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11 minutes ago, STLoser said:

Yeah, originally my wedding set was an 8.5, and about 10 years ago when I gained even more weight I had my husband have it sized up to 10 because I missed it so much. It's funny because it's not some giant diamond or ridiculously expensive, but it is my dream ring and I miss it so much, and the sentimental value is worth everything to me. I wish I hadn't had it resized now, but I never had any hope that I'd get wls or lose weight.
I guess I'll just have to get it sized back down when I get to my goal. ;)
Congratulations on being back in your wedding set!

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I love buying craft jewelry, some of which is pretty expensive. My favorite is rings because I get to look at them when I'm wearing them. Due to all my weight changes over the last decade I have lots of sizes. Craft rings are hard to resize because the shafts are not standard. After my weight is HOPEFULLY FINALLY stable after surgery I will probably have some of them remade by the original crafts peoples, if I can't just find a different finger to wear them on.

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39 minutes ago, STLoser said:

Oh, speaking of jewelry! My neck size has also changed.. About 10 years ago is when I really got up in the high 300s in my weight and my neck got big. It was a 16 or 17 I think. I have a TON of jewelry and none of my necklaces fit anymore. I had to use extenders, but even some of those weren't long enough. Now my necklaces all fit again and I measured my neck the other day and it's 14 now!

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So all this ring talk has inspired me to get my engagement & wedding rings resized. My fingers got too chub about 4-5 years before surgery, and then around 3-4 months AFTER surgery, they fit again (yay!). But by the time I reached goal though, they became way too big (boo!)

Its weird because I even tried on rings that I had in high school that fit back then and they are too big on me now, even though I weigh about the same today as I did then. Weird.

Googled how to figure out my ring size, and apparently I'm a size 5.5 now. I think my engagement/wedding rings are currently a size 7?

Now I'm excited to get them resized...or maybe re-designed???

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My boyfriend brought my engagement ring a month or two back (mom can't keep a secret and told me). I wonder if it will fit when he finally pops the question?! I'm 3 month post surgery...

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15 minutes ago, XtinaDoesIt said:

My boyfriend brought my engagement ring a month or two back (mom can't keep a secret and told me). I wonder if it will fit when he finally pops the question?! I'm 3 month post surgery...

Probably not. Lol

im only 5 weeks out and the rings I had that fit just before surgery slip off my hand now.....no wedding ring for me for right now lol

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7 minutes ago, Orinskye said:

Probably not. Lol

im only 5 weeks out and the rings I had that fit just before surgery slip off my hand now.....no wedding ring for me for right now lol

Oops replied to wrong person. Please ignore.

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I can now fit into my size 12 shoes with room to spare. So my feet have shrunk. I’m not going to buy any shoes until I reach goal weight though.
my wedding rings which used to NOT fit (too small during pregnancy) finally fit again pre surgery ..... but now 5 weeks post op they are too big and slip off.
I just went into my drawers and cleaned out the clothes that were too big ( it was a lot of clothes) .

I also fit into my “when hell freezes over and I can actually fit into these” pants. They are a size XL and a 3XL used to be my go to

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24 minutes ago, XtinaDoesIt said:

My boyfriend brought my engagement ring a month or two back (mom can't keep a secret and told me). I wonder if it will fit when he finally pops the question?! I'm 3 month post surgery...

Maybe ask your mom to be the thoughtful and prepared one with a ring gaurd on hand so when you “tell her” that he popped the question she can offer up the ring gaurd so you can wear it for a while safely without losing before you have it sized.

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3 minutes ago, ShoppGirl said:

Maybe ask your mom to be the thoughtful and prepared one with a ring gaurd on hand so when you “tell her” that he popped the question she can offer up the ring gaurd so you can wear it for a while safely without losing before you have it sized.

Love this! Lol. Im soooooo tempted to look around for it now... BUT I will practice this new found self control that wls has given me. :)

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So all this ring talk has inspired me to get my engagement & wedding rings resized. My fingers got too chub about 4-5 years before surgery, and then around 3-4 months AFTER surgery, they fit again (yay!). But by the time I reached goal though, they became way too big (boo!)
Its weird because I even tried on rings that I had in high school that fit back then and they are too big on me now, even though I weigh about the same today as I did then. Weird.
Googled how to figure out my ring size, and apparently I'm a size 5.5 now. I think my engagement/wedding rings are currently a size 7?
Now I'm excited to get them resized...or maybe re-designed???
Ah! Might as well go for the re-design while you're at it! ;)

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The night you go to sleep and notice that lying on your side with your knee bones pressing together is really uncomfortable...so you have to put a pillow between your knees because you no longer have the fat cushion. Yep, I'm there! 😂

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I have many I could mention, but one that has been important lately is that pre-surgery, I needed EE width stability shoes. About 4 months ago, I moved to D width stability running shoes. Now those aren't comfortable anymore, especially now that I'm running more, I just bought D width, neutral shoes. I'm looking forward to being able to do more running.

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another NSV: I have a large hill on the vacant lot next to mine that I mow every week (because the owner doesn't take care of it and I don't want his weeds spreading to my yard). Last summer, I had difficulty getting up the hill on my riding mower and couldn't even attempt to go horizontally because of the risk of rollover. Now that I'm almost 100 lbs lighter, I can go horizontally with ease and my mower has no trouble getting up the hill.

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I am loving all the responses in this thread, it's inspiring!

Over the last few weeks I've logged a few more NSVs: I can feel my hipbone - hello old friend! My wedding ring is getting loose. My tighter fitting shoes are feeling loose. And my new favorite NSV: I can walk up the hill near my house without dropping into 1st gear or needing to stop for a break! 😍

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On 4/17/2021 at 10:04 PM, GaGirlGettingHealthy said:

I no longer have to wear wide shoes or plus size clothes.

I just tried on new shoes yesterday. I’m two sizes smaller and didn’t need wide width. Is that common? I’m back to the size 7.5 I was my whole life until I gave birth; from then until now I was a 8.5 wide. Remembered your above post when I was shopping last night. Glad you mentioned it or I would have thought I was nuts.

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11 minutes ago, HeatherE said:

I just tried on new shoes yesterday. I’m two sizes smaller and didn’t need wide width. Is that common? I’m back to the size 7.5 I was my whole life until I gave birth; from then until now I was a 8.5 wide. Remembered your above post when I was shopping last night. Glad you mentioned it or I would have thought I was nuts.

When I lost 100 lbs on my own 5 years ago I went down 1 or 2 sizes. I have heard it's common, but doctors don't believe it...

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