As you may have noticed I am blogging about health less and yes, part of that is because of my analytics (no one was reading my health posts/recipes) but to be honest there is so much more to it.

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As you may know I lost over 50 lbs after my last 2 pregnancies. One of my goals with this blog was to present health info and help inspire people in a more down to earth way than what you usually find out there. But I can’t help but feel like the health niche can just be so toxic that I don’t want to be seen as part of the problem. There can be a really fine line between inspiring and presenting some unrealistic bullshit.

I get like like 5 DMs a week asking to join Beachbody teams or whatever. I am fiercely opposed to profiting off the weight loss struggles of others. I tried coaching and meal planning but I couldn’t do it. I want everyone to find their own health… free of charge. That being said I don’t judge anyone else for doing it it just didn’t feel like it was for me.

As someone who struggled with food issues in the past I realized that I can’t put myself out there and have this pressure to be thin. My success with losing weight came from turning just those messages off within my own brain and heart. I need to give a fuck about myself holistically, and with grace.

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I am on a mission to accept myself and yes I am thrilled to be healthier but ultimately I think of maybe someone out there getting a brief snapshot of my journey with toxic hashtags feeling like shit and it makes my heart cringe.

What if I gain it back too? Then what??

Anyways I just felt the urge to explain a little. This blog has changed so much along the way that I’m sure my readers have trouble keeping up! But the truth is I just love telling dumb jokes and eating good food and not taking things too seriously. Deep down inside we all have these things we secretly wish we could be but dare not speak of. The job titles that we long for but don’t allow ourselves to entertain for fear of failure. Mine are writer, comedian, artist.

I love anyone who takes the time to read my shit or follow me or who’s given me support. I am here to help anyone on their health journey too. I’ll still post about my weightloss/health journey but it will be less about outcomes and more about the process, NSVs etc. I might still show before and after pics because I truly am proud of myself.

I just wanted to explain why I’m not blogging about this as much. I am ultimately striving for body positivity and clear mental health before anything else ❀❀

If anyone needs me, I’ll just be over here gazing lovingly at green apples 🍏

Health blogger detox- Woman looking at a green apple
Damn apple you look fine

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The Health Niche is Toxic Pin. I am blogging less about health because honestly the entire niche seems so full of shit and toxic. Its hard to know where you fit in when you dont want to be part of the problem.

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16 Comments

  1. Anna B. March 19, 2018 at 1:54 pm

    “What if I gain it all back”. As someone who had that exact thing happen: It happens. And the health and fitness community… I want it to be so much better than it is. But It’s also never going to change without people like us who step up and be real about the shit that goes on- from hating all that “health food” to gaining back everything +.

    if you can’t blog about it because of your own health and comfort. If you don’t want to blog about it anymore because it’s boring… That’s ok! But people need realistic portrayals of weightloss, and it takes a few people standing up and saying “fuck the fake toxic bullshit. Here’s the truth”. . So if you want to keep blogging about it… Just be real about it. Use it as a positive message to drive home the reality that it isn’t one size fits all crash diets and easy fixes. It’s a lifestyle change- and sometimes life gets in the way of that “Style” bit. Use it to teach people that gaining it back isn’t the end of the world It’s just another revolution around the sun; shit happens and bodies are fucking weird, m’kay.

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    1. MandiEm March 19, 2018 at 5:45 pm

      I have always been real about and will continue to because honestly I can’t be arsed to do yoga or find good lighting πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ I’ll be blogging about health still but less of this :hey lose weight like this” kind 0f stuff. Like in most things I kind of panicked when I felt like I was put in a box

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      1. Anna B. March 19, 2018 at 5:47 pm

        That’s def understandable β™‘

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  2. Daniela March 19, 2018 at 3:41 pm

    Yes girl! Do the thing that feels beat and more natural for you and no one else! The world will respond!

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    1. MandiEm March 19, 2018 at 7:10 pm

      Thanks so much. I keep hearing I need to be providing someth I G and I’m like… do I have to?? Lol

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  3. Tom Being Tom March 20, 2018 at 7:20 am

    As long as the dumb jokes keep coming, and you keep popping up on the Reader (or in my mailbox), I’ll be here to check it out! You should absolutely be proud of yourself, and of that apple – that’s a good-looking apple! – and pat yourself on the back for being exactly what you are. A writer. A comedian. An artist.

    To me, this blog is about Mandi.

    So, wherever you go with it, there you are. πŸ™‚

    And so are we. ✊

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    1. MandiEm March 20, 2018 at 8:48 am

      Thanks tom! It’s funny the girl who did my branding added my name to my logo because she said she felt I was a big part of my brand. This blog was supposed to be anonymous πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ your support is much appreciated!

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      1. Tom Being Tom March 20, 2018 at 8:53 am

        I agree with her! But, if you want, I’ll start calling you HLFHM, which is probably pronounced a lot like “Mxyzptlk.” 🀣

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  4. floweringink March 21, 2018 at 7:56 am

    Mandi, I adore you! You know this! You have been on an incredible journey and that journey continues; it has been amazing to watch you unfold in new ways over these past couple of months. I couldn’t agree more with Tom. You are a writer, a comedian, and artist. You are funny and smart as hell and you should feel proud of yourself for so many reasons. Your blog is you, lovely lady, and it doesn’t have to cater to anyone. You and your writing and your gorgeous crazy mind are what make your blog incredible.

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  5. KrystalClearBlogs March 23, 2018 at 10:41 am

    Loving your blog missy! It’s awesome that your blog is changing as you change and grow! I love it! So glad I came across this blog πŸ™‚

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    1. MandiEm March 25, 2018 at 9:27 am

      Thank you so much!! Same to you

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  6. crazywriterof6 March 27, 2018 at 7:30 pm

    I’m still waiting to lose it… I haven’t thought of the “what if I gain it back” yet. πŸ™‚

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  7. floatinggold March 31, 2018 at 8:39 pm

    An evolving blog is a blog that is alive. Ultimately, it is up to you to blog about whatever you want. There will always be people who get offended about this or that. Don’t take it to heart too much.

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    1. MandiEm April 1, 2018 at 7:29 pm

      Oh I don’t:) just fear disappointing people haha one of the many things I need to learn to let go

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      1. floatinggold April 1, 2018 at 9:06 pm

        You will disappoint people whether you like it or not. Unless you are willing to put your well-being on the line. It’s not easy, but I’m sure you can do it.

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