Monday, 5 October 2015

Starting again, again, again, again....

I designated today as my starting again day and I have, miraculously, started again! I didn't weigh myself although I have been on the scales in the last week or so so know roughly where I am. I'm still lighter than I was at the start of 2015 but not much. If I knuckle down I can drop a stone by Christmas!!

So, I am cutting right back on bread, butter and all other toppings, booze,  sweet treats and all the usual contraband.

I also want to get back to regular exercise but am hampered in this by a sore big toe. I was initially told it was gout so thought there was not much I could do about it. However, it has been getting quite a bit more painful recently so went back to the doctors more in hope than expectation. Well this one said it wasn't gout and that he reckoned there may be a surgical solution so has referred me to an orthopedic surgeon to check it out.

I was very impressed by the referral system. He gave me a printout with a code and password and said I could phone or book online. Expecting the worst I went online and, within 90 stress free seconds, I had booked a lunchtime appointment at a private hospital 20 minutes away from home 2 weeks today. Can't say fairer than that. Now fingers crossed that they can do something about my stiff, painful toe!!

So, progress is being made even though dancing tonight is going to be sore!!

Below a couple of drizzly, misty pics from my lunchtime dog walk. Lxx


Seren said...

Good luck with your new start. You've been through it recently so be kind to yourself and take it slowly. Ouch re toe - hope that sorts itself out.


Pam (Isabelle) said...

Glad to hear about your mum's funeral. It sounds as if you did her proud. And well done for being lighter than at the beginning of the year. It fair beats the opposite situation!

Peridot said...

Glad to hear that your mum's funeral went as well as possible. Unsurprised to learn you were a tower of strength but so glad you had R to lean on.

Take care.