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What To Do About Shrinking Fingers

No, that doesn't say, "What To Do About Shrinking Figures." Which could also work, though I'd be more willing to use that once I get below 300...No, I'm talking about the fact that my fingers are getting smaller. What a great occurrence! I've always had big thick sausage fingers. But now, they're closer to just normal old hot dogs! (Sweet!) The problem, though, comes from the fact that my wedding band is starting to get uncomfortably loose. When I'm taking a shower, and I have shampoo in my hands, the ring always almost comes off. I get worried that it'll fall off sometime. Guys and Gals, did/does this happen to you? Any thoughts about a solution? It's a tungsten band, so I can't take it in to get re-sized. I've been thinking about getting a carbon fiber band, so that could be an option (a new band); but I don't see the point until I've reached my goal. And Anna won't let me get a tattoo for the duration of my journey. I want to keep it on my finger, though, and not wear it around my neck or something. I know, it's a silly thing to worry about, but my wedding band does mean a lot to me (though not as much as my marriage, of course!!). Thoughts? Experiences?

Okay, on to my totals so far:

Monday (and the weekend):

.5 Hours on the Elliptical
1-3 Mile Walk
300 Calf Raises
100 Sit-Ups
Jump Rope for 5 Minutes
3- 30 Second Planks
Read the Bible twice fo far (Boo!!)
Prayed Nightly


2.0 Hours on the Elliptical
3- 3 mile walks
400 calf raises
250 sit ups
Jump rope for 15 minutes
Build up to 5- 30 second Planks (per day)
Read the Bible Daily
Pray Daily
Go on one date with my wife

I really want to try to wake up early so that I can go on my walk before work (and be able to spend more time in the evening with Anna).

By the way, I'm trying to convince Anna (my wife) to write a guest blog for when I get under 300. Kind of an outsider's take on my journey (what has worked and what hasn't)--an up-close report. What do you think of that idea?

Peace.  Be with you.



September 1, 2009 at 4:51 AM

I think it's a great idea to have Anna post for an outsider's take. Give her time with it. Good job meeting your goals for the day.

  South Beach Steve

September 1, 2009 at 5:09 AM

I would love to read Anna's perspective on things; however, if she is like my wife, then good luck! :-)

Regarding the wedding band, I have had the same issue. As a result, I don't wear mine right now, but I plan on buying a tungsten band after I reach my goal. Maybe you could use some thread about the same color as the ring to make it fit a little better for the time being. You can also buy a piece that fits in the bottom of the ring that makes it fit smaller fingers. I am not sure what it is called, but my wife has one on a ring that belonged to her grandmother.

Great job on the goals!