Training for Baby: Scotty helped me lose weight
I was part of the WRAL crew covering "American Idol" finalist Scotty McCreery's hometown visit on Saturday. It was one of the longest days of my life.Posted — Updated
I was part of the WRAL crew covering “American Idol” finalist Scotty McCreery’s hometown visit on Saturday. It was one of the longest days of my life.
Somehow, I survived the grueling day on very little food – hot dog, Fritos, snowball and one bottle of water. That was all I had during the day!
The day started at Lowes Foods, Scotty’s former employer. I was taking fan video and photos.
Surrounded by a giant cupcake display of Scotty on the Idol stage, I had to remind myself that I was trying to behave myself. I really wanted to just lose my mind and start inhaling the cupcakes! I mean, they could build a new scene for him quickly, right? He wouldn’t notice one cupcake gone….
Not only was I near cupcakes, I was also surrounded by food! Tasty food!
But I remained strong.
After about three hours, I broke down and bought a hot dog, which came with a bag of chips – all for $1!
When Scotty’s arrival got pushed back yet again, I decided to head to Lake Benson Park to check out the fans waiting for the concert.
My GPS told me it was only 1.1 miles. “That isn’t far,” I thought. I was wrong!
That was the longest walk of my life – made worse because I was carrying a camera and bag with rain gear.
When I finally reached Lake Benson, I had another mile to walk just to get to the stage. If I hadn’t gotten a snowball, I probably would have passed out and been eaten alive by the tweens in line for snacks.
Scotty’s arrival kept getting pushed back, so I ended up standing in the middle of the ever-growing crowds for about two hours. After that, I had the 1.1 mile walk back to the car.
By the end of the day, I felt like Scotty had run me over with tank!
But I did step on the scale two days later and see that I lost 2 lbs.
So, thanks, Scotty for helping me get closer to my weight goal!