Friday, February 15, 2013

What Difference Does An Inch Make

For years I've thought I was 5'6". Some doctor somewhere along the way told me I was, and I believed it. I can't count the number of forms I filled out with that number identifying me. Weight goes up and down, your height doesn't.

Yesterday I went to see my gynecologist for my annual and the nurse measured my weight and height. I didn't take off my sneakers for the weighin as I am within the normal range for my height so no need to shave off a few ounces. Then she measured my height and told me I was 1-1/2 inches taller than I thought. I took my shoes off and asked her if she could measure me again. Without the sneaks 5'7" (an inch taller than I had thought).

Weird, but I still didn't believe it. Maybe their ruler was off? When my husband came home I handed him the tape measure, took off my shoes and had him
measure me. Sure enough, I am 5'7"ate I was slouching at the teenage measurement and have better posture now, but either way I am standing a little taller today.


  1. How nice for you. It worked the opposite for me last time. I lost a whole 1 1/2 inches. I think I should start working on better posture!

  2. I believe I slouched as a teenager, something about trying to blend. Who knows but I do know as I got older, I stood taller!! LOL!

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    1. As an introvert, I think slouching was a big part of my reduced height. After those awkward teenage years, I think I got more comfortable in my own skin and walked more proudly and taller.

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