I get the most sensational texts and emails from my sweet kiddo… who is also 14 and a girl – so everything is sensational. Good, bad or ugly, being sensationalized is just the way of life for a teen girl. Last week at work I got an email from her about a new weight loss supplement that Dr. Oz was pitching. I didn’t know she watched, Dr. Oz.
Subject line: burn fat quicker & more efficiently.
Email: PLEASE can we please get Garcinia Cambogia Extract and become thin and healthy and fit together please. People comment on all of the links and posts about it saying that it worked brilliantly for them and so many good things. The only thing is I’m not sure how expensive it is. I’m sure if it’s expensive that you can find coupons or get a discount because you’re a benefits director. I think this will help us bond too.
OK – I love the part about getting coupons and bonding. Frankly, as much as this kid says she despise me… that’s how much I love her. She is so much fun. I read this email at work and started laughing out loud – bonding over Garcinia Cambogia Extract! I wonder if I can replace this with family therapy? It seems cheaper. $37.98 USD for 60 pills…. That’s like a whole month for less than one therapy session!
Food and I battled for most of 2012. Either I was eating too little or too much. There was probably a day or two all was A-OK. But just a day or two… maybe more. Subsequently, I lost a LOT of weight down to my lowest ever and then added 30 pounds to the low. I kinda liked the lowest ever, although I’m told I looked gaunt. Whatever. I was thin – and I liked being 5′ 11″ and thin!
Other than watching Dr. Oz – my daughter is also a Dr. Phil and Tyra Banks, America’s Next Top Model hard care addict. Man – I’d love to get her on both of those shows! Dr. P can tell her that her ma’ isn’t half bad and Tyra can talk to her about frying her hair with cheap dye… Maybe they can tag team her? Idea worth exploring.
On the weekends, you can hear gut wrencing scream-o metal bands and Tyra Banks, Dr. Phil and Dr. Oz loud (and I mean LOUD) and clear from under her bedroom door all weekend long. Imagine what that combo is like. Haha… sounds like something right out of Oz! Intermittently over the weekend, I get emails from her (from 20 feet down the hallway) about how we should be eating differently (agree), hair product that will make her hair better, shampoo that Tyra uses so you don’t have to take a shower (I really want her to shower…), the ways Tyra says make-up should be applied – and she thinks I should be paying attention to this information… Oh, and many, many fashion tips since my fashion sense is so bad (agree).
I’m a little concerned I’m getting fashion and weight loss tips from Tyra and Dr. Oz via a 14 year old girl from an internet connection 20 feet down the hallway… keeping an eye on that one, for sure. Have to say though, if that kid of mine and I can bond over a bottle of supplements that do no harm and cost less than a therapy session – I’m so on that. Therapy too… oh, and still praying to the good lord little baby Jesus Christ, Buddha, and calling in all those angels. Because although they aren’t helping with burning all this fat off my big fat ass, they do bring me some peace and serenity during each day of raising my sweet kiddo. Thank God for that!