Wednesday, May 28, 2008


Whenever I'm in doubt as to how much my life has changed over the past year, all I need to do is think about my magazine subscriptions. It's quite a commentary on how my interests have evolved.

Before I started my path to a thinner me, I was a pop-culture obsessed foodie. I wanted to prepare the richest, most decadent recipes while learning all about the latest in celebrity sightings and break-ups. I subscribed to Gourmet, Bon Appetit, Entertainment Weekly, Every Day with Rachel Ray, People, Real Simple, Oprah, and Martha Stewart's Everyday Recipes. Whew! That's a lot of dead trees. Sorry, environment.

These days, we get Cooking Light, Women's Health, and Runner's World. Okay, fine- I still get People and Oprah. However, I don't plan on renewing Oprah, and People was a gift from my grandmother.

I'll always be a foodie, and I love getting new recipes. Cooking Light does a great job of taking everyday comfort foods and giving them a healthy twist. I've liked virtually every recipe I've tried. I subscribed to Women's Health on a whim. It's okay, but it contains a little too much "girly" stuff for me. I don't care about make up or fashion, nor do I see how those things are related to health. That's probably not one I'll renew. Runner's World is a different story. Every time I pick up that magazine, I'm immediately inspired to go for a run.

What do you subscribe to?


Sarah said...

Everyday Food. I love it, simple and fast-- but the trees. :c( Before my Grandmother passed away she bought me the compilations of Cooking Lite that seem to come out every year for Christmas. I'm a cookbook fiend and found that is the way to go for me and my desire to leaf through pictures of yummy treats.

I love your blog Morgan. I wish I could run-- keep up the good work!

deanna said...

I am a magazine whore, and should subscribe to more so I can get the savings...currently it's only Oprah and that was a gift, I usually buy Rachel Ray, People, InTouch, and Self. I am subscribing to cooking light RIGHT now. I have to have that magazine because I am vowing to cook more this summer, and good stuff, not crap! Hope you have a GREAT day!