A couple of weeks ago I received an email asking if I was interested in participating in a piece for FIRST Magazine about Photo Food Blogging. They asked me a few questions and then I received this…
"I just wanted to let you know that your story has been approved for an upcoming issue of FIRST… congrats!"
Wait. What? I thought I was just "contributing." You know, a few quotes, maybe a photo or two, but this was starting to sound more serious. All of a sudden I had a phone interview with a writer and they were scheduling a photo shoot to happen at my house. My HOUSE!
I honestly I don’t know what happened. Normally I’d be super excited about this opportunity but there are a two things bugging me.
- I’m still carrying around 10lbs of pregnancy weight. WHY are all the fun opportunities happening this past year when, I dunno, I decided to get pregnant! There was the WW ice cream video and the trip to the NY where I had to pass on a makeover. Geesh people, why didn’t you call 2 years ago!
- I feel like they are making me fit their already existing story idea. I guess that’s how magazine articles work but it annoys the crap out of me. I actually had a discussion with the writer, who told me their readers wouldn’t relate to my story because I run. Well I do run, what am I suppose to do? Lie? Instead she asked me if I was comfortable with "this" and/or "that." I felt like words were being put in my mouth much like the Woman’s World story (yes I ate pasta while losing but that’s not WHY I lost.) Man they like to manipulate things, don’t they?
So I’m excited I have the opportunity to be in the magazine, but I’m worried. You really have no control over the spin they put on the story. Regardless, they are coming on Wednesday to take some photos. This should be interesting!
Anyway, besides that I don’t have much going on. I’ve mostly been spending time with this guy..
Trying to find a routine and figuring out ways to work smarter, not harder. I miss recording podcasts and having a fairly regular posting schedule here on Roni’s Weigh.
I’m also TRYING to make progress on FitBloggin’12. I can not believe how much work it is just to secure the venue for next year. I’m shooting for a weekend in late September/October. Once I secure, I’ll announce on the FitBloggin’ web site. That is unless someone wants to do it for me. Conferences are a LOT of work!
BlogToLose is on my to-do as well. My plan is to possibly offer weekly online "meetings" where I introduce challenges, give tips, and lead a discussion. I’m not making any promises but I hope to launch this by October with a more official announcement coming this week.
I did post a new, fun summer meal on GreenLiteBites today and I have another dinner idea to share. I whipped something up today that both boys LOVED. I hope to get that up tomorrow. Oh! and I’m working on a GreenLiteBites Cookbook giveaway on all my sites. I have a ton of copies just collecting dust. Why not give them away!
On a more personal note, I signed Little Bean and I up for a class (click here to learn more and see some cute pics) and next weekend we are going to Rehoboth Beach for one last summer fling before school. We found a fairly cheap hotel a couple of blocks from the beach. I’m excited! I can’t wait to get the boys back in the ocean.
Ok, That’s about all I have in me tonight. I have restarted posting my food journal on Twitter (Click here to see my food journal today) which reminds me, I have officially left Weight Watchers. I’m not counting points, I wasn’t getting much out of the meetings and the receptionists weren’t even that nice. Why am I paying them?! So I’m officially on my own to lose these last 10 pounds. I have no doubt I’ll do it. I’m just taking my time and doing it my way. :)
I’ll still be weighing in weekly and tracking on this page. I’ll just be using my own scale.