Down 3 pounds this week, and 1/3 of my way to goal! Yippee! I'm keeping on track with my exercise, although strength training at 10 p.m. last night was the last thing I wanted to do...and actually, it was: I went to sleep right after. ;-) And my fasting blood glucose levels are dropping (less than 120 the past couple of days!!!), but I think that's more due to the additional metformin than the weight loss at this point.
Last night I received a new bathing suit I had ordered. (I'd had the old one for years, and now in addition to being threadbare, it had become rather baggy. I felt a little sorry to throw it away, it was a great suit, and we had been to Hawaii many times together...*sniff*...so long, old pal!) Anyhow, my 4-year-old daughter noticed it.
Thing 2: "Why are you wearing that?"
Me: "It's my new bathing suit. I need to try it on and make sure it fits. What do you think?"
Thing 2: "You look like a hot rod momma!"
Wowee! I felt ridiculously pleased.
Thing 2: "That's what Mrs. Puff* says."
Innocently said and well-meant, but ah, pride before the fall...
*For those not versed in SpongeBob SquarePants lore, Mrs. Puff is his driving instructor, and she is a large, round (even when not puffed up) puffer fish. When stressed, she puffs up and moans, "Oh, SpongeBob, whyyyy?" in a deeper voice. In the episode "Wishing You Well," in which Mr. Krabs installs a wishing well at his restaurant in order to part more citizens of Bikini Bottom of their money, Mrs. Puff tosses a coin in the well and says, "I wish I had a snazzy new boat. I wanna be a hot rod momma." (And yes, SpongeBob and Patrick dig deep enough and find "the Magic," and to Mr. Krabs' disbelief, everyone's wishes come true. Mrs. Puff gets her hot rod boat, with flames and all. For the record, my new bathing suit does *not* have flames.)
P.S.: If you haven't already cruised by the blog "Roni's Weigh" today, she talked about an article she read on the "Back in skinny jeans" blog. I checked it out, and I've gotta say, dash on over and read about Stephanie's Grandma Rose in the article "You're more than a body: A vibrant spirit won't be held back by aging." Terrific post!