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Anyone else experiencing this?: Emerging after the holidays, Post-OP, and seeing folks I have not seen in quite some time. Aside from awesome WL reactions, I keep getting the unexpected reply, "Did you get shorter?". At first I thought it was just a reaction to me being an overall smaller human (I was always a big guy, 6ft peaking @350lbs in DEC 2018 just before starting my WL journey), however, even folks I haven't seen in years are saying the same thing. I haven't checked with my Dr. yet but wanted to see if this is just a common reaction based on perspective or a real physical change. If anything, I thought I might seem a bit taller; walking more upright, slouching less, and much more active.

(my first topic posted!!!)

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LOL, I did get shorter (by about 1/2 inch) but I doubt it was noticeable by anyone other than my doc's measuring pole...

Visually though, I think I look taller (not shorter) because I am less wide...

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I'm shorter than I used to be, but in my case, it's my age. If you're still young or middle-aged, it may just be that you look shorter because you're a lot narrower (??)

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Its all about Geometry - No the differential of the radius around your old body has decreased in Relationship to your the vertical axis causing a deflection of the point load which was your weight! So in other words it is a mathematical illusion

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Its all about Geometry - No the differential of the radius around your old body has decreased in Relationship to your the vertical axis causing a deflection of the point load which was your weight! So in other words it is a mathematical illusion

Haha... sounds about right! More width gave the illusion of much more height... Now with less width...

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I grew by 2cm! People said i looked taller! Maybe because youre a big guy, and theres less of you, its a feeling of you taking up less space

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