Gary's Girl

Just me and my everyday experiences as a military wife and mom.

Monday, August 11, 2008

Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Santa's Little Helpers

Cammi and Liam posed in front of the tree. Liam is turning 1 in a few weeks....hard to believe!

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Another Picture of Liam

Liam and Da - he's not quite Dad, just Da.

Liam and Mo

I just can't bring myself to be called "Grandma", so I'm going with "Mo." I'm the next closest thing to "Mom."

Liam is growing so much. He's sitting alone and has two teeth. I think crawling is just around the corner!

Sunday, April 22, 2007

Nutrisystem Trophy Wife

I recently filmed a new commercial for NS that should begin airing in the next several months. In it they asked me to repeat a line that was used in the first commercial, "My husband jokingly calls me his trophy wife." I did repeat it in this new shoot because I was the one that originally fed them the line - as a joke.

Since the first commercial, I have caught quite a bit of flack about the "trophy wife" comment. I've heard comments in person and seen or been told about postings on the, I'll try and clear things up here once and for all.

1. I said "JOKINGLY!!" The reason I said jokingly, is because it was a JOKE!!! Duh! My husband doesn't objectify me, and yes, I know what the term trophy wife means and here is why it was funny in the context of our marriage: We are 6 months apart in age, we've been married over 20 years, we are both college educated professionals, and neither of us is more attractive than the other. As for those who thought I was a "dumb", southern girl - I graduated college with a 3.88 and my IQ is in the 130s.

2. Kelli has the thick southern accent - not me. I have a slight southern accent. At any rate, southerners are no more or less likely to be dumb than those from other parts of the country. We're just much cuter and that makes everyone from up north jealous. Once again, JOKING!!! My two best friends are from NY.

3. That is my real body. I see it every day and I'm sure I would know if they "pasted" my head on a different body.

4. No, I didn't get my body in this shape with NS alone. But come on, isn't that a no-brainer???!! I lost weight with NS, but I improved my muscle tone through running. I've been a runner for years, but I had stopped for a couple of years due to problems with my feet and a hectic schedule due to my husband's deployments. Once I had lost some weight with NS, running was easier on my feet and I was able to start again. As a matter of fact, I ran a 1/2 marathon in March and averaged 8.5 minute miles (a little slower than I used to be, but I am getting older. lol) Go, Me!!!

5. Yes, those are my real boobs and no, I've never had a "tummy-tuck". I just happen to have good genetics in that department. My father was a professional athelete and still has flat abs at age 60. Both of my parents have remained fit and it would be hard for anyone to imagine they are great grandparents.

I hope that clears things up. I'm sure there are still people that will complain about my comment when the new infommercial comes out, but some people are never happy. I just wanted to make it clear that there is nothing wrong with being proud of your body. LONG before someone notices your intelligence and/or incredible wit, they notice your appearance. That is the world in which we all live - like it or not.


P.S. Check out the pictures from the commercial shoot below. I took my son along with me and treated him to Miami Heat tickets.

The director giving me instructions on the Miami NS shoot

Nutrisystem Commercial

This is my "friend" and I in the new Nutrisystem commercial. NS always covers my tattoo with make-up, so that is why I have a tissue sticking out of my swimsuit between takes.

Little Havana

My son at the Miami Heat Game

Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Down time's been a while since I've posted. Things have been fairly busy around here and I've been enjoying spending time with my grandson, Liam.

I've been participating in some Nike online challenges through the Nike+ website. By the way, for those of you that like walking or jogging - I highly recommend the Nike+ sports kit. It costs about $30 and wirelessly links your Ipod Nano to your Nike shoes. It tells you how far you went, how many calories you burned and how long you were out and about, all while playing your tunes. When you return home you can download the info to your computer and the Nike+ site keeps all your info for you. I am SO addicted to it. I got it in Sept. and I LOVE it. If you get/have one, I'm on the site, ask me for my username and run with me!!!


Sunday, November 12, 2006

What do Marines do in their "down time" - hit the bar hard! lol Posted by Picasa

Gary (after several drinks!) and I celebrating the 231st birthday of the Corps. Posted by Picasa

Happy Birthday USMC

We celebrated the Marine Corps Birthday at the USMC ball Friday. We had a blast, dining and dancing until 2:00. Unfortunately we had to be up and out the door by 6:00 the next morning for a gymnastics meet! Gary blew his diet a little with all the beer, but he's still down over 20 pounds. I didn't drink, so I got to do the early morning drive. Cammi did pretty well - 2nd all around and 1st on the beam. That was her last level 6 competition and she will now compete as a level 7 beginning in January (there are only 10 levels of gymnastics!!) After getting home from the meet, we had a retirement party to attend for one of Gary's former crew chiefs. OMG!!! I was so tired. Luckily we wrapped last night up pretty early because I was literally operating on 3 hours sleep all day. Hope you all had a great weekend!


Thursday, November 09, 2006

Shot during the commercial. Posted by Picasa

A shot from my commercial. Posted by Picasa

My NS ad. Posted by Picasa