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Summer update...

Monday, June 02, 2014

I have missed sparkpeople! I hope to get back in the swing of things and start blogging again more regularly.

Update: I've been taking metformin but inconsistently. I believe it is assisting with weight management but need to take full dosage every day to give fair assessment. And in regards to weight management, I haven't noticed a significant downshift in weight but I have been leaning up, as it evidence by fitting in to some of my slimmer fitting clothes. My diet has been slipping. I have been eating a lot more carbs than usual...plans for this summer are to re-implement green smoothie for breakfast every day.

I've been keeping up with salsa dancing. Well, there was this one man, J., who I was interested in. I finally worked up the courage to ask him out on a date, but found out he has a serious, long-term girlfriend. It was disappointing to discover said fact, but was proud of myself for following through with the inquiry, because I don't want to live with regrets!

However, soon after I did make a mutual connection with another dancer at salsa. F. is a good dancer, very talkative, and artistic -- all qualities I find very appealing. It doesn't hurt that he is tall, dark, and handsome. Since meeting two weeks, we spent several hours together every day the first week. He has his garage set up as an art studio where we would listen to music, paint together, and talk. And he is so affectionate! Full of kisses, hugs, and terms of endearment in Spanish (F. was raised first 16 years in Mexico and Spanish is my second langauge).

Unfortunately, he is also selfish and self-centered. I don't want to get into the details, but we already had three major arguments within the first week. Each time afterwards I thought we had a meeting of the minds and managed to smooth things over, but for other or similar issues to pop again a day or two later. Finally, after the third argument I said enough was enough and ended things between us. I was physically and mentally exhausted after that week with him because I slept for nearly 12 hours that night I broke up the relationship. Just as well the next day he took a week off for a planned vacation, or else I would be tempted again to reconcile things between us.

Right now I am re-centering on the things that I have control of. First and foremost is my diet. I always feel a lot better on a whole foods, low carb diet -- so lot of protein and low carb veggies. Plus, need to work in my green smoothies! Also, I am scheduling time in for at least three 40-minute weight training sessions each week. I did an upper body training last night and I always LOVE LOVE LOVE the sore feeling in my muscles the next day. Last but not least, walk my dog every day. Sophie needs it more than ever because she is an only dog now since Buddy passed away in April.

Bye for now :)
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    I'm so sorry about Buddy. I remember him being sick, but I didn't remember you posting about him passing away. emoticon
    As far as everything else goes…. Sounds like you're in control and making yourself a priority. emoticon Hope the Metformin continues to help. I recently discovered that I'm vitamin D deficient emoticon I guess that's what happens when it's too hot to go out in the sun. emoticon emoticon emoticon I had no idea vitamin D deficiency could cause so many issues, including contributing to insulin resistance. Crazy!!!
    2351 days ago
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