven't changed... I still have big feet for my height (size 8.5 - 9.5 depending on brand... or a men's 8)

I WANT my inch back LMAO.
post #4 of 14
I agree about the feet, I use to wear a size 4-1/2 or 5 shoe about 15 years ago and now I wear a 5-1/2. I also lost an inch but not around my middle I was 4'12" (there's those math skills!) but now 4'11". Must be gravity!
post #5 of 14
You have back problems, correct? I've lost about half an inch since I was 17.

X-rays may show scoliosis and that space between disks has decreased. Have you had your vitamin D levels checked?

Feet could be spreading, swelling, and certain shoes being made/labeled smaller. I'm always the same size shoe in mens shoes, but for womens shoes it can vary from size 9 to 10 1/2.
post #6 of 14
So strange!
post #7 of 14
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Originally Posted by strange_wings View Post
You have back problems, correct? I lost about half an inch since I was 17.

X-rays may show scoliosis and is space between disks has decreased. Have you had your vitamin D levels checked?

Feet could be spreading, swelling, and certain shoes being made/labeled smaller. I'm always the same size shoe in mens shoes, but for womens shoes it can vary from size 9 to 10 1/2.
My back issues are strictly muscular, not disk or spine related.

And no, I have not had my vit D levels checked.

It just freaked me out a bit earlier...now I'm calmer and have done some research about shrinkage. It's quite common, usually at a later age...but women between 30-70 shrink up to 2"

Quote:
Studies show some people can lose between one and two inches between the ages of 30 and 70. However, people in their 30s tend to not notice the decrease in height. In their 50s and 60s is when it becomes obvious, researchers say. One study, conducted on men and women between the ages of 30 and 70, found that men lost an average of 1 1/4 inches and women lost two inches in their height. When the participants reached 80 years old, the loss had increased to two inches for the men and three inches for the women.
http://preventdisease.com/news/artic...hrinking.shtml

interesting....however I'm still going to mention it to my dr.
post #8 of 14
Great

So when I start losing height, it will probably be from my spine. Which means I will have a shorter spine but still freakishly long arms and legs.

My shoe size has increased lately. In my teens and early 20s I used to be an 8/9 and now I am a 10/11 (I turn 30 this year) - getting old is not fun
post #9 of 14
Hmm, after my cancer I lost height too. I went from 5"2 to 4"9!
post #10 of 14
I was measured when I was pregnant with my now 5 year old daughter (almost 6) and I was 5' 1.5" I was then measured a few months agi, and was only 4'11" wierd huh?
post #11 of 14
CATTYBIRD - 3" is quite a bit! Do they know specifically where it was lost from? If it's from your spine, hopefully that will be watched to make sure you don't end up with any serious arthritis. Have you been checked for osteoporosis?

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Originally Posted by WELDRWOMN View Post
Great

So when I start losing height, it will probably be from my spine. Which means I will have a shorter spine but still freakishly long arms and legs.
Have you ever measured your arm span? From tip of one middle finger to the other? If you have, how's that compared to your height?
post #12 of 14
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Originally Posted by strange_wings View Post
CATTYBIRD - 3" is quite a bit! Do they know specifically where it was lost from? If it's from your spine, hopefully that will be watched to make sure you don't end up with any serious arthritis. Have you been checked for osteoporosis?

Have you ever measured your arm span? From tip of one middle finger to the other? If you have, how's that compared to your height?
Strange wings. Nope, I've never been checked for osteoporis, (I can't even pronounce it,), I'll talk to my doctor about it at my next appointment.
post #13 of 14
Just go metric and it'll be in CM. You'll feel tall again!
post #14 of 14
I have heard that your height can vary slightly during the course of a day, but I don't know if that would account for a difference of more than an inch or so. Measure yourself in the morning and see if you like your height then!
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