22. November 2013 by swissfitchick
I am so sorry I just disappeared this week. I just didn’t feel well and had to take off some time – nothing to worry about, no relapses, all fine – and I am on my way back to good! Thank you for all your good wishes and sweet comments, they definitely helped a ton!!
So let’s see what favorite things happened lately!!
One of the most touching things happening lately was a visit of one of my readers at my office in Basel. The girl is 21 and from Brazil, but studies in Basel. She contacted me via email and asked me if we could talk. Let’s be honest, emails from readers who tell you that you inspire them or help them to find a way to be happier is an amazing feeling. Of course I was willing to meet her.
I have to admit, that I felt very sorry and sad for her when I saw her. This girl is beautiful and smart, but obviously very sick physically. We went for a little walk and she told me that my blog kind of saved her life. She follows me on my journey of recovery and realizes, that there IS a way out of anorexia and it IS possible to be happy and healthy again.
In the past few weeks, we chatted per email and she is willing to make steps forward in her recovery, slowly but surely. I am so glad and happy to see that she is getting professional help – I gave her support to find people she can talk to in Basel. Even though she seems to be very deep in her Eating Disorder, it is obvious that she is aware what’s going on and that she needs to gain weight and heal her mind and body.
For me, this encounter showed me again why I blog. Not only is this kind of expression a huge help for my own recovery, but I am beyond happy when my blog has a good influence to people who are also struggling with Eating Disorders. As long as I can reach people like this, every day of blogging is so worth it.
Soooo…on to some FOOD. While I was lying (laying??) around at home and had no energy to cook up fancy meals, I STILL made sure I had some of my favorite stuff around, like….
Paired with a Flaxseed-Eggwhite Omelett – #strangebitgood, yeah GOOD! I can not believe that my addiction is still going so strong. I think my body has to make up all the years when I had no idea about what kabocha actually is!! Sorry belly!
Lunch was a Yogurtmess with warmed up berries. Talk about no cooking food mood.
Even better dunken in homemade chocolate coconut almond butter, right??
Another highlight? On the technology front now. I got this baby here. My old business phone was hanging on dear life and after swearing around like it’s my job for several weks now, my boss decided to end this misery and ordered me the golden one. Wicked.
I also managed to get some workout dates in! I normally workout on my own, since very few people like to meet me at 6am to WORKOUT. Except my english friend, Gaynor. Every time she needs a little kick ass, she calls me and we meet at 6am for an outdoor run. Good times.
Another friend of mine, Cécile owns a little gym on the countryside of Basel. It opened just recently and it’s a monthly date now there – SO COOL. When we’re lucky, we are on our own, which means blasting beats as loud as possible and having a whole gym playground just for the 2 of us. Postworkout shower and then sitting down in her little office for dinner and a long girfriendschat. Perfection.
Speaking of workouts – I realized that I didn’t update you about my routine in a long time and I will do this next week. I made some very positive changes in my exercise addiction and I am in a much better place now – can’t wait to share this with you!!
If all goes well – means if I feel good by tomorrow morning – I will spend my weekend with the girlscrew in the mountains!! One of the girls’ parents own a house there with fireplace and everything and it just snowed down a whole lot – perfect. Cross fingers I am fit enough to join, I can not WAIT! Girlfriends Crazytrip here I come!!
Happy Weekend friends!!
What food do you crave when you feel unwell/sick?
Do you like to workout with a friend or a group, or do you prefer to do your thing on your own?
What is a highlight of the upcoming weekend or from this week??
- WIAW#39 – Spread the Kabocha Obsession! (fitswisschick.com)
- Friday Favorites – Friday Fashion and Highlights (fitswisschick.com)
- Basel, Switzerland was once Completely Destroyed by an Earthquake! (crackedhistory.com)