Me, Myself, and Melon

The new direction I’m taking as a food blogger.

I am a food blogger.  Duh.  But the last time I blogged about food was on Tuesday, and after three non-stop years, I had my first vacation from photographing what I ate.  I admit it was kinda weird – but also liberating!  First, I baked, and I didn’t stop to document the bowl and spatula being licked.  That made me feel a lot less frustrated by the process. A pear was eaten.  And another one.  Then some grapes. Followed by another bowl.  And I didn’t have to worry about how to make them all look different or somewhat visually interesting.

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If you follow me on Instagram, you already know what my decision is.  I’m no longer going to post every single morsel I eat.  I’ve been wanting to do this for a while now – even before my father passed away two summers ago – but I was holding on – for a lot of reasons.  Connection to my family, who’s far away.  Connection to readers who have also struggled with eating disorders and said this helped them.  But mostly, because it was a part of me and I’m afraid to let go.

This is not the first time The Actor’s Diet has changed format.  For the first full year, it was me and Christy – posting every few days.  I took over full time, and it has became a way to figure out my relationship with eating, which is constantly changing.  Along with that evolution is the knowledge that I can trust my body to tell me how much it needs.  I’m not afraid anymore.  I have faith I’ll be fine.  Even when I relapse, gain weight, and lose it, I’ve been okay.

I’m not sure how often you’ll be hearing from me, and what I’ll write about.  But I do know that it is going to be whenever I feel the inspiration and have time.  Honestly, a huge catalyst for all of this NOW is that I just don’t have it in my schedule anymore!  I also will spare your eyeballs of repetitive things (ahem, melon) and subjects that I didn’t have a good experience with – everything you see will be something I recommend or find personally interesting.

Thank you so much for all your support over the years – obviously, this isn’t the end at all – just a new beginning.  You can always subscribe to the podcast or follow me on social media if you can’t get enough!

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25 thoughts on “Me, Myself, and Melon

  1. Marie@enourishment

    Good for you! I used to post only twice a week and even that was too much for me so I now post weekly. I applaud all your daily food posts but also your decision to change things up. Have enjoyed reading your blog for years and look forward to what’s to come.

  2. Kaila @healthyhelperblog!

    Awesome to hear how secure and comfortable you are with your decision! I can’t wait to see and hear what’s next with the blog and the podcast! Love ’em both!

  3. Cindy

    Rock on gurrl! Though I will miss our daily “convos”, I’m happy to hear you just don’t need it any longer. That is awesome. Just don’t be a stanger. 😉

    For the record, I will alway associate hot chocolate, ginger chews and cantaloupe with you.

  4. Diane Beebe

    OMG how will I adjust????? LOLOL Good luck on your new pathadventurethinger……I’m sure it will be great. I am totally hooked in to everything and really liking the podcasts.

  5. Emily

    SO proud of you, Lynn.
    Focus on the things that make you happy and blog when you want to- that makes for the most interesting posts anyways. And I will [of course] be here to support you, no matter what you post!

  6. Kate

    Hi Lynn, a long time reader… so glad to hear about how well you are doing, and about your decision. Change is good! I’ll be following you via podcast. Thanks for your posts over the years, they have certainly helped many, including myself.

  7. Anne

    Change is fine and it’s your blog – do what you want. I do appreciate your heads up with new products that aren’t good though, especially from Trader Joe’s as it helps me decide what to try next. But only if you want to, of course.

    1. Lynn @ The Actor's Diet Post author

      Good to know – I will definitely keep that in mind (especially when I come across a real stinker!)

  8. Lez

    Girl, you do what you gotta do. And thank you so much for creating such an inspiring blog for everyone! I loved reading and seeing the recipes you concocted in your kitchen — they were always so fun!!

    -hugs-

  9. Ameena

    I don’t know how you did it for as long as you did! Amazing. I’m glad you are moving to a format that fits your better now.

    Miss you! Come visit me.

  10. Andrea@WellnessNotes

    I remember reading your blog when you and Christy started it and when you took over.

    I think it’s important to do with your blog what’s right for you at this point in your life. I also think it’s great that you don’ “need” to photo-document everything you eat anymore!

    Enjoy your projects!

  11. Estela @ Weekly Bite

    Love this change! Your blog is the best and I look forward to reading where it will take you next 🙂

  12. Lauren at Keep It Sweet

    I’m so happy to hear how well you are doing and excited for new types of blog posts in the future. xo

  13. DessertForTwo

    All good things change over time. You’re not the same person you were when you started posting your meals, so if you feel the need to change, it’s genuine. Don’t doubt yourself 🙂
    I will keep reading no matter what you post because I heart ya! 🙂

    Sorry we couldn’t meet up in LA. My husband only sees his dad once a year, and we felt it was important to spend every waking moment with them in the short time that we had. I can see us going back to LA for a fun trip, and meeting up then though! I have to see you again 🙂

  14. miriam

    Looking forward to seeing what you’re going to post next – and very glad you are NOT going anywhere.
    I can relate, the most frustrating part of photographing meals – for me – is when they’re hot and you’re ready to eat…
    But I completely relate to the “trusting yourself” mentality – thanks to your blog, eating for energy, pleasure and real hunger (even if that does mean wine and popcorn for dinner) I’ve reached a similar point lately and been a steady weight for the first time…since I was probably 16. And if it changes, that’s ok too…everything balances out in the end.
    So, that is wonderful news on your journey and your progress – and for finding a new kind of peace with eating issues (if that makes sense.)
    xo

  15. Spaggio

    Feels like breakup to Spaggio 🙁

    Actors Diet will always be Spaggio favorite internet person. He hopes she will be happy with new life without Spaggio.

    Sigh. At least Hostess Twinkie is back.

    xoxo Spaggio

  16. Alissa

    Looking forward to seeing what new projects you have coming up…good for you for doing what you need to do for you 🙂

  17. Gail Flackett

    congratulations on the road you are traveling I love your writing, Lynn, and I’ll enjoy reading what you wish to share.You are a talented writer.

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