My (Brief) Appearance on “Tia & Tamera”!

July 31, 2012

A few months ago, I wrote about how I went to Slimmons one night to take one of Richard Simmons’ classes, only to find a reality film crew there. They were filming twin actresses Tia and Tamera Mowry, who star in a hit Style Network show called “Tia & Tamera.”

GUESS WHAT! Last night, the episode aired!

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Tia & Tamera

April 13, 2012

Happy Friday! Take a look around – I’ve made a few changes to Keep It Up, David, to help you access your favorite types of posts more quickly and easily. Basically, the My Favorite Posts page was getting way too big and unwieldy (there were over 85 links on it!). So I split it up and created a third row of header links:

  • The Produce Aisle: You know I love to try fruits and veggies that I’ve never tried before (like in yesterday’s post, with the pepinos!), so this page archives all those posts. I separated the list into two parts, fruits and veggies, and you can click on any of the links to learn more about the unique and rare items I’ve found, like Buddha’s Hand or Dragon Fruit.
  • What’s In The RediSetGo?: All the installments of my popular little blog game are archived here. Haven’t played yet? Check it out, it’s easy and fun!
  • My Incredible Shrinking Clothes: These posts really motivate me – they’re about how I’ve needed to buy smaller and smaller clothes as a result of my weight loss. There’s nothing cooler than seeing a 3XL t-shirt next to a Large, and knowing I’ll never need that 3XL ever again!

With these three new pages, that still leaves about 12 or 14 links on the My Favorite Posts page, and they truly are the posts that I’m most proud of.


Remember the TV show Sister, Sister? It was a sitcom about twin girls, separated at birth, who get reunited as teenagers. It ran for 6 seasons in the mid and late ’90s, first on ABC, and then on the WB. Maybe the theme song will jog your memory:

The reason I bring it up is that I met the show’s stars, Tia and Tamera Mowry, last night at Slimmons! They currently have a reality show on the Style Network, appropriately called Tia & Tamera, and they’re filming their second season right now. Last night, they filmed during one of Richard Simmons’ classes at Slimmons.

This was a complete surprise to me, but not an unexpected one. It’s maybe the fourth or fifth time (at least) that I’ve walked into Slimmons and seen a film crew there – whether it’s for the Today show, The Doctors, or a local news piece. This was the biggest crew I’ve seen at Slimmons (I wonder how it compared to the film crew for Khloe and Lamar, which also filmed at Slimmons, although I wasn’t there that day): two cameramen, a sound guy, three or four producers, and two or three assistants.

Tia and Tamera looked exactly how I remembered them from Sister, Sister. The cameras shot them meeting with Richard before the class started and then Richard introduced them to a bunch of his regular students, starting with me. I met them, briefly, while the cameras were rolling, so there’s a chance I’ll be on their show! I’m not holding my breath – they got a LOT of footage during the course of the evening. They were both very nice, and their jaws dropped when I shared how much weight I’ve lost.

I worked out next to them during most of the class, and you could tell they were having a great time and working hard. One of them (I’m not sure if it was Tia or Tamera, to be honest), said goodbye to me on the sidewalk afterward, and I waved and said goodbye back.

When I got home, I sent a tweet to both of them:

And within a half-hour, Tamera tweeted back!

And, a few hours later, Tia responded too!

And then she sent a second tweet!

That means we’re new best friends, right?

Richard’s class was really good last night, regardless of the presence of celebrities. Lots of friends there wanted to touch my head – it was the first time I’ve been to Slimmons since getting my haircut. I also worked my ass off… and I was soaked with sweat by the end!

Keep it up, David!