Saturday, July 9, 2016

Eating my way through Europe

I'm so glad to have a break from school as I needed it badly. However life has other plans and I had to fly back to Chicago last minute due to a family emergency. It's been a heavy couple of weeks full of challenges and since my levels were stellar last month I was worried about risking that. I needed to be there for my family though so it was good to set up some boundaries and take small moments for myself while dealing with my surroundings.

I then had a scheduled several week trip through Italy and Spain IMMEDIATELY afterwards which was a pain in the ass, but I did it. It was hot for 15 in the 90's hot. So I kept an eye on my body for any signs of exhaustion and made sure to hydrate and eat. Now- when in Italy and delicious food is staring me in the face, I had several moments of weakness. Ok, TONS of moments of weakness. I felt bad but was also not beating myself up for enjoying some food I dont get to eat in Sweden ever.

That said I'm back the foods I normally eat so hopefully my checkup later this week doesnt end up printing out "tapas and gelato" instead of platelet count numbers. But I can't guarantee it.

When you're in Wes Anderson's cafe, you gotta try at least a little croissant! 

Heirloom tomato caprese salad with fresh pomegranate juice. I knew the cheese would be a risk but luckily it didn't upset my stomach. Maybe things are just fresher in Italy and Spain?