Size Does Matter – I’m Not Overweight, I’m Under Tall.

“I’m not overweight, I’m under tall!”

It’s an old joke. I lost an inch. Not on my waist, hips, thighs or even bust. I lost an inch of height. I’m no longer the average height for a woman. I’m now officially 5’3″ tall. In my 20’s, 30’s and even in my flaming 40’s I was 5 feet 4 inches tall. That is considered the dividing point between tall and short women in North America. It was the dividing line between regular clothes and “petite” sizes. For those of you, who may not know, petite sizes for women go all the way up to 28. It actually refers to the torso, crotch and leg length of clothes. I now wear petites but I’m still in the double digits. I think I’m supposed to 6’5″ tall.

Me doing yoga.
Love the stretching!

It started with my first hip replacement. They broke my femur when they put the implant in and it made my right leg half an inch shorter. Now, with my issue on the other hip, I’ve lost another half an inch.  I know, if/when, I can walk without a walker again, I will take yoga. People who consistently do yoga, stretch more and the spaces in their spines are relaxed and strong. They are actually taller. But that’s then and this is now. I am not 5’3 3/4″ any more, not even 5’3 1/2″ but an even 5’3″. That means I will have to lose an extra 3-4 pounds to reach my goal weight of 147. Yes, I have a large frame! See, Mom, I do have big bones!!! I have included the chart so you can compare yourself, too.

It’s bad enough that “One Size Fits All” doesn’t. Now I’m an extra-large petite. That’s an oxymoron if there ever was one. Can you imagine what the wonderfully underpaid and overworked clothing workers in Asia must think when they see the XX and XXX clothes? I always had visions of an old dress of mine being able to house a family of five.

Well, I’ll never be a fashion model, they have to be under 120 pounds and over 5’7″ tall, and I’ll never be a yoga instructor even though I love the feel of yoga pants (they don’t look as good on me as they feel). I’ll be me and someday I’ll be at my goal weight even though I’ve had reset the goal line. Here I come.

Thanks for listening. ;D Diane

Weight Chart for Women

Height

Small Frame

Medium Frame

Large Frame

4’10”

102-111

109-121

118-131

4’11”

103-113

111-123

120-134

5’0″

104-115

113-126

122-137

5’1″

106-118

115-129

125-140

5’2″

108-121

118-132

128-143

5’3″

111-124

121-135

131-147

5’4″

114-127

124-138

134-151

5’5″

117-130

127-141

137-155

5’6″

120-133

130-144

140-159

5’7″

123-136

133-147

143-163

5’8″

126-139

136-150

146-167

5’9″

129-142

139-153

149-170

5’10”

132-145

142-156

152-173

5’11”

135-148

145-159

155-176

6’0″

138-151

148-162

158-179

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~ by 1fatgirlshrinking - Diane Kirby on May 2, 2012.

4 Responses to “Size Does Matter – I’m Not Overweight, I’m Under Tall.”

  1. Reblogged this on InspiredWeightloss!.

  2. 1measly inch and your BMI is increased. Argh!!! I hope you were on your tiptoes when measured

  3. Nice job with the blog

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