About Lucie


40+ years old Swiss, social worker in the area of youth welfare/teenager care.

Passionate reader, writer and photographer.

Passionate about my hometown Basel, the Swiss Alps, traveling, CrossFit and white wine.

Down to earth nerd, trouble and perfectionist with a big mouth and a huge heart. Keen to share opinions and mindgames about life and its absurdities with my fellow readers.


48 thoughts on “About Lucie

  1. I love your blog! I am so happy you find my blog so I was able to start reading yours!

    • Awe, so cool you stopped by! I love your blog too! πŸ™‚ I can’t believe that you plan on hiking in Switzerland that’s fantastic! If you happen to be in Zurich or Basel let me know!!

  2. linda veraska says:

    Hey Lucie,
    I enjoy reading your blog especially your most recent post about Long Beach.
    I lived in the same house as Jen and we all hung out a few times.
    Did you see Rona and Dona the 12 year old (then) twins when you went back in November? I have always thought about those two since I returned home. Rona especially…
    I hope everyone is well in Longbeach! I will never forget the smell and all the mosquitos at your host house due to the drying cocnut shells. I still remember how happy and giving everyone was even though they didn’t have a lot.
    Anyway, keep up the good fight! We all have our baTtles πŸ™‚

    • Oh wow, Linda, this is so exciting!! I can not believe that you were there too!! When was that?
      And yes, the smell….I have to say, it was a bit disturbing by time. But all the rest was great, and yes, everyone is fine there. I know the twins, but I haven’t seen them in November, since we only were there for 2 days. Thank you so much for the comment, makes me really happy!

  3. bella says:

    Good for you girl. I’ve never had an eating disorder, and so can’t even begin to imagine what you go through, but as hard as it’s been, I bet you are so happy to be where you are today. You know things could have been worse, much worse, so remember that, and keep at it girl. You can do this, and girl, I’m sure you have been a huge inspiration to many, and they need you πŸ™‚

    You weren’t joking about being crazy about fitness. WOW,,, you sure are brave, and strong. One thing, like you said though is to focus on relaxing more, and YOGA is awesome…. good luck girl. So happy to read inspiring stories like yours.

    Hugs, Bella πŸ™‚
    Bella’s 40 Day Challenge

    • Thank you so much Bella!! Totally need to include more Yoga and recovery in my workout life. I am still struggling with that but that is all part of the recovery, so I take it slow πŸ™‚

  4. Kath says:

    Oh wow, you have a long history of eating problems as well! I’m so happy you’re better now! And you seem to be incredibly fit! πŸ˜€

  5. Lucie Haye says:

    Hey Lucie, my name’s Lucie too ! πŸ˜› And I also have a blog on health ! What a coincidence. But I live in Lausanne πŸ˜‰
    Nice blog, I love the recipes !



  6. Hi Lucie! I just found your blog and right away read your “About Lucie” page. What an inspiration you are! I love all the pictures of you and your exciting fitness adventures! I’m happy to read that you are a happy, healthy and fit woman. I am excitied to start following your blog and going back and reading your previous posts also! πŸ™‚

  7. Ellie says:

    Thank you for being so open about your struggles, Lucie! I’m so elated for you for becoming healthier and better to your beautiful self. You seem to be a fun and lively woman, and I wouldn’t want that to be taken away from you by a deadly disorder! I hope things only get better from here on out, Lucie. πŸ™‚

    • Thank you so much Ellie, you’re the sweetest! I am not letting the ED disturn my life anymore. My fears and anxieties creep in here and there but i am definitiely in control. Thank you!!

  8. Girl in the House says:

    Hey! Just seen your blog πŸ™‚ I myself am trying to recover from anorexia and your blog is great to read. I am really really scared of gaining weight but at the same time i want to have energy in my life to do exercise and enjoy it not let it controll me. I would love to get into weight training as I know it would give me a leaner body and that is what I want. I hope to read your blog and find out stuff. I am trying to set up my own blog, just started out really. Its harder than i thought haha! xxxxx

  9. clairemarie2 says:

    Hey Lucie,
    Thanks for finding my blog, now I got to know yours!! I really like what you’re doing, it’s very inspirational, keep up the good work!! πŸ™‚

  10. makingthymeforhealth says:

    Hi Lucie! I’m just now finding your blog and I love it! You’ve got a great story and are so beautiful.
    I’m also dying to travel to Switzerland so I look forward to following your journey! πŸ™‚

  11. Kristen says:

    Hi! Just found your blog. I love your story and can relate in so many ways. It is awesome that you are so open about your struggles and your successes! Can’t wait to keep reading!

  12. I love your “about” page! Thank you for the insight into your story and life….glad I found your blog!

  13. gorunnaked says:

    Hi! I’m so excited that I found your blog! I am a new blogger, and I just made a healthy lifestyle blog for busy girls who like to stay fit and healthy. I like how you are so open about your past and I’m sure you are such an inspiration to many girls who are going through a rough time in their lives as well. Anyways, I’m excited to read your posts and I’m happy to have found your blog πŸ™‚

  14. Enoch Nadler says:

    What a great inspirational story. Keep it up!

  15. mindset says:

    I’m loving your blog. I’m getting back into shape, even though I’m already fit I want to take it to the next level. Your site will definitely help me out. Cheers.

  16. AnoushΓ© says:

    Hi Lucie! I’ve nominated you for the very inspirational blogger award πŸ™‚ You so totally deserve it! Have fun writing 7 random facts about yourself πŸ™‚ Anoushe xoxo


  17. Tyler says:

    Hello! I came across your blog and thought maybe you could help. My wife and I are traveling to Wengen this summer and need to find a gym while we’re there. We are both in training for a strongman/strong women competition and need a place where with access to free weights. Can you point me in the right direction?

    • Hey Tyler!!
      I love that you both do a Strongman/Woman Challenge!
      There is a gym called PowerPlaza which is 16km from Wengen. If you have a car it won’t be a problem. It’s the best one around there as far as I know, it has a lot of free weights and is open 24hours. http://www.powerplaza.ch/index.html
      I hope that helps!!
      Have a great time in Wengen!!

  18. Tori says:

    Hi I love your blog and also enjoy the music links you put in. Just wondered if you could put them in a separate category as well? I’m not trying to create extra work for you!
    Please keep posting!

  19. Emanuelle says:

    Hi.. Maybe you could give me some motivation for leaving my ANA..? I live in Basel, too. Very good blog! Hope to here from you! BB

  20. Your story really hits home for me, and it’s great to hear how far you’ve come! Can’t wait to read more of your blog posts πŸ™‚

  21. I’ve been following your blog for a few months now and you’re a huge inspirition for me. Thank you for being so honest about your whole struggle from restricting to the binges. I hope some day that I can be as healthy as you are. Can I ask you a question though…there’s so much misleading information out there nowadays about how much a healthy woman ought to eat and I’m finding this to be a huge struggle in my recovery process. It seems every dietician has a different idea of how much I should eat. Realistically, how much do you eat in a day to keep up with your physical activity?

    • Hey Jennifer
      Thank you so much for your kind words!! It’s great to get such nice feedback from my readers.
      About your question: This is something that can’t be answered generally, cause we all need different amounts of food. Our bodies are different, everyone has a different level of energy, so I can’t tell you how much you need to eat. I do recommend that you start to write down what you eat and watch how you feel with your hunger and energy levels. If you feel hungry and weak, eat more. If you feel stuffed and too full, eat less. Try to incorporate enough carbs, proteins, fat, veggies, fruit and your favorite treats and spread them evenly throughout the day. As long as you eat balanced meals you are fine – just always check back on your energy levels and make sure you eat enough. You can then adjust the amounts and this way will find out what way of eating amount wise works best for you. Try not to read too many articles, cause this can get irritating as you already discovered. Find out what works for you. I hope this helps, if you need mor info, just drop me an email.

  22. Jason says:

    Great pictures! I look forward to following your blog! πŸ™‚

  23. The updated page looks perfect and captures you to a T. I love it.

  24. Leijla says:

    Wooow (in an admiring tone) – that’s about what was going threw my head when I discovered your blog. You’re such a strong person for going through all these difficult times and never giving up! I know how ED dominate one’s life – I am facing those struggles on a daily basis. Food, sports, compensation, purging, pills, depression, highs, weakness…there’s no end yet. Our stories have some parallels, except I have not reached the point you are at now.
    I REALLY do admire your progress, I think it’s amazing and I’m SO glad I found your blog yesterday, it gives me so much strength. I also can’t stop reading your posts; really: thank you so so much for making your story public, I appreciate this a lot! Plus, it really shows that you know how to express yourself and are a skilled writer. From your emotion regulation style back in adolescence I reckon it may have been a challenge to learn how to put your feelings into words. Love your blog πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ It’s extraordinary how you were able to correct your body image. I have also chosen crossfit for my recovery, and I love the activity itself and finally being with guys/girls who aim for strong&fit rather than some illusionionnary body composition. I could write more but I’ll keep it to that for now πŸ˜‰ . All the best & have fun at crossfit

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