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Catching up and health stuff

Have been on a self-imposed diet for a month.  The reason I started the diet is because I met with a Nurse specialist in Diabetes and she provided me with a lot of very helpful information.  I just wish I could find her phone number so I could call and thank her.  I followed her suggestions and when I first started, I weighed 237 lbs.  And so far, I am down to 217 lbs.  I also have not had to take my diabetes medication (Metformin) since starting, which is exactly 1 month ago today.  Yesterday I decided to check my blood pressure and was amazed at the results.  It was 119/63, which is excellent and I’m sure my primary physician and my Cardiologist will be very pleased.  I don’t have an appointment with my Primary Physician until June 8th, but am going to ask him if I can either reduce my blood pressure medication or possibly eliminate it all together.  I’m hoping is the latter because I really don’t relish the idea of taking all that medication for the rest of my life.

So, that is what has been happening lately and as anyone can understand, I’m completely happy with the results.  I still have quite a few pounds to go before I attain my “ideal” weight, but I’ll keep plugging along and slowly but surely, I’ll make it.

So, how has everyone else been doing?  Wish someone would leave m some kind of comment.

On another note, I upgraded my Windows Phone to the latest 8.1 Preview and boy oh boy is it something.  Microsoft has really hit the ball out of the park with this update.  I especially love Cortana, the new “Personal Assistant” and the Swype keyboard.  Those are the two things I will be using the most.  Cortana really knows me, of course I had to give her some hints as to my likes, but that’s OK.  She still loves me.  LOL  And that Swype Keyboard function is just fantastic.  No matter how far away from the correct key is, it still knows exactly what I am trying to say and I really don’t even have to think anymore.  Of course that’s stretching it a little bit, but that stuff is the “cats meow”.  LOL


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Posted by on April 17, 2014 in Catching Up


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Accessing the internet on my Plasma TV.

Been sitting here all day playing around with my laptop connected to my 65” Plasma TV.  It is so neat.  Had to go buy a longer HDMI cable so that I don’t have to sit so close.  Nice thing is that with the laptop, I can put it on any of the 3 big screen TV’s I have here.  I can’t wait to put it on the 55” LED Samsung, or even the 46” Plasma.  I will have to try one of them tomorrow to see what they look like.

Also was playing around on the Droid X trying to get used to Swype.  It’s not as easy as they show in the videos.  I guess I just need a little more practice.  After I get used to it I think it will be more accurate than typing, only because of my big fingers.  I’m a very good typist on a regular keyboard, but with these small screens on the smart phones it’s really hard to be accurate.

It was cold again today.  Woke up this morning to –4º F.  Good weather for the Bear’s game tomorrow.  I hope they win.  It snowed a little bit today too.  Not much though, just a little dusting.  Just enough to make me get the broom out.

That’s about it for today.

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Posted by on January 22, 2011 in Just regular stuff


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