This is My Life

I get not-so-nice – okay, straight-up mean comments sometimes, and I delete them.  You know why?  This blog is my home.  You don’t let people with shit on their shoes into your house and encourage them to walk around, do you?

If you read this blog daily, you already know one of my goals is to demystify the “perfection” of show business in Hollywood, and the edited nature of most food blogs.  I believe black-and-white thinking contributes to my many years of eating disorders.  Even if you aren’t a regular, half the nasty comments I receive have answers. If you actually take the time to read my “About” page, before pressing the “Submit” button, you know that.

In general, I try to show that life is messy and complicated.  Because I’m choosing to be honest, every single time I post on this site.  I know it’s what I’m finding constructive, and I know I am helping hundreds of others, from your many encouraging emails and comments (<—thank you for those).

Life is far from perfect for me right now.  This morning my father went in for heart surgery.  There are complications.  I’m still waiting for him to wake up, and to hear what our future will be.

I don’t know what’s going to happen.  I don’t feel like blogging about what I’m eating or what I’m up to.  To be honest, I don’t even know WHAT to do with myself.  I don’t know what this blog will look like the next few days.

But you know what I DO know?  I really don’t care if you think my pictures are ugly, or that I get too many free things, or that I don’t eat enough, or that I eat too much, or that I’m a terrible cook, or that I’m cheap, or that my body isn’t great, or that I could use some makeup, or that my acting career should be different, or anything else you have to say that has nothing to do with what is important in life.

I just want my father to be okay.  So your mean comments are meaningless.

Please.  Be careful before you start putting any negativity out into the world, because you never know the full story of what’s going on.  And please, take the time to embrace as much love as you possibly can.  Right now.

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161 thoughts on “This is My Life

  1. jan schifter

    sending you, your Mom and Dad love and healing vibes and will continue to keep sending positive energy your way. Warmest regards…………….

  2. Stephanie C

    I am very sorry about your dad and will pray for him and your family. Thank you for being real here and I appreciate your honesty in this and other posts.

  3. cindy

    I’m sorry about what is happen in to your dad. I hope everything gets better. I love you blog and I always look forward to reading it twice every day. I’ve never struggled with an eating disorder. But I do struggle with my self image and food in general. I would like to say thank you for doing all that you do On the blog. I really do hope that everything works out and please stay strong.you have great friends and family and a supportiveinternet family.

  4. Shaela Cook

    Right on! There are many bullies in this world and they aren't worth your time. I hope your father and your family heal quickly. Light and love.

  5. Rene

    I am so sorry that you had to deal with awful, mean, careless commenters. People can be terribly awful and needlessly cruel. I hope that your dad is ok. Sending you and your family well wishes.

  6. Catherine

    Sending good vibes and best wishes to you and your father. I think your blog is great because you’re open and honest. If everyone looked the same, acted the same, ate the same and was the same… this world would be very boring. To each his or her own 🙂

  7. Mavreen

    Wishing your father well and sending love to your entire family. Take good care.
    *virtual hugs*

  8. De

    I’m so sorry to hear about your Dad. Sending lots of good vibes your way and hope that all will be well.

  9. T-MO

    Keep your head up. The reality is while you are focusing on your job of sending your father love the haters are still on their job…sending hate. Please excuse the haters, they are only doing what they know how to do.

  10. Alice

    hope everything is okay with your father. don’t let the haters get to you. it’s not easy putting so much of yourself out there for the world to see. you’re amazing! stay strong 🙂

  11. Catherine Shu

    I’m so sorry to hear that you’ve been dealing with trolls, especially since your blog and Thick Dumpling Skin has been so meaningful to me. I’m thinking of your family and sending good thoughts your way.

  12. julie

    Delete delete delete! Life is to precious to spend one minute on that junk. Thoughts and positive energy to your family. Hang in there

  13. Macbeth

    You don’t have to pay attention to people who don’t have anything good to say or give to others!! You’re amazing and I love your work!!! I hope your dad gets well asap!!! Love fm. Brazil!!

  14. Ariel Welch

    Praying for your dad, family and you. Will be here waiting for when you return. Stay the strong person you are though this

  15. alex

    Thank you for posting this.
    I have struggled with body image issues, but you have showed me to listen to my body’s cues, cravings, hunger pangs, and desires. You have taught me to enjoy food in a natural way.
    I wish all the best for your father, and when you read those hurtful comments, please remember people like me who you have inspired.

  16. @HilaryFleming

    People can be so douchey. I, for one, really enjoy your blog rarely miss a post, and I think it’s cool that you get free stuff 😉 I’m so sorry to hear about your father. That is one of the hardest part about blogging; when really difficult things happen in your life, it’s hard to know how much/what/how to express them. For what it’s worth, I wouldn’t feel bad about taking a day or two to yourself. Sometimes it’s better to process the difficult stuff without having to worry about the cyber-universe. Hang in there. I’ll be sending you and your dad lots of love and light.

  17. Hungryritual

    I wish your father gets well soon. Hope you keep faith and stay positive. And on this very brave post, I want to thank you for the great encouragements you’ve shared through your blog. I’m one of the many who’ve been saved by your upright honest, frank, and cheery posts. Hug!

  18. Kate S

    A lot of hugs and positive thoughts! I thought about you today, I was at an interview and meeting near Larchmont and remembered you liked the Larchmont Bungalow and tried it. I agree totally for what it is worth about the negativity/positivity in the world. Bringing negativity just brings everything down and is not right.

    I have had very ill parents and family members and I know not a lot of words comforts you at that time but I find knowing people care and are sending some love helps, so :hugs:

  19. Caitlin

    Lynn, your blog has inspired me more than you’ll know. Sorry to hear about your dad, tough stuff…sending you and your fam much positivity and good energy. Stay strong, we’ll be here for you.

  20. Rowena

    I feel sad to heard that.. Everything will be alright for your Dad.. in our lives we always have ups and downs.. always consider it as a challenge.. don’t pay attention to those who hate you or those people who’s judging you in negative ways.. Pray for your Dad and your whole family. God Bless

  21. Vegyogini

    Sending your father so much healing energy and positivity! Love to you and your family.

  22. Wendy

    You’re SO right on Lynn! I hope your dad’s OK! I’ve def. been there myself with my grandparents. Thinking of you & your family! Please know that your loyal readers love everything about you & are always here for you! My days are incomplete without your blogposts! Thanks for always brightening my day. Sending love & warm thoughts your way!

  23. Jenny

    I hope that the bullies read this post and realize what they did wrong. If they don’t, then shame on them! They fail at life! D:< They're not worth your time, so ignore those no-lifers. I'll be praying for your dad to get better. Don't feel obligated to post on the blog. Take a few days off, because we all understand that you're going through a rough patch in life. We'll be waiting patiently for your return. We love you, Lynn! Stay strong! 🙂

  24. Ellen

    I’m sending you and your family good vibes and thoughts!
    I thought your pictures were gorgeous, incidentally…

  25. willgoh2

    Egads! So sorry to hear about your dad. I’ll send some healing vibes your way. Hang tight, find strength in those around you and just as you’ve said in this post, kick the haters to the curb.

    It’s easy to hate on someone/something especially when you can hide under the cover of the internet. I really don’t understand why anyone would do that, why not just keep it to yourself, stop reading, and get on with life?

    Lynn, I have posted a number of times (under a different avatar, until I had to change my emails due to a hacker), and I always enjoy reading what you post -whether it’s about food (my fav, I don’t always get your dishes, but I appreciate them more for the texture combos than the flavor combos sometimes. This coming from a person who loves to mix mashed potatoes and gravy into white rice… try it, it’s awesome) I digress… I enjoy your posts about food, life, acting, friends, eats, celebrations, dogs, and being a female As-Am in a tough, opinionated, business.

    Keep going, you rock.

  26. hippierunner

    Oh Lynn- so sorry to hear all this. I can imagine how frustrating it is to do the blog as honest as you do because it helps others (thank you!!) and then to have people criticize… that’s terrible of them. Thanks for always keeping it real!

    Thinking positive thoughts for you and your family.

  27. Sarah

    I’m a fan of your blog, Lynn. And I also live in Larchmont and hope to run into you one of these days since we seem to frequent the same places. I’m so sorry to hear about your dad. I am sending lots of positive thoughts your way.

  28. Darlene

    I love that your blog is real and honest — it is one of the many reasons I read it every day. Thanks for being brave and sharing exactly what is going on for you. Sending healing and positive energy to you and your family.

  29. Kristy

    Keeping you and your family in my thoughts. Sending you lots of positive love your way!!! Hugs!

  30. Erin

    Your blog is everything to me Lynn. I glean so much inspiration from you and feel it’s a positive place to visit. Very wise words about negativity. Toxicity, judgment, and shittiness have NO place here. Your dad and family are absolutely on my heart. I lit a candle for them and am sending big hugs and a hand squeeze. All my love sweetest girlfriend <3

  31. Michelle

    Sending good, positive vibes for you and your family! As for the occasional mean (and totally necessary comments) please know that you have so many readers that think you are RAD!

  32. Elizabeth - SugarHero!

    Oh, so sorry to hear about your father. Fingers crossed for him and your family that all will be well. Be strong, and surround yourself with people who love you.

    As for the haters…people are the worst. Something about anonymity of the internet brings out the awful side of some people. I figure that you have to be insecure and sad to take the time to trash someone else online…so screw ’em. You’re great and don’t forget it.

  33. Amy

    I could not agree more with every word. I’m so sorry to hear about your father, I’ll be praying for your family. I really love your blog! It’s helped me. I’ve never commented before, but I just wanted to try to restore your faith in humanity a little…. I would hope there’s not too many horrible people out there. Here’s one more sending love your way

  34. Emily

    I’m so sorry, Lynn. I’m sending all of my love your way and will be keeping your dad in my thoughts and prayers.
    Please don’t ever let the negativity of mindless readers get to you. You are beautiful, talented, and have been an inspiration to me (and many others) for years.
    If you need anything (seriously, anything!) I’m only a short drive away. <3

  35. Jeffry S. P.

    Lynn. Some times when negativity comes our way from people it’s jealousy I think. Your blog is so great. I love your photos, posts, the bites, cuisine, etc. that you post on a daily basis and appreciate it because it takes times to do what you do seem easy (photos, typing, writing, editing, uploading etc.). Anyways, I’m a man of few words but I do hope your Father gets well and gets as healthy as can be.

    :^JP

  36. serena

    Your constant honesty is what keeps me reading all these years.
    Sending positive thoughts your way.

  37. Stephanie @ The Travelling Tastebuds

    I hope your dad is OK. It’s a scary thing when your loved one is in the hospital. My dad has been having breathing complications since last year & when he spent a few nights in the hospital… I never felt more scared. How do I continue with life without my dad? He’s always been so strong… so smart… and to see him age before my very eyes breaks my heart. You see life very differently then and you suddenly feel less immortal. I get teary eyed just thinking about it… so I will just end with my hope that he is OK. At least you’ve got your family to keep you strong 🙂

  38. christine

    big hug send to you~~
    sorry to hear about your dad..pray for him.
    do not care about people who don’t understand you, they don’t know about you at all~be yourself, Be happy!;)

  39. Lani

    Best wishes to you and your family. I’m so sorry your going through this. Hang in there! Your bloggie friends do care, and are sending you positive thoughts!

  40. em

    Best wishes and prayers sent.
    Honey, don’t give trolls any mind. They truly have no lives, if this is what they do with their energies.
    Don’t change a thing.

  41. Jess

    I didn’t know we still had that hatred after middle school bullying..you’re family is in my thoughts!

  42. walkinge

    Sincere best wishes for your Dad’s recovery, Lynn. And keep doing what you’re doing in the manner in which you’re doing it.

  43. Annie Guo

    I have a friend who introduced me to the term hater-blockers. To him, any regular pair of sunglasses can serve two purposes: to protect your eyes from UV rays and also to block out hate. Sounds like a good day to whip out the hater-blockers.

    I’m sorry to hear about your baba and I hope he will come through strong. The melon and miso can wait; I’m sure we all will understand. Sending positive energy your way from Boston and DC… <3

  44. Mandi

    I hope that your dad is going to be ok and returns to you and your family as soon as possible. I enjoy reading your daily posts about food, parties, Julius, celebrations, and the random events that happen throughout your day. It gives us fans a personal slice of your life, which I admire because of your honesty in every post. In this world wide web, it is easy to write negative words and hate under an anonymous name. The only reason they do this is to grab attention for their 5 seconds of fame. They are not worth your time; be the better person by ignoring them. There are other people such as your family, friends, relatives, and fans who support you. You have been through a lot in the past and I hope that you can get through this struggle. I will be praying that your father has a speedy recovery!

  45. Gina

    Lynn, hang in there. I completely understand how you feel. A few years ago my father had heart surgery and he too had some complications. Have faith, be strong. I will keep your father, mother and you in my prayers. And pray for his speedy recovery.

  46. j3nn

    Hoping your dad returns to good health! My thoughts are with you.

    I’m all for freedom of speech, but personal insults are not something anyone should have to endure in their private area, even if it’s a public blog, it’s still your creation. Haters gonna hate. It’s what they do. Delete ’em and keep being you.

    Be well!

  47. Marie

    Hi Lynn,
    I am sorry to hear about your father – I have been through a similar situation for the past three years now with my father’s health a constant worry and every trip to the hospital like a visit to the oracle: what is life going to be like for my family in the future? I know exactly what it means to feel the anxiety of waiting, of letting your whole life pass before you and suddenly realizing that nothing much matters in life save for the health and happiness of your loved ones. If there’s one piece of advice I can give after all this time, then it is: keep calm. I know that’s easier said than done, but I believe you have to have a little faith in the universe and its benign workings. Whatever happens, happens and there’s only so much you can influence – but keeping calm and accepting difficult situations, trusting that somehow things will turn out alright (even though you won’t always think so) always helps, no matter what. I wish you all the strength and calm in the world in these days and of course a speedy recovery to your dad. 祝健康!

  48. Heather

    Lynn, I am so sorry to hear about your dad. Hoping things all work out for the best. Take care

  49. Aileen Nishimura Ellis

    AMEN to you, sis! I will be thinking and praying for you and your father. ♥

  50. Jesse Lujan

    Your father and the family are in our thoughts and prayers, hope things look up. Never mind the negativity; I feel you bring the best out of people and we appreciate that. Thanks for the honest posts and the smiles.

  51. Jen Gregory

    Lynn – I don’t get a lot of comments on my blog (yet), but I know the minute someone calls me a bad mom I’ll want to hurl them through a window. Love to you as you go through this challenging time. I’m sending all of my positive energy in your direction and wishing your dad light and love and a speedy recovery. As always, I love your blog and your honesty and all of the interesting things you do…and eat!

  52. Jessica

    I love your blog Lynn. You always make me smile, you gave me great recommendations for New Orleans (cake cafe!!) and its so refreshing to see someone REAL. Will be keeping your father in my prayers.

  53. Cortney

    I am dedicating my yoga practice this morning to you, your Dad and your family. Sending healing thoughts and energy your way.

    You are one of the few blogs that I read on a very regular basis anymore. The reason I read: because your transparency/honesty/you being you makes the blog. Just think of all the people you are helping that you KNOW about. I am sure that number is double or triple when you consider those that you don’t know about, who maybe to shy to comment but you have helped none the less. And when someone positively influences our lives, it has a ripple effect, because then we influence the lives of those around us.

  54. Leslie Durso

    I'm so glad you posted this! I love you just the way you are! And my thoughts and prayers are going out to you and your Dad! I know he is going to be fine 🙂

  55. Natalie

    All the best Lynn. All my thoughts are with you and your family. Live Life. Eat Well. Practice Yoga

  56. simply life

    Hey Lynn-
    Just thinking about you and hoping you hear good news about your dad very soon. Thanks so much for the honesty and reminder to us all to focus our energy on what’s truly important in life.

  57. Louisa

    Hi Lynn,
    I’ve been reading your blog for a long time and it has never failed to give me a heartening reminder to have courage and be true to who I am. Unfortunately this world will always harbor haters but the fact that you continue to do what you love and express who you truly are is a testament to the value of inner strength. And peace. I sincerely wish your father well and a speedy recovery. Thanks for always reminding us and whoever may listen that real life is messy but no less beautiful.

  58. Lauren at Keep It Sweet

    I wish I could come give you a huge hug! I haven’t met you in person but from emails, blogging, and even talking to you on the phone I feel like I know you so well. You have always been so incredibly brave and honest on your blog and I don’t think most of us would want it any other way.

    Thinking about you and your family today and sending hugs!

  59. Molly

    i’ m so sorry about your father. I definitely know how that feels– I was studying for finals last semester when I found out my father was killed instantly by an out of the blue heart attack. I’ll say a prayer that he wakes up and fully recovers. I wish I would have had the chance to pray that prayer for my own dad.

  60. caroline

    My father just had open heart search so I know the worry and hardship that comes with such complicated surgeries. I am wishing and praying for the best for you and your family. Forget those nasty commentors who’s comments only come out of jealousy or a need for something in their own life.

  61. Natasha

    My dearest Lynn – I am so sorry that your father is ill. From what you share with all of us – I know that your family is paramount to you…you are in my thoughts and heart.
    Remember what I said about you having Moxie? Well…it is my thought that it is those who perch themselves out on a limb, take the risks, and remain true to themselves that make those who have small minds, and souls show the misery that we all loathe so much. Life is so hard at times – yes? I believe in you. I thank you…for every smile, for every emotion, for the imperfection that is in my opinion – perfect. Fuck all the shit girl – ugh – oops…sorry, but that’s how I feel…that is how I woke up this morning…offer them “a nice cup of shut the f!*!k up!”….I have some in my cupboard for such select occassions…lemme know if you need any – until then girl – I got YO BACK! Peace out! 😉

  62. Shayron Toh

    Hang in there Lynn, your dad is going to be okay… Ignore the nasty people… they are not worth your time… Love ya!

  63. Amy

    Lynn – praying for your father and for you and your family. 100% support everything you do!

  64. Amber Shea @Almost Vegan

    I know all too well how hard it can be not to let asshole “feedback” get to you. A lot of people will say “don’t let it bother you,” but that’s always easier said than done. So I just want to say, you have every right to be angry, to step away from the blog for a few days to cool off, and to go take care of what’s really important. We’ll be here when you come back. <3

  65. K

    My thoughts and good vibes to you!
    My father had quadruple by-pass surgery about 10 years ago in his 50s and is doing great with meds, diet and moderate exercise. I remember it being a challenging time for our whole family.

    I stumbled upon your blog about a month ago and have been coming back every day since.
    I love the “realness” of your blog. I really like that you are having fun and being honest about you and your daily life. Thank you for sharing.

  66. Walo

    As I sat down with half a melon and a spoon on my lap last night, I smiled and thought of you. I know it is hard to brush off all the non-constructive nastiness, but if you take a moment to contemplate the TONS of people who smile each time they think of you (not to mention all the people finding strength and comfort in your back-story and twice daily posts in the face of an eating disorder), it may help to put the losers into perspecive.
    Don’t worry about the blog right now. Everyone who matters understands your situation and is sending you and your family love and prayers. Take some time for yourself, and we’ll all be here when you get back.

  67. Rachel

    I’m so sorry to hear about your father! I’ll keep him in my prayers… I personally love your blog and how open you are. You’re an amazing person, don’t let the few cruel comments get you down 🙂

    Wishing your father a speedy recovery
    Rachel

  68. Erica

    I am so very sorry about your father, I really hope he recovers quickly!

    I also find it surprising and very disturbing that you get so many negative comments. You are outrageously gorgeous, intelligent, talented and down-to-earth, so the only thing I can conclude is that your critics are just jealous. Keep being you!

  69. kristen

    I am really sorry to hear about your father and he is in my prayers!

    Your blog is my absolute favorite out of 30 something blogs I read largely because you are real, honest and sincere. If I wanted to look at professionally photographed food and made up models, I would buy magazines! People who leave you mean comments

    are probably just mad that you are so successful and inspirational by just being you!

  70. Dorothy

    so so much love to your father and your family, i’m only thinking positive beautiful thoughts <3

    and, i might as well say it now since i'm commenting for once, i loove love love love LOVE your blog the way it is/was. your sense of humor and unedited writing style is one of the many things that makes your blog one of the handful that i read everyday.

    you're gorgeous inside and out, and you've done so much for everyone who comes from a similar background to you- whether it be an eating disorder, a minority ethnicity, etc.

    xo

  71. Kayle (The Cooking Actress)

    Oh Lynn I’m so sorry-I hope your dad is OK. Don’t worry about the negative nancy’s–they just need to tear others down to make themselves feel better. It’s sad. You keep going, and keep being awesome <3

  72. Carmen

    I think, wherever we go (whether online or not), there will always be someone who makes a snide remark or two without thinking (or maybe they are and are just plain rotten to the core) about how it might affect us. I’m glad you chose to speak up about it, Lynn, and I hope the negativity won’t bring you down. Keep being yourself and being the awesome person you are! I hope things will be ok with your dad and that you keep on doing the things you do, regardless of what people say.

    Lots of love and prayers to your father for a speedy recovery.

    xo Carmen

  73. Selma

    Oh, thinking of you and your family. Hope everything goes well.
    And yes, this is yoru blog and negativity is not part of it. And heck, I think I’ve never said it, but I like this blog because I for once get ideas on what to eat/try. Some people out there are just weirdos…best way, yes, is to ignore all of it. 🙁

    Again, fingers crossed everything went well with your father.

  74. Riche

    I’m sending tons of prayers and love to your family, Lynn! One of the main reasons why I love your blog is because I can tell that from many years of caring/worrying about what others’ think… you now seem to be so comfortable in your own skin and just live your life to what makes you happy. That’s a place I also aspire to be in my own life. You’re one of the biggest inspirations to me so just remember for those few bad comments you receive, you have hundreds of good ones!

  75. Af Ratsja

    not-so-nice comments should get deleted – no question there! more power to u for not empowering them!

    sorry to hear about your father. hope he will get well soon. my dad was ill for five weeks recently and i totally understand the confusion, anger, frustration and the uncertainty of it all. at the same time, being hopeful, trying very hard to make things all right for him and stuff like that… at least that’s how it was for me. life kinda stops at this point and we don’t know how to proceed. it is hard. a lot of emotions battling each other out. hang in there!

    good thoughts and prayers your way all the way from malaysia!

  76. Jacqueline Yeo

    So sorry to hear about your dad and how distressing the uncertainty of his condition must be for you and your family.

    Sending warm and healing thoughts your way.

  77. Dai

    My dad had quadruple by-pass surgery 22 years ago and he’s still doing well. Until last year, at 86, he was mowing his own lawn in the heat of Texas. Not sure if your father is having similar surgery. I wish him, you and your family well. The mind is very powerful. Let’s keep thinking good thoughts for your father.

  78. Steph @ StephSnacks

    I’m SO sorry to hear about your dad and I thinking about you and your family right now. Ignore those who have nothing but nasty things to say… their anger is their loss.

  79. Yoshiko

    Lynn, I don’t know you, but I enjoy reading your blog every day. As an Asian-American woman, it’s been truly helpful to read about your honest approach to food and life.

    So sorry to hear about the trolls. Maybe you can think of it as some form of flattery. These are people that are completely jealous of your many talents and gifts. They just want to plant seeds of doubt to keep you from fulfilling your potential. You’re made of much stronger stuff, and your readers have your back.

    Sending positive thoughts for your father’s speedy recovery.

  80. Christine

    Good on you! You don’t need to put up with those comments. If people don’t like it, they can eff off.

    I want to wish your dad a speedy recovery. You have hundreds of readers that are here for you!

  81. Dara Kaplan

    Lynn. I'm so sorry you have to go through this stress with your Dad. I really hope he gets better soon. As for the crappy people in the world, they're idiots. I've only met you once but from that one meeting and reading your blog, I can tell that you are a lovely person. Take care. xoxo

  82. Trouble Jones

    YOU ARE PERFECT JUST AS YOU ARE. Keep on being Lynn Chen — Human Extraordinaire.

    Forever Your Fan,
    Trouble Jones

  83. Miki Umezaki

    You have my hope that your father will be fine and that you'll be sharing a meal soon. Most of my best memories as a child revolve around family dinners. Be strong and realize that you are appreciated. Most of the people in my "world" look to hollywood as some utopia to which we are never invited. We envy the accomplishments and relish when they stumble and fall. Your blog reassures me that there are people in that world with the same problems as myself, and they are not self destructing. That there is a normal and it's not so separated from me. It's important to know that one is not all alone out there.

  84. Jacky

    I am so sorry to hear about your father, wishing him the best and a healthy recovery from surgery. Try to focus on the positive, and put your energy where you get the most out of life. Best to your family, thinking of you.

  85. Brigid

    I’m so sorry to hear about your father. I’m sending positive energy your way and hoping things improve soon.

    And for what it’s worth, I love your blog and how open you are about everything. You were also one of the first people to welcome me to LA, and I’ll never forget that.

  86. Angela

    Sending you and your family all my good thoughts and sending nasty commenters all my bad ones. Hope your dad is okay!

  87. Megan Lin

    Your honesty is what makes you you, f*ck those that can’t accept their truth. To me you really like a friend to me (in my head of course), I read your blog almost daily…so that just ticks me off when I see that other people will say shit to and about you because they can’t get a grip on their own reality.
    Any ways God bless you! I’m praying for you and your father.

  88. Diane Brockman Beebe

    Wow….really great post…..I loved the smack down…had to check twice to make sure it was you and not the guest blogger…..I say right on and more power to you. So sorry about your Dad….I will put you both in my prayers.

  89. Madelyne

    I’m very sorry about your father and wish him well….

    You are also gorgeous and I love to read your blog almost every day!

  90. Jessica

    Lynn, Thoughts out to you and your family. I’m a long time lurker that loves coming here every day for your positive posts, great pictures and inspiring words. I’m vegan but I still read every single post religiously. Don’t let the haters get you down, it’s the internet and there is no shortage of them. We love you even though we don’t know you, stay positive. Best wishes to your father.

  91. Moni Meals

    Great post Lynn. You are fantantic. Never forget it!

    Good thoughts and energy for you and your Dad. 🙂

  92. Miriam

    Longtime reader here: you are an inspiration and a powerful, positive force. Keep doing what you’re doing.
    Can’t imagine what you are going thought, but am keeping you, your dad and your family in my thoughts and prayers,

  93. Ezzie

    I’ll keep your family in my prayers! Your blog has been nothing but a pleasure to read after a long day, and I hope for the best for you and your family! Stay strong Lynn!

  94. MW

    You and your family are in my thoughts.

    Don’t let those jerks and negativity get to you! I think your blog is wonderful and honest and brave and you should only be proud of it! I’ve been following you for over a year now and you are a food inspiration. I’m constantly getting new ideas for foods to cook, try and taste. You’re great, Lynn!!!

  95. Anonymous

    Lynn:

    I have been extreme impressed by your blog, your acting career and overall love life. So you and your father will be in my prayers.

  96. kris

    sometimes it’s so hard to ignore the negativity. but i just like to think that it makes us stronger people 🙂 sending you, your father, and your family positive thoughts and vibes!

  97. Lizzie

    Lynn,
    I am a long time reader, but have never commented. I am sorry that people are being so rude. You are smart, beautiful and talented…don’t let anyone tell you any different ever. I love reading your blog every day. I will be keeping your dad and family in my prayers. Keep your chin up!

  98. glidingcalm

    Sending you positivity and love!! Hope everything is okay with your father too, I am so sorry. I’ll be thinking of your family. <3 to you, Lynn!

  99. Living, Learning, Eating

    I hope your father is okay!

    And thanks for addressing negative comments – I’ve gotten ones telling me I’m fat/stupid/eat too much/should exercise/etc. and wasn’t sure if it would be okay to delete them. But you’re right – why let people be mean to you?

    Again, I hope all is well with your family and am keeping you guys in my thoughts and prayers.

  100. Susan

    Sending love and healthy thoughts to your family Lynn. We’re all rooting for your dad xoxoxo

  101. Purely Twins

    Thinking of your dad, your family and you Lynn! And who ever is giving your shit does not know you…you are one of the sweetest, prettiest, most talented person I know.

    xoxo HUGS

  102. Kailey

    Lynn! All the love and best wishes to you and your family at this time.

    And I must say, PREACH it!

    1. Lynn @ The Actor's Diet Post author

      thanks kailey! congrats on your new place; we’ll connect next month when i get back.

  103. Lara

    I’m so sorry to hear about your papa, Lynn. I hope you have heard better news by now <3

    I don't know who would have anything negative to say about you, but I'm glad you're not listening to a word of it! You are fabulous, beautiful, and real.

  104. Nuria Martín

    Oh Lynn, so sorry about your father’s situation!! Hope everything gets ok for all the family asap!!. I can exactly imagine how deep you are suffering because I’m passing rigth now a very similar situation with my mother…. In fact I’m too late giving you support because we have been all passing a long weekend out of Barcelona togheter to find the strength and the serenity…
    And related to these… simple people… just forget them. Life is too precious (and short) to lose time with this kind of people. You know very well your labour with this blog is incredible. You feed our bodies, but also our minds and even our souls… We do not know each other personally and probably we won’t ever, but you have the power to make me feel very near to your feeling and way of thinking about life. So THANKS and remember “..regrets, I had a few, but then again, to few to mention… ” (my way, frank sinatra). Hug!!

  105. Robyn

    Just saw this post. Oh Lynn, I’m sending your dad and your whole family all my best thoughts and prayers.

    And a big F you to all the anonymous haters. I’ve been there, sister. Some readers get off on being negative and cruel from the safety of their computers. They say things on a blog they’d never say in real life. It’s cowardly. It’s also one of the stinky realities of blogging, which is so painful when your blog is very personal and heartfelt. Do know you’re not alone. (I had Jim read all my comments/emails before me and just delete what I didn’t need to see. It was such a help.)

    BUT MOST IMPORTANTLY…I do hope your dad is doing well and getting healthier and healthier. Safe travels. xo

  106. AJ Ragosa

    I cant even imagine what your family must be going through right now. I will keep you in my thoughts!

  107. Liliana

    All my support to you from Spain and only remember that this is “The independent republic” of your blog, it`s only yours. Lot of kisses.

  108. Tamara

    Well said, Lynn. Choose love, it’s the best way. I don’t know what possesses people to post such negative comments, but I feel sorry for them, wrapped up in their pettinesses.

    I sure hope your dad is okay. Hugs, big hugs to you. <3

  109. Lisa

    I’ve been reading your blog for quite some time, but don’t comment too often. I just want to thank you for putting your story out there, because honestly its one of the few blogs that has made me reevaluate my recovery and know that I have lots of work to do. You truly inspire my journey in living a positive and fulfilling life ED free!
    I am sorry about your father and hope everything will be okay in the end.
    Wishing you all the love and positive energy right now!<3

  110. Marie

    I cannot believe that people can be so idiotic as to make engative comments about you and your blog, I mean you have one of the most fun, upbeat, interesting blogs out there and I think you and your way of eating are pretty great! Kudos to you for writing this post too. So sorry to hear about your father and I wish you/him the best during this difficult time!

  111. tasha

    love you lynn and i wish your dad the speediest recovery and you and your whole family will definately be in my prayers!! take care.

  112. Liyin

    You are down to earth with what you blog. Be strong girl. You daddy will be alright. Be strong.

  113. abby

    i feel for you.. my dad became so ill too a long time ago and the feeling is not so good.. still focus on what’s good and not on things which will make you feel worse.. God doesn’t give us problems we cannot bear.. Be strong.. 🙂

  114. zellie

    Sending happy thoughts your way. I hope your dad turns out okay!

    And you’re right, a blog is like your home. I definitely would not encourage people with shit on their shoes to walk around!!

  115. CJ at Food Stories

    Let me toss some positivity out there for you … I’m a nurse and my clinical specialty is post-open heart recovery, meaning that when I worked at the bedside (I work in administration now), II cared for patients in ICU after they had cardiac surgery. Many people have complications but many times they overcome them. I am praying for you and your family!

  116. chicago foodie girl

    Oh, Lynn. I’m so sorry to hear about your dad… sending many positive thoughts & healing vibes! ♥

  117. Adela Virginia Gonzalez

    tough times but you are tough woman, that is why you have made it until now and will continue. life is tough and is not glamorous but is a such great adventure even though we have to see how the ones that we love go away or stay behind. you loved and still love your father and if you did let him know, there are no regrets…i'm sorry that I judge wrong in the past, cause when I met you I felt you cold and distant but your words show me different…i'm sorry that you lost your father.

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