Oprah Honest and Upfront about Weight Gain; Her Openness is Refreshing, Many Say

December 10, 2008 at 3:25 am Leave a comment

oprah-mag.cov.jpgOprah Winfrey opens up about her recent weight gain in an  eight-page package in the January issue of O. The coverline reads: “How Did I Let This Happen Again?” Winfrey writes about how and why she has gained 40 pounds in four years, now reaching 200 pounds. That’s right. 200.

“I’m mad at myself. I’m embarrassed.”
She goes on, “I didn’t just fall off the wagon. I let the wagon fall on me.”
According to WWD, Winfrey posed for O in January 2005 when she was at 160 pounds, in her workout wear and an evening gown. “I want to repeat the cover with who I am now and what my story is,” Winfrey says.
Of the challenges that led to the weight gain, “This past year, I took myself off of my own priority list. I wasn’t just low on the list, I wasn’t even on the list.” 
The media mogul has thyroid conditions (oh, that old saw!) that also slowed her metabolism. After missing meditation, workouts  and eating junk food, the weight piled on. Winfrey was reportedly so upset by her weight gain (but not enough to stop eating) that she didn’t allow any full-body covers of herself, only headshots or poses that hid her expanded body.
Remember those photos of Oprah eating her way through Italy? She really was! See the photographic proof here.
Coincidentally (we’re sure) Winfrey’s O story will launch a weeklong series on “The Oprah Winfrey Show” beginning Jan. 5, “Oprah’s Best Life Week,” which will give viewers thorough advice on health, spirit, money and relationships to guide them through the new year.
Is this a case of “Do as I say, not as I do?’
Hey, you don’t think Oprah gained weight just so she could take it off again for ratings and magazine sales, do you?
Hmmm….
Source: The Envelope
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