• 100 days of writing,  2012,  disability,  freedom,  swimming,  Uncategorized,  wheelchair

    >Just Keep Swimming

    >Day 42 of 100. Just Keep Swimming Splash! Straight into the waterIt’s coolNot cold but definitely noticeableSoothing on too hot skinSinking down and downWet all your hairRefreshingAnd then keep your shoulders underSmile at the kids on the other sideSay hi to a friend and chat for a few minutes.Waves waves wavesUp and downUp and downThrown aroundBody surfingThe unexpected stormWatch the aqua aerobics groupTry and fail to copy their movementsSurrounded by waterStretch and savourAnd only thenDo you swimFront crawlA lazy attempt at breast strokeAnd a long float on my backA few kicks don’t achieve muchBut must be doneRight leg more than leftPeople think it’s just a swimBut it’s more than thatA…

  • down,  scale junkie,  swimming,  Uncategorized,  weight loss

    >In The Right Direction

    >I’m down roughly a pound and a half this week (from 17 4lb & 7/8ths to 17 3lb &1/4th and I can’t do that kind of exact maths). And I just got back (ok, well an hour and a half ago) from swimming. Must admit that I’m feeling a little fed up with this now, need to make some really progress again and stop hovering. All content copyright Emma Crees, 2006 – 2012 unless otherwise stated http://writerinawheelchair.blogspot.com

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

    >The Obligatory Tuesday Update On: MY WEIGHT

    >I am a little disappointed this week although I’m trying not to be.  I’m up 2lb. It’s probably because I’ve got my period (which given that all the problems I’ve been having with that are likely weight related is a good thing) and I just keep reminding myself about that. I have exercised every single day this week.  Mostly using My Fitness Coach Dance Workout but I’ve also been swimming once and as I mentioned yesterday I did what is for me a lot of walking on Saturday. Here’s to some downward movement on the scales next week! All content copyright Emma Crees, 2006 – 2012 unless otherwise stated http://writerinawheelchair.blogspot.com

  • scale junkie,  swimming,  Uncategorized,  weight loss

    >Just Keep Swimming

    >This week I weigh exactly the same as last week.  Which considering how ill I’d been for a few days before I weighed last Monday is a Very Good Thing.  I had anticipated that no matter how good I’d been I’d gain a little so maintaining really feels like I’ve lost a bit actually.  Hopefully that makes some sort of sense. Big news for this week is that I have been swimming again!  I absolutely love to swim but haven’t been since about last June for various reasons.  I’ve changed what hours I do at CAB though  and that means that me and one of my friends can fit in…

  • swimming,  Uncategorized

    >Swimming :o)

    >I did 20 lengths of the pool tonight.  Swam it in 30 minutes.  I’m definitely getting fitter because that was quicker than before.  And also I didn’t have to push myself to finish the 20.  I could have swum a few more but chose not to push myself too much. My mum’s taken a nasty chunk out of her finger so she didn’t come in to swim just helped me in and out.  She sat in the coffee shop watching me and reckons I was keeping pace with others swimming lengths and she was impressed by how strong a swimmer I am.  Said she’d not noticed it before when she…

  • 101 in 1001,  achievements,  swimming,  Uncategorized

    >Sporty Em is BACK!

    >I’ve been out in my Quickie wheeling around every day this month! I know it’s only the 6th but that’s still a good thing.  Only relatively short distances but longer ones will come.  I’m just pleased about the daily thing and I’m really enjoying it too.  I used to be really really active and sporty and I haven’t been for years.  I like that Sporty Em is coming back. My mum doesn’t want me wheeling myself anywhere near any roads because she thinks it’s too dangerous.  We had a silly argument about that.  Yet when I told her that I had a crazy conversation with someone about us maybe doing…

  • swimming,  Uncategorized

    >No swimming, blah

    >I really need to wash my hair.  I didn’t bother this morning because I was supposed to be going swimming this afternoon and didn’t see the point. But now… swimming is cancelled (because the pool is too cold?!?!) and I really can’t be bothered to get undressed and take a shower.  Originally I’d hoped to go to another session at the pool today but based on what the second person to call me and tell me it was off said, I think the pool is shut all day.  And I can’t get through on the phone to talk to them at the pool and find out or sure.  At least…

  • awareness,  letter unsent,  safety,  swimming,  Uncategorized

    >A Letter Unsent

    >Dear you, I know you’ll never read this and even if you did you wouldn’t understand it. But sometimes a girl’s just gotta get some stuff off of her chest. If I need help I will ask. Don’t just stick your hand on my side without saying a word and then act all offended when I ask what you’re doing. Don’t assume that there’s a chance I’m going to fall as I’m transferring and that you putting you hand on my side just above my hip will prevent that happening. It’s just really rude, really off putting and substantially increases the chances that I actually will fall! I know from…

  • attitudes,  awareness,  swimming,  Uncategorized

    >R-E-S-P-E-C-T, Find out what it means to me

    >I’m not sure how this is going to come across. I go swimming on a Friday afternoon. It’s a public disabled session which means that anyone with a disability can go. I belong to a social group for disabled people and we go to the session. There’s another group that goes of people with learning disabilities and there are a few individuals with disabilities who either go alone or with carers. All the regulars know each other and most of us chat. Last week there was a new guy with a disability there with his carer. Probably not much different in age to me. I was walking lengths of the…

  • comedy,  friends,  General Life Stuff 2006 - 2008,  lion king,  swimming,  theatre,  Uncategorized

    >Amazing Day

    >I’m having an amazing day… and it’s not over yet! Yesterday there was much discussion between me and a few others and many e-mails sent about going to see various different things at the theatre. The end result being that it was decided that me and Sam would book tickets to go and see Joseph and The Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat in Oxford in May. We’d also decided we’d go see a show in London and after much e-mailing settled on the Lion King. And when I looked up the dates online I saw that Dara O’Briain who is a rocking comedian is coming to Oxford. Ben and Geri wanted to…