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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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Just catching up a little.

Been a while since I last updated my blog so it’s about time I take care of that.

As I posted in my blog of Sept. 18, I’ve been playing with the Windows 8 Developer Preview and just love it and it has turned me on to the new series of Windows Phones.  I went to the #WPCHI Night Market on Friday and got a look at all the new phones and fell in love with the HTC Titan, which has a 4.7” screen.  It’s not really much bigger than the Samsung Infuse I have, which has a 4.5” screen, but the Titan is a Windows Phone and the Infuse is Android.  Big difference in the OS and that’s why I want to try the Windows Phone, now that it has the Mango update.  Can’t wait to try the Panoramic imaging that is build in to the HTC Titan.  I saw it in action the other night and it is just so super simple to use.  It has an 8 megapixel rear facing camera and a 1.3 megapixel front facing camera for video chatting.  Also has a 1.5Ghz processor which will make it pretty darned speedy.  I’ll have this baby in my hands on the 20th of Nov.  Can’t wait.  LOL

The party on Friday was fantastic.  I was just amazed at the logistics of putting together an event like that for the 400 invited guests.  The setting up of all the different phone stations and the food and drink stations was just so well done that even with all those guests, it never seemed crowded at all.  There were all kinds of opportunities for us to win things like new phones, 3 month subscriptions to X-Box live, etc. which I thought was nice and the band that played was called Drums.  Super band.  Really had my feet a stomping.

Jeronimo is in Mexico for a month so I’m here all by myself and am planning on doing some more updating in the house.  First I have to get the outside stuff done.  I still have to pull out all the flowers and stuff and prepare the beds for next spring and will do that today because it’s supposed to be in the 60’s.  Once I get that out of the way, I can concentrate on the inside.  I think I’m going to paint the upstairs bathroom.  It’s kind of a peach color now and I think I want to go with either a beige or a taupe color, not sure yet.  I’m not going to tell Jeronimo, I’ll just let him see it when he comes home.  LOL

Ok, that’s it for today.  Here are some pictures of the #WPCHI Night Market.

#WPCHI 004#WPCHI 006#WPCHI 007#WPCHI 012#WPCHI 013#WPCHI 015#WPCHI 018#WPCHI 020#WPCHI 021#WPCHI 024

Just a little update.  Got my HTC Titan from the Microsoft store yesterday and boy is it nice.  It’s not really that much bigger than the Samsung Infuse I have.  The Titan is 4.7” and the Infuse is 4.5”  but hey, it’s still bigger.  Got it all set up the way I want it and got some of my music sync’d to it so I’m one happy camper right now.

Hope everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving.

Take care.

Just to let you all know, I’m still in love with my HTC Titan and Windows 7.5 Mango.

 
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Posted by on November 13, 2011 in New stuff

 

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