Watch the KGW Local News Story About Me!

February 13, 2018

I’m famous in Portland! Check out the KGW local news piece about me that aired last week to promote the Fight For Air Climb:

It’s great! And I’m really surprised at how long it is. We filmed a lot of stuff, and I thought it would get edited down to maybe 45-60 seconds, but they used nearly everything – and the story is 3:30 long!

What some behind-the-scenes scoop?
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I’ve Been Called a “Celebrity Stair Climber” and No One Can Take That Title Away From Me! (2018 Portland Fight For Air Climb Race Recap)

February 11, 2018

Some Sunday mornings are meant for sleeping in and lazing about. Other Sunday mornings are meant for racing up 200 stories! Guess which experience I had yesterday?

That’s the US Bancorp Tower, in Portland, Oregon, and I climbed the 40-story stairwell inside five times. It was quite the morning, in ways both expected and unexpected. Read the rest of this entry »


Did You Miss My Bowflex Breakfast Club Interview? Watch It Here!

February 8, 2018

Wednesday was a pretty special day. I shared my story with lots of people, in a couple different settings. First up was a bright and early appearance on Bowflex Breakfast Club, a live show on Facebook hosted by fitness expert (and my buddy) Tom Holland.

Thanks to my sister Laura for the screengrab!

We talked for nearly an hour about weight loss and fitness, and while it’s all kind of a blur to me now, I got all sorts of great feedback afterward. Viewers were Read the rest of this entry »


TUNE IN ALERT: I’m Being Interviewed Twice This Week!

February 6, 2018

If you love reading my posts… just wait until you see me on your TV! Or computer! Or tablet! Or phone! I’m fortunate enough to be a guest on two broadcasts this week. Here’s how to check them out!

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My Strange Richard Simmons Anniversary AND February Weigh-In Results

February 5, 2018

I came across a photo of me and Richard Simmons that I haven’t seen (or shared) in years.

This was taken after one of his classes at Slimmons, and Richard was obviously in a punk rock mood. Richard would often create themed music playlists for his classes, and then dress up accordingly. It resulted in fun (and sometimes outrageous) costumes!

I’ve been thinking a lot about Richard the past couple weeks, as I always do this time of year, because Read the rest of this entry »


“Fat and Miserable and in Perpetual Despair”

February 2, 2018

I received an email with the above troubling subject line. I clicked on it, read it, and decided to respond here on my blog. I know this reader isn’t alone in feeling what she’s feeling, so I’m going to share the advice I’m giving her with everyone. Read the rest of this entry »