Hello! Thanks for showing interest in my writing and my honest pursuit of keeping it real.

I am a wife and a mama. I am a sister, a friend, a unlikely fitness enthusiast and a writer of poems.

I struggle with an addiction/love affair with food that I am trying to learn to be free from. I have been over-weight for most of my life and in the past few years the depression and despair of it all nearly sunk me. I made up my mind to fight the fog of depression that was rolling in with all the excess pounds and make some changes. Instead of the usual diet madness, I decided this time to start from the inside out. Seeking out the root of my self destructive behavior instead of a certain pant size. Spiritual, creative and emotional freedom being my goal, as well as physical. In 2013 I started this blog and it led me down a path I never would have imagined.  After a year of writing and facing some truths about myself, I joined my Anytime Fitness and I was changed forever.  I began a weight loss sport group, and now I work there full time as an assistant manager.  I love my job and my life and somehow through determination I didn’t realize I had, I’ve lost 111lbs so far.  

This blog is the realization that as I work on loving myself and accepting myself as I am, I will get to where I’m going. This is meant to be an open and honest space for me to share the realities of what my journey looks like. How this disordered eating and living affects my life, relationships and my faith. I hope to document what it looks like to let that grip unravel and live the life I was meant to live.

My goal is to overcome. My goal is to be empowered and confident in the woman God created me to be, comfortable in my skin. My goal is know who I am and what I believe. My goal is to create, write and inspire.

Check out my first blog post here:

Waking Up | Realology

12 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Cuileann
    Mar 06, 2013 @ 10:00:12

    I have been enjoying your writings. Please continue in your quest. CCC


  2. naturerestoresme
    May 07, 2013 @ 10:37:09

    Thank you for following my blog. I love how you share your feelings. It is truly insightful, and I look forward to reading more.


  3. Andy
    Jul 04, 2013 @ 23:58:10

    One thing I tell my other half when she is feeling pressured through work, life etc, is that nobody else can put pressure on us, we can only allow ourselves to be pressured by others. True freedom can be attained within and brought to bare outwardly in our lives and attitudes. But yes, it is very difficult in the attaining. Best of luck with your blog and your journey.


  4. karenperrycreates
    Aug 27, 2013 @ 13:34:36

    Hi Mandimon! I nominated you for the Liebster Award! You can see the post at http://wp.me/p2AkqH-9m.


  5. bookenthusiast2016
    Jan 11, 2017 @ 20:38:09

    Sweet now I can follow your blogging along with do my own it’s a new holden thing


  6. bookenthusiast2016
    Jan 11, 2017 @ 20:45:42

    Are you following my new blog?


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