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Friday, February 05, 2010

Yeah, yet ANOTHER


This has been a RED-Letter Day for me!

A fellow member of SparkPeople (CHRIS3215) mentioned that she was going to be on the Dr. Oz show for the 100th episode they plan to have 100 people on the show who have lost 100+ pounds and have kept it off. to thinking...I'VE done I asked her about it and she helped me to connect to Dr. Oz's staff and batta-BING! I'm IN! Woo hoo! :-)

I had been uncertain for a few days, as one of the requirements also had been that the weight had to be lost via non-weight-loss-surgery methods. I informed via phone conversation that while I HAD weight loss surgery back in the 1980s, I blew it and gained all the weight back. But THIS TIME I lost the weight via healthy eating and exercise. The staff person didn't point blank tell me I was in, however she DID ask my shirt size as the 100 guests will have to wear a Dr. Oz shirt on the show.

It wasn't until just minutes ago I received the official e-mail notice PLUS a phone call from the same staff person confirming that I am IN!!!

I am so PSYCHED! Looking forward to being able to somehow speak a syllable or two about SparkPeople while the cameras are rolling. However I have NO idea what opportunity I'll have to speak with 100 of us present. Somehow, however, by hook or crook, I'm sure that between CHRIS3215 and I we will be able to champion SparkPeople's cause!

And here is the OTHER BIG NEWS!

For WEEKS I have been hitting the wall with my weight. Fluctuating between 202 and 205 or close, yet seemingly so far...

NOW? I am DETERMINED to BREAK THROUGH 200 by next Weds. when I am on the show!

This has me so stratospherically REVVED I just absolutely KNOW I CAN DO THIS!!

BIGTIME THANKS to CHRIS3215 and the rest of my SparkFamily!

Don is the e-mail I rec'd:


We are so exited that you will be joining us for a special taping of the 100th episode of the" Dr. Oz Show", Wednesday, February 10th at 8:00 AM. We are thrilled to be sharing this day in celebration of the success you have achieved! Your ticket confirmation, arrival details and suggested dress are attached.

Location: 49 West 49th Street (between 5 & 6th)
(Rockefeller Plaza - NBC Building)
Mezzanine Level

Please respond to this email confirming you have received these details and will be attending the show.

We look forward to meeting you in person!



Alisha Cowan-Vieira
The Dr. Oz Show
30 Rockefeller Plaza, 43rd Floor
New York, NY 10112


Member Comments About This Blog Post:
KELLI9001 2/10/2010 9:38PM

    Woo Hoo! I love Dr Oz and think it's absolutely wonderful that you are on there. You have a very inspiring story that needs to be told! Way to go...

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TRAINOF4 2/9/2010 5:39AM

    I am so excited for you! NOW! WHEN does that episode actually air? Can hardly wait to see you up there - you've done such a fantastic job & been such a super motivation for so many people. You deserve your 15 minutes emoticon

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MADTOWNBUDDHA 2/8/2010 10:42AM

    So cool brother Don! I can't wait to hear it goes for you. Good luck and please know that you have helped me so much! emoticon emoticon

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VALERIEMAHA 2/8/2010 6:57AM

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Don, I've seen you around, hangin' with my other pals...I've noticed the OUTSTANDING success you've achieved AND MAINTAINED...and I'm fallin' outa' my chair at this WOWSER!!! NEWS!!!
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_VALEO_ 2/8/2010 4:34AM

    Wow, it is in 2 days! Unfortunately, I won't be able to watch you, maybe on youtube?
Have a great time in New York!

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HTWOLLIN 2/7/2010 9:19PM

    How exciting for you!

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PISTL67 2/6/2010 4:43PM

    that is EXCITING!!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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PAWPER 2/6/2010 3:37PM

  Fantastic. If anyone deserves recognition it is you. But shout it out loud and clear Spark People.....

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NICKI2B 2/6/2010 10:08AM

    Congratulations! Good Job!

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4A-HEALTHY-BMI 2/6/2010 9:00AM

    How thrilled you sound! I'm happy for you!

I have no experience with this sort of thing. Will they pay for your transportation and lodging?

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FERRETLOVER1 2/6/2010 8:23AM

    WOW!!!!! Awesome!!!! I will be sure to watch that episode. Congratulations, Don!!

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CARRIE1948 2/6/2010 8:05AM

    Will this show be shown live or taped?

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GMACAMI 2/6/2010 1:44AM

    This I have to see... Don in a dress... are you wearing a mini dress where your knees show and hairy legs too?????


(We are thrilled to be sharing this day in celebration of the success you have achieved! Your ticket confirmation, arrival details and suggested dress are attached.)

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GR8CATSBY 2/5/2010 10:06PM

    Very cool, Don!!! Have a wonderful trip to NYC! emoticon

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SDEHNKE 2/5/2010 9:42PM

    That is so cool! CONGRATULATIONS! I agree. Sparkpeople couldn't have a better representative on that show (don't tell Sparkguy I said that). emoticon


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AHAPPYLIFE 2/5/2010 9:37PM

    Great job Don - we all know you could do it!

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KENSINGTONC 2/5/2010 8:08PM

    Don, that's great!!! I will record it and look for you! Way to REPRESENT our AWESOME community here!!!

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SATYAGRAHA 2/5/2010 8:04PM

    Oh! And you should tell Chris SparkGuy! And have fun in NYC! It's my favourite place ever!

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SATYAGRAHA 2/5/2010 8:02PM

    WOWOWOWOWOW!!!! That's so awesome I can't even type! (I think I've already hit backspace a 100 times!) emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon YIIIIIPPPPPPPPEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!

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LEELYNN2 2/5/2010 8:01PM

    I can't think of a better person to represent us all! Go Don!

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    emoticon You are a spark super star Don! You are such a wonderful example to all us and you really keep me pushing to achieve great things. Hope you know how important you are to all of us!


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JCORYCMA 2/5/2010 7:23PM

    emoticon Boy I thought being featured in the Nordic walking newsletter was the big news!! You had to get smaller first to get BIG! Good for you. It would be great to get those last couple of pounds off before Wednesday but if the darn scale doesn't cooperate -- don't let it detract from the moment. You know I'm on my anti-scale roll since my break-up! Lol!

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KEENTINA 2/5/2010 7:01PM

    Go you!!!! What great news! Have you told the coaches yet? I'd try and get them to send me a pair of pants with the Sparks logo on large enough to see and ask if they can have them expressed to get there for the show so you can give the free plug even in a Dr. Oz shirt!

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L*I*T*A* 2/5/2010 6:24PM

ions...........on this wonderful news.............blessings and hugs.........lita

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BOTZZZ 2/5/2010 5:38PM

    Hey man, check your sparkmail ;)

As Ever

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ZIRCADIA 2/5/2010 5:27PM

    Now you just have to get them to fly me out there from AL and the day will be complete! :D

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FRECKS96 2/5/2010 5:09PM

    WOW!!! That is fabulous Don, congrats!! What a great accomplishment for you. Good Luck and Have Fun!!

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PUDDLE_JUMPER 2/5/2010 4:31PM

    emoticon WAY SUPER COOL!!!
I am sooo happy for you!!!
How exciting!!!

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I hope you have a GREAT time!!!

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JAE_HENNINGTON 2/5/2010 4:20PM

  that is so cool and you are just the guy that should be having this happen to them, you are so inspiring and motivating to all of us here at Sparks. Even though I may not always tell you, you are inspiring me to meet my goals

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DAYHIKER 2/5/2010 4:10PM

    emoticon Don!! You really are on a roll today!! The excitement alone ought to knock off that last little bit of weight!! emoticon

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