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My D seems to be doing fine. I am holding steady at an A1c of 5.5%, hypos almost nonexistant. I still struggle with my mornings, but sadly that is the bane of existance for most of us. My real health bother this last year has been my fatigue, messed up metabolism and low body temperature. It is always something. But I will get through this.
They thought the music thing was about operating in this little self contained world with it's own proprietary rules, like a programing language I guess. I'd say security is something with a fair amount of job security, probably a good career move.
I got into IT in the late 90's when it was really easy to talk your way into a job. I had a little web page business going when web pages were an exotic skill. I read an article, then, about a University looking into what other professions would have the type of people who would be good programers. The best place's too look were musicians and contractors. I remember thinking how odd that was, but the skill a contractor has is being able to build something in their head and to think ahead about how everything fits together. This is very useful in programming because you're building everything in your head in programing.
Since I'm a musician with modest talents I guess that makes me a programmer with modest talents:)
Sounds like you're more of a network guy, got any musical or contracting skills?
The worst part of the 18 recordset code is maintaining it. It usually takes a half an hour just to remember how it works so I can change/fix it. Cutover is a clearcut. If you've ever been to the South you may have noticed lots of pine trees in rows, that's what we do. I started out in '79 as a planter then worked my way up to foreman. Used to take my wife and young daughter along, we camped out on the sites in a travel trailer. When my daughter started school I started doing carpenter/cabinetmaker work at home. My wife died, I needed a better way to pay for my daughters schooling and besides I was getting too old to be climbing around on roofs, so I talked my way back into the company I used to work for and started learning on the job. No one understands what I do but me, so I have a certain amount of job security. I live in a very rural area so people with my skill set are scarce, as opposed to carpenters which are a dime a dozen.
I'm 62 so am just hoping my job will last another 4 years. If I was a little younger I would get better with SQL Server, learn VB.net and maybe a scripting language like Python or PHP. Skills in Access are not terribly in demand.
Thanks for the friend add onesaint. I work in a one man shop taking care of about 30 computers and one server, so I guess I'm a Systems Admin. also, I always call myself the IT Manager even though the only person I manage is me:) I have to know a little bit about everything but I spend most of my time doing custom database applications using Access and VBA. We are in an odd business, planting trees on cut over land, so off the shelf stuff doesn't work too well. I realize some people call VBA a scripting language and dismiss it as a toy but over the years I've learned to squeeze quite a bit out of it. I did one report that required opening 18 different recodsets in VBA and then slicing and dicing the data.
Your posts are knowledgeable and I always look forward to your input, good to see you back around and posting again.
Hey onesaint. I had a look at that calculator you suggested and when I compared what it said with what I am eating (with about 30g carbs) it suggested about 220g protein and only about 100g fat, I am eating about 150g protein and 120 plus grams fat... Do you think upping my protein would be a good idea? I thought that Bernstein's diet was more high fat, moderate protein? How do you normally eat? Sorry for all the questions, I am buying the book but have to wait a while for it to arrive in NZ. Cheers.
I got it, but i couldn't respond...i just think that my computer is old and i need to upgrade it somehow...ANYHOW, Its not a problem. I losted the transmitter in June and i was due for an upgrade. So i have a reciever just sitting around not being used......I hope everything works out!!! :)
Hey! So i was trying to send you a personal msg about Dexcom. For some reason i couldn't write it. I have an extra receiver that i'm not using and wont need....Are you interested? send me a msg and maybe i'll be able to respond to that......Not sure what the problem is.
Heya onesaint! Hope you are having a good summer and not studying too much! Life has been super crazy and I haven't been around too much ("well stated, Captain Obvious"). Anyway - just wanted to drop a line and say hey :)
I added this recipe today to the low-carb recipe swap; if you want a quick and easy way to cook quiches, it works great.
Quiches are a quick and handy meal in themselves and can easily be prepared or reheated quickly in a microwave, and they freeze well too. I ate this easy recipe for breakfast today:
Instant Microwave Quiche
about a handful of pregrated cheese (I used mozzerella)
splash of milk or cream
handful of prechopped lo-carb veggies (I used frozen chopped spinach)
some precooked meat, chopped or crumbled small (I used salami)
Mix everything together in a microwavable bowl. Microwave on high for 4 minutes, or until eggs are set in the middle and edges begin to brown. Serves 1. You may reheat these for about 1-2 minutes on high if you freeze them for later, or until it's hot enough.
I just put this recipe in the low-carb recipe swap:
This is what I ate for dinner tonight. You may use other precooked meat if you wish.
Hamburger Stuffed Bell Peppers
1 pound ground beef, seasoned lightly with seasoned salt and precooked
1 roma tomato, chopped
1 thick slice red onion, chopped small
1 pickle, chopped
some bell peppers for stuffing
some grated cheese if you want it to be more like a cheeseburger (optional)
Mix all ingredients for the filling. Put it in the peppers and top with the cheese if desired. Cook in the microwave until the cheese melts and peppers are soft if desired, or serve as is. Serves up to 4. May freeze leftovers...
I noticed some Stevia plants at my local Home Depot on Saturday while I was there to buy some paint and an outlet plate, but I didn't have enough extra money on me to buy it. The Stevia plants at my local Home Depot are only $3.33 plus tax, compared to about $5 for the packaged Stevia powder at Lucky's. According to what I read online, Stevia is supposed to be easy to grow and propagate from cuttings. I think I'll try to buy some before they run out!
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