Monday, March 22, 2010

SELF Magazine, what? That's nonsense!

I can finally tell you my super secret news!

On Saturday, I got a phone call from a friend shortly after getting home from work. "YOU'RE FAMOUS" she screamed into the phone. I wouldn't go that far, but it is pretty cool to finally be able to share my super secret news with you.

That's me, down at the very bottom, sharing a magazine page with Jessica Alba in SELF Magazine's April issue! I was asked and the pictures were taken back in November (well, except the running picture which had to be retaken...still not fond of that one) and I didn't want to tell anyone until the magazine was on the shelves. We all know how these things can fall through.

How did it happen? Well about 9 months ago SELF asked a question on Twitter (I don't remember the question or my answer) and I answered. They didn't use my answer for whatever it was but several months later I got an email from one of the editors telling me about their new "My SELFy Day" column. They thought I would be a good fit and they wanted me to submit some tweet-like updates about a day when I did SELFy things, healthy and balanced. I used a day when I was in Greensboro as an example. They liked my submission and therefore made me the first My SELFy Day in print form.

It's really surreal, but I have to say, it's a pretty awesome way to turn 30...which will happen on March 31st. :) Speaking of that, on Friday I leave for Savannah for Girls Weekend and I couldn't be more excited! My meal plan for the week is pretty lame because of it, but here it is:

Meatless Monday - Healthified Three-Chesse Manicotti from
Tuesday - Boca Burger and French Un-Fried Potatoes
Wednesday - Butternut Squash Orzo
Thursday - Tuna Cakes and some vegetable side

Since I'm leaving Friday morning I have no idea what my Friday night will be like!

Oh and just in case you're interested, on Sunday I had a kick ass 6 mile run. Yes "Kick ass" is needed to describe it.

How was your weekend? Did you do anything active? Cook any crazy good healthy recipes?


Syl on March 22, 2010 at 9:28 AM said...

That's so great! Gotta go get my copy! Self is my favorite magazine! So happy for you.

Tracy on March 22, 2010 at 10:23 AM said...

I am going to have to go out and get a copy! This is so awesome!

TJ on March 22, 2010 at 10:52 AM said...

whoohoo famous girl! :) So cool! Congrats!

Ex Yo-Yo Dieter Debbie on March 22, 2010 at 11:13 AM said...

That is so exciting!!!! Congrats!

(I just posted last week that I used to hide my Self magazine when my in-laws were visiting, so they wouldn't think I was selfish, reading a magazine called "Self" - nuts or what?).

I hope to get the issue you're in somehow (since I'm over in Russia). I can proudly put it out the next time the in-laws visit and say "I sort of know this girl!"

You're a celebrity!

Corletta on March 22, 2010 at 12:12 PM said...

Very kewl! I can now say that I know a magazine star!

Ryan Sullivan on March 22, 2010 at 1:01 PM said... win awesome dudette of the day on YOUR blog today! How freaking cool is that?

Work it it!

Alexia on March 22, 2010 at 2:11 PM said...


Robyn on March 22, 2010 at 5:09 PM said...

Ahh that's awesome!! My SELF is at home, can't wait to see you in there.

Dana on March 22, 2010 at 5:12 PM said...

Congrats! That is amazing!! I get the subscription and just read my entire March issue last night. That is such a fabulous way to turn 30 with grace. Such a celeb!

Nicole @ Let Them Eat Lettuce on March 22, 2010 at 5:22 PM said...

Yay for the kick ass run! And for being famous! I think maybe if I ever make it to your area I'll have to meet you and you can autograph my copy (which i have yet to pick up but rest assured...I will!) haha.

Previously Plump... in progress on March 22, 2010 at 10:16 PM said...

hmm, nothing crazy or stellar like being featured in a magazine!!! That's wicked honey!!!

Can't wait to hear all about your weekend :)

caitlin on March 23, 2010 at 7:22 AM said...

congrats on appearing in Self! that is a huge accomplishment and i'm sure you will inspire many girls and women!!!! :) i'm happy for you.

Seth on March 23, 2010 at 11:56 PM said...

That's great and totally cool!

Amanda, another priorfatgirl on March 24, 2010 at 4:02 PM said...

yay! so cool!!!!!! i actually subscribe to that mag but haven't opened it yet. i wish i would have seen it in there first and screamed at home :)

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