Post # 1
How much weight do you have to lose or gain for your ring size to change?
I’m hoping to lose 15-20 lbs in the next 6 months, but I have 3 rings and if I have to resize them it will cost quite a bit to resize all three of them.
I’m just wondering in your experience, how much weight have you had to gain or lose before you notice a significant change in ring size – enough that you would need your rings resized.
Post # 3
I think it varies but it was huge for me. 15lbs of weight loss for me = size 6 to size 4.5!
None of my rings currently fit, even my newest one. It drives me nuts! Bands fit better because they don’t have a top-heavy diamond to spin around, so that may be a factor for you. And of course stacking 3 will be different than wearing just 1.
Post # 4
I lost 50 lbs and my size 7 rings got a bit loose but I didnt have to resize them at all. I lost it mostly in my core
Post # 5
@lilsweetie: I did gain a lot of weight from having 2 children in three years and my finger size went up 2 sizes.. From a 5 to a 7. A lot of it was swelling fom the pregnancy but even thought I’ve lost 60+ pounds since then my finger has not gone back to a size 5 exactly. Right now it’s about 5.75. I have about 25 or so pounds to lose still and I’m sure they will be lose by then. It doesn’t take much for my fingers change sizes. It really depends on the person.
Post # 6
@GelaMac: That’s awesome girl! I need some of your willpower right now.
Post # 7
i have about 65 in total to lose. so far i have lost about 20, my ring is starting to get loose but not worth resizing yet
Post # 8
I think it varies…generally it is the size of your knuckle that will dictate the size of the ring versus the actual “meaty” part of your finger…I know that sounded odd.
Post # 9
I was 211 in 2005 (I lost all sense and ate everything) and went down to 160 then up to 190 after a major car accident the end of 2008 and then down to 165 and now 175 because I just had major surgery so I cant really do anything…the key to losing weight and this is fact is to eat half of what you normally would eat. I swear I still ate everything, chips, pop, chocolate, fatty foods but only ate half and I never did one bit of excersise. I plan to start walkin soon to get back in shape after the surgery tho
Post # 10
I have to lose a lot. I was a size 6 when I was “thin”. My body is not thin now, far from it and I am a size 7.
Post # 11
@GelaMac: I’m sorry about your accident. Good job though girl you can do it!
Post # 12
@Dell79: that is the case for me – the base of my finger is 3.5, and my ring WAS sized to that, but I was getting a callus on my knuckle, and tearing it up to get it over my knuckle every morning and night so I’m getting it sized to a 4. The size 4 sizer was snug over my knuckle in the store, so I am hoping it will work for me.
Post # 13
I have gained and lost 50 – 100 lbs on a couple of occasions over the past 25 years. The most my fingers have fluctuated is about 1/2 size. My advice, keep the rings a bit bigger and wear one of those ring sizer things to make it more snug if you need to. Four years ago, my wedding and e-ring that were soldered together were not super tight, but snug and I fell and broke my hand. You guessed it the rings had to be CUT off and then BENT to get them off of my finger. (shoulda took pics) The rings were not very expensive, and most pricing I found was more to repair the rings then hubby paid for them. so I never repaired until a few months ago.
Fast forward to the last few months and hubby decided it was time for me to get the ultimate dream ring (well within our budget). I specifically got this one a tad larger, just in case I’m ever a clutz again! 😉
Post # 14
When I was my thinnest, my ring size was a size 6.5-6.75 and when I was my heaviest, my ring size was an 8.5-8.75. So far I have lost 54 lbs and my ring size went down to a 7.5. I still have 41 pounds to go but I’m sure once I lose all of the weight I will be back to a 6.5.
Post # 15
I’ve gained weight since my early 20s but I know when I was young and receivd a promise ring, I was a 4.5. Now with age and additional weight, I’m a 5.5.
Post # 16
I lost 20 pounds and went from an 8 to a 6. But, like a PP mentioned knuckle size–I have fingers that are pretty straight up and down. My knuckle is not much bigger than the base of my finger at all. So for me, it would be more of an issue than for others probably.