Why “Fro-Yo Lover”?

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 πŸ™‚

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 – Β 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.

Have fun!

xoxo,

G.

11 responses to “Why “Fro-Yo Lover”?

  1. I love this section and the meaning behind your name! I 100% agree with you about it always being a part of you! I am not so sure that I had an eating disorder but I really did have a distorted view of food and calories and trying to eat as little as possible! SO glad things have changed but I learnt a lot from that experience and it has made me the person I am today!

    • Thank you, love!
      I do have a few moments when I just hate myself for letting ED happen.
      But then, I try to remember how much I learned – about myself, about family, about what matters most.
      And, let me tell you – it’s DEFINITELY not food πŸ˜‰
      I’m so glad you made it through, too! It’s certainly rough, but it’s SO worth it πŸ˜€
      Congratulations πŸ™‚
      Thanks for stopping by!
      xoxoxo

  2. Wonderful explanation of the name of your blog!
    Thumbs up to living life to the fullest πŸ™‚
    I’m so glad you commented on my blog so I could find yours, I’ve enjoyed reading through your past posts.

  3. Your name is actually why I clicked on your blog link over at Scott’s blog (via you commenting)… as I absolutely love FroYo and layering their flavors….

    You’re right too, you definitely CAN love FroYo and other sweets as well.

    • Is it too soon to tell you I love you?! Hahaha!
      Seriously – that’s SO sweet of you!
      I love fro-yo (obviously!) too – layering is my favorite part πŸ˜€
      And yep – anything and everything! We should be free souls and do what makes us feel good πŸ™‚
      Thanks again for stopping by, girl!
      xoxoxo

  4. Oh,I am so happy you did a guest post on MnM so I found out about your new blog! Some time ago,I stumbled across your old one and was quite sad you didn’t seem to blog any longer (that was before my PC completely quit to load the page.) …
    However,you are such an amazing girl and so damn STRONG! I suppose although being 2 years older than you,I can learn a lot from you. πŸ˜‰

    • Thank you, Kat!
      You’re comment just made my day πŸ™‚
      I’m definitely glad you found me – now I get to read your beautiful blog, too πŸ˜€
      Thank you so much for stopping by!
      And expect me to be a frequent reader/commenter from now on πŸ™‚
      Hope you’re having an incredible week!
      xoxoxoxo

  5. livinglearningeating

    Congratulations! And yes, ‘hate’ is a strong word – but ED’s deserve it! Keep up being awesome πŸ™‚

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