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Oprah Sorry for Weight Gain
There's nothing new about the celebrity rags ripping famous people for their weight fluxuations. Whether they are barely making triple digits on the scale or they are carrying around a little excess bloat, the shoddy news sources are sure to point out anyone's bodily faults.
But if there is one star who has been more than open about her weight issues, it's talk show guru Oprah Winfrey. And in her latest issue of O Magazine, Winfrey talks even more candidly about the fact that she is now tipping the scales at 200 pounds.
"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?"'
Winfrey explains in the article that her battle with a testy thyroid left her fearful of working out, leading to the eventual addition of 40 pounds on her once 160-pound frame.
"Yes, you're adding correctly; that means the dreaded 2-0-0," Winfrey writes. "I was so frustrated I started eating whatever I wanted—and that's never good."
But her tip-top shape is, hopefully, not far off. Winfrey's goal is to be strong and healthy rather than skinny, and she's planning on kicking off her new weight loss plan along with her "Best Life Week" which starts Jan. 5 on her show.
It was tough for me to read this article because I think so many of us are rooting for Oprah. I have noticed the slow weight gain in photos or when watching the show, and thought, "Oh, Oprah, what's up?" I know her ultimate goal is to be healthy and, like many people I see struggle with weight issues, I want that for her.
One of the most important things Oprah writes in her article is this: "I definitely wasn't setting an example. I was talking the talk, but I wasn't walking the walk."
Is it her job to set the example for the rest of the country? Why does she have to apologize to everyone for gaining weight? She's only human, after all, and millions of people can sympathize with her situation. Is it healthy to hold someone up to such an unrealistic level of perfection?