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KWeaver
Dallas Texas
I teach technology and computer science in Dallas, Texas and was diagnosed with diabetes in 2002.
Interests: Dog Agility, Diabetes, Computer Science, Java, Visual Basic, programming, web design
Recent Activity
This week has been full of @SunstoneFIT milestones. First Barre class, and I will be back. Third 90 challenge, though I still don't think they count them right. And drumroll... My 200th class, mostly hot yoga. If you would like... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Living with Diabetes and Lapband
Though I still think I made the right decisions. My pump warranty expired in November, and at the visit before that, I learned my endo was leaving private practice for the VA. I wanted his support through the pump change,... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Living with Diabetes and Lapband
Oddly enough people do recognize me without her, and it still generates conversations. But at least they are people who have at least a nodding acquaintance with me and not total strangers. I started using Dulce because I couldn't control... Continue reading
Posted Jan 12, 2017 at Living with Diabetes and Lapband
It was Summer but I wouldn't be surprised if Dulce told her to do it. We had gone out to the hot tub and I left it on a table. She and the other dogs went back in the house... Continue reading
Posted Jan 5, 2017 at Living with Diabetes and Lapband
I’ve entered Dulce in an agility trial. Friday only, McKinney in February. She was absolutely a mess when we went to the National Specialty which made me very sad. However, she’s been better in class lately, and at Fun Matches and a Workshop. I’m taking a full course, and giving her a treat after each obstacle. I’m going to start fading that a bit with tonight’s fun match, but giving her treats at the practice jump (if there is one), and giving her treats after every obstacle for the first 5, then every 3. Last night, I did my first... Continue reading
Posted Dec 17, 2016 at Adventures in Training the Beagles
First, I checked in with Jenny Craig yesterday and have lost another 2 pounds. They measured me, and I’m not losing many inches. Not sure what is going on through I will say I carry a lot of fat in... Continue reading
Posted Dec 14, 2016 at Living with Diabetes and Lapband
To be honest, I haven't thought about my lapband for a while. It's there, it keeps me feeling full, and occasionally reminds me it is still there. However, you're supposed to do regular maintenance. I was going to Forest Park... Continue reading
Posted Dec 12, 2016 at Living with Diabetes and Lapband
Thanks to Mildred Austin and Martha Shea, we had another great show weekend. This time we were at home, Dallas Market Hall. On Friday, first place and Reserve. Saturday, first place Sunday, first place and Reserve. Very happy with my girl. Continue reading
Posted Dec 11, 2016 at Adventures in Training the Beagles
I was looking forward to a pump I could see -- I got that and more. This system is far better than any I have worn in the past. I have been pumping since 2004 and call it what you... Continue reading
Posted Dec 10, 2016 at Living with Diabetes and Lapband
I love, love this new pump. First, the new sensor calibration rocks. I’m always within the same decade on the figure sticks and the calibration. I was skeptical that we would be able to actual dose off the system, but... Continue reading
Posted Dec 7, 2016 at Living with Diabetes and Lapband
I had a love hate relationship with my old pump. Loved it during the day, hated it at night. Plus, the whole sensor thing wasn’t that accurate. It almost always work me up with a lost sensor alarm sometime during... Continue reading
Posted Dec 6, 2016 at Living with Diabetes and Lapband
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Summer was given to me on November 16 and came with show entries. This weekend was her first show weekend. She was entered in Sweepstakes and three regular show. She won her class each show, giving her 4 first place ribbons (pink for sweepstakes, blue for regular classes). She took Reserve Winners on Saturday. For those who don't know about conformation shows, if you don't have your championship, you have to win your class in order to compete for points. Each of the class winners compete for Winners and Reserve. Only Winners gets the points. Continue reading
Posted Dec 5, 2016 at Adventures in Training the Beagles
I had everything I needed medically to have a pleasant trip. This was a surprise -- my new dog came with dog show entries -- we spent three days in Conroe, Texas. My box of sensors was missing tape, but... Continue reading
Posted Dec 5, 2016 at Living with Diabetes and Lapband
And this is a diabetes issue. First both human and dog diabetics are in debt to Banting and the dogs used in his reasearch. If it weren't for the animal model who knows when insulin would have been discovered. I... Continue reading
Posted Dec 3, 2016 at Living with Diabetes and Lapband
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Summer came with show entries. Today was a Regional Speciality so she was entered in sweepstakes and in Regular confirmation. She was in the 6 - 9 month puppy class. Here is what she won. Two first places We got to go in the ring a lot Twice in sweepstakes, three times in the regular class as they had a puppy competition. I almost forgot! This was my first time to show in a regional specialty in conformation. I swear I came down here for a regional specialty in the 80's when I was competing in obedience, but they say... Continue reading
Posted Dec 2, 2016 at Adventures in Training the Beagles
The warranty went out on my insulin pump earlier this week. The new Minimed 630G arrived today. I asked all the right questions, but one, and wasn’t told this. It needs a new sensor transmitter! The good news, is that... Continue reading
Posted Nov 28, 2016 at Living with Diabetes and Lapband
Yes, I’m still at my lowest weight and very close to my half way weight with Jenny Craig. My consultant had me set a higher goal weight than I really wanted, but it made sense. Here’s my frustration, which is... Continue reading
Posted Nov 28, 2016 at Living with Diabetes and Lapband
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This picture was taken about a year after my lap band: And here is one from last week: Though it is a bit difficult to tell, I was super bundled up in the first picture. And I still think I... Continue reading
Posted Nov 24, 2016 at Living with Diabetes and Lapband
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Well, her most dominant marking – her blanket isn’t showing. Her blanket looks like angle wings and isn’t completely black as this picture is showing. I had to look closely at her face. Also I couldn’t tell the size of the beagle from the picture. But it’s definitely her and I’ve purchased the picture. Continue reading
Posted Nov 24, 2016 at Adventures in Training the Beagles
It was scary. My phone was laying on a table and one of my dogs knocked the table down. Landed in sand. When I picked it up it looked dirty and I tried to clean it. Nope, was almost pierced... Continue reading
Posted Nov 23, 2016 at Technology and CS in Dallas
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There were others, but these were the best. Continue reading
Posted Nov 23, 2016 at Adventures in Training the Beagles
When I purchase a wireless headphone that is designed to talk on the phone, I honestly expect that the headphones work both listening and talking without a cable. Not so, the Beats Solo 2 Wireless headphones. At their price point,... Continue reading
Posted Nov 22, 2016 at Technology and CS in Dallas
Not only do I love Summer, but my husband does too. I was warned she misbehaved, she was loud, and she didn't like her nails done. Oh, she climbs on tables. She does climb on tables, so does Macy and Dulce. As for behavior, not any more than any other puppy. She IS loud. We're working on that. She is very attached to me and likes my husband. That means I have to go to upstairs when she goes to bed, but I had to do that for a while with Jamie. She was vey loud this morning and very... Continue reading
Posted Nov 21, 2016 at Adventures in Training the Beagles
This trip was probably one of my most successful. At no point, did I wish I had something that was stuck at home (well, maybe my shower). I had all the diabetes supplies I needed. I had the food I... Continue reading
Posted Nov 19, 2016 at Living with Diabetes and Lapband
My last trip went well, though I kicked myself for having an vial of insulin with no way to get it out. I was around other diabetics though and if I needed it, I'd have gotten help. This trip is... Continue reading
Posted Nov 17, 2016 at Living with Diabetes and Lapband