30-Somethings - smaller wrists?




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SweetAsCanBe
03-01-2013, 03:07 PM
This may be a dumb question, but any of you that have lost weight do you notice smaller wrists? My mom gave me a beautiful bracelet for Christmas but I can't wear it because it's too small. I have that issue with almost anything to put on my wrists.


UrbanHavok
03-01-2013, 03:12 PM
It's possible, I can tell you it happened to me with my ankles. The are actually about half an inch smaller and I didn't notice until my socks started to slip off LOL. can the bracelet be adjusted at all?

SweetAsCanBe
03-01-2013, 03:17 PM
Nope, not at all. I've tried finding one of those little adjuster things (lack of better wording haha). But I'm only finding in yellow gold color and mine is dark silver. Sorry, I'm awful describing lol.

I hope my feet and ankles will shrink too. My feet are WIDE. I can't wear cute heels and sandals.


runthecontinent
03-01-2013, 05:16 PM
I think it depends on what weight you are now, but I do think my wrists have gotten a bit smaller already!

And I have heard of many people who have lost weight and now actually wear a smaller shoe size because their feet aren't as wide anymore. So I do believe your feet and ankles are very likely to shrink!

Loseit
03-01-2013, 08:49 PM
I did notice smaller wrists for myself!! My mom gave me a bracelet and it was tight when I got it as well!! Now it fits me perfectly!!! Even my wedding ring got tight when I put on weight and now its kinda lose... I now need one of those ring adjusters! Hope this helps... I have lost around 60 pounds from my highest weight!!!

SweetAsCanBe
03-01-2013, 09:13 PM
I'm only 5'3 and 230 lbs. I was at 240 3 weeks ago until I cut out soda (that says I drank a LOT of soda huh?)

Anyway, I have giant forearms. If I could I would wear long sleeves year round just to hide them I would. And giant wrists. But I do feel better hearing about feet possibly shrinking and someone who has actually experienced wrists getting smaller wrists.

Lose it: that is amazing! What are you doing for weight loss?

elvislover324
03-01-2013, 09:17 PM
I lost weight in my neck, wrists and feet. I got to take out my extenders in my necklaces which made me so happy! My rings haven't changed sizes much though, for whatever reason my fingers want to keep the weight. Boo.

IanG
03-01-2013, 09:52 PM
My pants feel loose. I like pulling them down while still buttoned up.

SweetAsCanBe
03-01-2013, 11:39 PM
My pants feel loose. I like pulling them down while still buttoned up.
That's funny because I put a pair of jeans on this morning that were pretty snug but I was able to pull up and down without unbuttoning or unzipping. My husband thought I was weird when I told him. I've been pulling at them to keep them up all day. Awesome feeling!

SweetAsCanBe
03-01-2013, 11:42 PM
elvislover324.... I just saw your ticker..... WOW!!!!!you're doing an amazing job!! What plan are you following? You are one of my new heroes! I hope your fingers decide to slim down too!

newleaf123
03-02-2013, 12:01 AM
My wrists have gotten smaller. I had a bracelet that was difficult to clasp by myself, and after losing some amount of weight (not sure how much at that point) I could easily clasp it on my own since the loose end I needed to catch hung down a lot farther.

My fingers have gotten smaller, too. Ankles? Not so much. And I do think my feet are a slight bit less wide, based on how a pair of shoes went from pinching me at the widest point (such that I couldn't bear to wear them) to fitting me fine now.

Loseit
03-03-2013, 09:32 AM
SweetasCanBe, I did calorie counting and exercising as well..i trained for a half marathon..after losing around 50 pounds I maintained for around 6 months and now back and have lost another 10.. This time is primarily calorie counting and p90x..

scarletlily23
03-03-2013, 10:32 AM
My wrist did get smaller. A bracelet I bought a long time ago now comes practically down half my arm!

elvislover324
03-03-2013, 10:37 AM
elvislover324.... I just saw your ticker..... WOW!!!!!you're doing an amazing job!! What plan are you following? You are one of my new heroes! I hope your fingers decide to slim down too!

Aw thanks, SweetAsCanBe! I have been very blessed with my weightloss this time, I can't thank God enough. I follow a plan with a nutritionist that I see weekly with a doctor and nurse as it's very low calorie. I was diagnosed with endometrial cancer over last summer and my weight/fat cells were feeding the cancer with too much estrogen (I know, gross!) so I had to get it off quickly. I'm trying to get the weight off to prevent the cancer from getting worse while I try and get pregnant before having an inevitable hysterectomy in the next year. It's not a diet plan for everyone is what I am getting at, there are a lot of factors involved! Sorry for the long reply!!

Misti in Seattle
03-03-2013, 11:01 AM
I'm not in the 30s :) but your post caught my attention. I've noticed recently that I can now get my thumb and finger around my wrist easily... and I could not do that before.

beachluvr79
03-03-2013, 11:31 AM
Yep. Wrists, fingers, ankles, feet. It all shrank. Now if my hips would just follow suit.

SweetAsCanBe
03-03-2013, 10:38 PM
Aw thanks, SweetAsCanBe! I have been very blessed with my weightloss this time, I can't thank God enough. I follow a plan with a nutritionist that I see weekly with a doctor and nurse as it's very low calorie. I was diagnosed with endometrial cancer over last summer and my weight/fat cells were feeding the cancer with too much estrogen (I know, gross!) so I had to get it off quickly. I'm trying to get the weight off to prevent the cancer from getting worse while I try and get pregnant before having an inevitable hysterectomy in the next year. It's not a diet plan for everyone is what I am getting at, there are a lot of factors involved! Sorry for the long reply!!
No apology needed! I feel a little silly worrying about my bracelet fitting when I know there are far more important reasons to lose this weight. You are such an inspiration. That has got to be extremely tough, but you are doing fantastic. God is good! I will include you in my prayers. I had a hysterectomy 2 years ago April 6 at the age of 29. I had uterine prolapse, already had 4 living children and 4 in heaven. My hysterectomy came at a good time because the doctor did say they found abnormalities. Stay strong and keep that wonderful attitude and your faith.

I appreciate all the responses! I see lots of great progress on tickers, and it really gives the motivation I need. Thank you for sharing!

SweetAsCanBe
03-03-2013, 10:41 PM
Yep. Wrists, fingers, ankles, feet. It all shrank. Now if my hips would just follow suit.


This just gave me a case of the giggles. I do hope your hips behave! I would take some from you as I think mine are a bit boring. But it may just be all the extra weight I'm carrying. Maybe one I lose some belly I'll get a waist and pretty hips.

elvislover324
03-04-2013, 02:05 PM
No apology needed! I feel a little silly worrying about my bracelet fitting when I know there are far more important reasons to lose this weight. You are such an inspiration. That has got to be extremely tough, but you are doing fantastic. God is good! I will include you in my prayers. I had a hysterectomy 2 years ago April 6 at the age of 29. I had uterine prolapse, already had 4 living children and 4 in heaven. My hysterectomy came at a good time because the doctor did say they found abnormalities. Stay strong and keep that wonderful attitude and your faith.

I appreciate all the responses! I see lots of great progress on tickers, and it really gives the motivation I need. Thank you for sharing!

There are definitely important reasons for all of us to lose weight but worrying about your bracelet is just as real for you as any of the other reasons we have. Your bracelet is a measure of accomplishment and without those measures/NSVs, we'd all lose a lot of motivation. :) Thank you so much for your kind comments and prayers, I need all the prayers I can get. I'm so sorry about your babies in heaven, I cant imagine what you have gone through. And thank God for your 4 beautiful babies here with you. I'm very nervous about a hysterectomy and I will be having one this year no matter what happens (I'm 37) and will be in surgical menopause before I leave the hospital as they have to take everything due to the spreading risk. I thought 37 was young nevermind 29, wow. Thank you for sharing so much with me, it makes me feel so less alone in all of this. You have no idea how much your post meant to me. :hug:

SweetAsCanBe
03-04-2013, 08:48 PM
I was scared to death going in for my surgery. I cried for days. I still have times that I mourn the loss of my uterus, but it is getting better. I did keep my ovaries, however I did have menopause symptoms for about a month after surgery. Then everything "woke back up" as my Dr explained. I had a vaginal hysterectomy and I was way more scared than I should've been. It really wasn't as bad as I thought it would be. I do recommend keeping on top of pain meds for at least the first week. I felt fine in the hospital (besides being groggy and a dull ache) but as soon as the IV pain meds wore off I was in more pain than I expected. The hardest part after the first week was remembering not to do too much. There is a wonderful site full of ladies that are very supportive for the before and after hysterectomy that I found. I haven't been on there for quite some time. I'm not sure if I can share the link here, but I can send to you via private message once I'm able to send messages. I'm still too new to do that. But you can get lots of info on what to expect, way more than I'll put on here so I don't make it any longer (I've probably almost wrote a book already).

crazycatlady33
03-06-2013, 11:23 PM
The other day I swear that my wrists looked smaller. I am not sure if its true or not...but they looked it!