Thursday, September 18, 2008

Navel gazing

I've been unusually happy lately. Not lottery winner happy, more like receiving a postcard in the mail happy. Just a general sunny disposition for several consecutive days. This is pretty rare for me in my adult life, though those who know me might disagree. I probably come off as sunshiney most of the time. It's a ruse though, I'm often faking it, which sometimes actually PUTS me in a good mood. Not enough sleep though? No way I can be in a good mood then. Anyway, in order to deal with my "smoking cessation depression", I started taking St John's Wort even though I'm unable to reliably take the recommended dosage. (And don't generally believe in medication, herbal or otherwise.) I have managed to take one pill with my vitamin each morning and after six weeks, it seems to be helping in generally elevating my mood. Since it's unusual for me to have a string of good mood days, I'm starting to think that that stuff is helping. That or the impending autumn, and it's promise of technicolor trees. Whatever it is, I'm enjoying the ride.

I believe I've finally plateaued with the weight gain. It hasn't fluctuated at all in the last couple weeks. I suppose my body has found its metabolic equilibrium again. I changed nothing about my eating habits. I still eat my three meals and have a little dessert after dinner. It's normal to gain weight once one quits smoking and I took on the average 10 lbs. Although I have no more hint of a six-pack, I am kind of enjoying this little pillow I've developed. It's weird, this little pillow, how it seems to magnify orgasms. Like the extra flesh adds extra area of pleasure. Anyway, I've actually grown to quite like my (admittedly minor) paunch.

24 comments:

Snooze said...

I went the full medication route and am feeling a string of good mood days too. St.John's wort has been proven to work so I'm so happy for you that you are noting a difference.

Anonymous said...

Nice belly. I hope Serge is enjoying it too. My sister took St. John's Wort and it made her nervous and unable to sleep.
The weather here has been boring and nice. Cool nights and warm sunny days. ed

Will said...

If the info gets out that a small "bay window" boosts orgasmic pleasure, I predict a run on the ice cream section by men everywhere.

Actually, your torso looks just fine.

"Just David!" said...

Even if you gained 30lbs, it's still healthier than smoking. And that's hardly a paunch.

Lemuel said...

It may be a new world to you, but there is a large subculture of the Family that finds such paunches very attractive and sexy - more so that six packs.

But we may have to put you on "probation" because you are already giving away our little secrets. ;)

RJ March said...

You have a lovely belly.

don said...

An orgasm magnifying belly? I must have that. Surely there are operators standing by right now waiting to take my call.

Roxrocks said...

St. Johns Wort should only be used short term though, as it looses its' effectiveness over time. I try to use it every winter, I start towards the end of January when I start the "I'm going to kill myself because it's winter" blues. It helps. I take it right before bed though...

The Neighbors Will Hear said...

The problem is, it could be either the SJW or the smoking cessation that is causing your improved orgasms. Clearly, more rigorous research is called for. You should apply for a grant.

GayProf said...

If weight gain leads to better orgasms, I don't feel so guilty about skipping the gym this past week.

Adam said...

I've never been one for six packs. I think they look super creepy actually, I prefer a toned soft look. You have achieved that look and that is a sexy belly with a nice chest to match.

Keep up the good work!!

franck said...

I've always thought that minor paunches are incredibly sexy. Clearly, yours is no exception

Will said...

Don--Orgasm magnifying bellies are made, not bought. Get thee to McDonalds!

em said...

Oh I adore you...

A Lewis said...

A little pillow? Can I rest my weary head? Plus, while I'm resting --------??????
You may remember my post about my own:

http://spiritofsaintlewis.blogspot.com/2007/06/matthew-mcconaughey-and-me-in-las-vegas.html

Craze said...

Something must be in the air, I've been feeling awesome lately. I don't see a little pillow there anywhere!

David said...

Does Serge rub it for good luck?

Butch said...

That's a good way to look at one's self as we slowly grow older, gravity seems to win.

Lightning Bug's Butt said...

Why, TW. You're smoke-free and fit as a fiddle.

Enjoy the good moods. I've noticed an elevation in my moods, too. I don't know if it's the weather, or the fact that I recently paid of my student loans and removed the financial noose around my neck.

Maybe it's just autumn in the air.

Enemy of the Republic said...

Greetings and I am happy to see that you have still remained off the evil weed. I don't remember if I gained weight after quitting-- I just remember that quitting was so damn hard.

Rick said...

That's still a hot little paunch, sans 6-pack or not! I'm glad you're still off the ciggies and also glad to hear St. John's Wort is helping out. I've had good experience with it too.

Who would have known a little weight gain gives better orgasms. Damn, no wonder I've not wanted to lose my belly. And all this time I thought it was the new boyfriend. ; )

Java said...

See, this is why I love reading your blog. I get to see sexy pictures of your navel and environs, and I read interesting, frank discussions about orgasms, sex toys, and things people consider sexy.

dirkmancuso said...

That is so NOT a paunch.

It is, however, wicked hawt.

Scooter said...

Still lookin' great. Sege is a lucky guy.