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My pants fell off this morning.

Walking out to the car, my hands were full, and my pants slipped and dropped down to my knees. And of course, there was one of the women from the next building getting into her car.

Initially it was embarrassing. But after a moment, it struck me that my pants fell off. That they were loose enough even with the belt at the last notch to scootch over my ass.

I am stunned. The bloody exercise regimen is working. I know that my legs and arms are in better shape than they have been since college, but I have not been noticing any change in my ass or my belly for a couple of months.

Apparently it's there.

And my blood glucose level is still down. My waking measure this morning was 139 mg/dl, which is pretty good considering how bad it was just a few months earlier (180-210).

For those of you who don't know, 100 is optimal. When I was originally diagnosed, I was up at 385. And waking blood glucose is usually higher than the daily average.

Talked on the phone with barda last night. It was nice since I haven't spent any time with her since the housewarming, and we got caught up on a few things. But between the phone call and cooking dinner, I didn't have time to pack for the road trip back to MN tonight, so I'll have to go back to the apartment and throw some things in the duffel. It's probably a good thing, because now I can pack stuff in the cooler and have it actually stay cold. Like the Bucket O' Margaritas that I put in the freezer last night. Made with low-carb tequila. Easier than pie: pour in a bottle of tequila, stir, and freeze. By morning, you have frozen margaritas, slushy like a margarita sno-cone. They have daquiri mix, too.
The frozen margaritas will come in handy when we have the deck-warming party. I'm not sure exaxctly when that will be yet, but it will be after the railing is on (and after mosquito season).
There will be margaritas, because there have to be nachos. This was decided by Bryan and I after having to cut some 100 notches in the joists to fit them together like Lincoln Logs. Get it? Notches... nachos...

Never mind.

The deck is also called the Lincoln deck because of the Lincoln-Log construction. It's really super-strong, and there are no creaks or wobblies. Worthy of celebration.


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Jul. 16th, 2004 07:12 am (UTC)
Congrats on all fronts. I had a few near-misses with pants-falling-off... well, it was more like pants-on-hips and showing-too-much-panties-when-bent-over... but I can relate. ;)

I'd love to see your Lincoln Log Deck. Sounds terrific!
Jul. 16th, 2004 09:08 am (UTC)
Yay! I am so pleased for you.
My mind was so far up Invader Zim's ass that I never got around to telling you how good you were looking at the con and before. I noticed, but never got the words out.

Say...wanna come over and see our house this weekend?
(And offer advice for the bathroom tub...?)
Jul. 16th, 2004 10:12 am (UTC)
Yes, if I have time. Saturday night may or may not be open, and Sunday late morning/early afternoon is good.
Jul. 16th, 2004 02:06 pm (UTC)
Told ya!
You are looking zvelt!!!

I got to see the deck before heading back to KC. AWESOME job. You and Bryan are a great twosome! Boys and their Lincoln Logs!! Even if I'm not available for the deck warming, I'll have one in abstentia! I LOVE Margaritas. :)
Jul. 17th, 2004 10:10 pm (UTC)
the woes of high blood sugar
And my blood glucose level is still down.

Congratulations! Both on the improved physique and the blood sugar.

As a former diabetic, I well remember how crappy I felt when my blood sugar was up. (A new pancreas is a wonderful thing!)
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