March 21, 2011

I am so glad this day has finally come and the weather is starting to change too. I cannot wait for the warmer temperatures, the blossoming of the flowers, drinking coffee and eating ice cream in sidewalk cafés, not having to wear scarves, coats and hats, as well as the change of my mood and the […]

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"Original Song"

March 20, 2011

I remember the very first time I saw the TV show Glee in St. Tropez during our vacation in September 2009 and I instantly fell with this show. I love musicals, I love music in general, I love TV, I love drama, I love sarcasm and comedy. Glee combines all of the above. So, this […]

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Randomness on a new level

March 18, 2011

Yesterday, I earned 139 CH in under 3 hours. This may not be much for most of you, but it is the most I have earned in such a short amount in my entire life. PLUS, I received 39 out of 40 points (despite having had a horrible night) in this study that was similar […]

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HAPPY and HAPPY and HAPPY and a lot more

March 17, 2011

HAPPY SAINT PATRICK’S DAY! HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO MY AMERICAN MOM!  and HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO MY VERY GOOD FRIEND and nlcast co-host JOHN!  Today is also the day that I have the medical examination at the clinic for psychotherapy. Wish me luck…A year ago today, I was on my way from New York City to Washington […]

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March 12, 2011

There is HOPE.  It looks like our health insurance will cover the costs of a treatment at the Kilchberg clinic. It is still not 100% certain, but usually there is no problem.  Squeeee! I have an appointment on Thursday for my medical examination and a therapy session and then I should be ready to be […]

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I got a call.

March 10, 2011

My doctor’s secretary left me a voicemail this afternoon while I was in class.  The news I got weren’t what I was hoping for. It will take AT LEAST 4 weeks until I will be able to start my therapy. I was praying that I would not take that long.  I really don’t know how […]

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More than I deserve!

March 10, 2011

Today, I received a package from the US that brightened my day. My very good friends Stephanie and Cliff from sent me a signed copy of Candace Cameron Bure’s book “Reshaping It All”. Cliff and Stephanie recently did an interview with the author for Family From the Heart, one of their many podcasts. Candace […]

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Visiting the Clinic for Psychotherapy

March 9, 2011

On Monday evening, I visited the psychological station of the Universitätsklinik. It is a nice place. Everything is clean, but it doesn’t feel like a clinic. Everything is kept in warm colors and I think I could feel quite comfortable there.  There were 10 girls and 1 guy between the ages of 16 to 30. […]

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Am I about to lose my identity?

March 8, 2011

So, I had the 2nd conversation with my doctor on Thursday and it turned out the way that I had guessed it. She told me that the results of my peripheral quantitative computed tomography were not good at all. I have osteoporosis. And while I already knew the diagnosis, I didn`t know how severe it […]

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Learning from a friend

March 4, 2011

I just listened to last week`s episode of Balanced Living Weekly ( Cliff Ravenscraft shares in this podcast episode some memories of his recent cruise, his weight gain and how he enjoyed every minute of it, not once feeling guilty about eating too much. This reminded me of how I took our bathroom scale with […]

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Today is the day

March 3, 2011

that Germany’s Next Topmodel returns!!!! just kidding… Today is the day of my 2nd session with the doctor at the Universitätsklinik. We will talk about my treatment plan. I cannot wait to hear her thoughts and suggestions. At the same time I am super nervous and feel a bit queasy.However, the last week has shown […]

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Third time is a charm

February 23, 2011

Okay, let us try this post again… Last Thursday was my first therapy session at the Universitätsklinik Zürich and it didn’t go as I expected. It took me such a long time to write this post because I had to come to terms and deal with everything that the doctor said. I had the feeling […]

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