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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 fo…

Food Education At Home

I have friends who know that I'm not above feeding my boys a hot dog on occasion or taking them out for a hot fudge sundae or even buying them a candy bar on occasion at the grocery store check out line (better than buying a large bag of candy bars).  As a parent I want my children to overall have an appreciation for the different types of whole foods available to us and how those foods help our bodies stay in good health.  What I don't want for my children:  To ever have to 'diet' a day in their life time.  To be obese.  
There are times my boys will ask for candy or junk food and the answer is no many times and they ask me why.  I explain to them why that particular food is bad for our bodies and once in a great while it may be ok but not several times a week or even every week.  I then redirect them to help me find a healthier option.  The foods (some/ a lot of it junk food) that my boys (ages 6 and 3) love in general are: hummus, chips, gum, hard candy, gummy bear…