Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Cinderella

Right now I feel like Cinderella, and it's quickly approaching midnight.  :(

Today was one of the most AMAZING days of my life. I wish I could share it all with you now, but unfortunately, I have to spare most of the details of my Dr. Oz Show experience until after it airs. And I STILL don't know when that is going to be!

The flights were uneventful--yay! I didn't even take any Xanax. I was worried it would make me too tired when I got to the studio, so I endured the flight without it. The flight was only an hour and a half. I was completely in AWE when I was flying into La Guardia airport. I could see the city perfectly, and it was amazing:


I was completely overwhelmed by the enormity of the city. I've been to NYC once before, but I was only 16 years old--not old enough to really appreciate the hugeness of it.
The only pic I managed to get of me in the city yesterday!


The whole 24 hours that I was there went by so quickly!  I met some AMAZING people--all the producers, and some of the technical crew, and the hair stylists and make-up artists. I couldn't believe how much work went into the show. I also met a woman named Jennie, who is the first guest that will appear. Her story was unbelievable, and nearly made me cry before it was my turn on set. I felt like my story didn't hold a candle to hers!

Right now I'm terrified of seeing the actual show. I wore a sleeveless dress, and you know I hate my arms. So I just hope they don't look absolutely horrible. But the dress situation was awful, and I will explain all of it later. All my friends and family are super excited to watch the show--I'll be so embarrassed if I look ridiculous.

I ate really well while I was there. Actually, I under ate--not on purpose.  Yesterday, I just had a Larabar for lunch on the plane, then I didn't eat dinner until 6. I was at my hotel, so I just walked around the block and bought something to bring back to the room. I ate until I was satisfied, and ditched the rest :)  Then today, I was too nervous and then busy to eat anything all morning. I ate lunch at the airport at 2:00 pm. Then I had some chocolate covered almonds on the plane, and that's it for the day. I might have a snack now.

Anyways, on the plane today I wrote down (with a pen and paper--been a while since I've journaled that way!) all the details of the past two days, so I will share everything after the show airs.

When I arrived home, I went to pick up my kids from my mom's house, and was greeted with this:
My kids gave me flowers and were just about to make a Welcome Home banner when I pulled up :) 

I wish I could leave my hair and make-up like this forever!!

46 comments:

  1. I love NYC and can't wait to go back again! It looks like you truly did have the Cinderella experience and you SOOOOOOOO deserved it! Can't wait to hear all the details about your trip and watch the show! :) Yay for you!

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  2. That's what I was going to say.....I mean I wanted to mention that your hair looks BEAUTIFUL. Isn't it fun having some one else..and really professionals get you all made up...oh, so lucky!

    And I am betting the dress and your arms will look fine. ;-)

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  3. Can't wait to watch the episode and hear your story again, very cool! congrats :)

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  4. you look beautiful for having just come from a long plane ride - and very, very happy. So glad things went well. Don't mention the dress - no on will notice, I swear. They will be too busy looking at before and after shots, as of your lovely face. Glad you're home without plane incident!

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  5. Wow, you look terrific! So happy that it went well and you had a good, whirlwind time. Can't wait to hear all about it when you are able. I'm also positive that you're going to look and sound just fine when it airs. We're all our worst critics so no matter what, you'll not feel good about it but we'll all be proud of you.

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  6. You look awesome!!! I think you always do!! I'm glad you had a great time, and am sooo looking forward to the episode and all your behind the scenes details! I'm so happy for you!

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  7. How exciting! I am so glad it was all you hoped it would be :D

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  8. What a wonderful and memorable experience for you! And it happened on a good day...a palindrome day (11022011...reads the same way backwards as it does forward). Very exciting! I'll be looking forward to learning the date of your debut on the Dr. Oz's show.

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  9. OH MY GOSH!!! So sweet of the boys to get you flowers. =) You look beautiful! I would LOVE to have my hair and makeup done by the pros! I agree with the above comment, we are always our worst critic, and nobody will remember what you're wearing, they will be amazed at your photos and will be listening to every detail of your story. So SO PROUD of you, Katie!! DYING to know when it will air!! Did they give you ANY IDEA?!?! 2 weeks, a month, 6 months?! =/ I bet your friends and family are so proud of you too!

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  10. I'm so glad everything went well, and congrats again!

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  11. Aww, that is sweet that they got you flowers. You're so brave for going alone-- I'm such a chicken when it comes to flying to big cities alone. Your hair looks fabulous! I hadn't checked your blog in awhile and I kept wondering when you changed your hair after I saw the picture. I'm glad all went great and can't wait to read about it (and to see the show)!

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  12. wow GREAT picture of you.. i was going to ask if that was a new picture on the top right corner of your page... hahah guess it is!!! You look amazing, hon! I was just telling my dad today how I knew someone who was going to be on the Dr OZ show because somehow the tv got stuck on that channel after recording something else we watch I guess. I've never actually seen the Dr Oz show before today and only seen a little random bit of it today. lol. Can't wait to hear when your show will air!!

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  13. Sus (Suzanne on my order!)November 2, 2011 at 11:11 PM

    You look super stunning :)

    I might not be able to see the show, being in NZ and all, but I look forward to hearing all about it once the show airs!

    Also, I got my Gocket today - thank you! The boyfriend thought it was a bit random, but I love it :)

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  14. I still can't believe you were on Dr. Oz!! So amazing! I love the pictures of the city... NYC is one of my very favorite places in the world! I'm so anxious to find out when it will air!!

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  15. What an amazing opportunity! I am so excited for you and I can't wait to see the show and hear all about it.

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  16. What a whirlwind of excitement. I can't wait to see the show!!!!

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  17. How exciting! I can't wait to see the show. You look amazing!

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  18. I'm so happy for you!! I know you did fine, and I'm sure the dress is completely fine!! I'm looking forward to seeing the show and reading your blog once it airs!!!

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  19. How exciting! Glad the flight was uneventful. I've saw your picture when you conquered your fear of flying (in that open plane) Not sure how anything could scare you after that! LOL
    I'll be looking forward to seeing the show. Your boys are so thoughtful! You must be proud of them. Pat

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  20. So glad you made it there and back uneventfully (not counting the fantastic middle part!). I can't wait to see the show air. My gf has been in the audience and on the show several times with her gf. It seems when they need an "assistant for the day" they now have their #'s on speed dial. That's a great benefit of living within an hour train ride of the city! Anyway, it's usually about 2 weeks before it airs. Where did you stay? Or is that something for the after-show blog?

    I was SO annoyed yesterday! I watched The Nate Berkus Show and guy Fieri co-hosted. The audience got my Kitchen Aid mixer that I have been coveting FOREVER along with a Vita Mix blender and a whole crapload of other gifts, totalling about $1500. I had tickets for one of the 1st days of taping last year, his 1st season, and got NOTHING!!!!! PISSED!

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  21. I'm sure you did fine and you looked amazing!

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  22. You look beautiful, and I'm sure you looked amazing in that dress! I can't wait to see the show and to read your correlated blog!!!

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  23. I can't wait to see your episode! I am so happy for you!

    Julie

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  24. I am just SO excited for you! You deserve to be treated like Cinderella :) And I'm beyond excited to see the show. I don't have a fancy DVR, though, so I'm gonna bust out the old-school VCR and figure out how to record it ;)

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  25. Jason and I LOVE New York! Glad your trip was a success. We'll be looking for your episode! :)

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  26. Hello, gorgeous! I'm glad you had such a great trip. Is Dr. Oz on cable? I really want to see your episode.

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  27. I'm a new follower (just found you a couple days ago) and I can't wait to watch! You are inspiring to me! The weight loss is great...but I'm super inspired to stop binging and do what you just did...eat till I'm satisfied and throw it away. Can't wait to start following you as you continue this journey. I've lost about 30 pounds and have a stubborn 20 left to go...but I'm working on it!

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  28. Yay!!!!!!! I am so excited to see the show!!!!!!!! The suspense is almost too much!!!!!! Congrats on your loss this week too!!!!! I wish I could eat like you do, but I just don't trust myself yet!!!!
    ~Laura

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  29. You so so wonderful! I love how they did your makeup. I bet you made many heads turn in NYC!

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  30. SQUEAK!!! That was my excitement for you! I am glad you had an easy plane ride and easy stay while you were there. I bet it was just a whirlwind! You look spectacular and I can't wait to hear about the rest/see the show!

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  31. Love the pictures from the plane!! I know that city is so huge and crazy but I love it there!! I can't wait to see you on the Dr.Oz show what a fantastic experience and you deserve all the pampering you received you have worked for it!! You contine to inspire me and keep me on track. You are freekin beautiful !! I dream of having a person to do my hair and makeup and even cook for me... Its all a good dream!!

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  32. Katie, you look so gorgeous and I love your hair. I'll bet it was so much fun getting done up by 'hair and make-up'. I'm so excited to hear about your adventure. Off to add Dr Oz to my TIVO. I don't want to miss your episode!

    I've only been to NYC once and it was in May 2001. We stayed in the Millenium Hotel which was right next to the Twin Towers (I wish I had paid more attention, but they were just another two giant buildings in a sea of other giant buildings)
    I would love to go back one day!

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  33. You look amazing! I'm sure you did an excellent job! I never watch Dr Oz but I'll be sure to DVR this one if I'm not home so I can watch! :)

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  34. Sounds like quite the experience :) Can't wait to hear all the details! How sweet of the boys to buy you flowers. You look fabulous by the way!

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  35. You look great! I can't wait to hear about the dress situation!

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  36. Sounds like a wonderful day. And your boys got you flowers! AWWWW--they're so sweet. Like everyone else I can't wait to see the show--keep us informed when the4y tell you what day it will air.
    I have been to NYC just once, and I was only 15, but I thought it was an amazing city and I have always wanted to go back.
    When I had my hair and makeup done for the cookbook shoot (and it was done by a beautician from a small town in Nebraska, nothing like what you had done for a BIG TV SHOW!), I loved it too. It was a Sat. night, and I really wanted to go out on the town, but hubby was happy to stay home all evening and rest up after our long drive to the middle of nowhere. Oh well, I have pictures for proof and you will soon have a TV show for your proof. Can't wait!!

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  37. You have to let us all know how it went as soon as you can and when it will air for sure!! Your hair and make-up looks AWESOME!!! I hope it was AMAZING to see Dr. OZ again! I bet he was floored to see you again!! :)

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  38. You look gorgeous! I can't wait to watch the show. I'll be like "hey, I know her!" Even though I totally don't. Just read your blog everyday :) You've been a huge inspiration to me and I am so happy you got to have this experience.

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  39. You look amazing cant wait to see the show

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  40. I love, love, LOVE your hair!! SOOO CUTE!!

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  41. Aww I'm so happy for you Katie. I can't wait to see the show when it airs! You look gorgeous! :)

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  42. You look great Katie, can't wait to see it!!!!

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  43. What a BEAUTIFUL photo of you!

    Also love the NY shots! I lived there for 15 years, but never saw the view from the air.

    I CAN'T WAIT to see the episode of Dr. Oz with you and hear the whole story of your experience. I hope that they let you know soon when it will be on.

    Dede

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  44. I'm so glad you had a fabulous time, and the trip went well! The picture of you with the sweet flowers from your boys, is Gorgeous!! Now, I just have to figure out if I can watch Dr Oz online somewhere :) Happy Friday!

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  45. I cannot wait to watch your episode! I even went to my DVR last night to go through the upcoming Dr. Oz episodes and read their descriptions. Sadly they haven't been updated with the actual content yet, but I'm going to keep a look out for it (not that I probably won't find out the date on here first, HA!).
    I'm so excited that you finally were able to go and meet him. I know that as long as I've been following you on SP you've talked about wanting a new picture with him. I love when good things and dreams come true for good people!
    You look amazing in the picture. You're very photogenic.
    Well I hope they show your episode soon so you can post your blog about the experience. Isn't NYC amazing? I love the city. Not sure I could give up my yard, but the idea of living there fascinates me. :-)
    Glad you had a good time!

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