(Closed) My "too skinny" weight is heavier than it used to be

posted 7 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
8038 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2013

@embarrassed99:  Isn’t this a good thing? Lol.

I don’t know, people change… bodies change over the years, etc. It could just be your perception as well.

120 sounds about right!

Post # 4
3860 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

It is probably the muscle! Did your boobs/hips get bigger as you have gotten older? That can be another explanation.

Post # 6
1360 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

That could definitely be true, 10lbs of muscle is good and it also takes up less space than fat so it would make you look thinner 😉 

Post # 9
2616 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

maybe they are concerned about if you are trying to concieve ? i dont know why the weight would be different on the same body… i know after i had my second child i weighed 120-125 and my doc said to me to gain weight.cause i was sick looking… i am 5ft5

Post # 10
6354 posts
Bee Keeper

You’ve probably got more muscle on you now, lady! (Muscle weighs more thsn fat). That’s definitely a good thing.

Post # 11
9544 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

It’s because people generally gain weight throughout adulthood until they get to an elderly age. So the normal range for a 30 year old is a bit higher than the normal range for a 20 year old. No big deal. Just eat healthy and listen to your doctors. 

Post # 12
1177 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I think you’ve answered your own question: you’ve added muscle mass, which is much denser than fat.

Post # 13
714 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Might also have to do with a loss of collagen and the process of aging. I’ve noticed a big differenc in the way that my face has changed. When I was 18 I had full cheeks and no bags under my eyes, but now I’m the same weight and look a little sickly at times. I’d chalk it up to gained muscle and aging skin.

Post # 14
2211 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

That’s completely normal.  Everyone’s body has a weight that their body wants to ideally be at, and this ideal weight always increases as we get older.  So, it would make sense that you would start to look too skinny at a higher weight, since you are older.

Post # 15
1004 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@embarrassed99:  if you have more lean muscle tissue versus fat you will weigh more.


weight is just a number. I’m 5’9 and weigh 150lbs and i’m a size 6/8. I lift weights and run for exercise …and I still outweigh other women my height who don’t (but I’m smaller size wise)


Focus on how you look and feel not on the scale! 😉

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