Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Weekly weigh-in: -41!

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!

9 comments:

Christie O. said...

Mrs. Puff! Too funny. I'm so glad you joined us! Congrats on the loss!

Pubsgal said...
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Pubsgal said...

...Because I wanted to edit my previous comment. :-)

Thanks! The "Hot for the Holidays" challenge sounded like fun! Not sure I'll be "hot," exactly, but any steps closer to hotness are welcome.

Biz said...

Wow - congrats! And great with the blood sugar numbers too. I was type 2, but eventually turned into a type 1 (basically my pancreas is done!). I've been on insulin for over a year, but I have to micro-manage my life (i.e. food, exercise) but its been working great! Get this, my 30 day average is 123!!

Pubsgal said...

Thanks, biz! And congrats on your great blood sugar numbers, too. I'm very sorry to hear that your type 2 turned into type 1...it seems to me that its even more of a challenge to maintain good numbers, given that you're consciously simulating your pancreas. Whew!

Christie O. said...

that's awesome about your running goals!!! i am headed for a 10k in november too -- and my goal is to run the whole thing but i could care less how long it actually takes me. you're doing awesome!! don't you just LOVE c25k!!!

Pubsgal said...

Thanks! And yes, C25K is awesome!!! Confession: I didn't follow it to the letter, but my plan was based on its concept: gradually increasing endurance through a combination of walking and running until I can run the whole time. I'll have to write a post about my experience later, but I'm pretty amazed at how well that's worked for me, even with the occasional setback.

BecauseImTheMommy said...

ROFLOL because I knew of which episode of the Spongebob you were talking. EXCELLENT weight loss. I've been looking for a new bathing suit myself, going on #3 since starting water aerobics in June. I can't seem to find one as they are out of season. Where did you find yours?

Lyn said...

LOL!!! Little kids are the best! I am glad you are looking so "hot rod"!! :)