I received an email today that literally made me stop in my tracks and realize how amazingly wonderful my life has become over the past six months. Yes, I did shed a tear (or two or three) as I read this, but I also looked at my past and felt (brace yourselves) grateful as a result.
I felt grateful for my past self and my struggles with an eating disorder.
Because without it I would not be where I am today.
Here's the email:
I have not written to you in a long time you might not remember me
my name is ****** from Ireland.
I just want to write to you to thank you from the bottom of my heart for your blog
and also for your emails.
I really can put my hand on my heart and say you saved my life.
Yes, I worked hard on myself but your blog
acted as a guideline a method to follow.
You enabled me to bump my calories to 2500 straight away,
embrace fat and fear foods, and also accept my changing body.
I am now 27 and have suffered with anorexia since I was 14.
I literally think the last year I have changed my life so much.
I really never thought I could be this happy.
And a lot of it is thanks to you.
I have gained 35 pounds and more to go.
I still do walk 45 minutes a day would really like to stop that.
I do Pilates for bones 2 a week and I am not sure if that is too much.
But I stick religiously to my 2500 meal plan and I continue to gain.
It’s all thanks to you.
I know you are not blogging as much
and you are busy living I just wanted to say thanks."
It is hard for me to believe my humble, little blog has been so influential. I started this blog as a way to express and cope with my own feelings in recovery; however, it clearly became much more than that. I will be forever in debt to all of the 100,282 of you who viewed my simple Progression Obsession today.
I have so much more to say, but it is approaching 11:30pm here... My bedtime is about 9:45 for those of you who know me! ;)
I have another blog post in mind and can't wait to post tomorrow.
Words can't express all the love I have recieved and how grateful I am.