PCOS Update

Thought it was about time I updated you on the ongoing battle that is PCOS, I cant remember the last time I wrote about it…maybe a month or 2 ago?

Anyway, nothing drastic has changed I am still on Metformin, no more horribly sick feelings (unless I eat too much dairy) and the headaches have gone (that could be because I need to wear glasses now) and the weight is slowly going off. That could be a mixture of things, the tablets or the diet, either way its a win.

However, the horrible side effects/symptoms are still here; the excess hair, the mood swings & the thinning hair are among just a few of them. With that said, I feel like I am kinda owning it at the moment, I feel like I have started to accept that this is me – in reality I am going to be living with PCOS forever. Yes, if my weight goes down then my symptoms do reduce so I know what I need to do to help myself.

I can’t remember where I was or who I was speaking with but they told me that when you get to your 30’s and upwards you start to be more accepting of yourself. I feel like I am starting to get to that point. For a long time I have joked about not caring about what anyone else thinks, when of course I always did. Recently though, I have found myself thinking that as long as I am happy and Matt still finds me attractive then sod what anyone else thinks.

Really, what does it matter. Who cares if people think your not “on trend” with your clothes choice, or your hair style isn’t current. The best accessory you can wear is your smile and you will only smile when you are happy with yourself and surrounded by those you love and make you happy. Stop wasting time surrounded by people who make you feel inadequate and make you unhappy. Life is far too short and you should spend it doing things that you love.

So yes, my PCOS is still here and do you know what? It always will be! BUT that is ok; it doesn’t define me, it isn’t who I am. Something that I always felt was a negative in my life and I have used as an excuse to hide away and be ashamed of myself, why?!

I am on a journey to reach an “ideal weight” and I will get there, but I am going to enjoy myself on the way. So although my Slimming World consultant might secretly judge me for the fact that I enjoy a takeaway or a night out every other week and that my weight isn’t going down as much as others. I dont flippin’ care. I am going to be trying to lose weight for as long as it takes me & as long as I can still run at the gym and can still do up my skinny jeans then I am happy!

The lesson we all need to learn, just be comfortable with you.

This Is A Tipsy Me, Happy To Have An Ice Lolly, At Goodwood With Family. But Most Of All – I Am HAPPY!

Love

Emma xxx

 

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When In Rome

I was round my friends house the other night and realised I hadn’t shared with you my Roma experience!

I went with no expectations of Rome but I am soooo glad I went as it is such a lovely place, the buildings and churches are stunning, the people are lovely and despite what some people have said it wasn’t too expensive either!

On our first day we were disappointed to see that the Trevi Fountain was under renovation, but we still joined the queue and walked through the walkway. We then headed over to the Pantheon and I was blown away by its beauty and just the sheer size of it.

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The following day we headed out to Naples and Pompeii, we literally had 45 minutes in Naples and I wasn’t too impressed, there was a lot of graffiti, but it may have just been the parts we saw! Pompeii was interesting and as a complete skeptic I did have to ask if it did really happen as the pillars are sooo big I struggled to believe that they could have been completely covered.

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We also did a tour of Vatican City, Colosseum, Palentine Hill and The Roman Forum. All the tours and sites were fantastic, there are things in Vatican City that you never see again in your life and the art is sooo beautiful it’s hard to believe that it is all hand painted or made out of one piece of granite or marble. Rome was very hot when we were there and often we struggled to find shade, but we had plenty of water and lots of ice cream to keep us cool!

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Now, I couldn’t write about Rome, without commenting on the food…..it was lovely! We found 2 good restaurants whilst we were there and the food was fantastic. We didn’t pay much more than we would on a meal out at home, but the food was 10 times better than any Italian we have been to at home!

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Where We Stayed: Hotel Trevi
Who Our Tours Were With: Gartour – booked through Thomas Cook
Where We Ate: That’s Amoré & La Fontana Di Venere

It All Started As Something Random

Back in the early part of May friend at work turned to me & said “keep an eye on Facebook on Sunday – I am doing something random in Portsmouth.” I didn’t really think too much of it, perhaps she was doing a walk for charity or something, but when this photo showed up in my timeline I couldn’t help but laugh

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I couldn’t believe the amount of coverage they got on Facebook and the amount of little kids that stopped them to have their photo taken and after setting up a Facebook page, how many parents were commenting saying “you made my child’s day” or “its great to see people finally giving something back and still doing something nice in the world”. A few days later they did a radio interview and were signed up to an agency to attend children’s birthday parties. The Portsmouth Power Ranger Phenomenam has just grown over the last few months and they continuously get good comments on their Facebook Page!

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More recently they visited a local Zoo and spread the Power Ranger Joy to many kids and adults alike, they keep popping up all over the place and when they do, Facebook goes crazy!

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To continue the amazing work they are doing with the public and genuinely putting smiles on kiddies faces, they have decided to suit up and climb Mount Snowdon on 24th August raising money for Wessex Heartbeat, They are a south coast charity who helped the blue ranger out in his time of need. Wessex Heartbeat’s driving ambition is to help achieve the very best care for people with heart conditions treated in the Wessex Cardiac Centre. They would love to raise £500 for their chosen charity, now I personally know 3 of the Rangers and I cant imagine them ever normally wanting to climb Mount Snowdon, but this charity and their fellow ranger must really mean a lot to them to want to give something back.

So if you would like to help the Portsmouth Power Rangers to raise some money, why not visit their just giving page http://www.justgiving.com/portsmouthpowerrangers & don’t forget to like their page on Facebook, just search for Portsmouth Power Rangers.