I recently scored a copy of all my pediatric medical records - my brother’s now dating the pediatrician’s daughter It’s got all my doctor visits and a weight/height chart from the ages of 0 to 16.
At present, I am 26, 5’7" and 245lbs.
When I was 13, I had stopped growing, so I was 5’7" and ~270#
According to this chart, my weight and height went up at a regular pace - no huge jumps or dips. Apparently the weight part of the chart is more steep than most people. The chart actually stops at 16yo but in the “visits” part of the records, it says I was 288# at age 17. By the time I was 24 and began to LOSE weight, I was 314#.
Anyway - my “goal” weight, which I’ve determined is pretty normal for my height and body type (large frame) is about 170.
Problem is, my body has NEVER been 5’7" and 170. Last time I weighed 170, I was 10.5 years old and 4’3" tall. Heck, right now I am at the weight I was at when I was 12 and 5’1".
Am I going to be able to overcome this weight “hurdle”? Is it harder for someone in my situation to lose weight than, say, someone that was a size 2 in High School and put on a bunch of weight? (not knocking people who have experienced that - losing weight is hard for ANYONE!)
I lost 90 lbs like nothing…put on 25 over a year and seem to be stuck here at the weight I was when I hit puberty. In fact, I notice my hormones are ACTING like I am in puberty again…like they’re able to “work” again now that I’m at a less-obese state.
My question isn’t really if I can get down to my goal weight or not…but more a question of the difference in the science of weightloss between someone who has grown up with stats like me as opposed to someone who has a vastly different-looking height/weight chart - one with large jumps and dips.
Do I still have the fat on me from when I was 12? 11? 10? Is this “old fat” harder to shake than “newer” fat? Does fat grow in layers like Sedimentary Rocks?
Sorry if I rambled a bit. Sort of hard to explain what I’m thinking. Hopefully someone with some knowledge will help me understand.