Saturday, 6 October 2012
Finally, the ring comes off!
I don't wear a lot of jewelry, typically, but the one ring that I do wear is my (undergrad) school ring. It's for the university I'm most sentimental about, because without my undergrad, I would not have been able to do my MBA or go to law school. Plus, the university was in my hometown (Edmonton, AB), and I am very sentimental about that, even though I now live clear across the country.
So I love the ring, and I wear it all the time. I have never had it sized, so as my weight has fluctuated, the ring has migrated from finger to finger, like a wandering minstrel.
During the first year of law school the ring was on the middle finger of my left hand, but eventually I gained so much weight (even in my fingers) that the ring had to move over to the ring finger on my right hand. And there it stayed. Eventually I gained so much weight that the ring simply wouldn't come off at all - it was stuck - and by this time last year I had put on so much weight that the ring was starting to dig into my finger at times.
As I have been losing weight, however, I have been losing weight everywhere, including in my fat little sausage fingers. The ring started getting loose, and over time became very loose - - so much so that it drove me crazy when I was on the elliptical in the mornings, because it kept spinning around my finger.
With all of my weight loss (more than 60 pounds to date, yay!) I figured that the ring was eventually going to come off, and I kept trying it week by week. And week by week, my knuckle would get in the way. Until this week, when I was able to pry the ring off my finger. Sure, it took a little muscle power and some hand cream (OK, a lot of hand cream), and I made some unladylike noises, but the ring came off!
Now I have the same worries most women do - - wondering where I put my ring, or worrying that the ring will fall off. And that is kind of cool.