Thursday, December 11, 2008

O, Oprah

I've never really been a huge fan of Oprah. It's probably just because she's SO popular and it's my way of not conforming to the norm. But, you have to admire this woman.

Look at her latest magazine cover. She's gained back 40 lbs and is now going public with it. I'd tuned into a show not long ago and thought, "Oh she's put on a bit of weight. Well, at least she's human."

And she is. Despite her massive fortune and being able to afford anything she wants, needs or probably can even dream of...she still struggles with her weight. This is freaking hard, people.

I think one of my favorite things about this story (and I'm not sitting in glee because she's gained weight - I sympathize with her) is that it shows the world that weight does not equal how great a person can be. I mean, look at her! Could there be a more dramatic rags to riches tale? This woman is the definition of success and yet, fat haunts her.

I have to say though...I think she still looks fantastic. Who cares if she doesn't have defined abs anymore. She still looks beautiful and healthy. And friends...I admire her.

And now...I sit here struggling. Scared to death I'm going to have to post a picture of myself in a year 40 lbs up. Weight loss and maintenance has to always be a priority and that sucks. But, if I want to look and feel the way I want to, I must get at'er.



  1. i agree. it also lets me know that there is no expensive magic cure out there for this battle, because if there was, she would have it! ugh. old fashioned less, move we come!

    i am excited to read this magazine and watch her show in the new year! i am excited for what happens in everyone's brains at the first of the year that makes us try harder to win this battle with the fat.

    you will not have to post a picture like that in a year... me either! the work sucks but it is worth it! WE ARE WORTH IT!

  2. i agree..not a huge Oprah fan here either. I don't dislike her, I just tend to either be a fan before it becomes cool and then lose interest, or way after its been cool lol!!

    As for how you will ensure that in a year you are not 40lbs heavier...

    Take a look at your blogger name. Day.By.Day.