Post # 1
Another waiting bee and I are trying to lose weight at home so that we are “wedding dress shopping ready” when the time comes. However I want to know if anyone who has lost weight noticed a difference in ring size? I’m not sure how much weight someone can lose in their hand but was just curious of anyone has experienced this? SO has my ring size and I’m wondering if it could change.
I’ve lost 42 pounds and still have another 40 to go, should I get resized now or wait until I’m at my goal weight?
Post # 2
Yeah, you should probably recheck your size. Some people have big changes in ring size from weight loss/gain, some people really don’t.
Post # 3
wowndup: the fit of the ring is a personal choice (i.e. how comfortable you are with it being tight vs “spinning”, etc). I measure a 5.25 and my original setting was a 5.25 and it was fine, my new setting is a 6 and I really like it looser. It’s definitely not going to fall off at all (I have shaken my hand really hard to make sure, haha) – when my hands are really cold it will spin a bit, but my fingers fluctuate size throughout the day and I’ve found that it’s more often comfortable than a smaller ring that “fits”.
Point being, unless your knuckles are really small, you can probably comfortably wear a small size range (rather than it having to be one particular size) for a while until you know what your final size will be. If you find that it’s a little big but you still have weight to lose, I’d recommend getting a temporary sizer rather than getting it resized several times.
Post # 4
I’d definitely wait!
I haven’t lost nearly as much as you have, but my ring size has gone from a 6.5 to a 4.5. I resized my ring already, but since I have more weight I’d like to lose, I’m not going to resize again until later.
Congrats on all your success btw! I’ve plateaued recently so am trying to get back on the diet wagon. 🙂
Post # 5
I agree with PPs. I’m certain that I gain all of my weight in my fingers as the only “clothing” size that changes when I drop the pounds is my ring size.
Post # 6
We got engaged at the end of October, no idea what size ring it is as he didn’t know my size (he chose the ring himself, not sure he even thought about the size, just want it looked like!)
Anyway, it was really tight to start with, as in I was worried I wouldn’t get it on. I’ve lost 15lb since January (and probably a little more before Christmas too – I’m now 175lb, a way to go!) and now my ring is spinning around and doesn’t sit straight. I’ve bought some ‘ring snuggles’ from Claire’s Accessories which I’ll need to use soon.
First pic (bright pink nails) is the day he proposed, second pic (hideous chipped pale pink) is the ring today
Post # 7
Ive lost 16 pounds since being engaged. My ring was a five and a half when i picked it up the store. I cried because they made it too small and it gave my finger a muffin top. I took it then since i was seing my parents the next day. I didnt get a chance for a while to go back but now its too big. I just got my wedding band and its a 5, and fits perfectly. I still have 7 ppounds to lose, so ill get them resized ( at least my ering) before my wedding. Ill have to see if my fingers swell in the summer heat
Post # 8
Oh definitely! I lost about 23lbs since we bought my wedding band and now both my rings are a little loose. That said, when we went on minimoon, in the heat my fingers swell so they fitted but now I’m back at home, they’re spinning! Going to get through summer here before I decide whether to get resized.
Post # 9
Thanks Bees!! I will definitely have to get resized by the sound of it but his timeline is by May next year so hopefully I’ll lose what I want before that and check ring size then. 🙂
penguinwapi: i think i will wait, it would probably look weird if i kept going in to be sized all the time 😅
TheGridMonster: thanks 😀 I lost 27 pounds in the last 2 months!! I think the idea of buying a dress off the rack has propelled my drive!!
ktb2102: congrats! your ring is beautiful!!!
stephlynn: i love that – ‘muffin top’ hehe! Amazing weight loss!! Glad you didn’t get it resized right away!!
Post # 10
wowndup: I think it depends on the person. I’ve lost 20 lbs and the ring I wear on my middle finger (grandmother’s wedding band) fits the same. My mom has been the same ring size since high school and she’s over 100lbs bigger now. I would remeasure your finger to see if it has changed with the first bit of weight loss and go from there.
Post # 11
Well, the more weight you lose the bigger your ring will look! In all seriousness, Congratulations on your weightloss! I Would def get you ring size checked and if you plan on losing alot more weight just make sure you get it resized whenever you feel its too loose.
Im on the same boat as you. Trying to lose weight before to proposal happens so i can be engagement picture and dress shopping ready. I have a long (70 pounds) way to go.
Post # 12
Not sure about weight loss…but I know about gain lol.
When i was 125 pounds my ring size 5. 150 pounds ring size 6. Now I weight 170 and I’m a ring size 6 3/4
Post # 13
My mum lost 62kg which is about 136lbs and she went down 6 full ring sizes. I have recent lost 43kg so around 95lbs and have gone down 3 full sizes. I would wait until you have lost 3/4 of your weight. Resizing rings can make the prongs that hold stones a little looser. I am having mine resized next week, we bought it around 15kgs ago!
Post # 14
Definitely wait to get it re-sized, unless you’re okay with re-sizing it more than once….but re-sizing because you’ve lost weight is a great feeling 🙂 I’ve lost approx 18 pounds and my rings, while not in danger of falling off, are ‘spinny’ most days (lol they fit just fine on PMS days) and I’d like to lose a bit more so I’m holding off on re-sizing…but also tricky as we need to buy wedding bands soon.
Post # 15
I went from a size 10 to a 9.25 just by losing 35lbs, but I’ve gained 25 if that back and now I’m a 9.5 lol go figure