• exercise,  goals,  scale junkie,  Uncategorized,  weight loss,  wii

    >On the move again at last

    >Yes, this week finally sees some progress.  I was feeling very discouraged so that is definitely a good thing!  Basically I cut out pretty much all snacking and it’s definitely worked. I’m down 2 and three quarter pounds this week.  Which puts me back down to my lowest weight of this journey.  I won’t make the “virgin fat next week” comments I did last time because I think that jinxed me but… here’s hoping!  I’m 17 stone 4 3/4 pounds now (242.75lb) and I really hope to end September with the number that starts with 16 stone something. I was thinking about a rest of the year goal yesterday.  I…

  • 101 in 1001,  Uncategorized

    >101 in 1001 – Item 35…

    > Try to have one day a week where I don’t eat in front of the computer for three months. …has been completed! This one has been relatively easy once I got into it.  Although I do have to admit that there was at least one day where I planned to have my day “off” if you will and ate a snack in front on my computer without thinking about it.  So I had to do the next day too.  And some days have been easier then others – today was easy as I was out for lunch with a friend and had tea at my parents house.  Days when…

  • 101 in 1001,  competitions,  Uncategorized,  writing

    >101 in 1001 – Item 18…

    > Enter some Creative Writing competitions …has been completed! I’ve entered three competitions so far and plan to enter some more. The Writers’ Forum short story competiton, The Arvon Foundation six word story competition and Jot Speak’s writing contest. I’m not overly hopeful about my chances.  Mostly because the story I submitted to Writers’ Forum is an edited version of the one I read on Saturday.  Having since re-read it several times for practice and for the real thing I’ve spotted mistakes that I’d missed.  And, not long after I submitted my six word story to Arvon I thought of a better one.  I’ve been meaning to look into whether…

  • access,  complaints,  disability,  disability voices,  success stories,  Uncategorized

    >When Persistence Pays Off

    >This is a bit of a follow on to my Advocacy Tips post and is cross posted to Disability Voices One of the tips I gave in that post was to be persistent.  The example I gave was one of my local supermarkets.  My chair would only go through the wide aisle checkout and it was often closed when I visited.  The staff would open it when I asked but they had a bad attitude towards doing so and made me uncomfortable.  As a result I didn’t go there often and had actually decided I wouldn’t shop there again. I had personally made something like six complaints to them, mostly…

  • plateau,  questions,  scale junkie,  Uncategorized,  weight loss

    >And now for something completely different…

    >…only I’m not really sure what that might be. Up two this week.  I’m definitely plateauing and need to do something different to shake things up.  I’ve got one or two small ideas but really I’m stuck on which is the best one.  Probably all of them in moderation but I’m also struggling a bit with my depression over the last few days and that really doesn’t help. Suggestions, anyone? All content copyright Emma Crees, 2006 – 2012 unless otherwise stated http://writerinawheelchair.blogspot.com

  • achievements,  competitions,  creative writing class,  Uncategorized,  writing

    >A Reading

    >The Arts Centre where I do my creative writing class (amongst other things!) held a literary day on Saturday.  Basically they held a second hand book sale for charity and they had readings from “local writers” AKA the creative writing class.  It was actually described in the e-mail that went round promoting it as “readings from local writers” and I thought, oh cool I’d like to know who’ve got for local writers.  Then I realised, oh shit, that’s me!! So I gave a reading on Saturday which was open to the public!  Scary!  There were 9 audience members and I think they were all people’s family or friends but still…

  • blogging,  books and reading,  friends,  Uncategorized

    >New Layout!

    >So… here is my new layout!  What do people think? I love it!! My friend Hannah and I went to school together, we recently got back in touch as she joined sailability.  I’m really enjoying being back in touch with her and having a laugh.  Plus she’s gotten absolutely hooked on the sailing which you know is something else I love. Since leaving school she has been diagnosed with a disability and become a wheelchair user.  She has two disabilities, EDS and PoTS and has written two small books using stickman pictures to describe the conditions called “you know you have…”  Plus she’s working on a third book “wheelie wisdom”…

  • Uncategorized

    >Work in Progress

    >This layout is currently a work in progress.  I’d hoped to get it done last night but the recent template changes to blogger made that impossible.  And then I’d hoped to get it finished this morning but I’m being a bit of a perfectionist and I’m out of time but not happy yet Check back (hopefully later!) for the unveiling.  I’m excited about this! All content copyright Emma Crees, 2006 – 2012 unless otherwise stated http://writerinawheelchair.blogspot.com

  • scale junkie,  Uncategorized,  weight loss

    >Thoughts On Progress So Far

    >I’m up 1/8th of a pound today.  Which really is just the same as staying the same because it’s absolutely nothing. I actually thought I might have gained a little so I’m really pleased. I realised yesterday that although I feel a bit like I’m struggling and stuck with my weight loss right now that’s not a huge deal.  Obviously I would like to lose more this year and I do need to lose more.  But even if I stay at this weight for the rest of the year I’ll still be happy with my progress.  And I’ll still have come a long way from where I was.  I do…

  • creative writing class,  down,  goals,  Uncategorized,  writing

    >Compliments

    >I’ve been meaning to post this since it happened because I don’t want to forget about it.  Especially today as I am a bit fed up about stupid things that shouldn’t bother me.  So here goes: On Thursday one of the newer creative writers (there are several of us who have done the course more than once; he is one of the ones who was new this time round) and I were chatting.  We went out for a meal after the class as it was the last one of the course. And he described me as a semi-professional writer what with all my reviewing and all that. How very. very…