MIMM – Nothing some booze can’t fix


30. June 2014 by swissfitchick

Oh Goodness!! What a WEEK / WEEKEND!!

Well, today is Monday and it is a marvelous one. Let’s celebrate a new beginning of a new week with the Healthy Diva!



But I need to whine a bit now. Ok, so I have to start on Wednesday night – I was out with Sylvia and even though it was a warm summerevening, I was freezing. This weirdness resulted in me waking up in the middle of the night drowned in my own sweat (sweet, I know) – with a fiever. Ugh. I can not even remember the last time when I was sick. I think it was at the last break up, which is 8 years ago. It’s like a law that I get the flu when I go through a break up.

So, Thursday and Friday I spent all day in bed. The few times I made it to the kitchen to make tea and then back to bed, I had to sleep for at least 2 hours cause I was so exhausted πŸ™‚ I couldn’t handle any food except bananas and chocolate covered rice crackers. I slept 3/4 of the time and when I didn’t sleep, I watched trash tv, had pity on myself or called Momma 5 times in a row to whine at her. Don’t tell me I am the only one who does that. As much as I try to be the perfect daughter, Momma needs to take care of me when I am sick. She knows everything, so she also knows why, when and how I will feel better.

Thank God for Skype I got the chance to exchange some real words with my Canadian Bestie Jen from over in Vancouver. Don’t worry, she can be a normal person, but most of the time she is crazy. That’s why we are best friends. She’s an improve comedian so of course she had to be silly when I took a pic of her. Well maybe she was just shocked about my appearance = messiest hair on Earth, sweaty face, unshowered ( I think for 3 days or so?) and wrinkled pj’s.

JenAfter almost 3 days of laying around without showering, I finally felt better on Saturday. My first real meal had to be covered with sprinkles to celebrate.

Eggy Oats / Almond Butter / Sprinkles

Eggy Oats / Almond Butter / Sprinkles

I finally took a shower and a highly needed pedicure. Time to feel like a human being again.


In the afternoon I was craving PEOPLE, fresh air and some fun. I joined the Dragonboat Race in Sandro’s hometown. It’s a huge event every Summer with races and party. So fun. I even dared to fuel my body with a Martini/Prosecco Drink that was as huge as my face. Believe me, I felt better after that. Maybe my body just wanted booze.

DrinksI was also forced to make a tattoo of the dragonboat team of Sandro’s friends on my belly. So beautiful, right? (….!!!)

TattooIt was good to see all the faces again! I missed them. Unfortunately I didn’t get to see all I wished for, the event is just too big. At least Nicole’s husband had fun to take 78 pictures of the 2 of us holding our goblets.

Lucie&Nici Lucie&NiciFunny πŸ™‚

Beach Party

Beach Party

The paddlers are racing!

The paddlers are racing!

Sandro was there too and I am so glad we are on good terms. It’s what makes it possible that I can still see his friends too and we can be together at events like this.

Late afternoon I felt exhausted and made my way home to Basel. A scary thunderstorm came up and I was happy to be home and safe. Dinner:

Lettuce with cucumber, shrimps and a side of Sweet Potatoes

Lettuce with cucumber, shrimps and a side of Sweet Potatoes

Sunday morning I went to the gym after 4 days of doing nothing. It felt good, but my body was definitely weak – lack of food and the fiever took their toll. But it was good to finally move again!

I went for a loooong coffee date with a friend who I haven’t seen for way too long and it was so nice to catch up and update on each other’s lives.

CoffeeRest of Sunday was spent with meal prep, blog work and picking up huge bags of cherries from Vanessa! I LOVE cherries!

Part of Meal Prep: Quinoa / Tomato / Chicken Bowl, Sweet Potato Wedges

Part of Meal Prep: Quinoa / Tomato / Chicken Bowl, Sweet Potato Wedges


So I am back on track with my health and feel a lot better. Though it is always interesting that my body forces me to lay down and rest when a lot of emotional stuff is going on. The move, my solo-life – it’s a challenge and I have days when I feel lonely, overwhelmed and godawful and am convinced that I will die alone and forgotten. But ya know what? These days come and they pass. There is no way I lose my smile even if my hair is frizzy and I smell.

I hope you all had a great weekend and are off to a good start!

Do you like cherries? What is your favorite way to eat them?

Have you ever been on a Dragonboat Race?

Do you call your Mom when you are sick?




24 thoughts on “MIMM – Nothing some booze can’t fix

  1. Khushboo says:

    Glad you are feeling better, Lucie! When it comes to being sick (or anything for that matter), moms always have the answer! I’m super jealous of that cherries stash- love em! Aside from eating them straight up on their own, I also love cherries in smoothies…especially when cocoa powder is involved!

  2. I always, always call my mom when I’m not feeling well… and my dad if something starts acting wonky around my apartment. This girl would be lost without her parents. And it’s great to hear that you’re feeling better, love! It’s been years and years since I got sick as well, but ugh… I’m an absolute nightmare when it happens — talk about turning into the biggest baby imaginable. As for cherries, I love em straight from the bowl into my mouth πŸ˜€

  3. It just makes me so happy to hear that your doing so much better. I know it was hard on you (btw, loved our convos), but you stayed strong & overcame EVERYTHING. Love you girl xoxo

    p.s. have a drink for me wlll ya? πŸ™‚

    • I LOVED chatting with you on the weekend, as always!! You just always know how to make me feel better! ❀ ❀

      PS: I want to have a drink WITH you!

  4. Hope your feeling better mon ami! I used to always call mum too until she went craycray worrying for me and would get sick herself lol!

    Cherries are delicious, except when you swallow the seeds…oops. And no joke- I swear hard liquor gets rid of sickness.

  5. The first thing I do when I’m sick is tell my mom! Fortunately, I haven’t actually been really sick since I’ve moved out so I haven’t had to call her, but I’m sure I will when it happens πŸ˜‰
    And it’s nice that you and Sandro are on good terms! I have absolutely no contact with any of exes and I prefer it that way…actually, a few years ago when I ran into one at a New Years celebration downtown, my brother had to haul me away because I was yelling that I wanted to punch him in the face (I maaaay have had a few to drink)

  6. I’m so sorry you were sick!!! I wish you’d told me… I would have texted you tacky/inappropriate things for entertainment! πŸ˜‰ Clearly your body just needed booze though.

    I once called my mom at 3am. I was puking and couldn’t get off the bathroom floor. She drove 20 mins to come take care of me! Such a baby.

    • Oh yes, I should have! I was so bored, I would have loved to do some silly talk.
      And yes, I am convinced that some hard liquor cures fiever. It worked after all πŸ™‚

      Oh God, I LOVE that story. And your Mom is the best. Mine would do the same!

  7. Bridget says:

    My mom receives several calls from me when I’m sick. It usually involves me sobbing and saying that I’m dying. Poor mom!

  8. Glad you’re feeling better! I try not to call my mom when I’m sick cause I usually get the “suck it up buttercup” speech when all I want is her chicken soup 😦

    • Awwww, nooo! Ok, give me a cal when you’re sick next time, ok? I may not be able to provide chicken soup, but I will send tons of pity and comfort your way. And some silly/inappropriate jokes to cheer you up.

  9. AnoushΓ© says:

    I ALWAYS call my mom when something is wrong. She always tries to calm me down and somehow makes all the pain go away.. so thankful.
    Oh, and I ate my bodyweight in Cherries yesterday, so I lurv them straight up raw πŸ™‚

  10. cottercrunch says:

    i just left my mom’s house, and you are right, she cheers me up, always. mom hugs. plus she has wine. haha. and so glad you and sandra are on good terms

  11. ranchcookie says:

    Cherries are my favorite! I love eating them plain! Why complicate what doesn’t need fixed right!?

  12. I’m so sorry you were sick but I’m glad you used booze to cure it. Sometimes that’s all we need. πŸ˜‰

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