“I’m still 300 lbs. in my head some days,” the lawyer and TV personality, 47, tells Oprah Winfrey on Wednesday’s Oprah.
Pressed by Winfrey about what scared her, Jones responds, “Disappointing people. I was ashamed â€¦ That’s the word that is actually the real word. I was ashamed that I couldn’t control my weight, that I was an addict for all practical purposes, that I had never stuck to a real diet, that I’d never stuck to a real exercise program.”
Jones says she was confronted by her own doctor and told, “If you don’t make changes, you will die.” Her reaction? “I had no choice,” she admits. “When you hear people say, ‘Oh, you took the easy way out,’ I would have longed for an easy way. It was not an easy way.”
She calls gastric-bypass surgery “the hardest struggle of my whole entire life, and I still struggle.”
She says, “I’m so sorry that I placed a burden on my colleagues. I never asked them to lie and don’t know where the Pilates and portion control” â€“ an explanation for her dramatic weight-loss that circulated at the time â€“ “came from. I think a tabloid actually wrote that.”
Source: People Magazine