As Seen In…

Happy Monday! I am currently enjoying my last day in New Orleans and let me tell you, it’s been fun! I got to check out a few places I didn’t get to visit the last slash only other time I have visited NoLA, and even though I’m technically here for work, I’ve gotten to enjoy the city quite a bit.

Here’s a picture of Emily (the one who brought you microwave risotto) and I on our first night, sharing a noodle from our soba noodle with scallops and soft shell crab.


I go back to work tomorrow, which is a happy/sad time. Traveling can be fun, but it’s honestly been a little overwhelming and intense lately, so I’m looking forward to getting back into my routine and actually cooking dinner for the first time in weeks!

As Seen In…

Several of you have mentioned it, but I’ve been so caught up with traveling and being away that I haven’t officially shared it on the blog yet, but the October issue of Fitness Magazine came out last week!


If you flip to page 26, you’ll see the full page spread with my weight loss story in there… so surreal.


I’m really happy with the large photo with my bike, but find the smaller one of me grilling to be slightly awkward. Then again, I can be slightly awkward so maybe it’s fitting. =) The article itself is good, but there’s one thing that makes me a little crazy.

When I was doing the phone interview for the article, I was asked what it was like being overweight as a kid. I told the interviewer that it was tough because kids are mean, and when she asked for examples, I was having trouble thinking of anything. I mentioned how one time in middle/high school, this kid called me a Twinkie Queen and how that hurt because that’s all I could come up with for a specific example.

Then, when the article came out, all of a sudden that small anecdote got twisted into Twinkie Queen being my nickname in high school and also the opening line of the story. It’s honestly a little embarrassing/annoying especially since it’s not accurate, but I feel like things like that happen all the time with print stories.

Besides that little thing, I am really happy with the article and beside myself with how unreal it is to see my picture and story in a national magazine. It’s SO WEIRD (yet awesome).

Besides the magazine coming out, I have two other links to share from this past week featuring me/my blog:

    • Washingtonian Makeover Magic – the online footage finally went up, including a video of my wardrobe edit with my stylist Kaarin. They also put some other pictures up from the shoot – so cool! (You can read about the Washingtonian Style Makeover here, here, here and here in case you missed it!)
    • Fit Blogger We Love: Beth’s Journey – this short article went up on the Fitness Magazine website in conjunction with the magazine coming out this month where I answer a few quick questions.

So cool!!!

If you could only subscribe to one magazine, what would it be?

I’d pick Clean Eating Mag!! It has awesome budget friendly recipes/meal ideas and I just love it!

32 Comments on As Seen In…

  1. cristina
    September 26, 2011 at 8:42 am (9 years ago)

    Wow!! So cool. I totally hear you on the travel. I always look forward to coming home to my pups and making my own meals. My favorite magazine is Real Simple.

  2. Magnite
    September 26, 2011 at 9:04 am (9 years ago)

    Congrats on the article… so awesome. I love Oxygen magazine.

  3. Jennifer
    September 26, 2011 at 9:10 am (9 years ago)

    Congrats on all the press!! I saw the article in my Fitness magazine and was so excited for you! I love Rolling Stone, and have subscribed for years.

  4. Tina @ Faith Fitness Fun
    September 26, 2011 at 9:14 am (9 years ago)

    That’s got to be frustrating how they spun the story…but hey – you’re in a national magazine!!! WOOOOO!

  5. Ash @ Good Taste Healthy Me
    September 26, 2011 at 9:30 am (9 years ago)

    Definitely Cooking Light! I love that magazine.

    Must be crazy to see yourself like that but it sucks that they twisted the story. I’m sure it happens all the time – you wonder what you can actually believe in magazines!

  6. Amy B @ Second City Randomness
    September 26, 2011 at 9:40 am (9 years ago)

    Congrats on the article, Beth! You’re on a roll!

    Even if she messed up the timeology of things a bit, it’s still highlighting a great accomplishment. I still call it a win. 🙂

  7. Jenny
    September 26, 2011 at 9:46 am (9 years ago)

    Awesome profile, sucks they misquoted you/re-contextualized your comment.

    Fave subscription hands down is Runner’s World – has everything. Training plans, cool travel locations, great recipes, and tons of motivation to keep chugging along.

  8. Lauren @ Lettuce Eat Cake
    September 26, 2011 at 9:51 am (9 years ago)

    This is awesome! I’ll have to pick up an issue. Congratulations! You are SUCH an inspiration. If I could only subscribe to one magazine, it would be O Magazine. It provides the most insightful advice on maintaining balance and happiness as a modern woman.

  9. Emily
    September 26, 2011 at 9:51 am (9 years ago)

    Hey Beth! Congrats on the article, that’s awesome. I would have to pick Clean Eating as my fav too. I got a subscription really cheap a couple of months back and I love the recipes!

  10. Maria
    September 26, 2011 at 9:53 am (9 years ago)

    Aw man! I recently got mine and I have yet to open it or I would have congratulated you sooner! Wuhoo! Hmm, I think if I could only have one mag, it’d be Cooking Light, love all the pretty food pictures.

  11. ashleigh
    September 26, 2011 at 9:54 am (9 years ago)

    Congrats on being featured in fitness. Look at you!!

  12. Mary (A Merry Life)
    September 26, 2011 at 10:08 am (9 years ago)

    That’s so exciting Beth! I’m going to go buy a copy now so I can read your story. 🙂

    Right now if I could only have one magazine I think it would be Oxygen. But this changes a lot so in a different time I’d probably pick something else.

  13. Katie
    September 26, 2011 at 10:14 am (9 years ago)

    That is so amazing. Congratulations 🙂 Your story definitely deserves to be heard.

  14. Heather @ Dietitian on the Run
    September 26, 2011 at 10:16 am (9 years ago)

    Looks amazing!! Congrats on the feature 🙂 I love seeing your story spread more and more – keep telling it!

    This actually reminded me that I need to pick up that Oct issue, too – I was quoted in the Nutrition section, and almost forgot about it (they do those things so far in advance ! Which I’m sure you know 🙂 ).

  15. Evan Thomas
    September 26, 2011 at 10:27 am (9 years ago)

    That. Is. Awesome. Congratulations! And I don’t think that grilling photo looks awkward, nor are you awkward in person.

  16. Hilary @ The Big Weight
    September 26, 2011 at 11:08 am (9 years ago)

    Beth – you are such a celebrity!! Congrats on another article publication – that is so incredibly neat and must be such a proud moment for yourself. I can’t even imagine. I really love All You magazine – great budget friendly recipe ideas, craft ideas, and lots of coupons!

  17. Gwen
    September 26, 2011 at 11:47 am (9 years ago)

    So awesome! You deserve the recognition girl! Have fun in NoLa! xo

  18. Linda
    September 26, 2011 at 11:50 am (9 years ago)

    If I could only get one magazine it would be “Whole Living”, it always leaves me feeling inspired.

  19. Liz
    September 26, 2011 at 11:57 am (9 years ago)

    Aw, I wish I had known you were in Nola! I’m a DC gal who moved here a year ago and I love your blog! You are such an inspiration and congrats on the magazine! I can’t wait to to read it!

  20. Amber from Girl with the Red Hair
    September 26, 2011 at 12:21 pm (9 years ago)

    As a freelance writer for a couple of local magazines though I know how hard it can be to pull quotes out of people sometimes but still lame that she twisted/messed up your quote THAT much!

    Still, what a cool feature! I think the biking photo is awesome! Very very cool you are in such a major magazine.

    I only subscribe to running magazines. I feel like reading blogs has replaced my need to read women’s magazines. I used to love Glamour though.

  21. TracyP
    September 26, 2011 at 2:23 pm (9 years ago)

    I just ordered my first subscription to Clean Eating Magazine so I’m glad you give it such a good review.

  22. Roz
    September 26, 2011 at 2:30 pm (9 years ago)

    HI Beth. I subscribe to Fitness, got my copy on Friday and was SOOOOO excited when I saw your article!!!!! “Hey, I “know” her!!” Fun!!! Congratulations on the article and all the recognition you’ve recieved! All very well deserved! LOVE the “Lady and the Tramp” noodle picture too!! 🙂 Glad you’ve enjoyed your time in New Orleans. Have a wonderful Monday.

  23. Kim @ Imperfectly Perfect
    September 26, 2011 at 2:52 pm (9 years ago)

    Congratulations! So many exciting things going on in your life and you totally deserve each and every one! I am addicted to magazines, but Oxygen would have to be one of my faves.

  24. Ericka Andersen
    September 26, 2011 at 3:01 pm (9 years ago)

    Beth — congratulations! That is awesome. It must feel amazing and how motivating to keep it up as well. I’ve been following along your marathon training on the blog (and also was on the same looooong run with you at HLS) so I know how hard you are working. I could not believe you did 16 miles on the treadmill this weekend! You are a braver person than me! Anyway, keep it up!

  25. Liz
    September 26, 2011 at 4:00 pm (9 years ago)

    Congrats on the magazine – you look amazing in that picture!

  26. Carly D. @ CarlyBananas
    September 26, 2011 at 5:37 pm (9 years ago)

    That’s so incredible Beth! You look so happy in the magazine picture – and the grill picture doesn’t look awkward at all 🙂

  27. Lauren
    September 26, 2011 at 8:44 pm (9 years ago)

    Beth this is so awesome!!! I am so amazed and proud of you at the same time. 🙂

  28. Lauren @ Oatmeal after Spinning
    September 27, 2011 at 9:46 am (9 years ago)

    Beth- this is SO cool! I flip RIGHT to the “before and after” articles before anything else whenever I read a Women’s fitness magazine. I wish I had looked at this magazine before seeing the blog entry- that would have been a great surprise!

    But really- congrats on everything. You are an inspiration!

  29. Erin @ A Girl & Her Mutt
    September 27, 2011 at 10:08 am (9 years ago)

    I’m so proud of you! You really deserve all the attention for the hard work and all you have accomplished. 🙂

  30. janetha
    September 27, 2011 at 5:27 pm (9 years ago)

    Congrats on the feature!

  31. Lili
    September 28, 2011 at 2:47 am (9 years ago)

    Wow Beth!!! Congrats on being featured in the magazine!!! That’s really cool! I love your blog and you are such an inspiration!!


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