200 followers give-away WINNER! + what i miss most

congratulations to catherine of hellocatherine! for winning my 200 followers give-away!
to all those who joined, thank you so much for your support! it’s been a ball having you guys as my readers. i hope that you will all still continue to enjoy reading my blog — if not for the outfits, maybe for my stories and thoughts.
on another note, i just had my check-up with my orthopedic yesterday and it turns out that i might have a herniated disc — which means my spinal disc has become less elastic and has been pushed outside of the vertebrae so the nerves and spinal cord gets pinched. it’s mostly caused by bad posture and the wrong sleeping position, which i am totally guilty off. at work or here at home, i unconsciously slouch too much in front of the PC and only notice when my face is very much near the keyboard. when i sleep, i lie on my stomach which causes an abnormal shape to the spinal column. i am also very much guilty of reading on my bed while lying on my stomach, which gives immense pressure to my back and shoulders. my treatment for now is to swim a few laps at least once a week. i cannot do extreme workouts anymore because i injured my right knee playing flag football almost 3 years ago.Β 
yes, i was a football player. i played flag football for 4 years before i got injured (ACL). i played defensive line and i was pretty good at it! my heart got broken so bad when i found out i couldn’t play anymore. in my november 6th post, i even thought i only had a torn meniscus as this was the initial finding of the doctor. after i got an MRI, i soon found out that i had it worst and had my ligament torn. i had surgery a year after and couldn’t work for a month. had to go to rehab and endured wearing braces for almost 2 months.

(yes, no. 81 was me — the girl with the chocolate colored skin and green socks to match my uniform)

i miss the rush of sports. i miss the hunger for the win. i miss the camaraderie. i missed having another life besides work. i missed loving fashion but still being able to act like tomboy and play hardcore — while i match my headbands to my opponents color to psyche them up..LOL. but you know what? ironically, right when i thought i lost the love of my life which was football, i met harry a month after my injury and we have been inseparable ever since. i guess God does give you everything — just perhaps not at that the same time. *wink*

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  1. Nubia says:

    congrats to the winner.. i wouldn't have imagined you being a football player! Very cool fact


  2. Jen says:

    i love when you share parts of your life and your past. i'm sorry to hear about the herniated disc, hopefully everything will figure itself out soon and the problem will be resolved. i'm gonna check my posture every now and then starting now! πŸ™‚


  3. DaMnViXeN says:

    aww looked so cute during your teens ^^ I played soccer-baseball all my highschool life. Ive got to agree nakakamiss jud mga adrenaline moments.. this post made me smile, as you always do ^^

    pray you get better!

    The ViXeN's LaiR


  4. vdcouture says:

    playing football seems to be super fun, you look super happy though.
    love this post!
    love, vdcouture


  5. pensandlens says:

    wow…pretty tough to become a player…how's your shoulder?? hope everything will be fine…

    congratulations to the winner…

    take care
    much love,


  6. Thanks so much gizelle! Will def post pics when I receive the pressies:) will email you my details now:)
    Ps-love your sports pics. I never played sports- I'm so uncoordinated! But those pics make it look so great. the team spirit looked real strong:)
    Thanks once again xx C


  7. cool sports
    ooughh,,so dissapointed..
    congrats for her who win your giveaway..

    β™₯ vote me plis http://www.fashionesedaily.com/metro/photo.php?file=b44bffb648354b9c4bc5a848c04e849b.jpg%2C β™₯


  8. michelle_ says:

    congrats to the winner !!

    have a great weekend !


  9. WeShop says:

    This was a great giveaway – will look out for future ones. xx


  10. Raez says:

    haha football is awesome. especially now that i know the rules courtesy of gym class LOL!

    congrats to the winner as well!

    xx raez


  11. Melai Entuna says:

    hindi ako nakasali gizelle! waaaah. hahaha congrats sa winner!

    sa susunod na ko! haha

    πŸ™‚ ingat lagi! πŸ™‚


  12. Melai Entuna says:

    Before I forget gizelle! Thanks for the advice regarding my leg. But how come I don't see your scar in your photos? (Mine's pretty visible 😦 )

    I love how you share your life. And yes God does give us everything – in different points of our lives.


  13. whoohhoo so cool, you're a foot ball player πŸ™‚ great!


  14. kita ko nimo sa ayala. sa may sinehan.. 2 ~ 3 sundays ago. i wanted to say HI pero nag date2 man ka hehehhee i misssss being here!


  15. Nice giveaway, congratz to the winner!
    Cute pictures!!


  16. Marla Singer says:

    congrats to the winner! ohh the pictures look so fun! unfortunately, i suck at sports =/


  17. Natasha says:

    Congratulations to the winner and I'm sorry to hear of your injury 😦 It's tough when you have to give up something you love. I hope it gets better soon. xxx


  18. wow that looks really fierce and cool!! x


  19. Hey girl, i borrowed some of your photos to do a little post about you and your giveaway:-) http://hellocathe2ine.blogspot.com/

    Again thanks! Did you receive my email with my details? x


  20. Amazing pictures! And congrats to the winner πŸ™‚


  21. ANN says:

    Congrats t[o the winner! πŸ™‚ & I wish I was as athletic as you, haha


  22. i've never been athletic. I am jealous of your pictues. I;m sorry about the bad new from your doctor but it would be fun to swim isn't? I'm sure you'll enjoy it.


  23. oh… your love of football reminds me of my love of field hockey – the competition is the best part of playing. the thrill of the game… oh this post makes me so nostalgic πŸ™‚



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