So now that my segment on The Dr. Oz Show has officially aired, I can tell you all about the experience! And for those of you who missed it, it should show up eventually on the section of their website under Truth Tube. As of two minutes ago, it still wasn’t there when I checked. I don’t know how long it will be until it’s posted, but as soon as it is, I will post a link here on my blog to it. I tried taking a video of it on my TV but I didn’t have the volume turned up enough so although you can see it, you can’t hear it. I’ll try and get a better clip of it soon.
So here’s how it all went down: One of the producers caught wind of this here blog and decided I’d be a perfect representative for insecure women everywhere! Not sure I should take that as a complement, but anyway, I talked with several producers and they offered me the opportunity to come on the show. After getting a boost of bravery from my best friends, I accepted the offer and just a few days later my husband and I were off to New York. Let me tell you, I loved New York so hard!! If I had a Sugar Daddy and a driver to haul me around, I would live in Manhattan forever. For some reason, I just really loved it. My husband had a good time, but after a couple of days he was ready to head home (he wasn’t quite as enamored as I was – he liked it, he’s just more at home in the country than in the Big City).
I have to give major props to the producers of the show – these are some women who are GETTING IT DONE. They are all so great and so good at what they do. I want to hang out with them some night over pitchers of margaritas and chips & dips and just hear what they have to say. I want them all to be in my circle of friends because did I mention AWESOME? Yeah.
We filmed the background story first and although I was a nervous wreck, the Field Producer Anne and the cameraman Adam, were so nice and just a lot of fun to work with. They made me feel totally at ease and I did things for them I would NEVER have done for anyone else (step on a scale ON CAMERA, check myself out in a mirror ON CAMERA, walk around Central Park like I owned the place ON CAMERA).
The next day we went to the studio where I spent a lot of time in the dressing room wondering WHAT THE HECK HAVE I GOTTEN MYSELF INTO??? There were lots of visits from wardrobe, from several different producers, a trip to hair & makeup (omg those hair & makeup women were the most calm, cool, collected women I’ve ever been around – they had a very soothing effect. I puffy heart them. AND they made me look pretty for the camera. WIN!) and lots of just waiting around feeling like I was going to throw up because I was so nervous.
Then it was time to go film the segment! I met Dr. Oz right before my segment started and he was very, very nice and welcoming. He held both of my hands and looked me right in the eye and I honestly don’t remember what he said because by that time I was nervous blob of jelly. I was feeling nervous, spastic, excited, scared, and OHMYGOSHICAN’TBELIEVEI’MDOINGTHIS all at the same time. I remember sitting in the chair on stage and then it went by super-fast and was over! As I was leaving the stage Dr. Oz held my hands, kissed my cheek, and said some very nice parting words that almost made me cry.
After the show back in the dressing room, I met the therapist that was on the segment with me, Emily Roberts, and we talked and talked until a producer came into the room and said “um…yeah…no rush, but everyone is getting ready to leave so…” so we exchanged info and left the studio. We have been Skyping every week since then and I’m going to share some things here on the blog that we have been talking about because I think it’s info worth sharing. I’m learning so much from her. She’s a keeper for sure. 🙂
And that’s the story of how I ended up on The Dr. Oz Show. As I said, I’ll try to post a clip as soon as I can because I think it’s worth sharing, not just because it’s me, but because I think we all feel insecure about so much and you know what? You don’t have to stay stuck in your insecurity – you CAN change it. It’s totally possible – and you don’t even have to go on TV to do it. 🙂