When I’m approached by someone to review my book, Eat Like It Matters: How I Lost 120 Pounds and Found My Inner Badass (And How You Can Too!), I am always flattered. When Megan Tenney of ShapingUpToBeAMom.com reached out asking if she could review the book, I was thrilled! Megan’s dynamic, playful and informative blog focuses […]
I had the pleasure of appearing on KOMO TV in Seattle on Friday, January 15th to talk about my own weight loss experience and a few tips for others who want to create healthy change in their own lives.
When Cassandra Burke (aka “poweredbyBLING”) contacted me asking if she could review my book Eat Like It Matters: How I Lost 120 Pounds and Found My Inner Badass (And How You Can Too!) I was only too happy to ship off a copy to her. Even so, there’s always a moment of fear when an […]
I had the pleasure of talking with Michelle King Robson and Pam Peeke, MD on Radio MD recently to talk about my book, Eat Like It Matters. We had a lot of fun sharing our dieting horror stories but agreed that the path to health and happiness is worth the struggle. Listen in!
What a kick to hang out with renowned Seattle chefs Tom Douglas and Thierry Rautureau on their weekly broadcast “Seattle Kitchen.” Listen in as we talk about everything from the role of exercise in healthy living to ordering “off menu” to keep your restaurant meals as healthy as possible. What fun!
Recorded September 28, 2015
by MEGAN CAMPBELL, The Eastside Scene Reporter Sep 29, 2015 at 4:12PM About 10 years ago, Marilyn McKenna was the largest woman in the room — and she felt invisible. The wife of former Washington state Attorney General Rob McKenna often found herself at her husband’s side in social circles. “I was there to be […]
AM Northwest appearance September 25, 2015
On September 12, 2015 I had the pleasure of talking with radio personality and truth seeker, Barb Adams. Listen in as Barb and I discuss how healthy living is about so much more than following the right “diet.”
Todd Hausman fills in for Kris Halterman, talking with Marilyn McKenna about her upcoming book “Eat Like It Matters,” a honest no-holds-barred story of her weight loss journey.
McKenna’s a weight-loss inspiration and social media maven. Seven years ago Marilyn McKenna weighed 255 pounds. Today she’s a 135-pound marathon runner, triathlete and social media star. McKenna had been a fat kid (and she deliberately uses the word “fat”), a teenager whose weight yo-yoed with crazy diets, and a woman who for twenty years was, in medical […]
For nearly three decades, Marilyn McKenna has helped her husband, former State Attorney General Rob McKenna, tackle high-profile issues, including a multi-state lawsuit against big tobacco, plus state initiatives to crack down on spyware, sex predators and identity theft. But in 2007, Marilyn faced the biggest battle of her life to regain control of her […]
Go Marilyn McKenna! If you haven’t heard of Marilyn, maybe you’ve seen her photo…but not on Facebook. According to several news sources, Facebook banned this photo (see inset) that Marilyn posted last week. It seems that the social media site viewed the picture as an advertisement and it violated the site’s policy by promoting idealized physical […]
All the votes are in and I won KING 5 Evening Magazine’s “Best Local Twitter Personality” in the Best of Western Washington contest. Thank you so much for taking the time to cast your vote for me!
Be sure to watch KIRO TV on September 26, I was invited to participate in a special segment they are doing on healthy living and I would love to hear what you think. Leave me a comment or send me a tweet @mckennamarilyn.
In Marilyn McKenna’s kitchen, you won’t find Doritos, Ben & Jerry’s ice cream or fried chicken. These days, she’s eating like it matters. Six years ago, McKenna, the wife of former Washington State Attorney General Rob McKenna, decided she was tired of being obese. At 265 pounds, McKenna says she felt like a failure. “I […]
“You can’t print half of what I say,” Marilyn McKenna declared, before I’d even had a sip of my latte. I couldn’t tell if she’s talking about this conversation, or her recent flurry of tweets, which have kicked up plenty of chatter after the cursory Quiet Period following her husband Rob McKenna’s defeat in the […]
SEATTLE — When Rob McKenna ran for governor of Washington, voters got to know his supportive and rather sedate wife. But now that the election is over, Marilyn McKenna is letting her unfiltered personality shine through. Marilyn McKenna doesn’t mince words. “I’m a little raw, brash, uncensored,” she said. “That’s okay. That’s who I am.”