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Dr. Oz Transformation Nation

I went to the taping of the Dr. Oz's Transformation Nation today (show airs Wednesday May 23rd 4pm).  It was a fun time.

So how did I get a ticket?  I participated in the contest at the very end of my weight loss journey so my total weight loss for the contest was 5lbs however I lost 75lbs previous so my total weight loss has been 80lbs.

I received an email from the Dr. Oz show asking me if I would like to attend the taping.  They were inviting those who participated in Transformation Nation to attend.  I originally didn't have plans on attending as what fun would it be to go by myself with one ticket?   Fortunately and luckily a friend of mine received the same email as she signed up for Transformation Nation so we went together.

The show is taped in NY, NY a short distance away from where the Today Show has their concert series in Rockefeller Plaza.  On our way we saw Al Roker, and Usher who was performing on stage.  I wanted to stay and watch but we need to be on time for the taping of Dr. Oz.


We had a great time laughing in the studio and the person in charge of keeping the audience entertained was hilarious (I'll edit this post when I can remember his name :-).  I was crying I was laughing so hard.  No accident that he's a comedian :-)  He spent some of his time razzing Dr. Oz in between takes and it was nice to see that Dr. Oz didn't take himself too seriously.

It was pretty exciting to see the contestants/finalists in person and to be among other audience members who have made a change and commitment for a healthier lifestyle through diet and exercise.

There was something one of the contestants/finalists said that stuck in my mind and found to be so true but never quite could find the words to express it:

"Everyone has a switch"  It's just a matter of finding that switch inside us and turning it on.  Do whatever it takes to find that switch.  That's what makes the possibility for change.

Finding that switch is something I've always searched for but had a hard time finding until two years ago. This is for keeps. This is for forever.  No matter what this was my transformation.


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