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unexpected consequences
So if you'll recall, I lost 70+ pounds with my triplet pregnancy and subsequent delivery. My wedding/engagement rings were loose, but not dangerously so. I had been considering re-sizing my rings, but figured I should wait and see what happened once I stopped nursing. What if, after all, I put all that weight right back on after I stopped nursing? So I put it off.

However, in the past several days, I've lost an additional 12 pounds due to this horrifying, evil, icky, awful, yucky intestinal flu. And last night, I lost my rings in my bed. It took me nearly an hour this morning to find them. Probably Seth could have found them in a few minutes, because he's better at such things than I am, but that's his fault for not being here. I should have left it for him to find; would have served him right. Except, well, I was panicking.

Now, just three to four more of these horrible flus and I'll be at my ideal weight. Unfortunately, I'll also want to kill myself, because this was about as miserable as I've ever been. Well, except for my pregnancy and subsequent recovery, that is.

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allah_sulu From: allah_sulu Date: April 23rd, 2008 02:31 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yikes! I had that same problem with my wedding ring (and I'll be facing it again soon with the declining I'm currently doing). You can have it resized or have something put inside it to make it tighter; but until then, you might want to wear it around your neck on a chain if there's any danger of it falling off somewhere where it won't be easily found again.
estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: April 23rd, 2008 10:48 pm (UTC) (Link)
congrats on your own declining. I plan to have it resized... I had just been putting it off until I was done nursing, but I'm thinking maybe I shouldn't wait.
leahmiriam From: leahmiriam Date: April 23rd, 2008 03:56 pm (UTC) (Link)
Show off. You're skinny enough, I cannot keep up with you!

My rings would have fallen off, too...if I hadn't thrown one of them first! Ha!

I am glad you are on the mend, and as always, chalk this up to being Seth's fault for being out of town. 'Cause if we cannot blame Seth, what do we have?

estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: April 23rd, 2008 10:48 pm (UTC) (Link)
Er, you're three sizes smaller than me, you're more than keeping up.

I say, let's blame Joel, he's an easier target. :)
From: morganminstrel Date: April 23rd, 2008 04:09 pm (UTC) (Link)
Wow, I don't think Amythyst's even thought about that issue. I should mention it to her, especially since our rings can't be resized...

Um, congrats on losing the weight....? Just, um, try not to do it that way again, ok?
estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: April 23rd, 2008 10:47 pm (UTC) (Link)
she can get things from the jeweler to put on the ring to make the ring smaller if it can't be resized.

Um, congrats on losing the weight....? Just, um, try not to do it that way again, ok?

Okay, I promise not to have any more triplet pregnancies followed by nasty bouts of intestinal flus again. At least, I HOPE not to have any more triplet pregnancies followed by nasty bouts of intestinal flus again...
From: morganminstrel Date: April 23rd, 2008 10:51 pm (UTC) (Link)
Okay, I promise not to have any more triplet pregnancies followed by nasty bouts of intestinal flus again. At least, I HOPE not to have any more triplet pregnancies followed by nasty bouts of intestinal flus again...

Well, good. ;-)
allah_sulu From: allah_sulu Date: April 23rd, 2008 11:26 pm (UTC) (Link)
Okay, I promise not to have any more triplet pregnancies followed by nasty bouts of intestinal flus again. At least, I HOPE not to have any more triplet pregnancies followed by nasty bouts of intestinal flus again...

That was actually my next plan for weight loss, but you've talked me out of it.
From: have_inner_lady Date: April 23rd, 2008 04:22 pm (UTC) (Link)
I hope you're not wearing the rings now, then. We all still know you're in love and married and happy about it.

Losing 12 pounds to a flu is horrifying! And with nobody else there? Friend, I don't know how you coped.

May your next 12 pounds lost be via some much more gentle method.
estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: April 23rd, 2008 10:45 pm (UTC) (Link)
Seth was here during the worst of my sickness. He left yesterday morning when I was getting over the worst of it. not the end of the world.

I'm wearing the rings now, but I won't wear them to bed tonight. If I took them off during the day, I'd be SURE to lose them, though.
skatured From: skatured Date: April 23rd, 2008 04:57 pm (UTC) (Link)
OH now you can wrap yarn around the inside and pretend that you are in high school again and wearing a boyfriends oversized class ring!

I can't fit my wedding/engagement rings...they need to be sized up. :(
estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: April 23rd, 2008 10:49 pm (UTC) (Link)
but that's because YOU'RE NORMAL and I'M A FREAK
lynsaurus From: lynsaurus Date: April 23rd, 2008 07:46 pm (UTC) (Link)
Poor sweetie! Get well soon.
estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: April 23rd, 2008 10:50 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thanks. I feel much better today.

Julian is LOVING Walking With Dinosaurs, BTW, which finally arrived, and I did order the Dinosaur encyclopedia you suggested and gave it to him as an afikomen present and he LOVES it even though it's way over his head.
magid From: magid Date: April 23rd, 2008 09:13 pm (UTC) (Link)
12 pounds in a few days! That's scary, actually.

And while I hope you stay very very healthy, as long as you were horribly sick anyway, at least there's a silver lining.

Second with the wrapping something around the rings to help them fit better until you have a chance to resize them.

And overall, congrats on losing so much of what you've wanted to lose.
estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: April 23rd, 2008 10:43 pm (UTC) (Link)
yeah, I suppose it would be scarier if I didn't still have so much weight to lose. If I were at my ideal weight and THEN I lost 12 pounds in a couple days, well, that would be really terrifying. Even so, Seth almost made me go to the ER to get IV fluids and I do LOATHE the ER. The good news is, B"H I'm feeling better today.

If I don't get to the jeweler in the next few days I'll find something to wrap around the rings to make them smaller.

I'd gratefully accept your congratulations, except that none of the weight was lost through any effort on my part!
gishmak From: gishmak Date: April 23rd, 2008 09:25 pm (UTC) (Link)
feel better!
moadim l'simcha!
estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: April 23rd, 2008 10:51 pm (UTC) (Link)
thanks! I feel much better today, B"H!

chag sameach!
tigerbright From: tigerbright Date: April 24th, 2008 12:10 pm (UTC) (Link)
Feel better!

If you can get out to the jeweler, you can probably get a spring-based insert for the ring, to use until you're pretty sure your hands are at their final size.
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