Losing weight = smaller ring size???

posted 4 months ago in Rings
Post # 2
97 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

I gained weight when I was pregnant and had my ring size change.  It wasn’t a big change, but my wedding band was too tight to be comfortable until I lost all the extra weight, like a year after the baby was born.

Post # 3
354 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2019

Bodies are all very different in shapes and sizes, including our own body parts! I’ve been losing weight for a while, and sometimes one thigh is 3cm+ bigger than the other! Same with arms, wrists, and so on. I also have one foot that is an AU size 8 and the other is a 9. So it doesn’t surprise me to hear that your fingers are also different sizes 🙂

Post # 4
542 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: A vineyard

I think it depends. I went from 150 down to 115ish and stayed there for a long time.  My finger size went from 7 to 6 only. At the time of my marriage I was 6.5. Today after a baby and some ED treatment I weigh a little more and my finger size is only about 6.75. I wear a 7 to give myself breathing room while wearing a set of 3 or 4

Some people fingers may change size drastically when losing or gaining weight. Mine didn’t. I have no proof but I wonder if it’s about the shape. I have super short fingers that don’t have much discernable knuckle which results in finger muffin top no matter what my ring size is lol. 

  • This reply was modified 4 months, 1 week ago by  DappledDuchess. Reason: Adding another number
Post # 5
33 posts

I have lost about 60 lbs since I received my ring.  My ring size started at a 9.75 and is now a 7.5.  I got a solitaire for this reason.  I didn’t want to resize a pave ring so dramatically.

Post # 6
1151 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2005 - A Castle

During my first pregnancy many  moons ago, I swelled to a 7 from 5.5,  but went back down shortly after I delivered. I didn’t swell much with my other 2 pregnancies. I stayed at 5.5 until about 4 years ago when I lost 30 lbs, but I only went down to a 5. 

Post # 7
821 posts
Busy bee

I lost almost 60 lbs, and I went down from a size 8 to a size 5.5. Rings on my left finger seem very slightly looser than my right though.

Post # 8
5958 posts
Bee Keeper

twocaratpeony :  When I was pregnant my ring size went up a full size.  And then after pregnancy I went down about a 1/4th of size.

Post # 9
502 posts
Busy bee

I lost about 80lbs-90lbs a few years back. I went from a size 9ish to a 6-6.5

Post # 10
114 posts
Blushing bee

It’s pefectly normal to be a size different from one hand to the other. My dominant hand has always been a size smaller than my other, too. It’s usually the other way around, but it’s not a rule. Weight loss/gain can definitely effect ring size, but how much will depend on your individual body.

Post # 11
1071 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2018

I lost 30 pounds and my ring dropped a size. It’s not a problem for my solitaire engagement ring, but can be problematic with my channel set wedding ring.

Post # 12
965 posts
Busy bee

When I lost weight my ring when from a size 7 to a 6.25. 

Post # 13
357 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2020

My ring size was a 6.75 (ring finger) throughout college. During my first year of grad school, I gained 20-25 pounds, and my ring size was still a 6.75! I’ve been gradually losing the weight again, and my ring size still hasn’t changed. My bra size and jean size is a completely different story, haha. 

Post # 14
566 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2018

My weight has fluctuated up and down about 30 lbs total since age 21 (now 28), and my ring size hasn’t changed once. So weird!

Post # 15
719 posts
Busy bee

My weight fluctuates 40 lbs. My fingers stay the same size at 120 or 160 lbs. But to be fair my fingers are not where I carry extra weight. 

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