New York, New York!

Last time we met, I was on my way to New York to do a piece on the Today Show about all the awesome things that happened with Shape magazine.

I got into New York on Monday evening and made my way to grab some grub at District Tap House. They had some pretty delicious tapas and I had such a hard time deciding, that I ordered 3 of them. All were worth it! I then ran around and caught all the sites I wanted to see. I even witnessed a couple get engaged on the skating rink. It was cute! I didn’t stay out too late though as I had an early morning!


I was up early for the Today Show as I needed to be ready by 6:30am. Thank goodness they provided hair and makeup! 😉 While in the green room, I “mingled” with the stars. Basically Nicole Kidman walked through and smiled at me. But, we did breathe the same air. 😉

The segment was quick and painless. I didn’t say anything dumb or have a coughing attack (I was getting over a sinus thing), so I’d say it was a major success!

In case you missed it, here’s the video:

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I’m so pleased with how everything turned out. I really think that Shape is doing a great thing by including the new “Journey After the Journey” hub on their site. Head there and share your story, because as I said before, people need to share their stories for those who need to hear them. I know a lot of you have some incredible stories to share!

It was then back to the hotel where I got ready to go grab some food when Bahar texted me and told me that Inside Edition wanted to do an interview. I hopped in a cab and headed to the Shape offices.

I got to Shape and hung out in Bahar’s office until the people from Inside Edition showed up. The Inside Edition interview was great and the producer was super nice! He asked some great questions that of course (as with most media) weren’t part of the final piece, but I’m pleased with how it turned out.

After the interview, Bahar let me hang out and do some work in her office. I also had a chance to meet the Chief Content Director and Executive Managing Editor of Shape. We chatted about what is to come of the Journey After the Journey hub and I really hope to working with them on things in the future!


I’m glad things weren’t as crazy as they were back when this all started last year. I have a couple of more interviews coming up, but nothing to send me on a whirlwind trip. And I’m okay with that!

Now it is back to life with Mr. B, eating meals at home, and regular workouts!

How are things in your world?
Did you catch my interviews?

  • Heather Rodgers

    Brooke, I just wanted to thank you for your story in Shape. I too have the loose skin, and was always ashamed of it. Even though I worked so hard for it (and still work hard). I’m 34 and I also lost about 180lbs about 15yrs ago and kept the weight off. You really are such an inspiration to me for being brave enough to show your stomach to the world. I spend most of my time hiding mine and being ashamed of it. Thank you for showing my it’s OK to have loose skin and it’s OK to be proud of it and myself.

    • I’m so glad that my story spoke to you, Heather! Congrats to you on your weight loss and maintaining it for so many years! It isn’t easy! Your body has done something amazing, no need to be ashamed! <3

  • Biz

    So proud of you Brooke! And I absolutely love the hair cut – I mean to tell you that a while back, but forgot. Congrats! Glad life is getting back to normal though for you!