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"I'm Ready for My Close-Up Mr. DeMille!"


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Saturday, November 17, 2012

Didn't Gloria Swanson say that in Sunset Boulevard? I don't know, I never saw that movie. And I'm not ready for a close-up either. I have decided I look a lot better from a distance. That's what 61 years will do to you. There is no denying it, I look OLD! But it could be worse--I could look old AND fat.

I've been whitening my teeth morning and night, got my nails done yesterday, and just had my hair colored about 3 weeks ago, so hopefully no roots are showing yet. And this morning the scale read 149.4 lbs.--so I made it! I am at or below that 150 lbs. I put down that I weighed on the questionnaire for the Today Show! WOOHOO! Hopefully I can continue this downward trend. Mid 140's would be so nice. But spending five days in New York City could be trouble. I'm going with a plan. That plan is to WATCH IT VERY CAREFULLY! I think if you tell yourself that it will be okay to be looser with your eating for a few days while you're vacationing, it just gives you free rein to gorge! I'm NOT going to do that!

Yesterday was busy with the nail appointment, meeting hubby for lunch (a grilled chicken salad), then doing some last-minute shopping. I found some jeggings (jean leggings) at Dress Barn a couple months ago and fell in love with them. They're like real jeans, in that they have back pockets (the front pockets are sewn shut--I guess so they lay better), and they zip and button and I love them. I love them so much that I've been wearing nothing else. I started out with a dark denim color, then went back and got a black pair. I planned on wearing the black ones on the Today Show. They're so form fitting and I think they make me look thinner. At least I hope they do. But I've worn and washed them so much, I was afraid they were looking pretty faded. so off to Dress Barn I went yesterday and tried to get another pair. They only had one pair left, it was an 8. I've been buying a size 10. They're tight, but plenty big since they stretch. I wear an 8 in slacks, but usually buy a 10 in jeans. I decided to try the size 8 jeggings and they're super tight but they fit! So I bought them! At least they're nice and black.

When I got home the reporter from our local paper who is doing a story on me for tomorrow's paper called and we did the interview. I told her the story of the size 8 jeggings. Today she called back to check some facts and told me the story kind of focused on those size 8 jeggings. The photographer is coming out today to take my picture, so I'll probably wear the new size 8's!

So amidst all the excitement of flying to NYC to be on the Today show, is this article that's going to be in the newspaper tomorrow. Hopefully I will get to read it before I leave town. We are flying out of Omaha at 6 a.m., so will need to leave our home near Lincoln by around 3:30 a.m. YIKES! That means I better be basically done packing before I go to sleep tonight, for what will be a very short night. I will probably be too excited to sleep anyway.

Then son called and asked if my two grandchildren could come out while he & his wife go to the Husker football game this afternoon. Sure. Why not? Since the photographer is coming out after the kids get here, maybe they can be in some of the pictures. Hopefully my son & his wife will come out to pick the kids up right after the game, sometimes they like to party some after a victory. Usually I just keep the kids over night, which I love. But not tonight. Today, I'm going to have to tell my kids, that I have so much to do, and need to go to bed early, that they will need to get out here and pick the kids up before it's too late.

This is probably my last blog before I get back from my Today Show appearance. But I will have lots to talk about then, and hopefully lots of pictures to share. My stomach is churning. Wish me luck! As I've been telling people: "I'll see you on the Today Show!"

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XENATHOMAS 11/28/2012 1:48PM

    Good Luck!!

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SUSIEMT 11/27/2012 7:31PM

    Congratulations on your accomplishments! WooHoo to you!

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VENISEW1 11/27/2012 6:28PM

    Hope you had a great time!

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WATERMELLEN 11/23/2012 12:58PM

    What a story! And huge congrats to you! At age 61 also I have to agree: we can't help getting older but it feels great not to be fatter!!

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-SHOREIDO- 11/23/2012 12:04PM

    And you could feel old, which you don't!!! Go with the right attitude and don't look back @ how you look or the past or whatever. Just look ahead and you'll like what you see!! Promise!!! : ) Congratulations

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ELLEKTRA 11/23/2012 1:56AM

    Hope it went well...

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MARTHAWILL 11/22/2012 7:32PM

    Awesome to read your post. Congratulations!! Hope to be able to watch the Today Show!

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SPARKLINGME176 11/22/2012 4:40PM

    Have a blast!

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LOGOULD 11/22/2012 2:59PM

    How exciting and how blessed you are to have the opportunity to "spark" and encourage so many others!

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_LINDA 11/22/2012 11:59AM

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That is fantastic! Its wonderful you are being recognized for all your hard work!
Enjoy the rewards and attention! You earned it!

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JEWELY_ROADS 11/22/2012 11:15AM

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KANOE10 11/22/2012 10:03AM

    I am very happy for you. Go enjoy being on that show. You deserve it!
Try the Hume leggings at Macys. I wear them all of the time. Also turn them inside out when you wash them and that helps keep the color.

Have fun. emoticon

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MEXGAL1 11/22/2012 9:14AM

    Have a safe journey and great time!
Happy Thanksgiving!

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NUOVAELLE 11/22/2012 7:58AM

    What a great experience! I'm sure all went perfect and I can't wait to read your blog about it. Have a safe trip back home!

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BROOKLYN_BORN 11/22/2012 7:54AM

    Wonderful! Your story will be an inspiration to a wider audience. Enjoy NYC!

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ONEKIDSMOM 11/22/2012 7:47AM

    What a great experience! Make us Huskers PROUD! (Hint: we already were.)

I've been on the road for a week now and it's getting old. By the time I'm catching up and typing this comment you may well already be home! Hope it went well and happy Thanksgiving!

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TORTISE110 11/22/2012 6:26AM

    emoticon i hope you had a blast in nyc! Congrats on all you have accomplished!

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CHRISKENANDKIDS 11/21/2012 11:02PM

    I'm so proud of you! Congratulations on all of your successes! You ROCK! :) Have a GREAT time!

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SCOUTMOM715 11/21/2012 10:26PM

    Saw your segment on the Joy Fit Club!! You look amazing! Very inspiring! emoticon

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DUXGRL1 11/20/2012 10:43PM

    You go girl! I saw the segment! CONGRATULATIONS!

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KROLES55 11/20/2012 9:43AM

    I saw your segment on the Today show and you looked wonderful.. God Bless you.

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QTEALADY20031 11/19/2012 6:52PM

    How exciting! You are a celebrity! You have had an amazing journey! emoticon emoticon

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GRANDMABABA 11/19/2012 3:50PM

    Awesome! Hope it all went perfectly for you. emoticon

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TRUETOU 11/18/2012 10:32PM

    when and how can we see you on the show...can you post it on here or give us a link...so excited for you...have a great time in NYC

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VONBLACKBIRD 11/18/2012 4:49PM

    O how fun!!! Good luck and just be yourself!!!

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TERRYT55 11/18/2012 3:32PM

    I'm so excited for you! Have fun.....

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HOLLYM48 11/18/2012 10:55AM

    What an awesome story! Good for you on your size 8 jeans and have a blast in NYC and on the show! Way to go!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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JAOTAO 11/18/2012 10:48AM

    WHEEE!!! Sounds like so much fun. Your universe has certainly expanded!!! Safe journey.

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FLYING2007 11/18/2012 8:28AM

    That is so cool!!! Good for you- soak in this whole experience of a lifetime. You earned it!

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SLFGOLF 11/18/2012 1:02AM

    Such an exciting time for you. Enjoy your time. Congrats on getting under 150 pounds.

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CARRAND 11/17/2012 9:26PM

    Good luck! Enjoy your time in the spotlight. The jeggings sound great.

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MS_SWEETHEART 11/17/2012 8:16PM

    emoticon on your size 8's! I'm so happy for you, good luck! emoticon

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KSNANA2 11/17/2012 7:47PM

    Can't wait to see you! Sending prayers that all goes smoothly. We are all so proud of you! Remember to have fun and take lots of pictures to share with us!

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DOTSONK 11/17/2012 7:12PM

    I am SOOOOooooo excited for you! You are truly THE person to be on the Today Show for your incredible weightloss success. I can't begin to tell you how inspiring you are to me! You are an amazing woman, Maggie! And God meant for you to lose the weight and make an impression on the rest of us who so desperately need inspiration and motivation to keep going in the right direction! Size 8. Woman, I can't tell you the last time I was in an 8... I really don't think I was ever in an 8. I believe I went from size 6x (remember that kid size?) to a size 12 for women. Remember that all of us are thinking about you. And enjoy yourself!

Love ya,
Kathy
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LINDAK25 11/17/2012 6:35PM

    Have a wonderful time! I can't wait to see you on TV!

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TERRRI 11/17/2012 5:54PM

    Good luck! You will do great. I wonder how soon they show an episode after taping it?

Enjoy NYC as well!

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KERRYG155 11/17/2012 5:45PM

    I'm sure the story will be great as well as the interview Monday! emoticon

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SLIMKATIE 11/17/2012 3:15PM

    SO excited for you!! I'm sure you will look amazing in those size 8's! :)

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LJCANNON 11/17/2012 1:18PM

    emoticon Iam so Happy and Excited for you!! Remember to B-R-E-A-T-H-E!! You will be FINE.
Enjoy this Episode, it will only last a moment emoticon

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DINGALLSTOO 11/17/2012 1:12PM

    HAVE FUN!!!!!

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