• 101 in 1001,  2021,  40 before 40,  books and reading,  Crochet,  goals

    40 Before 40: Pandemic Edition

    My 40th birthday is at the end of this year. At the end of 2019 I wrote a “40 before 40” list of goals to achieve before I reached that milestone. I blogged about that a little bit but never shared the list online I did achieve three of the goals last year – I went to see Book of Mormon and did a photography course before the pandemic hit. I also manged to use my manual chair every day for over 40 days later in the year. Looking at the list as I write this, I could also be said to have done two more – I attempted to…

  • 2013,  Christmas,  food,  goals,  memories,  photos,  Quickie Salsa,  tv,  Uncategorized

    Project 365 – Week 1

    One of my goals for this year is to complete Project 365. One photo a day, everyday, for a year. Or at least to give it a really good go. It’s something I started doing at the beginning of last year but gave up on by the 4th or thereabouts because most of my photos were on my phone which went missing and I lost them all. So this year I’m trying it again. Here are my first week and photos Day 1 I took this on my way back from the supermarket. I wanted to take something to show how blue the sky was because it felt like it…

  • exercise,  goals,  meds,  reviews,  Uncategorized

    >December Goals

    >Take my meds every day (seriously my med compliance has been absolutely atrocious lately. And no suprise, my mood is appalling as a result. Surprisingly my spasticity hasn’t gone as crazy as it used to with not meds). Continue my one better choice a day plan I’ve been working on. Finish some damn knitting.  (honestly I don’t think I’ve finished a single knitting project this year :-O) No more ridiculous chocolate binges (I ate a totally ridiculous amount today and don’t know how I wasn’t sick). 15 mins on the house each day. Catch up on book reviews Exercise a couple of times a week. All content copyright Emma Crees,…

  • goals,  me me me,  meds,  mental health,  sick crip,  Uncategorized

    >Goals for the week

    >It’s been a bit of a crap week and I’ve been feeling down at times, missing my meds and feeling a bit ill on and off. I do think there’s been a bit of a virus going around as a couple of other local people have complained of nausea too. Anyway although I’m slowly pulling it back together now and have an actual proper achievement to show for today – I went back to a very badly stalled project and have got it moving again. I thought it would be good to set a few goals. 1. Take my sertraline daily.2. Take my baclofen at least once a day (will…

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    >2011 Begins

    >I could probably spend a long time here writing about all I want to do and all I hope to do in 2011.  And there are a lot of things I would like to do or that I really really want to do or I otherwise expect 2011 to bring.  I’ve seen a lot of review of 2010 blog entries and lists of New Years Resolutions.  All very interesting and I enjoyed reading them.  I like doing the review entries and I think before I’ve posted resolutions.  I just don’t think I will this year. Regardless of whether you call it “Two Thousand and Eleven” or “Twenty Eleven” (personally I’m…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 101 in 1001,  goals,  meds,  Uncategorized

    >101 in 1001 – Item 31…

    > Take meds everyday for six months …has been completed! Not much to say about this one, it’s pretty self explanatory. On my previous 101 in 1001 list I did take meds every day for six weeks.  I started that one on 1st January 2007 and actually carried it on and didn’t miss a single dose of medication in 2007.  I didn’t do such a great job of keeping it up beyond the one year mark however and I wanted to set this goal to get me back into such a good habit of meds taking again.  Obviously I’m not going to stop taking them now I’ve hit that goal.…

  • goals,  nsv,  scale junkie,  Uncategorized,  weight loss

    >One Stone Goal – Done!

    > Down another 2 and a half pounds today.  Total weight loss is now 1 stone and half a pound!  I’m so pleased.  I’m now 17st 12 & 7/8lb.  I did see 19st 1 at one point at the beginning of the year but my official starting weight was 18st 13&1/2 lb – I didn’t have my scales for several weeks in between the two.  My mum commented today that I am so far from 20 stone now.  Apparently at the beginning of the year she was really worried that if I kept going the way I was I’d be ending this year weighing over 20st. And because I am…

  • access,  awareness,  baclofen,  fluoxetine,  goals,  meds,  Uncategorized,  weight loss,  wii

    >A Bordering on TMI Update Type Post

    >Being that it’s over a week since I wrote a “proper” catch up type blog entry I thought I better see what I could do about that right now.  This entry contains items which fall under the category of TMI – you have been warned! The goals I wrote about a few weeks ago are… OK but kinda stalled.  My TV license is renewed, I’ve e-mailed or called or spoken to on facebook chat most of my friends I wanted to catch up with but not all.  I have looked briefly into changing my ISP but need to do more for that really.  I haven’t even started my shawl I…