I Love Avocado

I didn’t take any pictures at the Junior League party last night…and it was awesome.

This morning, Lacey and I headed to the diner for breakfast.


I had the California omelette–avocado, mushroom and mozzarella, because I can’t see avocado on the menu and not order it.

Walking home from the diner, I was thinking about the last time I got laid off. Yup, this was not the first time. The last time, the magazine I was working from went from 12 issues a year to six. With half as many issues…they needed half as many people, and so I was laid off. That’s actually where my weight loss journey started.

I figured with the extra time on my hands, I could use it to get in shape. A few weeks earlier, I had flown up to Boston to see friends. I remember sitting down in my seat on the plane and realizing just how much of the little seat I took up and how I wasn’t okay with it. I started going to the gym a little more, but I still didn’t really get my act together until I asked my mom for a package of personal training sessions for my birthday–probably one of the best birthday presents I ever got.

(As far as the job, I got tremendously lucky and was rehired by the same company to work at another magazine there.)

I’ll start marathon training in July, so it will be nice to have some extra time to fit my runs in and focus on other fitness goals.

So…remember how I spoke on my first panel a few weeks ago?

Well! I’m already preparing for my second one!


I’ll be speaking at the Healthy Living Summit with blogger buddies Ashley and Cynthia about how to make friends online, one of my favorite topics. Tickets go on sale on Monday and will go really, really quickly, so be sure to be at your computer when they go on sale if you want to go. I went for the first time last year, and I had an amazing time. If you’re nervous about attending something like this–don’t be! Everyone is super-friendly and has lots in common.

Any fun weekend plans? I’m going on a date tonight, home for my dad’s birthday tomorrow night and to a polo match on Governor’s Island Sunday.

10 comments on “I Love Avocado

  1. Sarah Jayne

    You keep on keepin on my friend. That positive attitude is what it is ALL about. And I am so excited for you to speak at HLS! Clearly, won’t be AS fun as last year (nope not biased at all!), but you will still rock and people can definitely learn a lot from ya 🙂

    If you want, I can attest to the fact that it is super easy to meet someone in real life for the first time and spend 6 hours tredging chicago in 130 degrees, with a broken sandal, and the fresh news that one may have celiacs. Talk about bonding!! <3

  2. Tami Foster

    I have been on an avocado kick all week. I get every morning and make an egg and avocado sandwich for breakfast. Yum-o!

  3. Nicole @ running around the rock

    I was inspired to start blogging after reading all the HLS recaps last year. I promised myself if I was still blogging in a year I would treat myself to the summit. Fortunatly I am still blogging… unfortunatly the HLS timing isn’t going to work out. I wish is was a month later.

    Anyways, I love the topic you’re going to talk on. I have been blogging for a year (pretty sparadically)but haven’t made any friends. I’m blaming it on my location (an Island in Alaska). But I really hope that I’ll be able to hear or see your part of the summit. 🙂

    1. Theodora Post author

      Aw. Glad to hear you’re still blogging but bummed you won’t make it to HLS 🙁 I’ll def post a recap of my session and I’m sure others will, too.

  4. Caitlin

    I’m hoping to make it to the HLS this year! A little nervous about attending solo so thanks for reassuring that it will be fun! 🙂


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