Hi. I'm Vala

A 29 year-old mom, web developer, eating disorder survivor and proud owner of a dimpled butt.

In the recent years I've gone through a lot of work to change the way I think about myself. I'm happy to say that I have finally broken free from diet culture and found this wonderful thing called self-acceptance. 


I created this blog because I felt it was time to share some of the ups and downs of finding peace with food and my body. It's still a work in progress even though I've come a long way.

        My hope is that others dealing with eating disorders or a negative body image can relate with my story and feel less alone in the struggle.

This blog is a big step out of the comfort zone for me since I can be incredibly socially awkward at times and tend to stay as far out of the spotlight as I can. But it's worth it if at least one person will be inspired to change their life and start loving and respecting their body however large or small it is.

A blog by Valgerður Kristinsdóttir

Contact me at havingthecake@gmail.com