This article was originally posted over on Beauty Review in August…
Today it’s Melissa Loses It’s first birthday!! Oh my gosh. Seriously how did that happen? I don’t know. There’s someone I really need to thank and that’s you! Yes you reading this post thank you so much. If you’ve been here since launch day one year ago or you just recently came across Melissa Loses It it really means so much to me that you spend time here.
My mission in starting Melissa Loses It was to share what its like to live the post-op lifestyle following gastric bypass surgery. Through sharing my journey I hoped that it would help at least one person and through feedback that I’ve received I’ve certainly done that. If you have taken time to comment on a post, interact with me on any of my social media channels or sent me a private message please know I really enjoy it and appreciate you reaching out to me. I love getting to know a bit about who’s reading and it helps me to feel like I’m not yelling into an abyss.
I really did not expect that people who are not at all my target audience would read my blog. I love that while I’m filling a niche for my intended readers its also interesting enough for others to read. Another of my goals with Melissa Loses It has become to educate people about what’s really involved and hopefully start to break down some of the stigma in society surronding weight loss surgeries. I feel I haven’t even really begun to scratch the surface of this but it’s something I am starting to chip away at because I can’t get across to you how important it is to me.
To be honest I’m in a slight bit of disbelief that I made it to this milestone. I’ve never stuck at something like this for very long at all before but I guess it makes a difference when you are really passionate about what you are doing. I thought six months in I would lose all inspiration and run out of ideas to write about but clearly I’m still here yabbering on. I’m really enjoying this and I have long term plans to take it further and do more with it so keep an eye out. Maybe with all this practiscing I’ll write a book one day!
I have found this so rewarding personally and I would love to give back to you guys! I have put together a first birthday giveaway which has been generously sponsored by The Honest Food Co. I’ve put together a prize that has all of my post-op essentials for one lucky reader. This awesome prize pack includes 1x Honest Food Co Chocolate Protein (not in the image below), 1x Honest Food Co Primal Protein Mix, 1 each x Honest Food Co Brownie and Blondie Bars, a Sistema egg cooker, a drink bottle, a miniature cutlery set, a three pack of System containers and a full size bottle of Essano’s lovely body lotion. The prize pack is pictured below!
To enter the competition you just need to leave a comment on this post telling me what you most enjoy about my blog. If you don’t want your real name to show up on the comment use a fake name as I will still have your real email address to contact you if you are the lucky winner!
I really can’t wait to see what the next year brings here at Melissa Loses It. If you have any suggestions, praise, anything you think I could do better please let me know. Also if there’s a particular topic you want me to cover you can get in touch via the contact me page here or you can private message my Facebook page.
Terms and conditions of competition entry: Open to New Zealand residents only. Entry to the competition will be open until 12pm Sunday the 29th of May. Please only one entry per person. Winner will be randomly drawn. I will contact the winner via the email address supplied with the associated comment. Please note if you do not respond within 1 week the prize will be redrawn. The prize will be couriered and Melissa Loses It is not responsible for any loss or damages.
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