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  • Excuse

    11/29/2015 11:17:49 PM, by CURRAHEE68

    Maybe it was an excuse too. I did absolutely nothing today, exercise wise. I slept 11 hours and then some more rather than get up and do somethin... Read more

  • Decision or excuse ?

    11/28/2015 2:06:25 AM, by CURRAHEE68

    I decided to put my effort into attending the AA convention over following my healthy routine to the letter. I do stretch and do wheelchair exerc... Read more

  • AA convention

    11/27/2015 12:31:20 AM, by CURRAHEE68

    Went to the AA Roundup (convention) here in Las Vegas today. Ate well under my limits again, except protein. Only 1 gm short, so far. First tim... Read more

  • AGAIN !?

    11/24/2015 8:06:25 PM, by CURRAHEE68

    Ate when I was full again last night. Did not go over calories, but not good doing that 2 days in a row. Sounds like I am setting myself up for f... Read more

  • more new stuff

    11/24/2015 12:38:00 AM, by CURRAHEE68

    Went to the bank today. Then went across the steet and joined the Las Vegas Athletic club.. They have a pool that is made for walking. That was o... Read more

  • Getting better

    11/22/2015 10:09:28 PM, by CURRAHEE68

    Went to an AA meeting again in the wheelchair. Also went to Wal-mart again. I can't carry too much with me so I will probably go often. Hope to m... Read more

  • Got out on my own

    11/21/2015 9:24:31 PM, by CURRAHEE68

    What a great feeling. Went to the AA meeting by myself. Road my wheelchair there. Took 45 minutes. Almost crashed and burned several times becaus... Read more

  • a little excitement

    11/20/2015 7:30:02 PM, by CURRAHEE68

    Just got back from my initial ride on my new electric wheelchair. Got here about 2 months early! Will try running it a longer distance tomorrow. ... Read more

  • Urology

    11/19/2015 9:50:56 PM, by CURRAHEE68

    Made my urology appointment today. Doctor checked me a bit, had me give a urine sample for them to culture, checking for infections, and schedule... Read more

  • KISS

    11/18/2015 7:28:13 PM, by CURRAHEE68

    Keep it simple, Steve. Split pea soup turned out tolerable. Needed salt. I didn't use the flavor packet, plus I rinsed the ham with water to sh... Read more

  • ODAT

    11/17/2015 11:07:36 PM, by CURRAHEE68

    ODAT = One Day at a Time. That will probably be my title for a majority of the time. Bought some sweat pants recently, finally tried them on. ... Read more

  • another doctor's appt

    11/16/2015 10:44:26 PM, by CURRAHEE68

    Had another doc appointment today for all the tune up procedures I am getting fixed. I used to use a C-PAP breathing machine while sleeping. I lo... Read more

  • New SP discovery

    11/15/2015 5:36:51 PM, by CURRAHEE68

    Goodness. I am sure I knew this when I was on SP before, but had forgotten. Just found out several people are leaving my notes or comments about ... Read more

  • interesting day

    11/13/2015 2:22:02 AM, by CURRAHEE68

    Had an optometry appt this day. Dilated my eyes and lots of testing. Turns out I have cataracts in both eyes. Left one not too bad at this point,... Read more

  • electric W/C

    11/11/2015 1:58:53 AM, by CURRAHEE68

    Got eveluated for an electric wheelchair today. And approoved. Doc Mosh also told me my last chest x-ray showed I have a small anuerism in my a... Read more

  • didn't do

    11/9/2015 9:27:30 PM, by CURRAHEE68

    Have spent the last 2 days almost motionless. At least today I have stretch a bit and did a tiny amount of aerobics. The chair aerobics hurt my r... Read more

  • To do or not to do

    11/7/2015 6:25:07 PM, by CURRAHEE68

    Been sitting here debating on going for a walk. Find lots of excuses to not do what is neccessary to get that new hip. But that just motivated me... Read more

  • walk

    11/6/2015 8:19:09 PM, by CURRAHEE68

    Just got back from a walk. Went 417 steps this time. I don't think it will be that much longer than I can make it to the bus stop. Maybe I should... Read more

  • Goal

    11/5/2015 11:50:39 AM, by CURRAHEE68

    My long term goal is to get a new hip. To get there I am setting some short term goals. Todays goal setting is: I will walk 2000 steps on a c... Read more

  • cooked today

    11/3/2015 8:19:01 PM, by CURRAHEE68

    Am almost finished making pumpkin squash soup. Steamed all my fresh ingredient before combining in a pot on the stove. The carrots and onios arn'... Read more

  • Wahoooo !

    11/2/2015 4:19:28 PM, by CURRAHEE68

    The Va just delivered my manual wheelchair. I can now go back to cooking a bit. I've had my friends old wheelchair until a week or so ago. He nee... Read more

  • Day after Halloween.

    11/1/2015 10:15:02 PM, by CURRAHEE68

    It is past 7 pm and I still have not had any of the candy I bought. I was just thinking that I am below my calorie goal again, sooooo why not? Th... Read more

  • feeling good

    10/31/2015 3:09:37 PM, by CURRAHEE68

    Just had a shower, feels good to be clean. Also rearranging my room bit by bit. Starting to look like a civilized person lives here. Today is ... Read more

  • new bed

    10/30/2015 5:54:49 PM, by CURRAHEE68

    I have been sleeping on an old mattress and bedsprings. Very lumpy and had to use pliers to get the springs to quit poking me. So this morning I ... Read more

  • Bedtime

    10/30/2015 2:39:19 AM, by CURRAHEE68

    I've been up since early morning with only 5 hours sleep. Very tired now, close to midnight. Followed my food plan again today. Ooo-rah. Good nig... Read more


    10/27/2015 12:27:36 PM, by CURRAHEE68

    My home health care aid came this morning. She does several things to make my life a little more comfortable. But, the best thing she does is giv... Read more

  • Snafu

    10/26/2015 2:02:30 PM, by CURRAHEE68

    I started back on SP Sat, but my foods were written as if it were Sunday. I forgot I have crossed the international date line since my previous e... Read more

  • Once again

    10/24/2015 6:53:24 PM, by CURRAHEE68

    Back again. Need to loose enough weight for a hip replacement operation. Doing it this time!... Read more

  • Hello again

    9/22/2015 11:42:52 AM, by URNIGHTNURSE

    Well I've been gone for quite awhile. Moved out of the country for a year, fighting multiple injuries, but i'm still alive and kicking. Ready t... Read more

  • Back again 2016

    9/6/2015 5:41:55 PM, by GIZZI315

    I have made gradual progress while I have been away, to include learning lots more about healthy eating, but it is time to jump start my fitness ... Read more

  • Back again again

    9/6/2015 5:38:44 PM, by GIZZI315

    I have made gradual progress while I have been away, but time to jump start my goals again. Sparkpeople is such a wonderful resource of tools an... Read more

  • good

    4/15/2015 9:56:15 PM, by CURRAHEE68

    Have been eating 3 moderate meals a day with nothing i between this week. One exception was eating an apple yesterday before dinner. Was really h... Read more

  • Once again

    4/12/2015 8:23:08 AM, by CURRAHEE68

    Once again I am starting to write down my foods, and a couple other things. Writing the foods though is what I am told by the experts that helps ... Read more

  • crashed !

    3/26/2015 4:35:57 AM, by CURRAHEE68

    Met a newcomer Tue evening meeting. Promised I would meet him Wed at the NA meeting. Luckiloy he is Pinoy as the meeting was conducted in Visayan... Read more

  • trouble

    3/23/2015 1:36:48 AM, by CURRAHEE68

    Having lot of trouble getting back in step with loosing weight and getting healthy. Need to continue working on it and keeping track of things ev... Read more

  • long hiatus

    3/8/2015 3:17:07 AM, by CURRAHEE68

    Haven't written since I decided to be sure to write every day. Guess I'm not too good at follow through. Not that that is any new discovery. Di... Read more

  • better control

    2/11/2015 6:17:55 AM, by CURRAHEE68

    Not eating compulsively toady. Still eating more volumn than I want to, but never really felt full today.... Read more

  • poor impulse control

    2/9/2015 10:42:13 PM, by CURRAHEE68

    ate continuously and compulsively most of day yesterday. At least mostly healthy foods, but way too much.... Read more

  • Back on track

    2/8/2015 9:22:51 AM, by CURRAHEE68

    Got back to my vegetarian diet. Other than the whey protein powder, I was vegan today. I sure seem to feel better when I follow the vegetarian di... Read more

  • poor impulse control

    2/7/2015 10:12:46 AM, by CURRAHEE68

    I ate compulsively yesterday. Then today I broke my diet. Ate everything in sight. Ate some cereal and then some grape juice, so I even indulged ... Read more

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