Monday, November 7, 2011

My Dr. Oz Show air date!

I just got an e-mail from Ali, the producer from The Dr. Oz Show, and she said that my show is going to be airing on Friday, Nov. 18th. It's on a 4 pm (EST) on ABC. I'm SO SCARED to see it! Thankfully, it's just after my surgery, so I'll be drugged up on Vicodin and hopefully not so critical of myself ;)  I really hope that they send me the "after" photos with Dr. Oz soon! I would like to have it when the show airs.

Renee came over last night for wine, and I told her about the whole Dr. Oz thing. And then today, I met her and Jessica for coffee to re-tell the story to Jessica :)  I ordered tea again--I still haven't had coffee since the day I gave it up a couple of weeks ago. I couldn't believe how bad my headache was from not having it, so now I just don't want to start drinking it again. And my anxiety level went down a lot when I gave it up!

When I got home, I made a Snickers protein shake for lunch--I haven't had one in almost a year, and I forgot how good it is! It honestly tastes just like a Snickers bar. You can find the recipe here on my recipes blog.

Renee asked me if I wanted to do a night run this Friday. It's on 11-11-11 at 11 pm, and it's an 11k run. A nice play on numbers :)  I decided to go for it, since it will be my last big run before surgery. It's not a race, but there is a big group of people doing this run. Hopefully it will be fun! I just hope I don't hold everyone back because I'm not exactly a speed demon.

Our neighbors brought over a couple of bags of cat treats today--they felt so badly about Phoebe being locked in their shed. That was super nice of them, but they have NOTHING to feel badly about! Phoebe does that crap to herself, and it's her own damn fault she got locked into the shed. But it was nice of the neighbors to think of her. And of course, as I held open the door to take the treats, Phoebe ran outside again.

Speaking of cats, I am going to bring Paolo to the animal shelter. We've been thinking about it for a while, and I never wanted to take him in in the first place. I feel horrible about it, but four cats is just waaay too many, and I cannot deal with that kind of stress after my surgery. I've been trying to find Paolo a home ever since we found him in our shed in the spring, but I've had no luck. He's such a nice cat, but I just can't do it anymore.  I don't want to be the one to take him to the shelter, but Jerry is working all week. I'll have to figure something out.  Anyone want to come claim him??  I would love to see him go to a good home.

Well, Jerry is going to be home in 15 minutes and I haven't a CLUE what I'm making for dinner. G'night!

28 comments:

  1. OMG what a gorgeous kitty! I would take him but I am too far :o(
    Please make sure it's a no-kill shelter!

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  2. Just wondering..... did you get the AFTER photo with Dr. OZ?

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  3. Have you tried Craigslist to rehome your kitty? We did that with a cat we rescued a few years because we just couldn't have 2 cats with my husband being allergic. We required an adoption fee of $25 to weed out the creeps and vetted out everyone. The kitty ended up going to a wonderful home.

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  4. Maybe you can slip him into a gocket!!!
    I hope someone sees your blog and can take him. He's a beautiful cat but I am allergic.
    Cant wait to see you on Dr. Oz. It's funny that you are thinking the possibility of being out of it as a coping method.
    I made the chicken, black beans, corn and salsa yesterday and had some of the leftovers. Delicious and so easy. Thanks for sharing your recipes.
    Pat

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  5. Man, I am TUNING IN on Nov. 18th for sure!! So excited for you :D

    ~Wendy (Madwin)

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  6. Oh! My son has surgeries next Friday, so I'll be off work! Hopefully we'll be home recovering and I can catch Dr. Oz! I'm so pumped to see it!

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  7. Dang it! I would love to have Paolo! He is so cute and I have been wanting a cat. I wish I lived closer so that we could adopt him from you : ( I hope someone claims him. I get why you can't keep him, you have to do what's best for you and your family. On another note, I can't wait to see your Dr. Oz episode!!!!

    -Jen (jennygump21)

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  8. I took a crayola marker and wrote Dr. Oz show in huge letters on my calendar on 11/18. :)

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  9. My kids would love the cat....but, we already have two and a dog so we have enough. ;-)

    I can't wait til your show....it will be awesome for sure!

    Cool idea for a run...although, why not at 11 AM? Just curious.

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  10. I hope you find that cat a good home. I'm not really a cat person myself. It could have something to do with my mother being a hoarder (12 cats!). I'm so excited about your telivision appearance!

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  11. Thanks for the heads-up on the air date!! Dr. Oz is on at different times and on different stations. I think because it's a syndicated show. He's on in NY at 11am and 4pm on FOX. So everyone needs to "check their local listings." Can't wait to watch it!!

    I wish I could have a cat, but I don't think my 90 pound Molly would allow it! I think after Molly, we might be pet-free. It's just a lot of work and responsibility/worry (plus expense!!). It would be nice to go out or away and not have to worry about pet care. Just lock the door behind you and get someone to take in the mail!

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  12. I'm excited for your show airing! I've been thinking about getting a DVR and here's the perfect reason to upgrade! That's so sad about Paolo, he's absolutely beautiful... I wish I lived in the area, we really don't have the room for another cat, but I would love to take that kitty in! I understand though, like there's not enough stress in life without having multiple animals to worry about!

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  13. Can't wait to watch Dr. Oz!!

    Wish we lived closer, I would totally adopt Paolo! that makes me so sad but I understand why you have to do it. Hopefully he will get adopted soon.

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  14. If you could message me your city, I can see if it isn't too far to pick him up? I live in Illinois, but would be willing to road trip a couple of hours and my husband and I could have a little weekend away! I think you are fairly close to me?!

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    1. Hi, I was just reading up on some missed blogs on Runs for Cookies and saw this one where she was giving up her cat. To set my mind at peace, I would like to know if you were able to give hime a home. I really hope so, because this is troubling to me knowing he may have gone to a shelter.

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    2. Hi there! I actually still have Paolo. I haven't been able to find a home for him, so he's been stuck here in the meantime. I'm still looking though :)

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  15. Can't wait to tune in on the 18th!! :) So excited for you. Paolo is so cute, my husband and kids want a pet (I want a dog myself) but we aren't allowed to have them in my building :( I hope someone is able to give him a good home.

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  16. My DVR is set!!! Can't wait to see it!!!!

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  17. @Lisa

    Dammit, I did it again! My e-mail address is SlimKatie (at) runsforcookies (dot) com. NOT G-MAIL. In case you didn't see the last reply, would you mind e-mailing me? I couldn't find your e-mail address anywhere!

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  18. WOW! Yay for the date!!! The cat is BEAUTIFUL! I am sure my husband would want it... hmmmm

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  19. Ok, I'm checking my guide and it says the title for Fri, Nov 18 is "400th Show: Biggest Makeover Show Ever: Our Most Amazing Health Transformations!"...that is a GREAT title for your debut on Dr. Oz! =) So so so EXCITED for you and I already set my DVR! WOO HOO! Praying that Lisa can take Paolo!! If not, that you find another home for him quickly!

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  20. I can't wait for the show! I'm so happy I wont miss it! Usually I'm at work at that time, but this friday I'll be home in front of my TV! I've got the chills right now for you!

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  21. *this friday meant all fridays..duh chetney get with the program!

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  22. Can't wait to see you on Dr. Oz. I'm always looking for new healthy recipes and for some reason I've never noticed the recipes tab. I'll have to check it out.

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  23. I would take Paolo in a minute if I could. He's a beautiful cat. I used to raise Himalayans, only mine were not friendly at all. Beautiful cats, but so stand-offish. They didn't like to be held or even petted. And that's why I love cats--they're soft and I like to pet them.
    Good luck with your decision on Paolo. I know how hard it can be to do something like that. I have done it a time or two myself.

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  24. YAY!!!!! My DVR is set!!!! I'll be out of town so I won't get to see it until after Thanksgiving, but that's ok. I'll have something to look forward to when I get back home after the holidays.
    I'm very upset with you. How come you've waited so long to share the Snickers shake recipe???? I live by your other ones (blueberry muffin, cherry almond vanilla, etc.). This one is a great addition to the rotation. Thanks for posting!

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  25. I'd love to watch the show! I live in France so do you know if it's available on the internet?

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