For a number of years, I haven't been able to remove my wedding band because it was too tight. It was literally stuck. I haven't been able to wear my engagement ring because it was too tight. Yes, I could have had my wedding band removed and my engagement ring stretched. I didn't, though.
Having my wedding band removed would have involved having it cut off. This would have been humiliating and heartbreaking. Having my engagement ring re-sized wouldn't have been quite as embarrassing, but somehow I felt that doing so would be like admitting to myself that I would never be a normal weight.
Even as I continued to binge eat and gain weight, and made no effort whatsoever to change my unhealthy habits, I didn't want to admit complete failure. I still had some small amount of hope that the rings would fit again. Not to mention that, as my weight has gone up and down over the years I've had my rings re-sized more times than I care to admit.
I can finally get my wedding band off and wear my diamond engagement ring!!!!!! What a great feeling!!