I can no longer wear it. It is not that I do not love it. But it just keeps slipping off of my finger. I finally had to take off my fat self wedding band.
As you can see in this picture I have 4 wedding bands. The middle one is my original wedding band. I weighed 148 lbs. when we got married 40 years ago. The one directly behind it is my wedding band when I gained weight during my child bearing years. The one to my left is my mother’s ring which I used to wear (for a very short few months) during my first major weight loss. And the one on the right is the band I have been wearing for the last 20 years.
I have very few pieces of jewelry. The ones I do have, John bought for me through the years. But pieces of jewelry I always wear are my earrings, wedding band and my necklace holding my other wedding rings. The only time I have ever taken this necklace off is when I wear other necklaces, which is extremely rare.
Today, I put on for the first time in 20 years, my original wedding band. It is very exciting to me to know that I am close to the weight I was when I got married. I wish I had the engagement ring that went with it. It came as a set with my wedding band. It was made by Orange Blossom. I remember so well in college going through the bridal magazines looking for my favorite ring. I loved that ring. I tore the ad out of the magazine and gave it to John and said “that is the engagement ring I want”. And he was so sweet to listen to me. (Actually I was quite demanding back then and thank God John overlooked that slight flaw).
And then that beautiful ring got stolen. I lost weight after we got married and was sporting 134 pounds. My ring was too big on me and I kept it in a special box. We went out of town, box in tow, and stayed at a motel. I did not even notice the ring was gone until we got home. Thank God it was insured. I wish I had used that money to replace that beautiful ring. But I had been wanting a dishwasher. And you guessed it. I bought a dishwasher with the insurance money. How do you spell the word STUPID!
I am still going to wear my necklace with my mom’s wedding ring and my past fat self wedding ring. I never want to forget my past fat life. I never want to go back there. My mom’s ring is so special to me that I want to keep it on my necklace. It does fit me but is just a bit snug. After all my mom weighed only 105 pounds. And I know I will never weigh that. So for right now It will continue to have a special place on my necklace right next to my past fat self ring.