Sunday, 20 May 2012

Sunday Round Up #10

A present from the boyfriend.  I also realise how much this photo makes this post seem a lie...

I can't believe Sunday has come round again!  This week's been incredibly uneventful; I went to the cinema on Wednesday to see the new Avengers film.  It fulfilled the criteria of the 'action movie', which was enjoyable, but I found that the storyline left much to be desired really.  I prefer films that make you think, but it was an afternoon out, so I'm not complaining!

I've been trying to be a lot more healthy this week - trying to eat a big portion of salad at least once a day, and by salad, I mean a big bag of mixed greens.  It's going well, and I'm actually starting to enjoy it too.  I've also been researching health food supplements for ladies with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, as we tend to lack quite a lot of important vitamins and minerals which keep bodies healthy.  Plus, with unstable hormones being the main cause of the symptoms, I've been researching the best supplements to balance them.  In a few months when I've trialled and hopefully seen some positive results, I'll record the best and worst - mainly for my own future reference!

The time has also come to move home too, so this weekend has been all about packing and getting ready for the trip.  I'm really not looking forward to all the sorting out I have to do once I get home; it's like a monster just waiting for my return...


  1. I have Polycystic Ovaries too...apparently low GI diets are meant to be good? I need to look into some supplements too. I look forward to reading about what you have trialled! x

  2. I've heard that too, but I find just normal healthy eating hard sometimes, so I can't imagine trying to work out GI ratings as well - be a nightmare! Have you seen It's a charity for PCOS, the forum can be helpful! :) xx

  3. Hey I'm suffering from PCOS as well but my doctor has never told me about a lack of vitamins and minerals or unstable hormones. I can't wait for your results! What does GI stand for? (Sorry, I'm German.)

  4. PCOS is caused by the body's inability to produce the 'normal' balance of hormones - often we have too much testosterone (male hormones), which in a female body, causes problems that are often seen as the variable symptoms of it.  The usual effects are acne, weight gain, being hairy and an irregular menstrual cycle, but there's lots of other things that women find common even though the doctors don't all state that they're symptoms as well - if you check out you'll find loads of info on PCOS, and the forum is really useful to see how other women are managing it. Most take extra vitamins and minerals to try and balance their hormones, but for other reasons too. And GI is the glycemic index, which  is the measure of the carbohydrates on blood sugar levels - which is really important for the women who have low insulin (because of PCOS) and helps to maintain a healthy weight. It's all really complicated! But the more you read, the easier it becomes to understand :) xx