3. September 2014 by swissfitchick
Did I ever tell you the story about how I almost burnt down my office 5 years ago? No joke. It was in 2009. Actually, I burnt down the microwave. And TWO HUGE firetrucks arrived on the street panic braking, and with blue light and a SWARM of fully equipped firemen ran into my office only to find……ME with a pitchblack burnt package of microwave popcorn that melted with the plastic cover thing in the microwave that resulted in a HUGE smoke cloud. On my highest high heels.
Guys, no shit. They came with sirens. And all this fire safety stuff happened like alarms, doors closing and shit. It definitely was the CENTRAL moment in my life when I BEGGED the universe to soak me in and NEVER let me fall back down on planet Earth.
And yes, it was an office for 4 people, but I was alone that afternoon. For the first time. Means, all of us had to work in a freaking smokey atmosphere on Monday (the disaster happened on a Friday). But hey, no drama please. They got a new microwave, after all.
When my internship there was over, they made me a sweet present:
And I was forced to tell the story over and over again. So demanding , really. Couldn’t they see I was traumatized??
Looks like I am describing the hugeness of these firetrucks. Or the men? Hey! Intended sexual innuendo here. Never gets old, hahaha.
Anyway, I wanted to let you know what I ate on the cycling tour, gosh. These stories always get in the way.
I packed a LOT of snacks. As high calorie as possible, c’mon, I was about to tackle 9 hours of cycling. I think these humongous Carb-Control-#whatthefuck-protein-bars had about 400 cals a piece. I ate both. They are gross.
First, at 6am in the morning, I fueled with eggy porridge pimped with banana and cacao nibs.
During the train ride and while cycling, I drank shit tons of water – but cause of all the sweating I hardly ever had to pee – which I know was the one fact you were dying to know. (Seriously guys. THIS kind of sweating is just disgusting. I was literally SOAKED from head to toe in my own gross water. And I stayed like this from 10 am to 7pm. I also shared hugs and kisses when we reached the top and so. Amazing.)
So I devoured bananas, bars and nuts during the ride and on the top I was craving salt – so a cheese platter it was. Hey? My opinion? Swiss Cheese is worthy its own religion. SWISS cheese. SWISS. Ok? Fack dairy free, I need lactose in my life. I definitely hardly eat any cheese, cause I love it too much – I eat massive amounts when I have it in the house and then I feel like a pair of 26 lbs medicine balls are lying on the depths of my stomach. That’s why these platters are perfect. And NO, I DON’T share, go away, #forfackssake
More processed protein bars on the way down and then it fiiiiinally was time to get some REAL FOOD. AFTER 2 glasses of champagne. I really want to have 2 glasses of champagne before dinner daily. Really. It makes me happy.
120k’s, 2436 high meters and 9 hours of cycling and then 2 glasses of booze on my empty stomach made me drunk within seconds. I know you can hardly believe it, but I babble even more and laugh even louder when I get a little tipsy. #SCARY. Reason why I forgot to take a pic of the salad we had as a starter. But let’s be honest, no one is interested in a bowl of green leaves with 1/2 a cherry tomato and some orange stuff which I assumed were carrots. #blurredlines
Then the main course – it was DELICIOUS. Simple, but SO good. Grilled chicken breast, tagliatelle and vegetables (I never really recognize what veggies they serve. Side dishes are what they are – side dishes.) Wait! I see cauliflower and broccoli. Hey, not too bad.
Dessert didn’t suck at all either, although it was a plate of poo. I am so sorry, but really? Everything looked like it! There were some kind of caramelized pears too, they looked even WORSE, I didn’t even dare to include them in the pic! So here you only see the chocolate mousse which, despite it’s suggestive look tasted amazing. Chocolate mousse – my all time favorite dessert.
Oh LOOOOK! The pear made it into the pic! Sneaky bugger. See that brown poo-looking thing on the right? That’s it. Am I right? Am I right? Unappetizing. But good.
Post dinner I had a Gin and Tonic. Champagne, Food, Gin and Tonic. My way of indulging. And then I passed out to dreamland with a tipsy smile on my face.
We met at 9am for breakfast – poor waitress had to make tons of eggs cause I started asking for it and then everyone wanted one. Sorry, but breakfast without eggs? WHAT is that anyway?
I ate some more processed junk on the way home and then finally cooked up a homemade meal on Sunday night for dinner. It’s good to be home.
Back on track I am – getting rid of the fluff that spread over my muscles during the last few weeks. I am craving salad. Who am I? Where’s the cheese? Ooooh. But yeah, I am 2 days into on plan eating and I already feel my body thanking me. It’s all about balance, you guys.
And now, head over to Jen’s Blog and check out more days of delicious eats!
What is your favorite dessert?
Did you ever burn down something in your kitchen?
Food you always have for breakfast?