I blog for so many reasons and right now, I want to thank you — my readers — for your loyalty and unwavering support during this PR nightmare I’m entrenched in. I’d also like to thank the new readers who sought out my blog and see the truth behind that completely false and horribly spun Daily Mail story.
As it turns out, the managing editor contacted me back this morning and told me they’d pulled the story and were “investigating.” Um, perhaps you should have done that BEFORE you plastered my name and face and my daughter’s name and face on your site without any conversations with me??!! Without my permission?!!
To say I feel violated is an understatement.
In fact, some of my smart lawyer friends have said they think I’d have a very good lawsuit should I decide to pursue it. To be honest, I’m not sure what I’ll do … but the damage has been done and it just sucks to feel like all this time I’ve been going through my recovery — with its ups and downs — for the world to see OK, my readership!) and felt good that I’ve been able to serve as an example that “it can be done” (i.e. recovery, pregnancy, etc.).
Then this story came out and discredited me and my progress and, worse, flat-out lied. First, my blog is not–and has never been!–a “pregorexia” blog. It’s always been a recovery blog and was begun long before my pregnancy. And second, I exhibited ZERO disordered behaviors during my pregnancy (or the year before or the three months after; i.e.–now!)
It’s funny, though I have never cared much about my blog’s traffic, it’s always tickled me to know that my blog ranks #1 and #2 if you type “disordered eater” but now … that feels like a slap in the face given this week’s events.
So I just wanted to say, thank you … thank you for reading and sticking up for me. And to my new readers, thank you for coming straight to the horse’s mouth and giving me the benefit of the doubt. It means the world to me.
I just tucked my bautiful baby girl into her bed … and am going to spend some quality time with my husband before we hit the hay. That’s what’s important … not some stupid crappy false article.
This, too, shall pass.
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OMG!!! I am just catching up here…what a cluster****!!!
Thank you so much for putting yourself out there and inspiring all of us every day.
I’m just catching up as well. I wasn’t able to read the article (probably a good thing!) but I think I get the gist from your last few blogs. I’m so sorry this happened to you hun. How horrible to spill yourself out there to have it all taken the wrong way. Just wanted to say I always enjoy your blog and love how open and honest you are.
I have to say, I’ve been watching but haven’t had time to comment until now. I am SO proud of you for sticking to your guns and fighting for the truth because you are RIGHT. You ARE recovered and are a huge inspiration to all of us out there, disordered eaters and otherwise. Hang in there, You are right. This too shall pass. Hugs!
O-M-G! this is the heinousness you were referring you!!! I cannot believe this garbage. I think they pulled the daily mail article b/c hte link doesn’t work. Thinking of you and sending you LOTS of love!!!!
All love. All the time.
I’m so glad they had sense to pull the article. I left them a comment after I read the article. I was so mad at someone writing such supidity. It was basically “how dare you and shame on you for being such jerks”.
Anyway, glad they pulled it and glad you’re okay.