|Cynthia and a bean noodle|
Cynthia is jumping up and down like a … well … like a jumping bean.
Marcy: Stop it. You’re making me dizzy.
Cynthia (jubilantly): I did it, Marcy!
Marcy: Did what?
Cynthia performs a kind of jig.
Cynthia: I got my blood sugar levels down. Significantly.
Cynthia does “jazz hands” and “do si do”.
Marcy: What’s “significantly” mean in this instance?
Cynthia: Down four whole points and only one point above the “normal” range. Take that (Cynthia performs a karate kick) pre-diabetes. Ha.
Marcy does her own karate kick in the air.
Cynthia: Thank you, Marcy. And I owe it all to changing my diet – reducing sugar and those baaaad carbs (but keeping the good carbs) and exercising. Did you know I’ve taken up ballet?
Cynthia does a pirouette and face plants onto the floor.
Marcy: So I guess we won’t mention the time you “stress ate” half a box of ginger snaps.
Cynthia (philosophically from the floor): That was unfortunate. But, it’s okay. We all fall off the wagon at some point. The point is to get back on and keep forging ahead.
Marcy: You know, if you ate meat you might not have this problem in the first place. I suggest Friskies Mixed Grill.
Cynthia pops up off the floor with a purpose.
Cynthia (dramatically): If one more person in my life equates pre-diabetes with vegetarianism I’m going to scream.
Marcy (hurt): I’m not a person. I’m a cat.
Cynthia (vehemently): Studies have shown that one does not necessarily need to get protein from animals AND that vegetable and legume protein is much healthier.
Marcy: Whatever. I’ll never give up my Friskies. (proudly) I’m an obligate carnivore.
Cynthia (enthusiastically): FYI – one of the best foods I’ve found to get a huge punch of protein are noodles made from beans!
|Modern Table Meals Italian Red Lentil Penne|
|Tolerant – Organic Red Lentil Rotini|
Cynthia (solemnly): Bean noodles have saved my life.
Cynthia joyfully resumes her jumping bean dance.
Cynthia: My goal for the next six months is to go down another four points so I’m smack dab in the “normal” aka “healthy” range.
Cynthia: You bet, baby! (she waves her hands in the air) Woot Woot!
Marcy: I think you mean Toot Toot. I’ll go invest in a match company.
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