I had a very long conversation with one of the Dr. Oz show producers this morning--she said she was "writing" this particular show, so she asked me a lot of questions about everything--my weight loss, my life before and after, my family, etc. I think I did pretty well--a lot of the questions are second nature to me, because blog readers ask me that kind of stuff a lot. But I said a few things that probably sounded really stupid, and THAT will be the thing they'll want me to say again on the air ;)
I even cried. Who gets emotional while doing a phone interview? Um, this girl, apparently. She asked me about how my life has changed from the weight loss, and the example that popped into my head was teaching Eli to ride a two-wheeler. I told her how my sister had to teach Noah to ride a two-wheeler because I was too fat to run up and down the street with him; and when it was Eli's turn, I was able to do that. And for some reason, I got emotional when talking about it.
So anyway, she said I would fly to NY on Tuesday night, and the show is filmed on Wednesday morning, and then I'll go home after that. Probably less than 24 hours total! She didn't mention bringing anybody with me, so I think I'll be going alone. And that's actually kind of a relief to me. I think I'd be nervous having someone I know there. I wish Jerry could go, but he HAS to work.
A lot of you asked if I was going to mention my blog. I had no plans of doing that--I guess because when you first look at my blog, it's probably very overwhelming with TONS of information. I didn't want them to take a look and think, "Wow, look at this freak!" so I almost made it through the conversation without a word about the blog. But then she asked me if I feel I've inspired anyone with my weight loss--the ONLY way to answer that was to talk about my blog. And I talked about Sparkpeople, of course.
So that is as much as I know right now. I'm still hesitant to tell all my friends, JUST IN CASE they change their minds. Just as I was typing this, I got a call from the travel coordinator from Dr. Oz, and she took my info to book my flights :) (That smiley face is because I'm happy it's actually happening, NOT because I have to fly again!)
Some of you noticed that I have ads on the blog now. I didn't even notice until I read the comments on my last entry! I'm still totally confused about how the whole AdSense thing works, and it's nearly impossible to find info from other bloggers about it.
From what I can tell, I earn a very very tiny amount per so many page views; and then I earn a larger amount when someone clicks on an ad--BUT!!!! PLEASE don't click on the ads unless they are truly of interest to you.You won't be doing me any favors, because my account will get taken away.
I never pay attention to ads on people's blogs, but yesterday I wanted to click on my own ad, because it was for a free sample of JIF peanut butter!! lol, I didn't though, because it's against the rules. I need to read the rules, but there are so many of them.
I don't get to choose the ads, but I was happy with the JIF one they chose yesterday. Hopefully they aren't too much of an eyesore on my blog.
Now, for my weigh-in this morning... I know this news doesn't hold a candle to the Dr. Oz news, but I LOST 5 POUNDS THIS WEEK!
|I lost 5 pounds this week!|
|Body fat: 25% (Down 1.1% from last week) Also, BMI is normal again!!|
|Waist measurement: 27.75 inches (down 1.25 inches from last week!)|
Anyway, sorry to keep you in suspense about Dr. Oz ;) I had so much energy after I got off the phone, that I HAD to go for a run! I put Eminem on the iPod, cranked up the volume, and ran super fast--until I burned out after a couple of miles and had to run a slooow pace the rest of the six-mile run, haha. I felt dehydrated and had a bad headache afterward.