I started this blog to document my own weight loss journey, but along the way, I caught the eye of a few other writers. Read on below to see the story of my weight loss from the perspective of others!

Marie Claire

Twitters Every Woman Should Follow (December 2009)


Everyday Superwoman: Weight-Loss Blogger Theodora Blanchfield (April 2010)


Trend Alert: Journalists Who Diet and Tell (April 2010)

The Tonya Hall Show

The Tonya Hall Show (radio, August 2010)

AOL That’s Fit

Theodora Swapped Takeout for Workouts and Lost 50 Pounds (September 2010)

Woman’s Day

Big News (September 2010)

8 Amazing Blogger Weight-Loss Transformations

New York Times (!!!)

Full-Service Gyms Feel a Bit Flabby (January 2011)


Fitness Blogger We Love (October 2011)


Weight Loss Tips from Bloggers (January 2012)

Best Fitness Bloggers (October 2011)


Yahoo! Shine

Facebook Survey Reveals Fittest Cities in America (July 2013)


10 Fitness Bloggers You Should Be Following (July 2013)


16 Runners Share Their Best Podcast for Running (July 2018)


In My Own Words

My background is in journalism, and I’m lucky that this blog helped me open doors I might not have opened otherwise. In fact, these days, a good part of my “day job” (of working for myself) includes freelance writing.

For more up-to-date clips, please visit my portfolio instead.

10 Ways to Reverse Holiday Weight Gain—Fast! (December 2009)

Work It Out(side)

Run, LearnVest, Run!

(See the rest of my LearnVest pieces here.)

Snack Smart: Nut-Free Snack Bars (July 2010)

Daily Dose: I Ran a Marathon in Serious Heat (October 2010)

16 comments on “Media

  1. annalee

    Hey! I’m going to NY soon and I was wondering what your favorite healthy food joints are?
    Thank you!

  2. Hallie Potocki

    Hi Theodora,

    I am a writer with First for Women magazine (1.5 million readers) doing a piece on food photo blogging for weight loss.

    Give me a call ASAP – evening is fine too – at 631-486-5181.

    Thanks so much!

    Kind regards,

  3. shir

    We are a leading video based ad network with interactive and clickable tracking.

    Your website caught our attention and we would like to offer you the opportunity to work with us and increase your revenue!

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    Contact me for more info.

  4. inteligator

    I have fun with, cause I discovered exactly what I was taking a look for. You have ended my four day lengthy hunt! God Bless you man. Have a great day. Bye

  5. Kathy Lindert


    I really like your website. I use it as one of the ways I help my clients to keep on going. I am a hypnotist and I have helped hundreds of men and women lose the weight and to stay healthy – to even like exercising! I was wondering if I could send you a few mp3’s to see if you like them and if they help you stay motivated.

    Again, thanks for your great posts – and I am thanking you in advanced for taking the time to give me a shout out.

    Your favorite Hypnotist,

  6. Jonathan

    Hey Theodora,

    Been watching your blog for a bit (indirectly more. My wife is training for the Chicago Marathon, so you two have some similar interests. )

    I’m posting to see if you would check out a crowdfunding campaign I just launched. (ties in to your Social Media side too, also part of my wife’s passion.) We’ve built a smart water bottle that connects to your phone, to help with the important role staying hydrated plays for both health and fitness, and are trying to raise money for it.

    If you get a sec, check it out, and let me know what you think!

  7. Billy Fradys

    I would like to buy a solo ad from you and would like to know:

    1. How many active subscribers do you have on your list?
    2. What is your average email open rate? and
    3. How much is your solo ad?

    Thank You,
    Billy Fradys

  8. Marilu Perez

    Hi Theodora,
    I just read your story and found your blog quite inspiring! I am a chef and owner of LuLa NYC a healthy, organic
    food service and would to offer you a sampling of my food or services to promote my business.
    Hope to hear from you!

  9. Amanda Coleman

    My name is Amanda and I am a fitness fanatic living in NYC as well! Ive worked in the online/affiliate marketing space over the last 5 years and recently have started working for Kayla Itsines. If you havent heard of her yet, you are going to love her as much as her 2.6M followers on Instagram do!

    She is an Aussie trainer who has a Bikini Body ebook that has literally changed millions of girls lives. She is such an inspiration and her workout program is amazing. She also does bootcamps tours all around the world and is actually doing one in Central Park this summer! Kayla is going to be featured on the cover of Self Magazine in May so keep an eye out 🙂

    So I am reaching out to you because I came across your blog and think it would be a perfect fit for her affiliate program. All you have to do is add a banner to your blog and if you use the guide can show your pictures or talk about your experience and you will earn 25% commission on every sale that goes through your links.

    I would love to work with you if you’re interested. Let me know what questions you have and if its something you want to try!

    Talk soon!

  10. Georgia

    Hi Theodora

    I love your philosophy – I can tell you have such a positive energy from the inside out and it’s even more beautiful that you are sharing and inspiring with women like us who feel the same. I’m keen to work together and with our proposal you will be able to gain some free advertising and exposure on this side of the world (Australia/New Zealand).

    Let me know if you’re interested.



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