9. December 2013 by swissfitchick
Happy Monday friends!
I hope you had a relaxing weekend. Today we celebrate MIMM thanks to Katie and her family!!
In Switzerland, we celebrate Santa Clause day on December 6. The legend is, that he comes with his helper and his donkey to the kids. If they were good throughout the year they get treats, if not, then he will pack them in his bag and take them with him to the forest.
And on christmas, the Christmas Child brings the presents. I think it looks a bit like an angel. But I’m not sure. Swiss readers? Christkindli? How does it look?
Today, obviously Santa doesn’t come anymore, but we still celebrate with traditional food. Little baked men and ladies or a big part of it, plus mandarine oranges, nuts, dried fruits and chocolate.
As per my request, Mom also made different salads, plus smoked meat and trout.
And yes, I ate the whole doughy girl. And some chocolate too. Just sayin’ again – nothing happens when you eat unhealthy at one meal. Even 2 unhealthy meals do not make you fat. So you bet I enjoyed this dinner without guilt but with the pleasure to be in Mom’s warm house with good people and talks.
Saturday we travelled back to Zurich and since I skipped breakfast – I was still full from the night before – I was hungry for lunch, but didn’t prep anything. So lunch from the supermarket it was. Cottage Curd Cheese, cold chicken meat, cherry tomatoes and coconut water.
The rest of the day I just kind of existed – between the couch, the computer and the kitchen. For dinner, I had my favorite wintersalad: lamb’s lettuce with roasted brussels sprout, smoked trout and quark dip on the side. BUT before that, Sandro and me shared a Sashimi plate while cooking….
I will share some of the weekend food next Wednesday – so you have to wait till then, sorry…..unless you stalk me on Instagram, then you’ll get a sneak peek! Though let me show you the ugly non-daylight breakfast I had: Carrott-Zucchini-Oats. Oh so #strangebutgood.
Later, when it started to get dark, Sandro and me grabbed my camera and went out to make some nice christmas shoots. We were literally chasing the lights, forgot about the cold and ignored the crowd – just focusing on good images and my canon.
Blogger at work….
Now with all this beauty of the holiday season, which I really love, I must say that it is still a tiring time for me. For example this week, I have 3 social evening events in a row. Wed, Thurs, Fri. On some of them I will have the chance to stick to healthy food, but in any case, there will be drinks and a lot of temptations. Don’t get me wrong – as said, I love to indulge once in a while and I never want to go back to 100% clean and restrictive eating. Still, social events are triggering for me. Being around all this ‘unsafe’ food – which is the drug in my relapses – isn’t so easy and when it happens that I overeat on sweets and treats, the failure thoughts arise and there’s the risk of a relapse. I know I might have more relapses to come, but if anyhow possible, I want to avoid it. I hate binges, I hate to relapse and I don’t want a fun social event to turn out in a disaster. So send me some strength and relaxation to get through this with joy rather than fear. And if you have some helpful tips and hints would you give them to me for free?
Besides all the nice things about the holiday season, do you feel stressed out?
If you are from Switzerland, do you still celebrate Santa Clause?
What is your go to snack if you didn’t bring any food?
- MIMM – Raclette, Photo Walk, Slow Food (fitswisschick.com)
- Marvelous – it’s my PARTY! (fitswisschick.com)