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Old 01-14-2018, 07:42 AM
 
Location: North West Arkansas (zone 6b)
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My brother was 5'8" for much of his adult life and was quite surprised to find that he's measuring 5'7" now that he's in his 60s.

From my last measurement at the Dr, I seem to have also lost an inch in height.

How much have you lost?
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Old 01-14-2018, 07:48 AM
 
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I've lost about 3/4 of an inch so far. I used to be close to close to 6'5" and now I measure exactly 6'4".
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Old 01-14-2018, 07:53 AM
 
Location: Orlando
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Surprisingly, none. I was 5'-4" in college and a few months ago my doctor measured me (at age 70) still at 5'-4". I'm not complaining!

Full disclosure: I currently weigh about 20 lbs more than I did in college. But I was too skinny then ...
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Old 01-14-2018, 07:55 AM
 
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Almost 2 inches. Am now 5'2".

But I have osteoporosis and osteoarthritis so that figures
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Old 01-14-2018, 08:16 AM
 
Location: Lakewood OH
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Three inches and I hate it!
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Old 01-14-2018, 08:48 AM
 
Location: Western Colorado
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I've been 6'4" since high school and I'm 6'3" now (I'm 66 year old). Darn you gravity!
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Old 01-14-2018, 08:48 AM
 
Location: Cochise county, AZ
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1 & 1/2 inches. I made them check it twice because I've always been 5'5 & 1/2" & all of a sudden, I'm 5'4". How did that happen?
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Old 01-14-2018, 08:58 AM
 
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well from what I've seen at doctors' offices - weight and height measurements are not precise.

They will even weigh you while you are carrying your purse and with your shoes on. No subtracting for clothing either. They put that pull out height thing so that it barely or not even touches your head.

I was used to strict military measurements. Shoes off, 3lbs off minimum for clothing, that height stick thing pressed firmly on your skull. And the weight machine had to be calibrated.
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Old 01-14-2018, 09:16 AM
 
Location: Backwoods of Maine
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I was 6'3" all my adult life. I'm 70 now. At age 65 I had both my knees replaced, and have been 6'2" since then. I figured it was due to the new knees. But maybe not.

My brother, 2 years younger, was always 6'4", and recently measured 6'3". His kness have not been replaced. So my loss of an inch may not be from that.

No complaints. I still have trouble getting in and out of the wife's car!
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Old 01-14-2018, 09:36 AM
 
Location: The South
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I'm 80 and I've lost an inch , 6 ft down to 5ft 11 in. I guess when I'm 160 I'll be down to 5 ft 10 in.
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