Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Oprah-pick me..PLEASE?!?!?!

This is no joke! I shamelessly sent in a photo of myself when they put out a call for "people who look 10 years younger than themselves". What can I say? I have always loved the stage and REALLY want to go to the Oprah show. If this is the only way I can get there, what the heck? Then I wrote a blurb on what keeps me young..
This is what I wrote:

I am a 53 year old woman who looks at least 10 years younger than I am. People are constantly shocked that I am 53, have 4 grown children and 2 grandchildren. I have had folks tell me I look like I am anywhere between my 30s and 40s. I use to be offended when I was in my 20s that I looked so young (I was carded until my late 30s) but NOW I feel so blessed and fortunate to have such youthful genes. However, it feels like a double-edged sword at times because I don’t really look or feel like someone in their 50s. Nonetheless, I work HARD for my youthful body! I am a triathlete who took up the sport 6 years ago. I did my first Ironman Triathlon the year I turned 50. I run, bike, weight train and swim several times a week. Competing in triathlons (12 this season) keeps me positively focused and young. I am training for another Ironman next June. Eating high protein, low fat, whole foods helps to keep my weight down. I keep my mind active playing soduko. Preventative medicine such as massage and seeing my chiropractor once a month keeps my body aligned. I love being with my childrensfamilies and my husband. I have been in an amazing relationship with my husband for 18 years, who also looks 15 years younger than his 60 years. Last year, we both left very demanding jobs (I was a counselor in private practice, he an attorney). I believe that loving each other and being each other’s best friend keeps me young. We play, travel, workout, and in general love each other’s company. We raised 4 daughters (2 his, 2 mine) in a loving blended family. The satisfaction of surviving some difficult circumstances makes me feel successful and I suppose that reflects on my youthful nature. Though I have many friends that are my age, I also like spending time with younger people. I train with athletes who are for the most part 10-20 years younger than me.

Is this narcissistic or what? I am pulling out all the stops..


10 comments:

Anonymous said...

You go girl!!!! Take me with you when Oprah calls.. :-)
Love, Molly

momo said...

good for you! i think being on oprah (especially for looking YOUNGER than your real age) would be a hoot!

Heather said...

What a great paragraph about yourself! It really rocks (and pulls at those heart strings just enough)! I still think you should get pictures of dad and go on as the youngest looking COUPLE....When you win, we are all going too, right?

SWTrigal said...

We sent one for your dad too..I'll let him share his..(we sent pics too)..Still waiting for the call..

Duane said...

Good luck! 12 races? You must be an Outlaw!

Fe-lady said...

When one is over 50 (and doesn't look it to boot) then we are allowed to be narcisstic and pull out all the stops! (The only draw back here is that people who are 50 or younger and LOOK it...well, they HATE people like you!) :-)
Hope she picks you! Let us know- when is the choosing taking place?

SWTrigal said...

I just responded to her notice on oprah.com website for people who look at least 10 years younger than they are-I assume to be on her show. I am sure they get 100,000 responses but I am still expecting the call..
:)

becoloradogirl said...

I'm sure Oprah will also want to see your young looking daughters :-)

Vickie said...

Can we vote?? Yes, you rock!

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