You Didn’t Remember?

It’s ok, because I didn’t either!
I totally bypassed my TWO YEAR BLOGGING ANNIVERSARY!!!
It’s actually been over two years since Trying to Heal actually started and I can’t thank you for all the support you have given me over that time.  You all have helped me through so many hard and bad times with my ED and seen me through my crazy adventures with jobs and environmental life!  I hope you’ve enjoyed reading the blog through all of these events and to thank you for everything, you know I’m hosting A GIVEAWAY!!!
My nice little package is going to include:

How can you win all these goodies?  There are FOUR ways to enter:

  1. Leave a comment about what you’d like to see more of on the blog…Vegetarian recipes? ED research? Environmental facts?
  2. Leave a comment telling me you’ve followed me on Twitter: TryingToHeal
  3. Tweet about the Giveaway and leave a comment telling me you did:
    -Check out @TryingToHeal ‘s 2 year Blog Anniversary Giveaway!:
  4. Link back to the giveaway on your blog and leave a comment letting me know you did!

I’ll choose a winner next Monday, July 5th!!!  I love you all for all your help and support!  MWAH!
It was so hot today, over 105F out in the desert and when you’re walking super nasty hills with very little wind and having to wear pants and gators (to protect from rattlesnakes!) it doesn’t leave you feeling well…your best, to say the least.
I knew it was going to be a hard morning so I fueled up with a reliable staple that I haven’t had in a while:

  • Kashi Sunshine
  • Kashi Heart to Heart
  • Banana
  • TJ’s PB

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I loved this picture because of the sunlight…so pretty.  Too bad the best lighting is on the carpet.  :)
We only hiked 5 miles this morning, but they were 5 very hard miles.  In between the first and second transect I snacked on a Blackberry Oatmeal Bar for some energy…
We ended up leaving the field a bit early to get work done at the house and to get out of the heat…I just could work properly, or function at all really so it was nice to cool off at home.  Because it was so hot I had absolutely no appetite and decided to wait and eat lunch at home.  It was what i had brought out into the field, but I swapped out the crackers for a few pieces of sourdough bread.
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After watching some hulu I snacked on an apple and a bowl of trail mix knowing I would need the energy for a run later in the evening.  After getting some rest I headed out for a 4.5 mile run that I finished in 39 min at a pace of 8.45!  I was a bit worried since I’m running a 5k race in town this weekend, but I’m sure I’m going to be fine!  I wonder how many people are going to be running it, since it’s such a small town!  We’ll see on Sunday!
You can bet I was famished by the time I got home, so I had made a nice quick and TJ filled dinner!
Well, the cantaloupe wasn’t from TJ’s, but you know…
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I made up a bowl of TJ’s Instant Mushroom Rice Noodle Soup but bulked it up with a few handfuls of TJ’s Broccoli Slaw and a 1/3 of a package of TJ’s Tempeh.
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It actually didn’t taste too bad!  I added all the seasoning packet that came but not the oil package and don’t think I was missing anything really.  Overall very tasty!
Now I’m off to play with Honey and get some rest!  I haven’t been sleeping well with the heat so I’m going to try and get some extra sleep tonight!

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131 Responses to You Didn’t Remember?

  1. whatthewhat says:

    I'd LOVE to see some of your recipes; you always make yummy-looking food! It's also fun to hear about your job, so that would be cool, too.

    I want to start a blog as well but have trouble figuring out what I'd focus on since I'm interested in so many things. I think you've found your niche, though, and have been enjoying your blog for a long time. Happy anniversary!

  2. Katy B says:

    I love how you post about your ED struggles. Maybe you could post bits and bobs on ED research as well as more sweet recipes!! I love your recipes hehe.

  3. Katy B says:

    I follow you on twitter ;)

    Happy Bloggiversary!

  4. Ashley says:

    I love your blog, and I think I'd like more environmental facts :-)

  5. Ashley says:

    I sent a request to follow you on twitter. I'm @cygirl88

  6. the actor's diet says:

    happy 2 years!
    i'd love to see some recipes!!!

  7. Haley Marie says:

    Happy 2 Years!

    Of course I follow you on Twitter… =)

  8. Haley Marie says:

    I would love to hear more about your job… I like seeing what you do out in the field. You do a wonderful job packing food & staying consistent without being home. Nice work!

  9. squigglefloey says:

    I follow you on twitter :) I'm @Squigglemefloey

  10. squigglefloey says:

    I'd love to see more ED research. Although, it's not like we don't know enough about our disorder already…but, I supposed just ED in general from your POV, because I think it's always interesting to read other people's perspectives and dealings with their personal ED situations. Helps me a lot on my own.


  11. squigglefloey says:

    Oh, and I re-tweeted your giveaway! :)

  12. Natalie @ cinnamonbums says:

    i'd love to see some more vegetarian recipes and more baked goods recipes.. i love those too haha!

  13. livelaughlovehopeeat says:

    Recipes and some more of your ED struggles is my suggestion!
    Happy Blog-irthday! (blogaversary?)

  14. Kristina says:

    I'd love to see more of your recipes! I'm always on the hunt for something new to make. :)

  15. Kristina says:

    I also follow you on twitter! I'm krisviking.

  16. Kim says:

    I would love to see more recipes for meals and such – I love getting ideas from blogs and you eat a fun variety! :)

    Happy blogiversary!

  17. VeggieGirl says:

    I misse my 3-year blogiversary!! Happy blogiversary to us both, haha.

    I would love to see more research and statistics.

  18. VeggieGirl says:

    I don't have Twitter, so I can't follow you, haha.

  19. Nicole P says:

    i would love to see more info about ED's and your sidenotes! I can relate to them so much, and it honestly helps me. Im sure it helps so many! :)

  20. Nicole P says:

    I dont have a twitter so I cant follow you :/

  21. HollyT says:

    Wow awesome giveaway.

    I'd like to see more about your therapy and recovery from ED.

  22. Sara says:

    Awesome giveaway!! I'd love to see more recipes and environmental facts!

    Also, I sent you a follower request on twitter!

    Happy blogiversary! :D

  23. mymarblerye says:

    Happy 2 year anniversary! I wish I started reading about your struggle years ago before I started my own. I would love more posts on ED research and your own struggles cause I love hearing about YOUR day to day thoughts..and happy recipes too!

  24. says:

    Hmmm my request!??…..
    more honey pictures :D
    Happy blogiversary dear! I will be home at the end of July for a little bit, i will def keep u posted!

  25. proudpatriot07 says:

    I'd love to see vegetarian recipes, especially things that are really easy to make :). I eat a little meat, but I'm still mostly vegetarian and love vegetarian recipes :).

    Amy Lauren

  26. *Andrea* says:

    i'd love to see more posts about dealing with your ED with family and friends and work/life balance!

  27. *Andrea* says:

    no twitter…but if i did i would follow you of course!

  28. aliw515 says:

    I would like to see more about daily struggles, and of course- recipes! Great giveaway!

  29. aliw515 says:

    Following on twitter too!

  30. Emily says:

    Sounds like a great run! You're going to rock that 5k!

    I always love seeing your recipes; they are always amazing and delish. :-)

  31. brandi says:

    Two years? Congrats girl!!!

    I love all your recipes, but I do love hearing about your job, too. It's the complete opposite of mine so it's fun to read about!

  32. Danielle says:

    Congratulations! I love hearing about your day-to-day responsibilities as part of your job. I find it so interesting!

  33. findinghappinessandhealth says:

    Congrats!!! I'd love to hear about your day-to-day struggles as well as your hobbies/interests. I love what you do with your blog alreadyt hough :) it is a great balance

  34. findinghappinessandhealth says:

    i requested to follow you1

  35. vlp08 says:

    I would love to seem some more stuff about your job and environmental facts. I am currently a student majoring in biology with an emphasis in environmental studies. I also happen to be a vegan and have struggled with disordered eating since I was very young. I love your blog!

  36. FitnessFanatic007 says:

    I love how you write how you are feeling, because I too feel that way sometimes but I keep it bottled up inside. I wish I had more courage like you to let my feelings out. If I had to pick something to see more of, I would have to say, healthy but cost friendly recipes. (i'm a college student! haha)


  37. Lisa @ I'm an Okie says:

    Recipes are ALWAYS good. and just keep giving us YOU. Thats why I come to read–about your triumphs, struggles, thoughts, etc.

  38. Erica says:

    awwwwwwwwww! Happy Blog Birthday!!!! How exciting. I always love hearing about your job..oh oh, and your baked goods! So I'd like to see more of that. Yummy eats. Cantaloupe is so awesome right now. And this totally cracked me up: "We only hiked 5 miles this morning" ;)

  39. Jul says:

    I'd love to see more healthy recipes (especially for your awesome-looking baked goods)! And just keep it coming. Love your honesty, your heart, and your passion.

  40. Katie Emmenegger says:

    Hey Melissa! I will reply to your email soon. I am just so busy here in Argentina!

    Happy 2 years of blogging! I would love to win your giveaway…and also would LOVE LOVE LOVE to see more of your creative recipes. I am still planning on making your berry chocolate bread when I get home. :)

  41. pamplemousse21 says:

    Hi you, not sure if you'll post the UK BUT, I've tweeted about your giveaway just in case!

    I'd definitely like to see more of your recipes, but more than anything I'd just like to you keep doing what you're doing. I love your blog and the variety and I really enjoy reading about all the different aspects of your day, so just keep doing that!!

    ps. I'm off surveying voles again at the weekend :)


  42. Emilie says:

    ooh! i love your recipes, but your ED posts are always really inspiring too. keep 'em both up!

  43. emilie says:

    i'm following you on twitter (peasontoast) :).

  44. Erin at The Healthy Apron says:

    Great giveaway!! I would LOVE to see more recipes, especially vegetarian variety!!
    I'm about to go tweet about this now!

  45. Jessica @ The Process of Healing says:

    I tweeted about it!

  46. Jessica @ The Process of Healing says:

    I follow you on twitter!

  47. Jessica @ The Process of Healing says:

    I love your blog the way it is but I really love the sidenotes, it helps me to feel not so alone.

  48. Heather @ Side of Sneakers says:

    HAPPY TWO YEARS of wonderful blogging, writing, and inspiring!!!

  49. Melissa says:

    I'd love love to see more recipes and also I like to hear about how you're doing with your ED recovery. I know it's hard for you to talk about but very interesting. Also I love the side notes you've been doing. Thanks for the giveaway your recipes always look so delicious!

  50. Christina says:

    Vegetarian recipes? ED research? Environmental facts?

    Yes, Yes, and Yes to all 3 suggestions!

  51. Cynthia F says:

    this is the best giveaway ever! i would love to see more recipes, especially desserts/baked goods :) they all look so delicious!

  52. Cynthia F says:

    I just sent my request to follow you on twitter.. I'm @cynfi

    happy two years!

  53. Cynthia F says:

    and of course i just tweeted 'bout you!

  54. Lindsey says:

    I would love to see more ED research on the blog.

  55. Maddi says:

    I would LOVE to learn more about the enviroment! I love nature and everything about it, but i dont know a lot, and learning more about the work you do and why you are doing it would be so awesome!!! :D

  56. Natalie Rae says:

    I would love more vegetarian recipes and explanation of the quicky meals you eat- I am always eating solo or on the go too :)

  57. Katie says:

    Would love to hear as much as you're willing to tell about working your way to a healthier you

  58. cheercfa07 says:

    I am recovering from an ED so I would love to see more about ED research!. HAPPY BLOG ANNIVERSARY!

  59. cheercfa07 says:

    I am following you on twitter (@vivalameaganx3)

  60. Krista says:

    Great eats, great giveaway! Congrats on 2 years of blogging!!! I don't so twitter, but I would love to see more of your glorious baking and HONEY!!! ;)

  61. cheercfa07 says:

    Tweeted about your giveaway!

  62. ktbwood says:

    id love to hear more about your job girl! i think its soo interesting!

  63. ktbwood says:

    already follow you girl!

  64. EmilyK says:

    I always love to see healthy recipes!! Can never have too many of those!

  65. Natalie says:

    wow 2 years of blogging! congrats! I love your blog–just keep doing what you want, I happily read :)

  66. Natalie says:

    and as you know,I follow on twitter!

  67. Mica says:

    Yay, a giveaway! Your package sounds pretty awesome!

    Let's see. I would like to see more recipes and MORE OF YOUR BEAUTIFUL FACE!!!!

  68. sals says:

    congrats on 2 years! I would be interested in more information about the environment- you seem to have a unique perspective, given the work you do!

  69. A says:

    Would love more recipes!

  70. JLYNCH6341 says:

    Great post, I'm a huge fan and would love to hear more about your job and the environmental work you do!!!!!

  71. Marcie says:

    Congrats on the anniversary, your story is inspirational. Love your recipes, keep 'em comin!

  72. Lucy says:

    Wow, can't believe how much you have accomplished during these past years, congrats on the blogaversary, love it and would love to read more about your thoughts and job, you are awesome!

  73. Maya says:

    Congrats on the blogiversary! I'd love to hear more about your job, as well as more recipes. I tried your berry chocolate chip bread once, it was delicious!

  74. Maya says:

    I follow you on Twitter now!

  75. katie anne says:

    i follow you on twitter!

  76. katie anne says:

    more ed insights and recipes!

  77. Maggie says:

    Congrats!! I want to see more recipes :D

  78. Maggie says:

    I follow you on twitter!

  79. Gabriela says:

    Happy blogaversary!! I really love hearing about your job, because it's so unique. I'd love to see/hear more about it!

  80. Gabriela says:

    i follow you on twitter!

  81. Claire says:

    I'd love to see more about the environment and your job! Keep up the good work!

  82. Carolyn says:

    I sent a request to follow you on twitter and I tweeted about the giveaway.

  83. Carolyn says:

    I sent a request to follow you on twitter and I tweeted about the giveaway.

  84. Lele says:

    Is it sad if I say I want more pictures of your adorable kitten?

  85. Sara B. says:

    I'd love to see more posts about your recovery.

    I follow you on twitter. :)

  86. Dayner says:

    I'd love to see more recipes!

  87. Rachel (tea and chocolate) says:

    I was studying environmental science for a while so I'd love to see more facts!

  88. Gena says:

    Congratulations on your anniversary, honey!!! Your blog is such a joy, and so are you. I'm lucky to have met you this year, and to be your friend.

    I always want more recipes! And whatever you want to share.

  89. Gena says:

    Tweeted :)

  90. JW says:

    Can I just say I love your blog? I would like to see more recipes I believe! I'm newly vegetarian so I love easy recipes!

  91. JW says:

    I follow you on twitter! I am @butterjessfly

  92. JW says:

    I tweeted for you! (@butterjessfly)

  93. whataboutsummer says:

    I love reading your blog and I would love to hear more about work and relationships you have in your life! and I'd love to be more punctual about reading; happy two years

  94. Hallie says:

    I'd like to see more of your baking adventures! Happy 2 years of blogging :-) I've been reading since you were in San Diego (where I live)

  95. Hallie says:

    Oh, and I'm following you on Twitter @Healthytwists

  96. Jeri says:

    congrats on the 2 year mark chica. I request more pics of you. Hehe.

  97. Jeri says:

    I follow you on twitter…duh

  98. Jeri says:

    I tweeted your giveaway.

  99. Jeri says:

    and I'll link the giveaway to my next blog post. :)

  100. Magdalena says:

    I really enjoy the relationships you bring out between your jobs/love of running and your ED…showing the physical, mental and emotional sides of those relationships. I also really love the side notes because they give a glimpse into your mind and show what living with an ED is like for you. You work through a lot of tough topics in your blog, and your honesty and straightforwardness are amazing. The recipes are fun to read too, but it's really those first that I enjoy the most…

  101. graduategourmande says:

    I love more ED-related posts (including side notes!) and recipes as well!

  102. graduategourmande says:

    I follow you on Twitter :) @brynne88

  103. graduategourmande says:

    I tweeted about the giveaway too!

  104. Hillary [Nutrition Nut on the Run] says:

    I tweeted @HILLontherun

  105. Courtney says:

    I just tweeted ya! @courtneyhoran

  106. Courtney says:

    AND just sent a request to follow you on Twitter too! :)

  107. Courtney says:

    I would definitely love to see some more recipes – I always love trying new things!

  108. Robin says:

    i love the environmental facts! some of them are really earth shattering.. pun completely intended ;)

  109. Robin says:

    and i follow you on twitter!

  110. Robin says:

    and i tweeted about your giveaway, too (reduces my chances of winning! :p boo)

  111. Katie says:

    Happy two years! I'm so glad I stumbled on your blog way back when :-)

    I'd love to see both recipes and environmental facts! I love your goodies, and I love seeing the photos of your life on the job.

  112. emilydianne says:

    Posted your link to my twitter account (eda062)! Your recipes are absolutely fantastic and I really love hearing about your job – so I guess more about that. There's a ton of bloggers out there, but on an anniversary it's important to celebrate what makes your blog unique. What do you want to do more of? Focus on that and your followers will love it!

    I've been trying to find a time to make your berry chocolate bread – seriously, you would think the life of an unemployed college grad wouldn't be so busy all the time :) Happy bloggiversary!

  113. Laura E says:

    Thanks so much for the opportunity! I enjoy reading your blog so much and I really LOVE your recipes. Also anything relating to ED helps me out a lot because I've struggled before too.

  114. katie m says:

    I love reading about your work – I'd enjoy more posts about what you are actually doing at work and how you got into this position that allows you to be active and outdoors all day long. It's such a change from my more conventional job.

  115. katie m says:

    I tweeted about the giveaway!

  116. katie m says:

    I've sent a request to follow you on Twitter.

  117. Ali W says:

    I would love for you to post more of your recipes and as always your ED posts are so helpful and inspiring so please keep up with those. Congrats on the 2 years!

  118. Kristie says:

    Happy Blogiversary Girlie!

    I definitely want to see some more recipes of yours. They always look incredible. That and more of your smiley face!

  119. Kristie says:

    And I'm already a Twitter follower of yours!

  120. Kristie says:

    Aaaaaand I just tweeted about it :)

  121. annelies says:

    Just tweeted it. Congrats on making it to year 2! I would love to see more ED research & birds along with your yummy food photos. :)

  122. Chloe says:

    I love your honestly with emotions on your ED, definitly research topics are fascinating. And I'm assuming a help to you as well? Yuor honestly is inspiring and seeing you have no inhibitions helps others with problems on their feelings as well, definitly keep those coming! Also- delicious recipes are always loved :)

  123. erinbee says:

    personally i love the environmental stuff.

    ..keep it coming!

  124. Katie says:

    Happy anniversary!

    I would love to see some more stuff tying food (farming, animals) to the environment – what your opinions are on that sort of thing.

  125. Heather says:

    I would love to see more of your baking recipes – they always look delicious!

    I already follow you on twitter!

  126. swirlycinnacakes says:

    Hi, I'm a new reader and though I've never commented, I've enjoyed reading about your time out in the field and your yummy eats :) I'm on a biology/environmental studies path in college and though field work may not be for me, I like being able to see what it's like! I actually don't know what I want to do quite yet once I graduate, but hopefully something to do with my interest in the environment and possibly design!

    Anywho, that was a long intro, ha. I would love to see more environmental facts and your career experiences!

  127. swirlycinnacakes says:

    Also, I requested to follow you on twitter :)

  128. Sarah says:

    Happy, happy 2 year! I love reading your blog and especially enjoy your recipes (so keep them coming). You're such a talented baker!

  129. balancejoyanddelicias says:

    I'd love to see more recipes and how you train for races!!! :D
    happy anniversary! :)

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