Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Center of attention

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Oh, hey. It’s you guys!

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So glad to see you! I am sorry if I was being rude. I just really love Valerie Bertinelli, and I had to read about her low-calorie blueberry cake.

OK. That’s a lie. I couldn’t give two lattes (getting an early start on my 2012 resolution to stop using bad words) about Valerie. I’m sure she’s a nice lady but I don’t really think it’s hot in Cleveland.

I was reading the January issue of Woman’s Day, which hit shelves today, because … I’m in it. Don’t believe me? Go get a copy and turn to page 75.

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See – it’s me. With really great hair and professionally applied makeup. If you turn that page, you’ll see me … again … and a full page of me discussing my weight loss story. So. Crazy. Like, really crazy.

How does something like that happen? It’s all because of this blog.

An editor at Woman’s Day found her way to Healthy Strides and read about my journey. She emailed me, inquiring whether I’d be willing to be featured in a “I Did It!” column to run in November. I said yes, and the editor sent me some questions to answer. I did my best to give thoughtful answers as I consoled my colicky Miles (I was still on maternity leave) and included before and after photos. Just as we were going through the fact-checking process, the editor emailed me to say her boss liked my story so much that she wanted to save it for the January issue.

So there I am, featured with two amazing women – one of whom lost 170 pounds. I feel incredibly honored and humbled to be considered a weight loss winner with them.

20 comments:

  1. Wow!! You are famous!! Can't wait to get my hands on a copy :)

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  2. I know I said it on twitter, but I think it's just so freaking cool. I want to go tell everyone I know you, even if I don't know know you :)

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  3. Awesome! I am actually in that magazine too, although not a feature article. Page 10!

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  4. AH! So happy for you! You totally deserve it! I'm going to find it at the library so I can read it!

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  5. I just read your article this morning!

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  6. So awesome! You definitely are a weight loss winner and deserve to be featured right along side those other women! I don't normally get magazines, but I will have this one out now! :) Congrats!

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  7. Yay!!!!!!!! Congratulations!!!!!! Un-freakin'believably cool!!!! Soooooo cool! Well deserved!!! Couldn't have happened to a better person!!!!

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  8. Wow! That is so awesome! Congrats to you!!!!

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  9. That is amazing!!! I'm going to have to go pick me up a copy!

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  10. OMG! This is soooo exciting and amazing! I am soooo happy for you!!! Congrats, and make sure you frame the article to remember it for always!!!!!

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  11. YOU'RE FAMOUS!! thats so rad, congrats!

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  12. CONGRATS!!!!! That's so awesome and I'm going to the store today to get my copy of the magazine :).

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  13. very cool! congrats - way to go!! i'll have to check that article out ;)

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  14. Shut the front door, that is absolutely amazing! Congrats on your feature - you deserve it!

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  15. I stopped by to check out your blog after reading about you in Women's Day! What an accomplishment!

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