One Mom’s Journey from Fat to Skinny to Confident


Day 1 of My BlogHer New York Adventure!

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I have to cut this short as it’s already 11PM and I got to wake up for the BlogHer 5k tomorrow. I just couldn’t go to bed without posting. :)

Today could NOT have been any cooler.

First let me preface this with… I LOVE… New York. Really, I do. Always have. Every picture hanging on a wall at my house is an old black and white photo of the city. Specifically from the 30s and 40s but the era doesn’t really matter… I just love New York!

Now that we got that out of the way. :) Today started with a fun train ride from Baltimore to Penn Station with a bunch of amazing local bloggers. (more about my train hookup here)

I didn’t eat before I left. It was 5:45 AM and I simply grabbed my bag and headed out the door. So by 7AM my stomach was growing. I had a granola bar with me but I knew it wouldn’t hold me over until I got in the city so I hit the cafe car.

Ugh.. Bad I idea. Look at this selection!

Would it kill for them to have a banana or something. Geesh!

I settled on some hummus. It was really the only thing work eating in my opinion.

Of course I was hungry in an hour so I ended up eating that granola bar I brought.

Before I knew it I was in the Big Apple. Just walking out of Penn Station made me smile.

Since I was a bit early I decided to visit my Great Aunt and Uncle in Brooklyn. So I walked to Port Authority to hop on the subway. When I got there I was surprised to see a farmers market!

How cool is that! I love that fresh produce is popping up everywhere! They even had fresh fruit venders along side the hot dog and pretzel guys. (Hmmm Totally spaced on taking a photo)

Anyway… I had a wonderful visit with my Aunt who is a young 89. We chatted and chatted and chatted. It was nice and long over do.

On my way back I purposely got off at Time Square just so I can take a nice long walk back to the hotel. (Carrying my luggage by the way.. talk about calorie burn!)

I checked in, registered for the conference and then headed to a party. Not in a very partying mood mind you. I was simply too tired.

Speaking of… I really got to go to bed! I have to be out the door at 6:30 to meet for the 5k. You can bet your butt I’ll be sleeping in my running clothes tonight! ;)

Here’s my food journal! Not bad for a crazy filled travel day!

Food Units
~*~*~*~ thursday on the road to blogher ~*~*~*~
the only thing with protien i could find on the train. hummus and some crackers
the husband’s right, i can’t go 1 hour while traveling w/o eating.
at at my aunts in brooklyn… some fish, potatoes and peas
a vodka and cran and some finger food at a party
spinach salad with some chicken at a deli outside of the hotel
just had a granola bar in my room. all the walking around today made me hungry!
Total: N/A

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There are 13 comments so far.


    August 5, 2010

    So freakin’ fun stuff! I mean, IT IS NYC!!! Have wild fun while you’re there!!!

    Cynthia (It All Changes)

    August 6, 2010

    I love that picture of Times Square. I have friends who live down there and they take great pictures like that and I want to post them on my walls.


    August 6, 2010

    I always regret not backing something. I hope you are soaking up NY!

    Charlie Hills

    August 6, 2010

    You should see the calendar on my office wall here: twelve large, nice, black and white photos of New York.

    Say, does anyone know when Bloghim is this year?

    Dina Skulte

    August 6, 2010

    Hey Charlie! Why not create one!! :) Dream Big!


    August 6, 2010

    Yeah! I agree with Dina….. if I can pull of a conference… well…. ummmm yea.


    August 6, 2010

    Sana – What do you mean… “back something” it’s sounded funny to me.


    August 6, 2010

    I love NYC as well. The hubby gets to go their every month for business. This brings back so many memories…hmm…maybe I should go with him next time.

    Jasmine @ Eat Move Write

    August 6, 2010

    I love NYC too! I haven’t been there since I was 16 though! That’s been 12 years – holy cow!

    I cannot imagine how great it was to see a Farmer’s Market when you’re starving for healthy food lol.


    August 6, 2010

    I love the vodka & cran! :-) Then again, I can comiserate on drunkeness. :-) YAY for that photo of Kinderhook Farms! I don’t live TOO far away from there. Yay for the locals! Yay for fresh food! Yay for NYC!

    Finger Food

    August 6, 2010

    Vodka & cran my fab! Love NYC


    August 6, 2010

    I love your enthusiasm.

    NYC, Blog Her What’s not to love.

    Enjoy NYC, it is the best!