Thursday, February 04, 2010

Wasting Away HNT

This week's HNT is sort of a result of last week's click-through. I haven't talked much about the weight loss due to my pissing it all away last year. At my first doctor's appointment, when I was officially diagnosed, I had dropped about 50 lbs. from the middle of the summer. It was fairly sudden, though looking back on it, happened over the span of many weeks. While I was still having to digest what lifestyle changes I had to make, I was somewhat happy with the fact that I lost weight, regardless of how I did it.

My four days in the hospital were spent pumping all sorts of fluids in me, which added about 10 lbs back. And made me healthier. Since then, part of my goal to get off the insulin is to lose weight. And there's been progress, though slow. I haven't lost it as quickly as I'd like, but I've been losing, and I consider that a step in the right direction. I'm back to about 50 lbs less than this summer, but 50 lbs is also relative. Everybody goes ooh and ahh when they read about a man who once weighed over 1000 lbs and has lost 600 lbs. But he still weighs 400 lbs. Not that my numbers are remotely close to that, but the story is still similar. I'm still a big guy.

I don't let that bother me at all. At my heaviest, I never really let it bother me. But I have to admit that I like how I'm feeling/looking. Which is a nice motivation. Yeah, someone who's never met me might have one image of me; others who have followed me through this are noticing the weight loss. And I'm determined to keep it coming off. I might even join a gym (though nobody should hold me to that...).

Where it's been most noticeable has been my face. I've noticed it. Many of you have noticed it too. That's where last week's HNT comes into play. I knew there were some other pictures of me playing Michelle. It's an interesting comparison. So here I am in 2005, 2007 (during Mahler's 3rd--I can guarantee I'm blowing my brains out!), and just last week. Yeah. I'm losing weight.


"May you have warm words
on a cold evening,
A full moon on a dark night,
And the road downhill
all the way to your door."

--Traditional Irish blessing/toast

This blessing goes out to this week's Mystery Guest. She has moved into a new place, away from her kids and their father to start a new chapter in her life. As part of that new chapter, she's also moved her blog to her own domain. Not just a figurative move, but a financially strategic move. But she needs your help. So, in a different twist on the "mystery" part, I'm revealing her now, so that you can get over to read her post and help out. Now head over to "Having My Cake...and eating it too!" She'll appreciate your help!
I have a little gripe regarding "...the Other HNT". Lord knows I'm not a comment whore. I used to get down when comments were lacking. I checked obsessively to see what my stats told me. I worried that I wasn't doing something "right". But that was when I was young and foolish.

I've noticed over the past few weeks that the comments over at OHNT have fallen drastically. I checked my stats, and there's still the same number of people visiting. But almost no one is commenting. What's up with that?? Your fellow HNTers are stepping out over there, and I'm sure they'd like some feedback, even if they're anonymous! So go check them out and leave some lovin'! Of course, it's NSFW, but you already knew that!
Theme Alert! - The Winter Olympics will be in full swing in two weeks, so why not celebrate your national pride with a Winter Olympics HNT? Even if you don't like the Winter Olympics, I'm sure that many of you have experienced some snow this year! That should get you in the mood! And if you're good, you can even incorporate some of it in your HNT! The Olympic theme worked well two years ago for the Summer Games--this one should do as well! So pull out your toques, lace up your skates, or whatever you need to do! Winter Olympics HNT in TWO weeks!

82 comments:

Curvaceous Dee said...

You're talking about the winter Olympics? It's swelteringly hot over this side of the planet :)

I'm up, and at the beach: Tawharanui HNT.

xx Dee

Diana said...

Happy HNT!

I'm up and I only have eyes for you.

Britni TheVadgeWig said...

You look great! Congrats, and glad to know that you're getting healthy and feeling better.

I'm up!

Elle said...

Keep up the good work with the weight loss! The important part is to feel good and healthy, and if losing weight's gonna help you achieve that, I'm all for it :)

The non-mystery guest is absolutely sexy.

I'm up, and I was already going for a sorta winter theme...

Osbasso said...

Autumn's a little puzzled...

http://www.autumnmistspeaks.blogspot.com/

sexpot38 said...

Haven't posted an HNT for a while, but we're up tonight.

Barefoot Dreamer said...

Os... you are getting down to your fighting weight - that's all.

I am up, come peek.

the eternal list said...

all the best of luck with your health, os

now that's one sexy MG!

SUPER BOWL FEVER!!!

i'm up, the last of the series

Jobthingy said...

yay for the weight loss.. baby steps.. :)

Im up.. and going to bed :)

xoxox

HHNT

BTExpress said...

The weight loss is very noticeable. I'm proud of you bro.

I'm up but not with a very happy post. Hell, it's not even an HNT.

Red Rider said...

Hmmm.. winter Olympic's theme eh? Something for OHNT perhaps to hang a medal around? ;-)

I'm up tonight still...

Patience Ann said...

Up!

TUG said...

The differences are noticeable, especially the past two years.

Great idea for a theme.

Emmy said...

You look great! But, I mentioned that the other day.

I'm up!
~Emmy

Evening said...

HEY THERE SKINNY, YOU LOOK GREAT. But more importantly, you are getting healthy!! I am so happy you are feeling good.

I decided to play HNT this week, I have something new to show off AND...I'VE MISSED MY HNT FRIENDS!!!

MG is gorgeous.

I'm up.

southerngirl said...

Wonderful on striving for your goals Os....

Cake is the Cake ya know...and she deserves all the love we can muster!!

I am up and serving thngs up in the kitchen baby!!

xx

Osbasso said...

Be sure to stop by and say hi to Cute but Evil!

http://cutebutevilgirl.blogspot.com/

Thursday's Child said...

Wow, I haven't done this in forever, and apparently I've missed all sorts of things! I'll have to go back thru your blog and catch up.

Anyway, after a looong absence, I'm back up with a Fancypants HNT!

http://sexnshoes.com/2010/02/fancypants-hnt/

13messages said...

I dig your attitude and congratulate you on your weight loss. The three pics do tell a nice story.

I'm up for HNT.

Vixen said...

It is very noticeable the amt of weight you have lost. I think that's terrific! :)

A winter theme, eh? Hmm...gotta put some thought into that.

I'm up. More Vegas pics :)

xo

Loverboy said...

I'm up for HNT

Cheers

Loverboy

Ava said...

I think this is the first time we are ever up before 9pm on Thursday! Yay us! Did something a little different this week. I guess we will see how it goes!

http://bedroom-closet.com/2010/02/03/hnt-of-a-different-flavor/

Sugarmag said...

Congratulations on your improved health! You look wonderful. Your mystery guest is hot, I will stop by but it must wait until morning.

My post is up and I am going to sleep.

Ms Scarlett said...

I'm up - and this weeks HNT is also my 100th post!!

You are looking fantastic, Os... I'm glad you're feeling as great as you look.

Lovely MG, I'm on my way to visit her!

XO

Sam said...

You're looking good and healthy. Keep up the work.

Sexie Sadie~ said...

Looking good, O! Congratulations in the weight loss!

I'm up!
Xo-Sadie

Tragic said...

Just keep taking good care of yourself, listen carefully to your doctors and keep your senses sharp for changes that you'll feel and others may not see, its vital to be truly self aware when your health is on the line..

MG is WOW WOW WOW!

I'm up at my place, its one of my all time favourite self portraits too.. Take care ♥

http://vanilladarke.blogspot.com/2010/02/hnt-memories.html

Dangerous Lilly said...

I'm up over here! Finally!!

Bad Bad Girl said...

You really can see it in your face! You look great! I'm up with something ouchy!!

Essin' Em said...

Beautiful close up of my breasts for today. HHNT all!

Margaret said...

Good for you. :)
And I'm loving the pants on the MG.

I am up.

peace...

Emerald Yomi said...

I'm up again this week. Nothing special...
I really see the difference in your Os, your look *very* good!
Em.xx

Amber said...

I love that you said toque.
Small steps are better than no steps, WTG for taking them in the right direction luv :o)
I'm up for the week

The Covert Lover said...

Wow Os, you certainly are lookin' good! And so is MG! Phew! I might have to go walk outside to cool off.

So guess what - I'm up! First HNT in over a year - I'm up! :)

Sa said...

I think you look wonderful! Sending lots of hugs here!

Joanna Cake said...

Os, you are a sweetheart! And you've got your face back! It's one of the first things to go when you start to put on weight. HHNT, and keep up the good work. You're looking fabulous, Mr x

moresexchocolateandredlipstick said...

You really are losing weight! Good luck with it :)

The not so Mystery-Guest is stunning!

And I'm up, showing off my birthday presents!

---Amy xxxx

kiana said...

I'm with Dee, it's really hot down here! We'll just have to be creative I suppose ;)

I'm back from yet another hiatus with my HNT this week.

Midwestern City Boy said...

I didn't realize that the Winter Olympics were so close.

We are up at Married In Ohio with two photographs. One is a new favorite and the other is a recurring theme.

Happy HNT everyone.

pixie said...

you look great!!! Congrats!!

Pixies Up with a shameless plug!!

http://thekinkypixie.blogspot.com/2010/02/hnt-shameless-plug.html

An Artist Exposed said...

Keep up the good work - and MG is, indeed gorgeous!

I'm up!

Hopelessly In Love said...

Let's get this party started. Fooled Around and Fell in Love is up!

Amorous Rocker said...

Yay for weight loss and being a healthier you! You can see a difference too. Good for you. <3

Great MG. She's a lovely woman, inside and out. I'll go over and see what's up.

Happy Thursday!

James said...

Great job O's.
MG looks great.
I'm up.

now back to bed.

Aurore said...

I'm super excited about the theme - can't wait!

I'm up!

not2shy said...

I'm up. First time since last June. I hope to start taking part regularly again.

You're looking well, Os :-)

The snow is just melting here. I don't know if I'll get chance to do anything with it before it goes.

Hubman said...

Damn, you are losing some weight! Keep up the good work!

I noticed that comments are down in general lately, maybe it's not just at OHNT?

I'm up and fighting with the taxman this week!

Another Suburban Mom said...

Hubman posting for Veronica, she's up and showing off her feline side this week!

Maggie said...

Getting off insulin is a great motivator, good luck and you've done a great job so far!

I'm up.

MinorityReport said...

Congrats on the 50 lbs! That's great. Hope you're feeling better these days. :)

I'm up.

Sexy Sixty said...

That "Snot Factory" picture below this HNT comment box is too damn close to how I feel right now!

I am up, but feeling poorly today, at http://singlesexatsixty.blogspot.com/2010/02/thank-you-hnt.html

Scintillectual said...

I'm up...and totally agree about OHNT. Takes a lot of guts and courage to put up a whole-nekkid shot and I will definitely be more forthcoming in my comments. I participated once and had no comments. Kind of a bummer.

http://scintillectual.com/?p=338

Daniel said...

Morning, all.

We're up!

Happy HNT...

xo
-d.

HyperSexualGirl said...

Once you start going to the gym, you might just find you can't stop!

I'm up.

IveyLane said...

You look great, O, and like you said, feeling better is a HUGE plus!!

Oh, and I'm up!

Thanks,
Ivey

Saucy Wildcat said...

I spent the last 2 days in the cardiac ward with my very diabetic mother. You look great, but yes, please keep working on getting insulin free. I had a harsh reminder this week.

I'm up and starting a theme.... HAIR

XOXOXO

frenchiestories said...

That is some serious weight loss, you look wonderful with a slimmer figure.

I've got my HNT posted.
kisses
frenchies

Genevieve said...

Happy HNT! The theme sounds fun.

I'm up! Let's sell a house!

viemoira said...

Burr- the thought of any nakedness and snow... I will try, hard! :) I'm up and I think you're looking great!

Westcoast Weirdo said...

I'm up again!
www.westcoastweirdo.com

Southern Sage said...

Cake is stunning as always!

Mins UP!

Molls said...

I'm up!

Hera said...

I'm up also.

Love the pic, I also love the person taking the pic sneaking into the picture... if you look real close:)

TROLL Y2K said...

Joanna Cake is a very nice smart person. Good of you to showcase her here as I'm pretty sure HNT must get a LOT of hits.

nitebyrd said...

You're looking really good! Congrats!

No snow where I am so, no Winter Olympics HNT for me. :(

Kyle said...

congrats on the weight loss!

my HNT is up http://www.butchtastic.net/?p=2849

PandaDementia said...

I had to go without my photographer this week. :(
Hope you enjoy my HNT anyways!

http://pandadementia.com/?p=399

Faile said...

Happy HNT! We're bubbly this week.

Westopher said...

Feeling good is what it's all about! Congrats on the weight loss.

Over at BETTERby30 I dare to ask; do you like a shaved or hairy area?

http://bit.ly/ddeh6B

kate said...

My second HNT.

Would have been my third, had it not been for the violin strings snapping.I share your interest in Shostakovich. Interestingly enough his music features sometimes during the activities I write about in my posts, such as the previous post.

Delighted to have discovered your blog!

hislittleone said...

Os, you are looking GRRRRRRRRREEEEEAAAAAAT! Keep up the good work - nice and slow keeps it off!

I'm up, too.

http://hislittleone.wordpress.com/2010/02/04/half-nekkid-thursday-8/

Hugs,
~Andromeda~

Richard, Shhh... said...

I'm UP but it's fairly hidden! I AM getting sexier but still a work in progress. Lovely MG, Os! I'll host a kissing- (or-whatever) contest soon. Strip club tomorrow night.
http://2bnekkid.blogspot.com/

Kimberly said...

That is quite the weight loss! Wow!

I have noticed comments down in general lately - on all posts not just the HNTs - but you are right the stats are the same.

I am up, or I should say the Roommate of Easy Virtue makes a guest appearance!

Trixie Fontaine said...

Congrats/good luck on your weight loss -- it's definitely noticeable comparing those pics. I feel a lot better when I try to stick to a low glycemic index diet, keep my blood sugar steady, and increase my insulin sensitivity (through diet). It's really messed up that docs don't counsel people on this shit when it's still sub-clinical.

Anyhoo, here's my late evening HNT: http://www.tastytrixie.com/goals/hnt-half-rack-pics/

Trixie Fontaine said...

PS - I love horn players, especially "the bone".

Kimi said...

I played the clarinet in band. I have some memories of bone players on the bus! LOL

sshhhsecretthoughts said...

Sorry I'm late once again. One of these weeks i'll surprise you all by posting it on time lol

My #HNT this week has alot to do with delicious food. But don't worry i'm sure it will effect your body in a very healthy way ;-P

HHNT everybody

xxx

jesseebeth said...

Just started HNT! :D http://jesseebeth.wordpress.com/2010/02/04/half-nekkid-thursday-hnt/

Lilithe said...

So, one makes a comment here for HNT? Just lost my HNT virginity yesterday, and still getting ahold of how it all works (aside form the obvious of posting a HN pic on my blog!) It took me over a year to get to it! And a week to fidure out what HNT stood for! Love it!

Sassy said...

Wow..you look great! Well done. Keep up the good work!

Phynixbelle said...

First of all: way to go! you look great!!!

Winter Olympics HNT? You sir are crazy! Here I am thinking I could have taken "interesting" photos while of me with the Olympians in the background that I shoot this past weekend!!! Could you imagen!!! lol Tis to damn cold out there Os!! The only part of me you will see "neked" while on the slopes would be my hands!!!

But of course I am kinda up for the challenge... I will see what I can do...

Molls said...

I'm late but I'm up.