(Closed) Bees who lost weight: Did the amount you lost affect your ring size?

posted 5 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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263 posts
Helper bee

@LostInWonderland: In the past, I’ve fluctuated in weight about 50 pounds. My ring size has never changed any more than a 1/2 size each way, so really not enough to make a difference. I’m sure it could be different for you, or anyone else, but for me, 50 pounds didn’t make a huge difference in ring size. 

 

ETA: I would allow 1/4 to 1/2 size for seasonal swelling. I wear a ring snuggie if necessary in the cooler months. 

Post # 4
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143 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

I really think it varies from person to person. When going down 40 pounds my finger went from a 6 to a 4 1/2. I’m somewhere in the middle now. 

Post # 5
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3226 posts
Sugar bee

I lost 20 lbs and went from a size 7 to size 6. I don’t plan on losing any more just toning up.

Post # 6
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2906 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I lost 40 pounds and went from an 11 to a 10. Strangely, my ring size changed after the first 20 lbs but has stayed the same after losing the next 20. 

Post # 8
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1074 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

I’m losing weight and my ring was originally too big to begin off with.

It’s 8 3/4 right now and today, I’m getting it sized to 8 1/2. But I also have a size 8 stopper ring in front of it. It’s tiny and fits very nicely under my ering so it’s barely noticable. Totally stops my ring from going anywhere. My fingers are really puffy and bounce back and forth from having a horribly snug fit to then being obnoxiously loose.

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I lost 35lbs and my ring is too big now. I’m not sure what my actual size is now, but I think its around a 7.25. My e ring was ordered as a 7.75 and it was VERY tight on me until I started losing weight now I need to get it sized down some.

Post # 10
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663 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@LostInWonderland:  Can you possibly purchase an extended care plan? That way if you ever need to get it sized or the prongs re tipped or the stone tightened it’s free. That’s what we did with my rings and it’s a lifetime deal.

ETA: I’ve had the same size finger since high school and I’m significantly bigger now then I was then aalways ring size has always stayed the same. I think it just depends on the person.

Post # 12
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1016 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2018

for me it did change my ring size, im normally a 5-5.5 and i went to a 6. Now that ive lost that weight, my engagement ring is loose on me, i just went to a jewelry store and they put on this ring cozy thing on the bottom of it, to make it smaller, but its not permanent, so i can get it smaller or larger if i want to.

Post # 13
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9056 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

I’ve been everywhere from 117-210, and my ring size has ALWAYS been 6.5

Post # 14
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273 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I’m just shy of 40 lbs down, and I would guess that my ring size has shrunk about 1/2 a size. I’m holding off on thinking about getting it sized, because although it’s a little loose, it’s not completely falling off yet, and might as well wait since I still have maybe 30 lbs to go.

I’m also holding off until summer because, like you said, I’m not sure how much room to allow for summer swelling! It was hard to gauge the different last summer because I was also at my peak weight.

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

First  congrats on your weight loss and engagement! Im down about 35 pounds and my rings now have to be worn on my middle fingers.  im still a waiting bee so when i git sized my ring size is now 5.75 when it was 7. 

Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

My ring size went up from an 81/2 to 91/2 when I gained weight at university. I lost about 30 pounds and it hasn’t changed back. My puffy fingers have always swelled up to about a 10 in the heat though so now I can wear my rings all the time! It’s more convinient this way actually. 

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