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Oprah falls off the fat wagon (The wagon is grateful)
http://www.chicagotribune.com ^ | December 10, 2008 | Nara Schoenberg

Posted on 12/26/2008 10:46:50 AM PST by Maelstorm

She can make a serious novel a best seller, find a great gift for less than $100 and help elect a U.S. president. But losing weight and keeping it off? That's a tough one.

Even for Oprah Winfrey.

The talk show queen now weighs 200 pounds, up from 160 in 2006, according to an article in the January issue of O magazine provided early to The Associated Press by Harpo Productions.

"I'm mad at myself," Winfrey writes in the article. "I'm embarrassed. I can't believe that after all these years, all the things I know how to do, I'm still talking about my weight. I look at my thinner self and think, 'How did I let this happen again?' "

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TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Health/Medicine; Society
KEYWORDS: fat; goddess; oprah
Let us all pray that she put on a few more lbs over the next year. ;-)
1 posted on 12/26/2008 10:46:50 AM PST by Maelstorm
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To: Maelstorm

Too much Obama pie..


3 posted on 12/26/2008 10:48:10 AM PST by vietvet67
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To: Maelstorm

I wish I could “un-see” that.


4 posted on 12/26/2008 10:50:01 AM PST by SIDENET (Hubba Hubba...)
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To: Maelstorm

Hmmmm.
Guess she didn’t quit eating hamburgers after all.

Why she doesn’t go for a gastric and lipo procedure is beyond me. She can certainly afford to get the best doctors and plastic surgeons.


5 posted on 12/26/2008 10:50:19 AM PST by a real Sheila (Going into my cave Jan 20. Come get me in 4 years.)
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To: vietvet67

She weighs 200 like Kirstie Alley weighted 200. What is it with that number that no woman ever weighs more? Although she is very short. I met Oprah in 1993 right after she lost all that weight for the first time..and she was absolutely TINY. I’m tiny, and she was smaller than me.


6 posted on 12/26/2008 10:51:24 AM PST by Hildy
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To: Maelstorm

I realize it’s a mystery and all, but here’s a clue: stop eating.


7 posted on 12/26/2008 10:53:37 AM PST by IncPen (Pitchforks and torches.)
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To: SIDENET
Will this help ?


8 posted on 12/26/2008 10:54:42 AM PST by al baby (Hi mom Mr. Obama, are you aware that Sarah Palin took on her own party’s establishment in Alaska a)
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To: Maelstorm

Quick, someone tell her that Sarah beat her AGAIN in a poll for most admired, that out to boost her up to 300 +


9 posted on 12/26/2008 10:55:22 AM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Maelstorm

She’s not my favorite celebrity, but personally I don’t think she looked that good skinny or now looks that bad chubby.
She can afford a good self-esteem guru, no? Isn’t that what they’re good at? Making you feel good about stuff that shouldn’t matter...like looks?
Oprah, if you are having trouble finding people who love you in spite of your appearance...quit looking in the mirror, for starters!


10 posted on 12/26/2008 10:56:29 AM PST by 668 - Neighbor of the Beast (Problem id'd, opinion keyed in...now, what will you DO about it?)
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To: Maelstorm
I could've sworn I read the whale-falls-off-the-wagon story last month.


11 posted on 12/26/2008 10:57:17 AM PST by LibWhacker
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To: al baby
Thanks, Al.

I'm much better now.

12 posted on 12/26/2008 10:58:05 AM PST by SIDENET (Hubba Hubba...)
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To: a real Sheila
She had some drastic procedures about 3 or 4 years ago. She looked great for awhile. Probably she ha the lipo at that time.

It is hard to change eating habits. Certainly many foods we crave are the worst for us.

Money she has made in surplus. We all have areas of life that we do not like the result, of our choices, and have difficulty controlling.

Constant change is necessary to maintain the desired end.

13 posted on 12/26/2008 10:58:05 AM PST by geologist (The only answer to the troubles of this life is Jesus. A decision we all must make.)
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To: Hildy

Back in the late ‘80s, I was working at Optifast - the program that Oprah used - as a matter of fact, my FIRST DAY was the day she announced that Optifast helped her lose 67 pounds.

You have NEVER seen a switchboard light up like ours did the minute after the word “Optifast” came out of her mouth.

Remember the wagon full of 67 pounds of chicken fat she had hauled out onstage that day?


14 posted on 12/26/2008 11:00:11 AM PST by Xenalyte (Anything is possible when you don't understand how anything happens.)
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To: Maelstorm

Go figure, a bloviating over-eater. At she looks like her audience.


15 posted on 12/26/2008 11:01:12 AM PST by King Moonracer (Bad lighting and cheap fabric, that's how you sell clothing.)
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To: a real Sheila

I doubt she wants to lose weight. By pretending to struggle with weightloss, she endears millions of women across America to her.


16 posted on 12/26/2008 11:01:24 AM PST by NLB2
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To: Maelstorm
I dropped my BMI from 37.7 to 22.8, so I know how hard it is. It means a total change in the way you eat, permanently. There is no end to the diet. You can splurge every once in a while, but you have to stay on top of it. I hope she finds a system that works for her.

My advice is to cut calories and exercise as much as possible. I have always hated exercise, but now it's a must. I also weigh myself daily and choose my meals depending on whether the number is trending up or down or holding solid.
17 posted on 12/26/2008 11:01:56 AM PST by mysterio
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To: NLB2
I doubt she wants to lose weight. By pretending to struggle with weightloss, she endears millions of women across America to her.

I think that's a truckload of BS.
18 posted on 12/26/2008 11:02:54 AM PST by mysterio
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To: Maelstorm
"I look at my thinner self and think, 'How did I let this happen again?'"

Her "thinner self?" So much for all your new agey "visualization," eh Oprah?

But to answer your question: pork rinds, shortnin' bread, and pig tails.

19 posted on 12/26/2008 11:08:47 AM PST by Mr. Mojo
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To: NLB2

From Newsweek.com:

“Since her catapult into talk-show success in the mid-1980s, Oprah Winfrey, 53, has waged a very public struggle with her weight. So when she gained 20 pounds earlier this year, it didn’t initially come as much of a surprise to viewers. But speculation grew that Winfrey might be suffering from something more serious after she took a monthlong break in July, citing exhaustion. Finally, in October, she revealed that she had a thyroid condition. In an episode of her show devoted to the topic, Winfrey told viewers, “I wanted so many other women who are going through the same thing to check yourself and recognize that ... it’s an issue we all share in common.””


20 posted on 12/26/2008 11:12:05 AM PST by Old Professer (The critic writes with rapier pen, dips it twice, then writes again.)
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To: Maelstorm

Obama has promised to make us all thinner and Oprah believed him. SUCKER!


21 posted on 12/26/2008 11:21:06 AM PST by pabianice
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To: NLB2

Watch her ratings go up as she “struggles”.


22 posted on 12/26/2008 11:24:32 AM PST by Recovering Ex-hippie (FREE BLAGO !!! LET HIM SPEAK TRUTH TO POWER !!!)
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To: Maelstorm

Lets send Opra some Yorkshire Pudding, Ice Cream and Weight-On.


23 posted on 12/26/2008 11:30:59 AM PST by ZULU (Non nobis, non nobis Domine, sed nomini tuo da gloriam. God, guts and guns made America great.)
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To: Maelstorm

Orca Winfrey can take heart and do her part:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2154467/posts


24 posted on 12/26/2008 11:38:29 AM PST by hsrazorback1 (Seek truth.)
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To: a real Sheila

Gastric bypass is a last resort thing, because there is a real risk of death from the procedure. It is not for the squeamish. There are real issues afterwards as well.


25 posted on 12/26/2008 11:46:02 AM PST by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: Maelstorm

Fat, Marxist Pig.


26 posted on 12/26/2008 12:05:37 PM PST by albie
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To: Secret Agent Man

there is a newer procedure called the gastric sleeve (or something like that). It is safer and not nearly as awful.
There is also the lap band, but it has issues as well, though not as bad as gastric bypass.


27 posted on 12/26/2008 2:16:53 PM PST by a real Sheila (Going into my cave Jan 20. Come get me in 4 years.)
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To: IncPen
Eating is the topic Oprah avoided in her show about weight last week. She lectures the world about exercise, loving yourself, being “healthy” — whatever that means — not focusing on a number — everything except refined carbohydrates, which are obviously the root of her weight problem. Sure, Oprah spent a minute or two talking about the low-fat eating plan she is on, but she spent five times as much time talking about lifting weights, running, etc. If Oprah sticks to the eating plan she's supposedly on, the weight will fall off her, even if she does no exercise; if she eats the way she usually does — mashed potatoes and the like — she will stay fat not matter how much she exercises. She's clearly a carb addict — I'm not claiming that's a medical condition; just a strong preference for carbs — who will never be thin until she deals with her compulsion to eat massive amounts of breadstuffs. I feel for everyone who is trying to lose weight, but I roll my eyes at middle aged women who brag about their “curves” and refer to themselves as goddesses and assert than every skinny woman is anorexic. None of that is going to change how they themselves actually look, which is what is really bothering them. Denial and envy won't make fat women thin.
28 posted on 01/13/2009 12:05:03 PM PST by utahagen
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