I quit.

It took a lot of thought introspection, but I contacted the company that I had signed on to be a spokesperson for, and I quit.  When I took the job in June I was really excited from a professional standpoint–this is a legit modelling/commercial/print campaign.  But, it was for a product I didn’t necessarily believe in.  And promoting it goes against everything I preach to myself, and on my blog (which is mostly me preaching to myself), and in my professional writing.  Total conflict of interests.

Still, I told myself from a career standpoint it was a chance I was willing to take.

Well, I don’t think that’s true any more.  I think because I’ve always tried to live a relatively healthy and active lifestyle the changes the company asked me to make didn’t really have the kind of effects they were hoping for, and in time I was cutting more and more out of my diet and exercising more and more.  I just didn’t feel right about promoting this product anymore, so I called them today and told them I was bowing out.  Luckily for me (considering I signed a contract), they were really great about it.

Back to normal eating and normal exercising for me.  Eating and exercise shouldn’t be a source of anxiety, they are some of life’s simplest pleasures–now I’m off to remember that.

Here’s what I ate today:


Whole Grain O’s, strawberries, almond milk


Brussel sprouts

Chocolate covered pretzel with toffee


Started off with a little wine

A friend and I shared edemame and vegetable tempura

Followed by a California roll and salmon-avocado roll