Monday, July 25, 2011

Announcement: Big News!

Hello blog readers, I teased you on Twitter with an upcoming announcement and as of tonight, it's official, so here you go: I have been asked to blog for Weight Watchers on their website! 

I don't think I need to tell you what an incredible opportunity this is! Obviously I jumped at the chance and said Yes! - even though I thought they were kidding when I got the email. But it turns out they were serious. Not only that, but they all seemed to kind of know me from over here - some of them have been long time readers and were familiar with my story/journey and excited to work with me. Mind blowing!!


I am sure this will generate a ton of questions, so let me attempt to answer a few of them proactively:
  • Nothing is happening to this blog - I am still going to blog here as often as possible.
  • I will blog on the weightwatchers.com site twice a week.
  • All of the posts on weightwatchers.com will contain new content. That is to say, none of my posts here will be copied/pasted over there. However, you might read about some of the same stories/experiences that you are already somewhat familiar with (mostly in the beginning as I introduce myself).
  • My posts over there will be noticeably shorter than what you are used to here and not contain many photos (I still intend to post about my runs/bike tours/etc and do all of my photo heavy content over here).
Basically, not much should change over here - I'll just have a little bit of extra writing over there now too. Hopefully you are a registered member and can squeeze in some additional reading :)

So without further ado, here you go, this is my full profile on the Weight Watchers site (add me as a friend! send me a token!) and here's a link to my blog, which is titled: High Heels and Two Wheels. How awesome is that title, seriously? I love it! '

Hope to see you there!


Oh and totally unrelated, but before I go, I want to mention one thing - I hope you saw my beautiful new blog header (if you are reading this via an email subscription, go to my actual website to see it). My friend Dmitry took that amazing 'after' shot in DUMBO this past May. I asked him to go with me back to the location where one of my famous 'before' pics was taken in Brooklyn Bridge Park - the one of me in the leopard top just a few weeks before I rejoined WW in 2006. Dmitry is also the photographer whose work you might recognize from the #BikeNYC project (which was recently featured as the blog of the day on Flickr!) and he's the one who shot my very well-known "Greenpoint" photo that appeared in the official Five Boro Bike Tour program guide this year! He's an amazing photographer and so easy to work with. Thank you, Dmitry!! (here is his website if you are interested in seeing more work or contacting him) And special thanks to my dear friend, Amanda (who you see here often). She did all the work putting the images together and creating the banner. I want to thank them both for all their work because I'm just thrilled with the final product! I love you guys!

Oh and I'm still working on the Bike FAQ post (I know, I've been saying that for months) but my next post should be a recap of yesterday's World Naked Bike Ride, NYC edition! Stay tuned...


48 comments:

  1. Looooooooooove the new header!

    Congrats on the WW blog gig!

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  2. Congratulations! Is it a paid gig? (Sorry if that is too forward, just wondering how they work it on there) I am a paying member!

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  3. AnonymousJuly 25, 2011

    YES!!!!!! I knew it was coming your way~~ The best of luck to YOU. Your my hero and my daughter and I just sign up online today~ Congratulations Sheryl! Tina G. Hyde Park NY

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  4. Wow! Congratulations! Awesome news - you deserve it!

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  5. Wow! Congratulations! You totally deserve it!

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  6. That's great!! Congrats, excited to check it out!

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  7. Oh Sheryl, that's wonderful! I can't think of a better blogger to be featured on the WW site. I can't wait to read you blog there, too. I sent you a friend request on WW. :)

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  8. WTG! Love the new blog header, lovely pic!

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  9. LOVE the new picture in your header and congrats on making it to the WW site!!!!

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  10. Your new blog header is FABULOUS!! You look so hot and chic, and I love the contrast :) Also, congrats on your WW gig - you'll be awesome.

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  11. I'm so happy for you! It's about time they utilize you in a bigger way. You are the Miss Universe of Weight Watchers in my opinion.

    Congrats! I can't wait to read it up and eat it up over there.

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  12. I love the new header! It's perfectly YOU!

    Congratlations on the new WW opportunity! I'm so happy to be able to read more of your writing! I'm starting to think that the Sheryl show is not that far off in the future! At least I hope it's not! :D

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  13. How wonderful...congratulations!!!

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  14. Congratulations, couldn't happen to a nicer or more determined person!

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  15. Congrats!!!

    And wow, that is a lovely photo. That sunlight is gorgeous. When you see something like that it's so easy to think that the photographer was just lucky (great subject, great backdrop, great lighting) but I think that's how you know he has skilllllllz. Gorgeous.

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  16. Congratulations! That is wonderful news, and you are certainly deserving of this honor after all that you have done to become the active/healthy you.

    LPM

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  17. awesome!! I will def. be a friend and a reader.

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  18. This is awesome!!! And well-deserved - you've worked hard and are a perfect WW role-model. Next, you'll be in their print and TV ads, too! Or you might be their next CEO...Great job!

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  19. I've already friended you at WW. Can't wait to read your new blog.

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  20. Congratulations:) Well deserved - Will be reading your 'other blog'. Love the new header btw and I agree with other readers you should be in their TV ads :)

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  21. WOO HOO! congrats on the new gig sweetie, and i LOVE the new look on the page. and i KNOW you did it for me since the photo was taken on my birthday! lololol can't wait to read the new blogs (already read the 1st one) i'm actually signing up for ww wed (already sat in on a meeting) you're gonna motivate/inspire soooooo many more folks, well done babs well done!

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  22. Love the new header and congratulations on the WW writing. Love from Ada in Australia

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  23. The new header is gorgeous!

    You must be so excited to blog for Weight Watchers, it's an incredible opportunity and I'm sure you'll be able to inspire thousands more than you do already.

    *Shakes Team Sheryl Pom-poms*

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  24. LOVE the new header - and congratulations! x

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  25. That's fab news, congratulations! And the new header is amazing!

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  26. That is awesome Sheryl. So exciting, and 2 posts a week will be motivating for me too. High heels and two wheels is totes the best name ever, love it.

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  27. Love the new header, such a great photograph! And congrats on blogging for WW! The name is AWESOME! :)

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  28. AnonymousJuly 26, 2011

    LOVE IT...........UR AWESOME:)

    hugs from Montana

    Pearl ....google account gone mad this morning will not let me in!

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  29. How awesome all around! First I LOVE the new header I caught it right away... I'm waiting to get my blog completely revamped, I cant wait!
    And huuuggeee news on WW end! Congrats! And I LOVE the name of the blog!! PERFECT!

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  30. Congratulations!!! That is an awesome blog name for one badass success story!!!

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  31. Congratulations! That's just wonderful news. I'm so happy and excited for you and am anxious to follow your blog on WW!

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  32. Your new banner is awesome. Off to read your new blog.

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  33. AnonymousJuly 26, 2011

    Congrats! And I hope they are paying you big!

    Also, it's sad that it's not called Bitchcakes, but I like the new title.

    You will be awesome!

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  34. *throws confetti* Congrats!! What a cool offer, I'd try to recruit ya too if I were WW, you showcase nothing but glamor and inspiration - lovely combination! :)

    Cute new layout! I must confess, I'm gonna have to call ya bitchcakes if I ever meet ya!

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  35. That is just AWESOME!!!! What a great honor! Jumping for joy for you!!!

    Staying MOtivated MO

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  36. AWESOME! Awesome header, Awesome picture, Awesome news!

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  37. Congratulations! I'm a new reader and a long time WW member. You're completely inspirational and I hope that your new WW blogging offer adds volumes to the weight and health conversation.

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  38. I agree with the other post What happened to Bitchcakes name? That was so cute and unique and so you! Congrats!

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  39. Congratulations Sheryl,

    I am so happy for you. Any I love the new header with the sun setting behind - just beautifu

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  40. Congratulations, Sheryl! (Sorry, I'm late to the party here.)

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  41. That's brilliant! I've been reading your blog for a few months, and I'm not a Weight Watcher, or a biker, or a vegan, or a New Yorker, but you are such an inspiration! I think it must be your attitude :)

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  42. I check your blog all the time and somehow this post got past me- I just saw the mention of your WW blog in your latest post and was like "what the WHAT?!" This is awesome news!!

    I know you're not doing many races this summer, but hopefully we can meet up at one during the fall.

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  43. Oooh, I'm so excited, and selfishly so! I can't wait to read it!

    Congrats!

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  44. Congrats and well deserved!! I saw your blog on the WW site and was very excited for you. I'll continue to follow you on both sites.

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