Hot Rum #3 on Escape

Video of the SBYC 2019 Hot Rum Regatta race #3. Another fun day. There were two other J/70's sailing that day. We traded over the race. It was also a lesson in why the lines should be kept neet since we lost because of an assshole in the spinnaker halyard. We thought it was flaked.

The race had a reverse start. We were going to do a classic start on the outside and sail to the shore. The wind shifted to make the other side of the start line favored.

The wind was shifty, especially close to shore.

The wind was between 10 to 20 knots.

There is a trend of using continuous lines. I am not particularly fond of the continuous spinacker sheet. I think it makes it harder to keep the deck clean. But it is what it is.

SBYC 2019 Hot Rum #1 on Escape

Video of the SBYC 2019 Hot Rum Regatta race #1. All I have to say is we had a lot of fun that day the wind gusts up to 25 miles per hour. We did not fly the spinnaker because I was concerned that we would probably either broach or shrimp the spinnaker. What amazes me was that while we were going out to the starting line, we got up to 9 miles per hour with just the mainsail J/70 that is fast.

I finally figured out how to upload a GoPro video with telemetry, and as one file. The process is not perfect, but doable. The problem is that GoPro saves files as chapters or four-gigabyte files. The normal way is to create a playlist that puts the file together or put the file together with music. For me, that is not acceptable.

In GoPro Quik, open each file in View one at a time. Added the gauges, then create a clip. Save the clip. You have to that with each file. This will make an MP4.

Then use MP4Joiner to merge all the files together. Fun? (not). What I got were an hour and two-minute YouTube video.

2018 in exercise

Just did a report on my garmin connect. It is good to look back at what you did because it puts what you do into perspective of what one has accomplished.

2018 Activities

Activity Type

Total Distance

Average Distance

Max Distance

Average Speed


204.79 mi

14.63 mi

28.37 mi

11.1 mph


387.06 mi

2.73 mi

6.81 mi

5.5 mph


30.04 mi

0.48 mi

0.93 mi

1.6 mph


248.13 mi

0.86 mi

4.21 mi

3.1 mph

I did not include "other". Cycling I had just started in late last year. My goals for 2019 most likely will be a lot more than 2018.

Make your own medical journal

I have been a caretaker all my life. I learn how to give a shot when I was 17 years old. What I've learned over time is that you do have to listen to what your doctor says but you need to read up on the conditions of the person that you're taking care of. This last year I have been taking care of an older diabetic person. The person has a mild cognitive disorder and bad kidneys and diabetes 2. By reading up on person's condition, it also makes what the doctor says more sense it allows you to know when to call the doctor and when not to also allows you to set up protocols that I make sense to you also it helps you understand what is going on

The problem with the Internet is that many articles just do not make sense or there too academic. Even worse they come and go. I have found several websites that made it easier to explain to my friends the situation that I'm going through however over time they disappear. One was called: My Aging Parents.

Many blog sites will cut and paste different websites. I wish I could since the information was helpful to me. I believe it would be helpful for others.

However, in the United States, we have to deal with Copyright our laws. Even under the theory of fair use, I have already learned the hard way about justice sometimes is a matter of how has a better lawyer. When I say that, I do not claim victimhood.

My recommendation is that you decide on a notebook such as OneNote and copy and paste the information so that it will always be there and is available to you. I am choosing OneNote because when push comes to shove when it counts, I turn to Microsoft Office. I do use other Office Suites such as Google Docs, just that Microsoft Office is a lot less frustrating.

I hope that over the year, I can synthesize the information that I find so it can be available to me and hopefully useful to you.

Show Respect

A lot harder than than it should be.

“Show respect to people who don’t even deserve it; not as a reflection of their character, but as a reflection of yours.

—Dave Willis


I have moved from Google Sheets to Microsoft Excel for doing Insulin titration for my mother. I am an Android, Linux, Windows shop and felt that Google sheets would be better for being able to move between Windows and my Samsung tablet and phone. From past experience, Google Docs is excellent in collaboration. The issue that I noticed was that sometimes the data that I entered in did not prorogate between devices. I know that SAAS spreadsheets are a hub and spoke. What I think was happening was that the cached version was not being uploaded to the central server. When it was, uploaded, it became the older version because it was changed elsewhere. The issue may have been my work offline settings or how I move from device to device or wifi to wifi. In the end, it does not matter to me. For my well being and mother’s health, it just has to work.

Before I show an HTML table representation of my spreadsheet, here are my sources:

The spreadsheet that I created looks like this:


Blood Sugar

Move Average











Started Tresiba

























Underlying cell formulas look like:


Blood Sugar

Move Average


























I am using the round function for the moving average because there is no such thing as decimal numbers on the blood glucose monitor.

The current Insulin titration looks like:


The titration uses the fasting simple moving average. From what I understand about Tresiba, does change should happen every 3 to 4 days. The countif function checks to see if the last 4 doses were the same. If they are the same, titrate. Also, if the simple moving average is under 70, reduce dosage by 10%.

Look Up table:

Titration Lookup

min value












You can't walk enough to eat pizza

Today, I hit obese body fat or 25.1 based on my Garmin Index Scale. I look at BMI as a benchmark, but my goals are not by body weight percentage. I had promised I would never be obese again, but here I am.

Read an MFP blog post. I liked it because it sums up how I feel about dieting. It was simply called: You Can't Outrun a Bad Diet. I laughed at it because when I first started dieting my hour lunch walk did not burn up enough calories so that I could eat a piece of pizza. It is worth reading. Over this week I had burned a lot of active calories biking, sailing and running. I still put on the pounds.

My current problem with dieting is I like to eat and drink with friends. Also, my stress level is a little high. I eat when I am stressed out.

Well to the highlights:

The first paragraph made me laugh since I allowed myself to get mugged by chocolate cake:

It's a huge battle which I suck at some days. I don't know about you, but even though I am not afraid of being mugged my a chocolate cake with vanilla icing (is this profiling), this effing food thing is tough. It does not care how fit you are, or what you do; when you consume more calories than you burn, you gain weight

This sums what it is about dieting. I do believe that food is a lot more complex that the calorie in, calorie out mantra. Just that calorie in, calorie out works. I do not know how, but I have already put on my most feared ten-holiday pounds. I have to work to get them off.

The next part is that one just has to work the program. My program is three parts: Calorie counting, exercise, sleep. If I do not record my food, I tend to eat more. Exercise makes me feel good and allows me to be active. Without good sleep, it seems that the other two do not matter.

The last statement is important. I have been giving myself permission to cheat on my diet.

One of the things I know about failing is that we give ourselves permission to do it. We make excuses. "It's only once", "it's vacation", "it's OK to start over tomorrow", "it's just a stressful time" and the hits keep on coming. In 7 years on MFP I have seen a lot of people come and go - a lot - thousands in fact!

In my family, it was always Monday to start a diet. Maybe even eat enough food that it would take a month to work off the bing. When it comes to dieting, there is no time like the present.

I am a big fan of statistics. They make order out of chaos. The summation hit home. I am currently in the 55% of those who do not keep all my weight off. I am terrified of being the 40% who gain their weight back or even more. I want to be the 5% who make there goal of weight loss and keep it off.

I admit, I will will always be a recovering overweight person.

Percent weight Loss Success 20423.70399677156774104.9943468764167820496.4490673881045328.880653123583255127.57594353127936357.911597572844245274.673998375693769.21540979582369Percent weight Loss SuccessGained back we…Gained back weight lossGain back weig…Gain back weight and then someDo not keep of…Do not keep off all weight lossKept weight off