Ootastic: PCOS in pictures

October 8, 2015

Toddler weight

Filed under: parenting, PCOS, weight — ootastic @ 8:17 pm

I’ve always had dodgy skin, excess hair and been on the plump side but was only diagnosed with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) when I had trouble getting pregnant.  You can see my previous experience with PCOS in pictures here.  I’ve successfully disembarked the fertility rollercoaster (I’m thankful for both the success and the disembarkation) but find parenthood leaves with very little spare time for cleansing, defuzzing and hitting the gym.  I’m embarrassed to admit that my so-called toddler weight is creeping up towards that of my pregnancy weight (see picture below) and I can’t even remember the last time I wore a dress!  It’s currently PCOS Awareness Week so now seems a good time to give myself a little TLC…

Tipping the balance

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July 2, 2012

PCOS monster

Filed under: acne, hair, PCOS, TTC, weight — ootastic @ 5:50 pm

This is a combined version of this old strip and reminds me of Sully from Monsters Inc.  This is also the last of my backlog, so I need to stop getting distracted by cross-stitch and do some more drawing!

PCOS monster

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.

April 20, 2010

Femme fatale

Filed under: acne, hair, PCOS, TTC, weight — ootastic @ 8:21 pm

Femme fatale

March 8, 2010

Facts and figures

Filed under: food, PCOS, weight — ootastic @ 8:13 am

Facts and figures

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