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My Debut in Cosmopolitan Magazine!

Last year, I set a goal that I was going to write more. (And finish my book proposal. I didn’t, but I have made more progress on it.)

I missed seeing my byline, and I missed that satisfying feeling of seeing my work in print.

A few months ago, I found out a friend who worked at Cosmo was looking for more freelancers, and I immediately emailed her. “I won’t write about sex,” I said, “but I can write about losing weight…in the city?”

We worked together to come up with an idea, and I wrote it a few months ago.


Today, I’m proud to announce you can read about my weight loss story in the February issue of Cosmo!

So many people think that weight loss is this magic bullet that will automatically make your life better. Losing weight changed my life in so many amazing ways, but it didn’t shield me from problems and that taste of weight-loss success definitely drove me harder to seek success in other areas of my life—and this is the arc of the story.

Overall, I’m really happy with the story, but the headline they went with, “I lost 50 pounds, but still wasn’t happy” oversimplifies things a bit, I think. I encourage you to read it and read past the headline.

The magazine isn’t available on newsstands yet (or at least not the Duane Reade and CVS nearest me), and I couldn’t find it on my iPad, but if you have a Kindle, it’s already available on there.

Also, I randomly showed up in a screenshot in a TechCrunch article about Tumblr yesterday!

Happy 2013 indeed!