There are a few things to write about today, apart from my outfit. This morning, I had an appointment with my consultant who oversees all of my medical issues. He is a fantastic doctor, an excellent communicator and very empathetic. Because he spends so much time with his patients, he does tend to overrun appointments and, by the time we arrived for my 10.30 slot, he was running nearly 90 minutes late! This must be a record, even for him.
At each appointment, the nursing staff take my blood pressure and note down my height, weight and BMI. When I last went back in July, I was horrified to find out that my weight had ballooned to 12.5 stones. I reacted to this news by starting a diet and exercise programme to try to regain some fitness and lose weight. You may remember that I wrote about this regularly until about two months ago. I became so disillusioned with my lack of progress that I stopped writing these Diet Exercise Plan posts.
Today, however, I have both good and bad news. The bad news is that I am still 12.5 stones. The good news is that I am still 12.5 stones! You see, I have mostly kept to my healthier diet and, even though I have been unable to exercise to the extent that I might wish, I have managed to avoid putting on even more weight. My consultant confirmed that it is the high doses of steroids that I have to take that make me put on weight, together with side-effects from some of my other conditions.
Anyway, I am going to try to do more exercise, even if it is just going up and down the stairs a bit more to make my own cups of tea, or meals, or doing more housework (if I can avoid dust). Simply, I have to make myself move around more. I will try, but it is going to be even harder during the colder months.
I was very pleased with today’s outfit. I decided to bring together navy and grey with a touch of bright cobalt blue to liven things up. This meant carrying my Massaccesi midi-Muse for the first time – lovely 😊.
- Mid grey cashmere short sleeved top – John Lewis.
- Heathered light grey cashmere cardigan – Pure Collection.
- Indigo jeans – Cotton Traders.
- Navy leather shoes – Hotter.
- Bright blue crystal and silver earrings – Sonrisa Boutique.
- Blue and cream enamel, crystal and gold Owl bangle – Halcyon Days.
- Bluette pompei leather midi-Muse handbag – Massaccesi.
- Silk scarf, 90cm, in navy, grey, white and blue – Le Jardin de la Maharani – Hermès. Tied in a criss-cross knot using a MaiTai horn scarf ring.
Elder Son is coming home tonight from his trip away, so our peaceful time will be over! I am planning to write the usual Reading Roundup post tomorrow.