Skip to comments.Oprah falls off the fat wagon (The wagon is grateful)
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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Too much Obama pie..
I wish I could “un-see” that.
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.
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.
I realize it’s a mystery and all, but here’s a clue: stop eating.
Quick, someone tell her that Sarah beat her AGAIN in a poll for most admired, that out to boost her up to 300 +
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!
I'm much better now.
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.
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?
Go figure, a bloviating over-eater. At she looks like her audience.
I doubt she wants to lose weight. By pretending to struggle with weightloss, she endears millions of women across America to her.
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.
“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.””