Oprah recently opened the old and overly discussed subject again: her weight. Here’s what she had to say:
â€œI’m embarrassed â€¦ 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, â€˜How did I let this happen again?’ â€
For starters, the fact that her thyroid was out-of-balance gave her â€œa fear of working out,â€ she says. â€œI was so frustrated I started eating whatever I wanted â€“ and that’s never good.â€
Having slimmed down to 160 in 2006, she admits, â€œYes, you’re adding correctly. That means the dreaded 2-0-0â€¦â€
Choosing a gown for the Barack Obama inauguration coming up in January, however, made Winfrey realize her self-image was no longer jibed with the person standing on the scales â€“ though the real low point occurred last April.
â€œI felt like a fat cow,â€ Winfrey writes of the occasion when she sought to skip out on a Las Vegas show taping with Cher and Tina Turner. â€œI wanted to disappear.â€
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Winfrey’s weight and height rank her as obese, with a body mass index of 31.8 â€“ putting her at â€œat higher risk for chronic conditions such as high blood pressure, diabetes and high cholesterol,â€ says the CDC.
Winfrey intends to address the issue on The Oprah Winfrey Show, which will kick off â€œBest Life Weekâ€ Jan. 5.
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