Holiday Recap Part Two

Here we go… Sorry for the delay!!
I just have a lot of work and since I do all the blogging from work… You get it!

I decided to post all the food pics first and then the house and all the fall impressions!
Hope you enjoy it…. πŸ˜‰ I clearly did!!
I told my mother recently that I food-blog!
And she was way cute and even reminded me a few time to take pictures!!
She’s just awesome!!

The pics are chronological from Saturday to Saturday! πŸ˜‰


saturday after arriving I heated some leftovers I brough with me
[cheese, wine, bread and butter for my mom! ;)]

brussel sprouts and some pumpkin/squash dish along with an easy over egg

my breakfasts were always (almost) the same
banana-goji-oatmeal with apples (or pear or quince) some almond slivers (or pine nuts) and cranberries

delicious until the very last bite!!


my mom had some of my oatmeal everyday
alongside with one or two slices bread with jam or cheese
(and coffee for her!)

on sunday we went to a beautiful market
and look what I found!!!
the eggplant and sp are almost the size of my head!! and the mini carrot like my smalest finger!! πŸ˜€

from here on I don’t clearly remember when we had what but of course I remember what we had!! πŸ˜‰
a deliciouse Whiting fish filet fresh from the market on sunday
with a carrot-leek-cream side and quinoa

here we have my moms favorite lentil dish
lentils cooked with carrots and some other vegetable I don’t know how it is called in english
along with lots of quinoa and a sidesalad (greens with tomatoes and an easy balsamic sauce)

this is only HALF of the tatter!!! about 12oz!

I had them as fries with eggplant chips but have to say I didn’t like them at all!!
but I think it was more the eggplant itself as it was quite bitterly

another pic of my daily breakfast
this time in the beautiful morning sunlight

chicken breast with a side of quinoa (the last time I think!)
garlic-zucchini (awesome by the way!!) and boiled tomato

since I didn’t mind for the eggplant chips last time
I just cooked the other half with some zucchinis
to have with my deliciouse sp fries! and tons of ketchup of course!
[had to buy it first so hadn’t had any the first time!! :(( ]

last but definitely not least
a super delicious small pork chop
with steamed carrots and leek and
my favorite way to eat potatoes
pan roasted – holy YUM!!

That’s what we eat during the last week!
There wasn’t a lot of snacking in between but sadly I had a little set back with the mini-binges
in the evening…. Only the last few days but I was really annoyed by myself!!
I was doing soooo good!!

So it took my by surprise to see that when I stepped on the scale on this Tuesday
I actually lost a little!! WOW! Came unexpected but I was clearly pleased!

Don’t wanna get into that…. But I have to say I’m doing quite good at the moment!

Thank you for the nice comments
and for all the nice words on Facebook too!!

I’m really THANKFUL for all you guys!!
(Had to say something even though we don’t have Thanksgiving here and I’m a little late!!)

As always…. Have a wonderful day and just make the best out of all the minutes and situations!!

Big Hug

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‘Working’ in France

Here I am with my first (of two?!) part of the ‘Holiday-Series’ πŸ˜€

I don’t know if I mentioned that we not only have a house in France (two hours south of Paris)
but it stands on a huuuuuuge property (don’t know if there is another word for it!)
so there is always lots to do!

First there are all the fruit (and nut) trees!
A few month ago my mom went there with a few friends to pick
the best Boscop Apples and awesome Pears.
But right now it’s Quince-Time!

And we have a beautiful Quince-Tree




What you can see here is only what’s left on the tree but the ground was covered with good and not so good fallen Quinces. So we sorted through them, cleaned the ground unterneath and picked or shook down the Quinces from the tree! It was really fun! I even had to climb up once to pick some that where hard to reach.

Look at one of our baskets full of beautiful Quince


with their funny furry skin! πŸ˜€


And what else did we do than cook them (only a small part of our harvest)

jam, marmalade, compote

this actually is all we did (there are some apple and pear compotes too)
and we could have done much more! this is only one and a half day of work!!


And THIS is what we took home!!!! The whole car smelled like one huuuuuge Quince!
I love the smell but after driving seven hours it gets kind of annoying!!
But of course we survived!! πŸ˜€



Next up: Leaves.
I had a lot of fun doing some yard work
[and had to think of Ang and Kath while doing it! πŸ˜‰ ]


Lots and lots of loose leaves to take care of!


Smile for the camera!! πŸ™‚


And this is how it looked hours later.



The next day I only needed to pick them all up and bring them all the way to the back of the next pic where we have our compost (sp?).


As I said it was lots of work, but I enjoyed every second!
I think it’s so much nicer to do things when you don’t ‘have to’!
I could start and stop whenever I wanted and how long I fancied!

Stay tuned for the next installment! πŸ˜€
Don’t know if it will be FOOD or FALL Impressions!
We will see….. πŸ˜€

Have a wonderful day everyone!

Lots of LOVE!!

What an Welcome-Home Gift!!

Well hello everyone!!!

I’m back, as you can see!! πŸ˜‰

Don’t have much time to post unfortunately but I’m really excited that we have so much work here! We’re getting out of our funk as it seems!! And soon we well be flooded with work and that’s a good thing, after having almost nothing to do the past few month!! So yay for working long days!! I just love this office and enjoy every minute spend here!! ;D

But unfortunately this means fewer time to read all your lovely blogs (and I accumulated a lot of blogs over the past few month!!) and not as much to post about! But I’ll manage!!

First things first…. As you can guess from the title I was greated with an awesome package yesterday as I returned and took a look into my mailbox!!

lots and lots of deliciouse bars – can’t wait to try each and every one!!
chia seeds!!! YAYYY!!! and a Justin’s Squezze pack
and of course the cutest card imaginable – a few tears were rolling down my cheek
but of course with the biggest smile on my face!

The most lovely, big-hearted and beautiful twins I know had send me some awesome stuff!!!
I really could not think about a better Welcome-Home gift!!!

Thank you soooooooooo much Eliza and Maya!!
I even tried the Luna WCM right away and have to say, even though I’m not a fan of white chocolate, I enjoyed every bite of the half I tried!! Can’t wait to have the other half!!
I really have no words on how grateful I am to be recieving such lovely things!!
And I really hope that you will finally get my package soon!!! It’s already three weeks!! That’s just unacceptable!!

I have a JamFrakas Chocolate Chip Cosmocrips laying in front of me and I’ll eat it as my pre-workout snack!

About my holidays – they where perfect!! Eating could have been better but who cares right?!
I’ll do a few posts over the course of this week about last week – hope you’ll enjoy them!!

Have a wonderful day everyone!
And again – THANK YOU so much my loves!!


Big hug –

Weekly Update and Holidays

Hey my lovely pumpkins!!

Sooooo sorry for being MIA lately!! I’m a really bad blogger lately!
But as I mentioned in my last post, I really do eat almost the same everyday and
nothing interesting is happening around here, so…. Little reason to post…
And since I’m a little lost for words lately – doesn’t help much!

I just wanted to let you all know that I’m (semi) OK and even though I’m eating too little
(and the damn scale is not bulging!! How can this be?!!!)
I eat enough for the moment! Even my T said so!
So everything is fine!

Ballet and Jazz is going great!! I feel like I am making so much progress!
Giving up a little controll to maintain the “lightness” of ballet and to let my moves be smoother in Jazz!
I just loooooooooove my teacher so much!! Can’t even put this into words!
I’m so happy to have found her! I’m certain that I would not be dancing if it weren’t for her!

Hope all of you had a good week?!
β™₯ β™₯ I know E and M are doing much better!! And I’m so proud of them!
β™₯ Karina is putting a smile on my face with each post
β™₯ and Rebecca (found her blog recently) is inspiring me so much to question and reevaluate!
Thank you soo much for all your posts!! For sharing your story!! It really makes me stronger
and feeling less alone in all of this!!


I don’t know if I mentioned this in an earlier post
but I’m away the next week!
We are going to spend a week in our house in France! YAY!!
We have to pick our Quinces before they go mad!
I love to spend time there! It is so quiet and calm!
And I have a huge room for myself to practice ballet and jazz!! YAY!!
I’m going with my mom and a friend of hers! It will be fun!

So no updates [as if that is new πŸ˜‰ ] until next monday!
Have a wonderful week and I look forward in reading all your lovely posts when I return!
I have to say that is the only thing I’m not so happy about…
Not being able to read all your posts for so long!! But I’ll manage!! πŸ˜›

Here are a few recent eats, so that this isn’t a text-only post and to give you a little color!! πŸ˜€

Jenn inspired me (with her latest post) to this lovely dinner on Tuesday!!

pre-workout snack (wednesday if I remember correctly)



pm-snack/pre-workout – half at work

the other half on my walk to practice
And a little more fall colors πŸ˜‰

even though it was wet

it looked really beautiful – no sound when walking trough the leaves though 😦

EDIT: After posting this, I read the ever amazing Karina‘s new post and discovered that I was taged to contribute to Maggie’s Truth Week, which I find is an awesome thing!!

So about my bit of Truth (where should I start?!):

I grew up learning to put everyone else before me!
My dad committed suicide when I was merely at the age of 7,
thus I always thought that I needed to help my mom and not burden her with anything else
and this started a cycle I have jet to come out of!
I don’t blame her entirely for this even though she might have given me the urge to do this undeliberately.
[I have no idea if this mad sense at all, sorry for that!]
I am learning to put myself first but it’s not an easy task.

I’m tagging E and M today [I don’t remember if they posted one already and sorry if so. But as far as I know every day there is a new reason to post one ;)]
And to end this the right way, please take a look at the OCCK-post! Thank you for reading! πŸ˜‰


All my love to all of you!!! :*

All kind of eats and a Birthday…

Long time no read…. I apologize!!

It was an eventless week – hence the lack of posting!!
But I’m going to start with Sunday – My Birthday YAY!

It was good… Good enough! For me anyways as I don’t like to much going on around me!!
I had a leisure morning with an amazing breakfast:

can you guess how old I’m now?! πŸ˜‰ [I hope KERF isn’t too jealous ;)]

Had a date with my mom πŸ˜€ She invited me to see a ballet choreographed from our talented SpΓΆrrli – Raymonda
After we went home (to my mom’s) and she cooked for me!
Of course I had to make my own “cake”! And I have to say they were awesome!!
I have to link to the recipes!! Sooooo good and healthy and low calorie!!! Awesome!!

the big ones are banana-coconut and the little ones chocolate-orange

I did only half of each recipe and changed the cake into mini-cupcakes and the bars into muffins.
they were divine!!

On thursday I enjoyed an amazing fall-walk home with all its beauty!




I just loooooove the fall colors!!! β™₯ β™₯ β™₯

On to the eats. I had lots of same-old same-old! But it’s soo good I’m not getting tired of it!!
Though I’m going to leave the peppers and zucchini behind me, since it’s a summer vegetable!
And add a few winter vegetables to my lunches…

Various breakfasts – each day almost the same:




Oh what I forgott to mention, last sunday we sent to a fall market (I think I wrote about it in my last post)
and I found Maca powder!!! Couln’t believe my eyes!! And purchased Maca Capsules which I’m taking now each day with my breakfast! Don’t feel a difference but if I do, I’ll tell you instantly! πŸ˜‰

Lunch at work is always veggies with (or without) avocado, cottage cheese and seeds.


Snacks before Yoga or Ballet/Jazz:




And dinner usually contained some Soup:

love love love love homemade pumpkin soup!! made a new batch on saturday and can’t wait until tonight to have some!!

Saturday:

breakfast was heavenly

lunch was the same as above but in a tupper and eaten at my moms.
had this as dinner after spending hours in the kitchen baking and cooking!!! πŸ˜€ love days like this!

I had another Therapy session today! Went well…. Lots to talk about, lots to learn and relearn!
I’m still very glad I choose this T and I’m looking forward to the hours spend with her! Even though I know there will be tears and lots of struggling! But I know that is was I need and it will be worth it!!

Now…. I want to thank here all the beautiful ladies who congratulated me on facebook!!! Thank you so much!! You really mean the world to me!! And even if I repeat myself a lot, but I know I wouldn’t be where I am now withough all of you!! All your blogs and comments inspire and strengthen me so much!!!
I’m endlessly thankful for all of this!!

Have a wonderful day!! And make every minute worth it!!


PS: If there is anything you would like to know about me, just ask away! I’m happy to answer!

Dancing Around and Feeling High….

Goooooood Morning everyone!!!

I hope you all had a wonderful weekend!?!?!
Mine was filled with sweet nothingness!! πŸ˜‰ I chilled at my moms, had a calm evening and on Sunday we went to a beautifull Fall-Marked and walked around for about four hours (of course there was a lot of standing in between!)! It was a little overwhelming with all the people but it had so much things to look at!
Nonetheless I was happy to be home again and enjoy the evening cooking and watching tv shows!

Here you have all the goodies!! Starting with my re-introduced Soup-Friday – which means only liquids preferable soups on every Friday. YAY!!
Oh and I finally found the ankle boots I was looking for the last few month!! Can’t believe I found them!! And found another pair of boots that are very similar to the ones I already have but are on their last legs!!
Successfull Friday I might call this!

breakfast: maple & brown sugar Quaker Oatmeal with Milk and lots of cinnamon

lunch: veggies and potato/leek instant soup

afternoon snack: hot chocolate in my favorite office mug!

dinner: instant dhal soup (normally my Soup-Friday doesn’t consist in so much instant soup! sorry!!


Saturday started really early; Woke up at 7am – started doing laundry, had a delicious breakfast (as always on weekends – I totally look forward to this breakfast all week!!) – while waiting on the dryer I went shopping for two packages I sent out afterwards πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜€ – as I told you ladies earlier It may take up to 14 days to arrive, sorry about that!!
Returned home to emty the dryer and fold my laundry, only to head out the door to go get my Snowboard with the new Binding! I’m so psyched and can’t wait to go snowboarding soon!! Mountains I’m coming!!
Went to my moms and chilled there withouth our regular Saturday-Walk because my mom didn’t feel to well. No problem with me because I planned to practice with my point shoes in the evening so I was glad to give my foots a little rest! I aimed high in the evning – not really! πŸ˜‰ I practiced for about 15 minutes and my feet where dead!!
I’m so excited about dancing on pointe but also a little worried I might not be strong enough now!!
We will see…. I relaxed the rest of the evening and went to bed really early!

breakfast: overnight oats (1/3 oats, 2/3 water soaked over night) with a cooked in banana and lots of cinnamon,
our own apple compote, cran- and goji berries and pine nuts

lunch at moms: salt potatoes and sauerkraut (times two)
with small slices of pork belly and other pork

dinner at home again: some creamed spinache and an onion tartlett
had a few (unpictured) handfulls mixed nuts and
for dessert more of the apple compote with cinnamon and almond butter

Sunday was a late start – slept in until 9am which is really rare for me. Had breakfast and went to my moms so we could get going for the Fall Market in another City. Like I said it was beautiful – had lots of different things and of course lots of Food Stands! I wasn’t hungry at all and was a little annoyed with all of them – but the other ones got hungry around 3pm and we went and sat down in a cute little market ‘restaurant’! I had a few spoonfull of my moms soup but that was all for me! I was glad to be home again and get going in the kitchen for my pumpkin soup! I was looking forward to this soup all week because the butternut is staring at me since last weekend!! ;D
Not to toot my own horn but this soup was excellent!!! I included some pumpkin I bought last weekend at a Farm stand and the flavor of it was really nutty and just perfect combined with the butternut, onions, garlic and curry! Holy YUM!! I’m sooooo eager to eat this soup for dinner every day this week!! πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

a repeat of the breakfast from Saturday (this might easily be repeatet next weekend as well!)

my awesome soup – times two
and in the back the roasted pumpkin/squash I prepared for my lunches for this upcoming week!

for dessert I had a cup apple compote with lots of cinnamon and a tbsp almond butter again (like Saturday night!)

And this is about it! Like I said I hope you had a great weekend and oh I almost forgott:
How was your Halloween?! Tell me all about it!!!
Can’t wait to read all your stories!!

Last but definitely not least I wanted to clear something up:
After reading kasondras comment on my last post, I need to add here that I am nowhere near malnourished!
Don’t get me wrong, I know I have an ED but I’m not underweight!! In fact I’m at a BMI of 24 right now!! A lot of my weight is muscul but nonetheless I’m clearly a little “too much” at the moment!!
I appreciate every word she wrote and will deffinitely take a lot of it into consideration!

Thanks for all of your thought and comments on my posts!!
I would not be this stong withough all of you!

Have a wonderful week and take one day at a time!

Hug