Here I am in the Windy City and honestly, it hasn’t been windy at all while I’ve been here. A little cloudy and occasionally sprinkling but no wind. I’ve personally always thought Oklahoma (my home state) should be named the Windy State, because those winds quite frequently come “sweeping down the plain” at 50 miles an hour or more!
This is my second trip to Chicago, the first being last November and it is great to be back! I’m here attending the BlogHer ’13 conference, which is a blogging conference geared towards women bloggers from every niche and genre you can imagine. Lots of men attend too as well as international bloggers. It’s a great melting pot of bloggers and you can always find interesting and inspirational people to talk with and learn from which is awesome! I’ve met two of the other Nutrisystem Nation bloggers and was blown away by their amazing weight loss. If I remember correctly, one lost 120 pounds and the other 72 pounds – WOW!
Yesterday, I met with and interviewed Dr. Travis Stork, host of The Doctors at the Simply Saline booth at the BlogHer Expo Hall. It was great to meet him and get his tips on keeping your family healthy while going on vacation and traveling this summer. I just watched the video and can’t wait to share it with you in the near future!
Nutrisystem sponsored my trip to BlogHer and it has been so much fun sharing my weight loss story and experience with Nutrisystem with all the bloggers who have asked me about it when they see my Nutrisystem t-shirt, button, or cute tote bag. It’s also been a lot of fun to see friends from previous conferences and their reaction to my weight loss. I’m incredibly grateful to be here and for the wonderful experience I’ve had on the Nutrisystem Nation Blogger Program. The journey has gone by so quickly but has had a HUGE impact on my life. It’s great to have less weight to haul around (especially when you are going non-stop like the past few days) and my stamina is much higher for walking around Chicago. My feet, legs, hips and knees are thanking me too for losing all that excess weight. At previous conferences, I’d get back to my room at night and could barely stand, let alone walk and would be in severe pain. This year, I feel great! Tired and a little sore, but SO much better than last year and the years before. You don’t fully realize what a huge burden carrying around 34 extra pounds is until it is gone.
As much as I am enjoying the conference and seeing friends and meeting new people, I am missing my husband, kids and furbaby back home and look forward to being back with them tomorrow night. Traveling is fun but there is no place like home and the people you love. My family has been so incredibly supportive of my work as MomRN and my Nutrisystem weight loss journey and I am thankful for their support and encouragement.
Check back soon for more info on my trip to BlogHer and for my interview with Dr. Stork!
Also, Nutrisystem’s #FuelABetterYou Sweepstakes is going on now and you can enter for your chance to win 28 days of Nutrisystem + $500 cash! Cool, huh? See the rules and enter at http://www.bitly.com/fuelabetteryou today!
(FTC Disclosure: MomRN receives the Nutrisystem Women’s Success program in exchange for sharing her experiences on MomRN.com, Ask MomRN Show, and social media. No other compensation is received and all opinions are my own. Nutrisystem is not an official sponsor of the BlogHer ’13 conference. MomRN’s attendence at the conference is sponsored by Nutrisystem with a sponsor rate ticket and travel expenses. No other compensation was received.)