Wednesday, October 3, 2012
Ring a ding
When the Mr finally said yes to going ring shopping after a night out to dinner, I tried on a bunch of rings at the different jewelers in the mall. I sat at my desk at work and designed my perfect ring out of pictures I cut out of the stack of Brides magazine I accumulated. One night, we found that exact ring I dreamed up and I couldn't stop looking at it. The lady at the store wrote down my information for the Mr including my ring size. About 80 lbs heavier than my last ring purchase at just over 300 lbs. she said "it should be easy to remember, she's a perfect 10."
For our 10 year anniversary, I'd put in my time and we looked at nice diamond bands to take the place of my gold wedding band. Of course I couldn't try on the sample sizes because my sausage finger was too fat to grease it on but sliding it as far as it would go and putting the wedding ring on top of it took my breath away. At 411 pounds, the size of my ring was easy to remember...10.
About 8 months ago, I could no longer take the incessant spinning of my rings on my middle finger and bumping them up to the index finger was just annoying and it caught on everything. I was in an antique store that sold old jewelry and they had a ring sizer there. I tried on a bunch of rings and when I tried on one that fit, I slid it on the sizer and it read 7 1/2. At 288 lbs, I saw the ring size I'd been for basically my whole life change even though I'd been thinner and still a 10. It wasn't a cheap proposition either. The ring had to basically be rebuilt since I was dropping almost 3 sizes. It was like $300 for mine and $150 for the Mr's to drop 2 sizes.
As I type and am 9 lbs less than I was when I had my ring resized toward the beginning of the year, my ring is tipping to the side then dangling on the underside of my finger. Dear weight loss gods, I'm glad the scale has moved again but could you please stop taking it from my fingers? I would really prefer not to have a size 4 finger with a size 24 ass. (It's better than the size 34 ass I used to be but you get my meaning) I don't have the money to be getting this thing resized again within the next year. I'm gonna have to bust it out old school yo and wrap some yarn around the back.
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