I’ve started this blog, because I have become that person on Facebook. You know, the one who writes novellas as her status updates? I figure that people might be more likely to want to read what I have to say if they choose to visit my blog site, instead of me clogging up their Facebook news feed.
I do want to make a few things clear. This blog will never be one about weight loss. If you have come to my blog thinking that I could give you all the answers on how to finally lose “the weight“, or thinking that I could give you a clear and concise list of “Good and Bad Foods”, or the secret exercise routine to finally get “in shape”, I’m am very sorry to inform you that you have wandered over to the wrong place.
But please don’t go just yet. If you give me chance I might be able to help you to come to accept that you are good enough, just as you are right now. I might be able to help you get over your fear of “Bad Foods” that really don’t exist. These are things that I am trying to learn myself, and I am happy to have some company during my journey. I am at a point in my life where I am coming to accept the fact that the eating disorder that I thought I had left behind in my teens, is still a part of my life now, just in a slightly different form. And that you can still have an eating disorder, even if you are considered “overweight”.
If you have come to my blog looking to leave comments about how wrong my views are, and how there really are foods that should be avoided at all costs, and how it really is incredibly important that every woman be a size 0, and how it’s impossible for someone to be healthy if they are “overweight”, don’t let the door hit you on the ass on your way out. I will not approve these comments, so please don’t waste my time with them.
But this blog isn’t just about body acceptance and calling bullshit on the diet industry and this society’s unrealistic and unhealthy beauty standards. There are many other facets to my life and all of those have a place somewhere in this blog as well.
I have been living with several different mental illnesses for as long as I can remember, and have been doing so un-medicated since 2004, so my experiences with those disorders will be discussed in this blog as well.
I have many opinions about many different topics, so don’t be surprised if I jump from one topic to the next. This blog is my outlet, my place where I can say what I really think and feel. So sometimes it’s not going to be pretty, and it will probably be controversial at times. But I am learning to find my voice, and I will not be silenced anymore. If your opinions differ from mine, I respect that as your right.
I don’t ask that you agree with everything that I have to say, but I do ask that you be kind, both to me and to each other.
I want this blog to be entertaining, thought-provoking, and above all else helpful.
So if you have determined that you have not in fact found your way to my blog in error, then welcome! I hope that you enjoy what I have to say as much as I enjoy writing it.