Monday, July 28, 2008

Before and In the Middle

Y'all. I have to show you something I found this weekend. Okay - it's not really a THING, necessarily, but it was exciting to me, so I thought I'd share. And after this type of sharing consistently, it's a wonder any of you still visit. Heh. But I'm sharing, after all, so stay this one time at least? Please?

While putting together the post about my Hunny and the watermelon, I ran across this photo in my files:



Yeah, yeah. All pretty in my ball gown. Blah blah blah. This picture was taken in January. Yes, the Hunny and I had a marvelous time. But LOOK at him! This photo was taken about a week after he started using his new CPAP machine for the sleep apnea. We love the CPAP. He sleeps now.

Once the Hunny started sleeping, he had all sorts of energy for life and stuff (yeah, my kids are rubbing off on me - like, so?). Energy for things like working
on the house. Exercising. Playing with the kids. Playing with me (shut UP!). Then he joined the Biggest Loser group at work. Twice. This time he might win. And his friend meets him once or twice a week for walks.

It was when I ran across the ball gown picture, having just posted this picture:



that I realized that big changes have occurred. Huge changes. Then I started noticing little things, like his slacks - which once were nicely filled out - are hanging off of him. He's like the saggy, baggy elephant. Shirts which were too short and tight now fit. He has muscles. And a neck. And he makes me growl occasionally.

I'm so very proud of my Hunny! The loss has been gradual, which drives him nuts, but it seems to be persistently coming off. Now if I could just stop finding what he keeps losing.

Until I write again ...

Flea

29 comments:

Ellyn said...

Great Job on the weight loss! It is amazing what a good nights rest can do for you.

Mental P Mama said...

Great job Hunny! Keep it up. Slow and steady always wins in the long haul!

imbeingheldhostage said...

What a terrific post flea. I am so happy that he's doing so well. Could my weight issues and being tired be from sleep apnea?! more likely it's the people-zoo I'm keeping.

Trisha said...

You can really tell a difference! Good going Hunny!

Harmony said...

He looks great! How proud he must be. " And he makes me growl occasionally." ~ I love that...growling is good. Keep up the good work Hunny...I think I'll start some good work today...thanks for the inspiration!

Mabunny said...

Great job on the weight loss!
My hubby dropped a bit over 100 lbs and makes me growl alot!
Have a great day flea!

Melissa said...

Nice!! You can really see if on him!!

Poltzie said...

My dad has just started using his machine (after it sat in the basement for five or so years) and it's made a big difference. While he's still got a lot of weight on him he's eating better, doing things and seems a lot happier! I too love that machine!

noble pig said...

Yeah, I think if guys even think I should lose weight, they do! he looks great!

Casdok said...

Wow! Very impressive all from just sleeping better!

Karen said...

Wow! Sometimes it is too easy to forget how important a good nights sleep is.

Hunny- Nice work!

Karen said...

Woo-hoo! Congrats to the Hunny!

Mighty Morphin' Mama said...

Very noticeable! His face is so much smaller, that is terrific. Good for him!
Maybe in a few months we should have a blogger, biggest loser! I will so need some motivation.

Tammy said...

Good for hubby! Losing weight gradually is the best way to do it.

Tanya Brown said...

Congrats to your Hunny! This is an object lesson for me in how weight can creep on and off gradually, and how seemingly minor health issues can cascade and have other side effects.

dlyn said...

That is so great Flea - it is not fair that men lose so much more quickly than we do. Definitely a question I have when I get to heaven, though by then I guess I won't care. Congrats to your hunny!

Suzanne Eller said...

Look at you, Flea!

Thanks for stopping by my blog. I can see you have quite a group of bloggy friends here. : )

Laura ~Peach~ said...

the c pap is amazing... to FINALLY rest ... you never realise the you were working harder to stay alive while sleeping than if digging a ditch by hand... the rest is BONUS and you guys are adorable! Hugs Laura
Ps come visit when you can I left you a present.

Jan Parrish said...

Great news. Energy is always good. :) love that photo though.

I've tagged u for a meme if you have time to play. :)

asthmagirl said...

Very impressive. In spite of his rather severe expression in the latter pic, it's obvious that he's not the man he used to be!
I wish I could do the same (and you!) Sigh... I wonder how many miles I would have to hike to lose even a pound? Pass the chocolate!

Karen Deborah said...

your new header is very cool! Your hunny is doin a fabolous job. Work out with him, exercise does a lot and you are young, and cute!

Julie said...

Yay, for the Hunny!!!! Lookin' good!

CPAP machines are the best! My hubby, unfortunatley, has to use one. It helps him (me) sleep so much better. TGFCPAP!!

Debbie said...

This is wonderful news Hunny! Congratulations and as long as the weight is going down...and not up we have reason to celebrate with you! Great post Flea!

P.S. Please stop by...have something for you :)

Flash Stitcher said...

Congrats Hunny!! It is hard but well worth it. Sleep helps life be nicer too.

Connie Pombo said...

CPAP--huh? My hubby went through the sleep study and guess what? He wasn't sleep deprived enough...I guess insurance companies have markers and all that for nothing. I think he should take it again, but he's going enough he's going through enough right now (just getting him to appts. and therapy is keeping this boomer busy).

Glad your hubby is doing so well...yippee!!

Debbie in CA : ) said...

Oh Flea, what a great post. So sweet, you two. : )

Indy said...

That is impressive! He looks great. You could do another post about how he lost the weight. It would be very interesting.

Mayberry Magpie said...

As usual, I'm late to the party. (Terrible week at work!)

But had to take a minute to say that photo of the two of you is gorgeous. Truly. If it's not framed and hung in a place of honor in your home, it should be.

Colleen said...

awesome job to Flea's Hunny!!! Job well done!!!!

my husband has also be losing weight since about March...going to the little gym near our house, biking, and watching what he's eating...I think he's lost about 25 pounds or more...but like you, I really hadn't noticed as much until I saw an old picture of him from around Christmas.