I have shrunk.

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by postman, 15 Apr 2019.

  1. postman

    postman Legendary Member

    Meanwood ,Leeds
    Today i went to the first of four sessions on Healthier You.Nhs diabetes prevention programme.So we were weighed and height measured.I have lost an inch 6' 3" now and 15st 5 lbs.We have been set goals to try and lose weight in the next few months.It is a very good programme and i look forward to carrying on .My goal is to get that inch back.I think i spend too much time bent over this computer.So watch this space.
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  2. swee'pea99

    swee'pea99 Legendary Member

    Bumped into a friend of my wife's t'other day. She said I looked 'gaunt'. Opiates don't arf kill your appetite.
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  3. ColinJ

    ColinJ It's a puzzle ...

    Suspend yourself upside down from your ankles for a while and let your weight stretch you out! :laugh:
  4. OP

    postman Legendary Member

    Meanwood ,Leeds
    I'm dopey enough thank you,most of this morning i thought it was Wednesday :wacko:.
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  5. Globalti

    Globalti Legendary Member

    Get measured as early as possible in the day before gravity gets to work on your spine.

    I have also lost an inch in the last few years.
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  6. gavroche

    gavroche Getting old but not past it

    North Wales
    Measure your height first thing in the morning and you will be 1" taller than in the evening due to gravity pulling you down all day.
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  7. Rusty Nails

    Rusty Nails We remember

    Here and there

    I would suspect most people who are past their best-by date are shorter than they were.

    Men tend to lose up to 1.5" by the age of 70 and women up to 2".
    It's mostly in the spine apparently so the good news is that we're less likely to need a smaller bike.
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  8. Globalti

    Globalti Legendary Member

    We never thought all these changes would happen when we were young. Hair, teeth, eyes, ears, bones, joints, muscles, bladders, they are all letting us down. Woe is me.
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  9. ColinJ

    ColinJ It's a puzzle ...

    It's true, but at least we are still around to whinge about it! Having had an uncomfortably premature confrontation with the Grim Reaper in 2012 when I was only 56, I am more than happy to sit around complaining about my body getting old now... :whistle:

    I'm wondering if I am still 6' 1" though or whether I am also heading down to join the shorties?

    PS I just checked. My first clumsy attempt using a biro balanced on top of my head had me at 5' 11.5" which I couldn't believe so I checked using a book against a door frame to make sure that the pen was horizontal - my actual height is 6' 0.8".

    I will have to do some stretching exercises and measure myself when I first get out of bed - I want the 0.2" back! :laugh:
  10. dave r

    dave r Dunking Diddy Dave Pedalling Pensioner

    Holbrooks Coventry
    I'm 67 and my Good Lady is a little older, we both think growing old is over rated. Like you I've had my close encounters with the grim reaper, blocked arteries, and I wake up most morning's look round and think thats my first bonus, I've woken.
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  11. Jody

    Jody Platinum member

    I found out last month I'm 1" smaller than I was in my teens. I wouldn't mind but I was only 5.5 to start off with.
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  12. Andy_R

    Andy_R Hard of hearing..I said Herd of Herring..oh FFS..

    County Durham
    Are you sure you're not just further away?
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  13. YukonBoy

    YukonBoy The Monch

    Inside my skull
    5.5" is short!
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  14. snorri

    snorri Legendary Member

    I wish CycleChat had an auto-converter, imperial to metric:sad:.
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  15. OP

    postman Legendary Member

    Meanwood ,Leeds
    Trouble is and forgot to mention.As a youngman i had a spine op.They put mercury in to spinal fluid.Whatever it did it worked Trouble is in the middle of summer i am 6' 11" and in winter 5' 2".

    Goes off to get coat.
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