Ootastic: PCOS in pictures

May 20, 2012

Skinny cow

Filed under: food, PCOS, weight — ootastic @ 11:47 am

Living with PCOS usually means having to watch what you eat. I’ve used the Americanised “skim” rather than “skimmed” milk here as it’s an easier fit 😉 My local milkman delivers 1% fat milk which is a nice compromise between semi and skimmed.

I realised after I’d finished this that I might have got carried away with the ‘wobbliness’ (as my husband describes it, though my friend Bug says it could be a “milkshake”), probably because I distracted by an episode of the detective TV series Castle whilst I was drawing. I was initially indecisive about what exactly should go on the cow, so thanks should also go to Bug, LNR and Ceb for other suggestions which may still come to fruition.

Skinny cow

P.S. I’m not particularly enamoured by the way my images are turning out when scanned (which still involves a perilous detour to my local library and then battling with our home Mac). I recently started resizing the images when I realised my WordPress account was nearly full (I still have to go back and shrink the older ones) but I’m not convinced by the results. Any advice welcome.


  1. Have you tried one of those e-drawing tools? You know with the e-pen. I wonder if that could be a work around. I should ask you to draw an almond cow for me :/ This whole drinking almond instead of cow’s milk thing is killing me. I keep sneaking in real milk hot chocolates.

    Comment by Mina @ Fertility Doll — May 20, 2012 @ 12:16 pm

    • My hubbie uses a graphics pad, but I prefer to limit my computer use outside work. Hazelnut milk and Tia Maria make a very nice alcoholic milkshake 😉

      Comment by ootastic — May 21, 2012 @ 10:20 am

  2. Wrt image sizes/quality – do you have Photoshop? I usually ‘save for web and devices’ in File menu, which gives two versions of the image side by side to compare with original while you fiddle with its quality in the menu – this way you can get it as small as poss while still checking that it it looks OK.Before this I resize using pixel width in the jpeg so it looks about right onscreen at ‘actual pixel’ size. HTH.

    Comment by Paula Knight — May 20, 2012 @ 12:34 pm

    • Ta for the advice. I use Gimp at the mo. I just wish scanners were clever enough to create images the same size as the physical paper!

      Comment by ootastic — May 21, 2012 @ 10:22 am

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