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Super Time Had By All!

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Just a quickie here...we had a great time today on the Dr. Oz show and despite being there from 9 until noon time there were few, if any slack moments. Dr. Oz has a comedian / ringleader kinda guy who was doing a lot of wise-cracking and giving instructions to those of us who had come for the show. There was a "special guest" who had us sweatin' to the oldies. I am HORRIBLE at those kind of things and if I made it to the camera then (please edit...snip, PLEASE!) you'll see me stepping along and putting my arms up in the air pretty much exactly OPPOSITE of everyone else...lol! The GOOD news is I didn't poke anyone's eye out! :-)

They featured some selected guests and had a tip / question section in which they randomly picked from the 100 of us to come up and share a tip and ask Dr. Oz a weight loss related question.

Sadly, yours truly garnered none of the limelight. Sadly mostly because I SO wanted to give a shoutout praising SPARKPEOPLE.COM! BUT: I DID talk it up among the others who were there...many hadn't heard of SparkPeople. I also spoke up to the staff of the show about SparkPeople indicating what an invaluable resource it has been to me. I EVEN put a plug in there to the "special guest" while another member of SparkPeople who was there was taking a picture of me with this guest. I'm hoping that somehow there "may" be a sort of "honorable mention" of SparkPeople.

Unfortunately CHRIS3215 got shut out of the show due to all transportation having been canceled out of her area...even though the snow had not yet arrived ANYWHERE! My DW is AWFULLY pleased that didn't happen to me...she wouldn't have wanted to LIVE with me then...! :-)

We're staying an additional night as everything arrived late and things are looking quite formidable out there...back home tomorrow!

Will be sharing a few pics at a later date...!

The show will be airing next Tues. Here's the note I received:

Thanks to everyone who braved the snow and blizzard conditions today to come to the show! I wanted to let everyone know we will be airing Feb 16th. Thanks again!!!! And keep up the amazing work!

Helaine Tabacoff
The Dr. Oz Show
ZoCo Productions
30 Rockefeller Plaza
43rd floor
New York, NY 10112


Hope everyone is SPARKING along out there and staying safe, warm and protected from the elements lashing away throughout the U.S. Mid-West & East!

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    I had to check out the first Dr. Oz blog. Isn't it amazing how often someone has NOT heard of SparkPeople? I guess our sparks, while many, are spread throughout the world. So glad you enjoyed the trip and show, Don!
    2925 days ago
    I've set the DVR to record the show! I'm so excited for you, it must have been very exciting & also very interesting to learn how others went about losing their weight. It would be fun to hear those stories if you feel like sharing them w/us.

    Sorry you couldn't give a special word about SP on TV. This site has done more than help me eat better & lose weight - something that other weight loss groups just don't offer...emotional support!
    2926 days ago
    How fun! I'm so glad you had a good time. Congrats on the jeans too!
    2926 days ago
  • S318830
    Cool! Sounds like you had a great time. Wow!
    2926 days ago
    Got my DVR all set. Thanks for heads up! I'm looking forward to sharing your experience.

    Dave emoticon
    2927 days ago
    Thanks for letting us know how things went. Hopefullly, your little seed about Sparkpeople will bear some fruit in the future. emoticon
    2927 days ago
    YEAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH congratulations, I am so glad you made it. I was concerned for you with the weather and glad that you go IN AND OUT without too much delay. I'll be watching for you on TUESDAY FEB 16........I can catch Dr. Oz two times a day, so I am bound to see it. Sorry Chris wasn't able to be there, but SNOW happens...
    2927 days ago
    Don it sounds like you had a wonderful time. Fantastic that you got to meet Richard Simmons and Dr.Oz on the same day! What a hoot. Nothing like dancin' round to the oldies with Richard in his gym shorts. I'm so glad you got to go. You surely deserved it. I'll be looking at you on Tuesday!!!
    2928 days ago
  • CHRIS3215
    Hi Don
    THANKS for mentioning me in this Blog!!
    OH how I ever so wanted to be there! BUT mother nature had other ideas for me!
    Well at least I can be still waiting to be on the show! YUP they still want me..lolI heard Richard Simmons was the guest who had ya all sweating!! He is so funny!!
    Glad you had a wonderful time & that I gave you the info to do it!!
    Just wish I could of met you too! ;-).
    Have a safe trip back home!..

    2928 days ago

    Comment edited on: 2/11/2010 3:41:47 PM
    Glad to hear that the blizzard did not keep you from going to the show. You know that I will be watching the show next Tuesday.
    2928 days ago
  • JANETK53
    emoticon It is so great that you arrived and enjoyed the taping of the show...getting to dance to the Oldies must of been emoticon even if you weren't in step..... emoticon
    2929 days ago
  • MSRIP3
    Sounds like a pretty awesome experience! Safe travels home!
    2929 days ago
  • KELLI9001
    I'm so excited for you! You were meant to be there way back when you first logged onto SP! It was all in the plan.
    2929 days ago
  • PISTL67
    emoticon sounds like quite the adventure.
    2929 days ago
  • GETTO140
    This is so great!! I can't wait to watch the show next week! WAY TO GO, DON!!
    2929 days ago
    That's great! I will be recording it to watch after I get home from work emoticon emoticon
    2929 days ago
  • FRECKS96
    Glad you had a good time! I'm looking forward to checking it out, even if you didn't get in a plug for SP. Safe trip home!
    2929 days ago
    Don you crack me up! I don't do aerobics classes for the very same reason I don't dance - I don't want to hurt anybody on the floor! Wonderful that you got to spread the spark - even if it wasn't in the limelight! I doubt I could come up with a question for Dr. Oz (except maybe - do you use Botox?), that SP hasn't already answered for me through their amazing resource tools. Thanks for the show info. I've got a few days to figure out my DVR - I know the book is around here somewhere! Lol!
    Joanne emoticon
    2929 days ago
    I added the date to my calendar so I don't forget to watch!

    2929 days ago
    Boy, I am proud to know a famous person! Congrats, Don!
    2929 days ago
  • CGREEN717
    I can't wait to see pictures.

    2929 days ago
    Well, since CHRIS3215 couldn't go, it's a darn good thing you DID go, because from the sounds of it, there might have been only one other Spark Person there besides you?

    I don't have TV, but if anyone hears of the episode being streamed online or anything, let me know!

    (Or maybe that would be a good excuse for a Spark Rally to watch a tape of it? LOL)
    2929 days ago
    Ahhhh...DURN IT ANYWAY!!! Wha'da shame there wasn't any spokesperson for SparkPeople on-camera! But it's a fantastic honor in any case! And am I getting that this "special guest" was Richard Simmons?

    We're REAL PROUD'A YA' Don!!!
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    2929 days ago
  • KSIGMA1222
    Take lots of pictures! Sounds like it all went fine and you did great! Now just enjoy the city and go out to eat.
    2929 days ago
  • L*I*T*A*
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    2929 days ago
    I really can't wait to see this show. I have never seen the Dr. Oz show and I bet I will love it. I hope that I do get to hear a plug for Spark, because Spark is the best ever! Just like you.
    2929 days ago
    Glad to get the update, Don, as I have been wondering if the weather had shut you out of getting there! Bummer that you didn't get the limelight but how cool just to be there sweatin' with that oldie but goodie! emoticon
    2929 days ago
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