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Yeah...that was stupid...

April 16, 2007 11:17 AM

All weekend I didn’t test my blood glucose, didn’t pay attention to what I ate, and then ate pasta at 7pm last night.

My blood sugar this morning was 239.

Thankfully I was able to get to drop to 96 before leaving for lunch. Needless to say I’m going to try and not do that again. That was just plain stupid.

Regardless no pie for me today... :-(

Falling behind on several fronts here. I need to pick up the pace. I think the not eating right and not getting any exercise is what’s causing me to slow down. I let those things slide to get some other things done and that was not wise of me to do.

I think that I’m going to put my foot down on changing my pickup/dropoff schedule for my daughter. My wife has changed it without my permission for two extra times this week. That leaves me with two less days to get stuff done and thus things get even more behind at home. If they would just be consistent it wouldn’t be so bad but now that I agreed to switch the schedule once they think they can get away with doing it any time they want. And they’re going to be in for a rude awakening...

I think I’m going to start walking on the treadmill again. I’ll probably pick up one of the ultra-cheap portable DVD players and attach it to the front of the treadmill so I don’t have to use the infrared headphones and fight with the stereo remote to change the volume. That is a worthwhile $100 investment.

The weather is getting warmer so I can resume walking outside. The temptation to ride my Yamaha instead of walk will be quite great but I’m going to have to resist if I want to get healthier. Not that I won’t ride my bike - there’s not too many things that could stop me there ;-) - but I’ve got to keep these things in perspective. My health is more important than riding but my mental health will be improved by riding. Thus my mental health improves my overall health which improves my physical health a little. But I have to find some middle ground that I can move forward from.

I do have another problem though - my iPod is now dead. The replacement board came in and it doesn’t work. I’m going to try a little more to resurrect it but if it doesn’t come back then I only have three more choices. Buy a new mp3 player, buy a used iPod to swap my hard drive into, solder the good jacks from the replacement iPod board onto the old iPod board. That last one is mighty tempting as it costs me nothing except time to do. It’s almost a given that I’ll try that. If that works then I’ll happily trudge forward with my old 1st-Generation 10GB iPod and buy only one iPod around my wife’s birthday. (I’d love to buy two but that’s an awful lot of money. I only need 10GB so maybe I could drop myself down to a 4GB iPod Mini and get her the full-blown 30GB iPod.) She has said that “it’s ok” if she doesn’t get an iPod for her birthday but after a decade+ of marriage I know better. She has her heart set on one and if it doesn’t show up on her birthday she’ll be sadly disappointed. (Of course if I can find it she’ll get a Tinkerbell iPod skin on it. ;-)

Got my new bandwidth management stuff installed this weekend and it works like gangbusters! OpenBSD, pf, and ALTQ are excellent examples of well designed and efficient pieces of software. Installing a system with them has made my 1.6M/384k ADSL into something usable. I could use the broadband before but now it just is so much smoother. I’m damn happy with the change. Now all I have to do is get a better upstream speed. Hopefully once more people get static provisioned DSL in my area they’ll upgrade the local switches so I can get more than 384k up. Makes serving content a little hard. I can’t serve anything streaming and I can’t serve anything large. Almost, note I said “almost”, makes me want to have Comcrap install a business cable-modem connection. But their reliability and their habit of lying to their customers stops me cold every time I even consider it. “We don’t cap bandwidth. We don’t block ports.” Yeah...right....tell that to anybody who has a legitimate non-spammer mail server on a Comcrap connection and they’ll laugh you right out of the building! I can’t wait until people get FIOS installed. “Fiber To The Curb” would be soooo sweet! I’d gladly pay a little more for that type of hard-line service than even attempt a Comcrap connection. Hell, I’d even pay $250/month for a T1 rather than get a Comcrap connection. And I’m pretty cheap about things like that! ;-)




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