• Diabetes | Two Weeks of Freedom •

• Diabetes | Two Weeks of Freedom •

If there’s something I really don’t like about → being a diabetic, it’s the constant measuring of my blood sugar level. It’s simply annoying. Diabetes isn’t a tough disease – of course, it sucks like every other disease, especially because it’s chronic and you have to deal with it for the rest of your life, but it’s an illness that is completely manageable. It doesn’t hurt, it doesn’t stop you from doing anything and it won’t kill you – if you take care of yourself. The injections are no problem, wearing the pump is rather cool than something bad (because it’s an absolute improvement!), and as I like to say: I probably know even more about food and carbs than someone who actually wants to go on a diet or so. But there’s one thing that really sucks: measuring your blood sugar. Pricking your finger, pressing it a bit to get enough blood for the device and waiting. And then writing it down. Sounds easy and yes, it is, but after a few years this becomes something you’ll really hate from the bottom of your heart. You’ll start to forget it on purpose (well, sometimes you actually don’t do it on purpose) and enter the zone of frustration. I had this when I was 18, I just didn’t want to do it anymore. Diabetes doesn’t hurt but it’s absolutely annoying and you just can’t get rid of it, it’s always there and you can’t ever say “hey, today I’ll just spend the day like a healthy person!” because you’ll totally regret it. And even if you do this, there’s always these thoughts like “I should be measuring my BS”. You can’t switch it off.

But – and that’s the positive part of today’s blog post: there’s something new on the market. Well, it’s not totally new but still something great and I think I’ve waited way too long to get it. The FreeStyle Libre. It’s not a CGMS (Continuous Glucose Monitoring System), but a FGMS – a “Flash Glucose Monitoring System”. Means: you put a sensor on your arm and whenever you reach for it with the measuring system, it shows you your current BS – plus (and that’s an enormous plus!) you can see how your BS has been acting around it. Seeing that chart helps a lot when you want to work on your treatment – cause that’s also something you learn and have to do a lot. Your doctor isn’t always around, sometimes you just need to change some small things by yourself and if you see where the problems are, you can do it and keep an eye on it.

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• Lu zieht an x onchiq | Kiss •

• Lu zieht an x onchiq | Kiss •

10 - Lu zieht an.®

Photos: Falko Blümlein
Dress: onchiq “Kiss”
Belt: onchiq “Drama”
Platform Sandals: Schutz
Hat: Bernstock Speirs
Sunglasses: geilgeilgeil.com “Candypop”
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Earrings: Dior “Mise en Dior”
Bracelet: Hermès
In cooperation with onchiq.

This week, I’ve got two outfits with a very special background for you – the two dresses you’ll see are from Israel, made by Liron Horwitz, a great designer. Her brand’s name is “onchiq” and this is the → first dress with the lovely name “Kiss”. You can also buy it in black, but I fell in love with the stripes design, so I decided to choose this one, even though I’m a huge lover of “all black”. ;)

The detail I really adore about this dress is the design of the sleeves. I don’t know if this style has a special name, but I wish I could find more dresses with such fancy sleeves! :) Of course, I had to do something special for this amazing dress – so I went for some very different sunnies (love the color effect from green to blue!), a gray hat instead of the obvious black one and – these are obvious – red lips. The belt is also from onchiq and actually part of the “Drama” dress. The “Kiss” dress has a striped belt which also looks amazing with the dress, but sometimes it’s all about contrast, right? And for me, it was easier to wear this dress with a wide belt since the upper part is a tiny bit loose because of my smaller bust, so I could hide the remaining fabric under the belt. I know, that’s not how it’s supposed to be done, but it worked and it didn’t come out while walking around and sitting, so this is definitely an option whenever you have a piece that’s a bit too large – wide belt, tuck in, and you’re good to go. ;)

I can’t wait to show you the second look on Friday – this one’s going to be a total “all black” look and very edgy, but I’m sure you’re going to love it! ;)

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• Broadcast •

• Broadcast •

1 - Lu zieht an.®

Photos: Falko Blümlein
Dress: Scarlett & Jo
Sandals: Chanel
Bag: Gucci “Dionysus”
Sunglasses: Dior “So Real”
Earrings: Dior “Mise en Dior”
Bracelet: Hermès

It was really hard to find a post title for today’s look. I chose “Broadcast” because I wore this outfit on Monday when I was live on the radio. I did a short interview for WDR Funkhaus Europa and had my own little studio at NDR Hamburg, which was a funny experience because the radio interviews I did before were all on the phone and now I was invited to the studio but it was only for me – yet we were connected through the stations. Unfortunately, it seems there is no podcast, but let me tell you: it’s nothing new. I answered a few questions about me and the blog, plus size in Germany and what’s my wish for the future of all plus-size bloggers here. I still hope the answers were interesting for everyone who didn’t know me and the blog (and our plus-size blogosphere) yet, and if you came here because of the show – welcome! :)

About my look: this dress is officially a → “Curvy Tall” dress from Scarlett & Jo, but since I love midi dresses or even calf-length dresses, I was like “who cares?” and as you can see, the choice wasn’t bad. Usually, when I buy longer dresses, they’re instantly maxi dresses (but with a weird length), and even though this isn’t a problem for me, I sometimes wish I were a bit taller so dresses would have their actual lengths and would look like they’re supposed to. But since I’m so short, this is something I had to learn and I also learned how to cheat – of course, every dress will be a bit longer, but sometimes this can be very cool and look extremely great! Just like this one! Normally, I’d say that especially midi (and longer) dresses work perfectly with high heels, but since I’m a comfy person and like to wear flats, I went for my favorite sandals (gosh, I really hope they’ll never break!) and as you can see – it looks amazing. Even though I’m short. And even if some may think that there’s this rule that short people should try to look as tall as possible by avoiding certain dress and skirt lengths and wearing heels as often as possible, I say: fuck it. You don’t have to please anyone else but yourself. And if you want to wear midis with flats – do it! Your life, your body, your clothes, your rules. Ha!

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