I've written over 953 blog posts in four years.
Only one post has been deleted.
Deleted on purpose.
On that deleted post, I showed you my my ring that I designed for achieving one year of maintaining my goal weight.
Then I deleted that post a week later.
I regret that decision.
I've received a few emails and Facebook messages from some of you recently asking, "what ever happened to that ring?"
So here we are with a story to re-tell you.
Let's flashback to December 2011.
I had just achieved my one year goaliversary.
One year at my goal weight of 145 lbs.
For me, my plan for my Lap-Band was not about losing the weight, but really all about maintaining that 115+ lbs weight loss.
And I knew that I deserved a reward for that accomplishment and at the same time needed a daily reminder of maintaining my weight.
So I asked a local jeweler to design me a ring.
My only two requirements that I asked the jeweler?
A ring that I couldn't break if I accidentally hit it against something.
And a ring that was symmetrical.
I know. Doesn't my practicality scare you sometimes?
The jeweler drew these images to give me an idea of what he had in mind.
Then I chose a gemstone (a gift - a ruby, thanks Mom and Dad!) It's the in the bottom right of the box:
Then the jeweler made the ring in wax and put the ruby in it:
And the final creation:
|White gold, ruby, diamonds|
The ring is always there to remind me of my accomplishment of losing 115+ lbs.
The ring is always there to remind me of what I need to keep doing: maintaining my weight.
|Being silly with my sister at Disney World|
|Having a laugh with friends!|
I have now maintained my weight for two years and eight months.
I wonder what my ring and I will be up to next?