, My JourneyA Very Late Pair Of Announcements

A Very Late Pair Of Announcements

Some of you may know this already… some of you may not. Either way, I figured now’s about the right time to share this with everyone who’d care to support.

In the current issue of Essence – the one with Regina King on the cover – you will find the following:

Yes. That’s me. Talking about my journey with weight loss, wellness and this blog. Page 146 of the February 2011 issue.

I didn’t want to announce it sooner, because only their subscribers had access to the issue, and the only copy of the magazine that was on the stands was the one with Steve Harvey on the cover. Besides, I wanted to make sure that I could physically hold a copy of it in my hands and look at myself in a magazine in an almost-full-page article sharing my story with lots

[and lots and lots and lots] of women (men too?) before I announced it, here.

I don’t know… maybe holding it in my hand made it feel more real? Perhaps.

And at the same time, the site was featured on Yahoo! last week, as well. (…which is why you might’ve experienced an outage and weren’t able to access the blog – there was lots of traffic coming through.)

That being said… I’m now in the process of moving the site to a new [far more expensive] hosting provider, and y’all know that I’m cheap. The advertisements on the site (as well as the “Donate!” links – one is at the end of every post) will help me to defray the costs of keeping the site up and running when we get traffic surges… because considering the amount of traffic we received, there aren’t many hosting providers who could handle it.

And since I’m here… the advertisements. I’m doing my best to keep the content of the advertisements as free of “weight loss scams” as possible. I can’t catch everything, but rest assured that I’m trying. Regardless of whatever new-fangled scam ad you see… you know they’re full of crap, right? Don’t fall for ’em. It’s that simple.

But… they are my sponsors… so please. Feel free to visit them. In both the e-mails as well as on the pages of the site.

I’m going to spend the day outlining how to simplify the growth of this site so that there’s not some monumental explosion once everything’s complete, and writing about what’s so very ridiculously wrong with this Walmart/Michelle Obama situation. In the meantime? Feel free to check out the following posts:

See y’all tomorrow – you definitely don’t want to miss Saturday’s Weekend WTF?…trust me!

By | 2017-06-10T11:47:32+00:00 January 28th, 2011|About The Site, My Journey|36 Comments

About the Author:

The proud leader of the #bgg2wlarmy, Erika Nicole Kendall writes food and fitness, body image and beauty, and more here at #bgg2wl. After losing over 150lbs, Kendall became a personal trainer certified in fitness nutrition, women's fitness, and weight loss by the National Academy of Sports Medicine. She is also certified in sports nutrition by Precision Nutrition. She now lives in New York with her husband and children, and is working on her 6th and 7th certifications because she likes having alphabet soup at the end of her name.


  1. Tracie January 28, 2011 at 10:57 AM - Reply


  2. Mish Clark January 28, 2011 at 11:01 AM - Reply

    I bought the issue just for your piece on page 146. Way to go Erika! Next stop is OWN! (Oprah Winfrey network).

  3. Redds January 28, 2011 at 11:05 AM - Reply

    You go Girl! I’ve been watching, subscribing, reading your website for a long time. I’ve even turned on several of my friends and my Personal Trainer to it as well. You are awesome and deserve all of the accolades for motivating me. I started clean eating Sept. 2010 combined w/cardio at the Gym and this month added a Personal Trainer to the mix. I can proudly report that I’ve lost 23lbs so far!

  4. Nicole (akascholar) January 28, 2011 at 11:23 AM - Reply

    Hey Erika, I am doing my “Go Girl” dance! LOL! Congrats =)

  5. Eunice January 28, 2011 at 11:39 AM - Reply

    Congrats Erika! I saw this floating around Twitter, but I’m going to look for a copy since now I know someone famous. 😉

    • Erika January 28, 2011 at 11:52 AM - Reply

      Girl, ain’t nobody famous! Stop playin’! ROFL

  6. Morgan B January 28, 2011 at 11:47 AM - Reply

    This is actually how I found out about the site by picking up Essence (my favorite magazine along with SHAPE magazine)..love the content of your website and congratulations on this much due exposure and success! Congratulations!!

  7. andrea January 28, 2011 at 12:20 PM - Reply

    Congrats Erika. tweeted you yesterday on finding your site. I feel like i need to lock myself away for the whole weekend so i can read your journey from the beginning. so much good informaton i just want to eat up LOL.

  8. Alovelydai January 28, 2011 at 12:32 PM - Reply

    I really did have an “I know her moment” when I saw you featured on Yahoo! Congrats with everything but especially for your continued motivation & inspiration. Now if we could just find something as satisfying as cheese crackers the world would be a better place. LOL!

  9. Cyn January 28, 2011 at 12:54 PM - Reply

    That is awesome. Congrats!

  10. Sirobe January 28, 2011 at 1:13 PM - Reply

    Congratulations! Picking up an issue for you alone today!

Leave A Comment

Are you ready to join the #bgg2wlarmy and achieve your weight loss goals?



Join the squad, and let's reach our goals together!

— Weekly positive affirmations

— The latest news in food & fitness

— Delicious recipes

— Insightful discussion

— Tips to help you on your journey