Wednesday, 31 March 2010

SAD ???

I'm pretty sure i have seasonal affective disorder, when the weathers nice and the suns out but then when it rains i get in such a bad mood ! i dont feel like doing anything at all. My mum has had SAD for years and shes the same, when it rains my house is so moody its ridiculous, you'd think someone died !

Last year we were promised a nice summer here in Britain, but as usual we had one week of excruciatingly hot weather and then rain all summer, so this year im keeping my fingers crossed that we get a gorgeous summer and it wont rain !

Boat load of BFP's !

there have been loads of pregnancy announcements from my lovely twitter friends recently ! this really has beena  fertile March ! im praying for you all and hoping you all have a safe and happy 9 months of pregnancy  :)

*sorry for the short post, I'm so busy its unbelievable !*

Monday, 29 March 2010


I had an email from Tania over at asking if I would publish an article on pcos+weight issues which she would write for me, I've never had a guest blogger before so i thought it would be an interesting article to publish.

Obesity is one of the most common side effects a woman must endure when suffering from polycystic ovarian syndrome or PCOS. Women that suffer from PCOS can have the exact same diet as one that does not have the disease and still gain weight. The reasons behind why PCOS causes weight gain are in dispute, but researchers do agree that the body chemistry and genetics can play an important role in the matter.

One of the primary reasons for weight gain with PCOS is insulin resistance, which means insulin cannot perform properly. There are many experts that feel in order to experience weight loss with PCOS; a woman must get her insulin levels under control. The ways in which to do this is through incorporating a daily diet rich in foods that are low on the glycemic index, which will keep the blood sugar at consistent levels and help manage weight. With a balanced diet weight loss and PCOS can be controlled and managed in a healthy way.

Another culprit of PCOS weight gain is the hormone leptin which is produced by the fat cells. The leptin hormone is made by the hypothalamus and when levels are too high or too low, normal homeostasis is disrupted. Women that are suffering from PCOS tend to have higher leptin levels, this raises the chances of obesity, and it does not hinder the women from overeating.

There are many things a woman can do when trying to lose weight when suffering from PCOS, which includes the following:

• Regular exercise

• Dietary modification

• Maintain consistent insulin levels in the body

• Consulting with a nutritionist

When trying to conceive and suffering from PCOS, some women can experience problems which require medical attention. Obesity related to PCOS can be one of the most common reasons why it is so hard for a woman to conceive. Losing weight is very important to fertility and overall health so it is an issue a woman must address for her own physical well being, as well as for medical reasons.

There are many women that suffer from PCOS and are overweight as a result. Weight loss for women with PCOS is very important because it will help increase her chances when trying to conceive and it will also allow her to manage one of the most problematic side effects of the condition. It is important to seek medical attention when suffering from the condition because it does require monitoring from a medical professional in order to be best handled.

Medical studies suggest that regular exercise, certain lifestyle modifications and a PCOS friendly diet can go far in helping a woman manage her weight. Weight loss for women with PCOS is an important topic particularly when it is impairing fertility and causing problems with a woman’s health. In order to best address the condition, a woman should be aware of what is causing the weight gain and handle the problem in a proactive and productive manner. Weight loss and PCOS is a topic that is currently being studied in order to provide a better understanding of what a woman can do to improve the situation.

Friday, 26 March 2010

i recent changed my blog layout :) let me know what you all think or if  have to change anything !

Wednesday, 17 March 2010

Cant Wait For The Day

I can't wait for the day i can say I'm getting married.

I can't wait for the day i can say I'm pregnant.

I can't wait for the day i can say I've welcomed a baby into the world.

I cant't wait for the day when I can say I've watched my baby take their first steps.

I can't wait for the day I can say that i cried on my childs first day of school.

I can't wait for the day that i can say that I kissed my childs poorly knee better.

I can't wait for the day that i can say i held my child while they cried over their first broken heart.

I can't wait for the day that i can say that my child is getting married.

I can't wait for the day that i can say I'm going to be a grandma.

I can't wait for the day that i can say I am truly happy.

my mums birthday !!


Happy 46th Birthday to my amazing mum !

its also St.Patricks day in Ireland too :D

Sunday, 14 March 2010

Mothers Day


i nearly forgot about mothers day this year !! it doesnt help when they change the date every year, last eyar it was the 22nd March and this year its the 14th of March, i had this post scheduled to post because i wont be blogging on mothers day, so by the time you read this i will have given and my mum her card and cooking her dinner :)

I love my mum a lot, she is the most special person in the world to me and i love her sooo much, this tribute is especially for my amazing mum !

A Million Thanks

You who make me happy when I'm blue

You who teach me how to live, and give love that is true

You who always forgive me in every mistakes that I do

This is the only thing I can say,


You who loved me unconditionally

You who love me eternally

You who teach me how to treasure thing that I can't see

A MILLION THANKS TO YOU, Oh, in my heart you are the

only key

You are a perfect mother for me

You are my only love, my only life until eternity

You taught me how to overcome trials and conflicts

I may face

A MILLION THANKS TO YOU, You're the kind of mother

that no one can replace!

Friday, 12 March 2010


I saw this becca aka @TTc_queen, sorry I can't link you becca I'm on my iPod :(

I found this on Beccas blog and decided it was a good tag for me to do :). So now if you’re reading this, you’re tagged and you have to do it! Do it and title it with your name-ology

What is your salad dressing of choice? Olive oil or vinegaretter

What is your favorite sit-down restuarant? don’t have one really

What is your favorite fast food restaurant? KFC although it's been awhile sice I've had it

What food could you eat every day for two weeks and not get sick of? Pizza

What are your pizza toppings of choice? Cheese and doner meat :D

How many televisions are in your house? 2

What color cell phone do you have? Silver


Are you right-handed or left-handed? Left mainly but I can write with both.

Have you ever had anything removed from your body? yup, teeth and a growth on my foot and my tonsils

What is the last heavy item you lifted? My cat ( he wears 6kg !!)

Have you ever been knocked unconscious? Yeah, when I fell down the stairs

Have you ever fainted? yes

If it were possible, would you want to know the day you were going to die? Nope, it would make me paranoid

If you could change your name, what would you change it to? I like my name, :)

How many pairs of flip flops do you own? 1 pair but I rarely wear them

Last person you talked to? Mum

Season? Summer :D

Holiday? Christmas !

Day of the week? Saturday

Month? July

Color? Pink

Drink? Lucozade or coca cola cherry

Alcoholic? Vodka and red bull or G&T

Missing someone? My dad

What are you listening to? Nothing i'm in bed :)

What are you watching? Nothing

Worrying about? My appointment next week and my mum

What’s the last movie you saw? Wanted, amazing film !

Do you smile often? Not enough I don't think

If you could change your eye color what would it be? I love my blue eyes :)

What’s on your wish list for your birthday? A gastric band would be nice but I can't afford it, other than that, a new phone

Can you do a chin-up? What's that ? Lol

Does the future make you more nervous or excited? Nervous

Have you been in a car wreck? A small car crash

Have you caused a car wreck? Nope, I don't drive

Do you have an accent? yep, a very common British accent, definitely not posh English lol

Last time you cried? Yesterday

Plans tonight? Go to sleep

Have you ever felt like you hit rock bottom? yup a few times

Name three things you bought yesterday? Bread,magazine,cigarettes

Have you met someone who changed your life?nope

For the better or worse? N/a

How did you bring in the New Year? Watching tv with my mum

Would you go back in time if you were given the chance? Yeah, i'd go back to before my dad died and stop it

What songs do you sing in the shower? Whatever I've heard that I like that day

Have you held hands with someone today? Nope

Who was the last person you took a picture of? My cat

Are most of the friends in your life new or old? Most are new

Do you like pulpy orange juice? Yuk !!!! Nooo !!

Last time you ate peanut butter and jelly? Yuk ! That is disgusting lol

What were you doing at 12 a.m. last night? On Twitter and cleaning

What was the first thing you thought of when you woke up? Omg it's cold !

Cara x

Wednesday, 10 March 2010

My diagnosis of pcos & weight issues

My weight problems first started in 2004 when my dad died, I quickly gained from comfort eating. In January 2006, I started losing weight quite well. 06.06.06 my periods started (I'm pretty sure I'm now doomed because of this!) I started putting on weight again, acne came back with a vengeance among other things. I wasn't diagnosed for another 3 years because doctors told me that they just take time to settle. In September 2009 after an ultrasound and blood tests I was diagnosed with pcos, I wasn't given any treatment but was sent to a dietician with no success, I see the dietician on the 17th March (my mums birthday) and I hope she will write to the doctor and then I'll get treated properly. I have a lot of weight to lose, I wish to lose 9st (144lbs). Hopefully next year I'll be able to blog 9st lighter !

Monday, 8 March 2010

Appointments,appointments and more appointments

Today is my mums diabetic review, she goes to these every few months which she can live with. my mum is always at doctors,hospitals, its like she never sees enough of the medical profession ! shes sees her gp every tuesday and thursday and then everything else in between. The problem is if seeing all these people made her better then it wouldnt be as bad, but my mum wont get better, and sometimes she says she doesnt want to go, but seeing the doctors is helping manage her condition and hopefully stop it getting worse. I do understand where shes coming from though because an appointment every month is plenty enough for me !

Saturday, 6 March 2010

For the past 2 dayas now i have had awful migraine ! ive been in the dark for the best part of those 2 days and taken tablets but it is holding on real tight at the moment !

on the positive side, even though saturdays nearly over, the weather man has said that tomorrow wont be really warm but it will be nice as sunny ! so hopefully tomorrow my migraine will be be gone and i can catch a bit of sun and read a good book in the garden :)

also, im trying to add pages on here, like home about me, that sort of thing but when i use the add gadget button i can only add one page, it wont let me do anymore, ive seen blogs with pages and i know its possible so if anyone could help id really appreciate it ! :)

Friday, 5 March 2010

Going it alone ?

I have no desire to ever get married, I've realised there's more to life than marriage, I don't see the point in having a peice of paper to committed someone, shouldn't you be comitted anyway ??
Of course I want a long term relationship with a decent man but I don't want to get married.

Back to the point, I know a few single mothers on Twitter and in real life, they fo amazing jobs by themselves being mum and dad. most people see singles mums as a bad thing or not as capable because there isn't a father around.I disagree, I think that a mum can be both parents, provide support love and care for a child. This got me thinking, I'd happily be a single mum and i'd actually like to be, this sounds crazy but I'm happy on my own, and if I did have a child by myself that wouldn't mean I don't a long term boyfriend, I'd still want that but I want to be a mother more. I don't mean this minute but in a couple of years if I'm still by myself, then I'd seriously consider finding a sperm donor and become a single mother.

Cara x

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