For those who did not know, my previous blog was also called “Fro-Yo Lover”.
I decided to move to wordpress for a number of reasons, including the on-and-off troubles with malwares and viruses.
I actually really wanted to change the name of the blog, but I refrained from doing so. Bare with me: almost two years ago, when I started this blog, I simply wanted to document my journey (I was trying to gain weight so Mom would let me travel to the U.S. with her, which she did. Actually, I ended up meeting some really cool bloggers during my trip – Gabriela from Une Vie Saine and Eline, from Healthy and Sane!). But I was also very sick. Anorexia had taken over my life. I was slowly becoming sadder, lonelier, and more introspective then ever. I also fought a lot with my parents – mostly over food. It was really awful.
Now, even though I’m not the same girl I was on December 2009 – that girl who loved frozen yogurt only because it was the only dessert she would allow herself to eat – I actually wanted to keep that name for a few reasons.
First of all, ED definitely changed my life. For the worst, obviously, but also for the best. I firmly believe that everything happens for a reason, and that anorexia has taugh me so much – what really matters in life, the importance of friends and family, the importance of loving and accepting yourself the way you are and making the most out of your life…
What I mean is – Fro-Yo Lover will always be a part of me. But I’ve learned that I could love frozen yogurt AND cake. AND brigadeiro. AND chocolate. AND peanut butter 🙂
It’s all about balance, they say! It should be true, haha.
Fro-Yo Lover has grown… but she’ll never forget her roots! One of the most important things I learned from my ED was to hate it. I know hate is a strong word… But I really, really dislike disordered eating. Restriction. Relapsing. I never want to go through this again.
So the name “Fro-Yo Lover” will, from now on, mean balance. I’ll live my life, eat my cake, party with my friends, study hard, read my books, but also enjoy a little frozen yogurt (which – I learned – isn’t a “treat”!), eat my vegetables, and be a part of this healthy-living community here in blogworld.
I couldn’t be more excited! I hope you all this “new” blog.