Happy Birthday, Sweet Blog ‘o Mine!!

happy-happy-birthday-balloon-bouquetTales of a (Recovering) Disordered Eater turns one this week — crazy to think about, but it’s true.

For a year now, I’ve been blogging about body image issues, disordered eating, recovery, chewing/spitting, midnight eating, emotional/mindless eating, over-exercising, Points counting, Sparkpeople, blogotherapy, traditional therapy, anxiety, eating disorders, films/books/magazines of interest …

It’s been one helluva ride, and every day that passes without a disordered incident is a step closer to recovery. I love knowing I’m reaching out to others, and that’s what keeps me going. You’ve inspired me, and I hope I can inspire you, too.

A blog is nothing but a one-way message platform if there’s no dialogue, no engagement, no audience. I might not have something interesting to say every day lately, but I do love knowing there’s a place to vent, share, commiserate, cheer … and so I just wanted to say thank you, from the bottom of my heart, for reading and participating on my blog.

Even if you don’t comment, I appreciate knowing you stop by. Hopefully there are some little nuggets of wisdom in my posts and/or others’ comments that are worth coming back for each day.

I don’t think Tales of a (Recovering) Disordered Eater will exist as it is now forever (most likely it’ll morph) but for now, like the balloons in this image, I am happy and healthy and just want to shout it from the mountaintops.

Life’s good … and every moment is worth living to its fullest. Have a happy and healthy day.

Love,
Melissa

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9 thoughts on “Happy Birthday, Sweet Blog ‘o Mine!!

  1. There is something so inspirational about simply leaving a “hey, I was here.” it makes us feel as if our words matter, our experiences count. But even if no one acknowledge you (I blogged about it today) I applaud that you know that who you are not WHAT YOU DO, is so precious.

  2. thank you lissa for your blog and yourSELF. your blog was the first “disordered eating” blog i stumbled upon when i was doing a search about artificial sweeteners. you brought me into the world of blogs, and now i have my own! it has been a great outlet for me and i thank you from the bottom of MY heart for introducing blogs and blogging into my life.

    you have mentioned here and there about starting a family…maybe in your future…”tales of a mom raising un-disordered eaters!”

    πŸ˜‰

  3. So true, SpecialKPHD. Thank you!!

    Thanks, Sara B!

    And thank you, Clare!! πŸ™‚ I am so happy to hear this!! πŸ™‚ LOL — what a good name that’d be!! We’ll see — only time will tell!! If/when I get pregnant someday I’d hope to change the focus to dealing with body image throughout pregnancy and beyond — living a healthy life!

  4. Happy Blog Birthday!

    Your blog was one of the first that I started reading regularly, and I feel like I can relate to you and your experiences on many levels. I always look forward to your posts and am so happy to share with you your triumphs and “aha” moments.

    You’ve had quite a journey and I know it will only get better for you from here! πŸ™‚

  5. Thanks so much, Holly!! You’re too sweet!! πŸ™‚ It’s comments like these that make this all feel so good even when things aren’t so great, ya know?!

  6. Happy Blogaversary!! Just catching up on the posts I’ve missed in the past week. So sad about MJ, I agree. I didn’t grow up with him the way many in my generation did, but it is still an untimely loss.

  7. Happy blogaversary (perfect, Lara!)! I, for one, have gotten so much out of your blog and also your transformation over the past year. It helped us realize how much we have in common and we have such a great bond because of it. I’m so glad I can vent to you and you “get” it!

  8. Aw thanks guys!! Blogoversary–love it!! I’m blessed to have friends (in real life!) like you, Staci! Thank you!! πŸ™‚ Lord knows, we “get it”! πŸ™‚

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