Oprah Winfrey hits 200 lbs, blames food

December 9th, 2008 // 102 Comments

Oprah Winfrey has admittedly “fallen off the wagon” and now weighs in at 200 pounds. She opens up about her personal battle in the upcoming issue of O Magazine where she admits to over-eating and not being able to fit in her gown for President-elect Obama’s inauguration. The AP reports:

“I had a dress on the vision board, but I’m not sure that’s gonna fit,” Winfrey said. “So I have to work on something else.”
“I’m mad at myself,” Winfrey writes in an article provided early to The Associated Press by Harpo Productions.
“I’m embarrassed,” she writes. “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?’”
In the piece, Winfrey, 54, details her recent struggles with an out-of-balance thyroid and how the condition made her develop “a fear of working out.” She says she’s added 40 pounds to her frame since she weighed 160 pounds in 2006.
“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.”

Oprah added: “For starters, I’ve eaten half of this laptop I’m typing on. My studio audience from yesterday? Let’s just say they went beautifully with a delicious cranberry relish. Dr. Phil’s career? Drowned that mother in chocolate sauce then watched an entire season of Desperate Housewives. I never even left the couch!
But the important thing to remember is I’m still every woman – and also rich enough to get away with murder, so nobody make fun of my weight.”


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  1. Di

    Lol, christ can’t believe you said that! Obviously not right as a black man can work as hard as a white man, but it does remind me of a few bad jokes.

    What’s black and doesn’t work? Half of London.

    What’s the difference between a black man and a park bench? A park bench can support a family.

    and just to keep it fair…

    Why can’t Stephen Hawking dance?

    He’s white.

    :D *runs*

  2. Cathy

    Dear Operah,
    I have a daughter who has fought weight all her life. She is one of the most beautiful women on the planet, as are you, but the weight thing just keeps her feeling bad. I wish we had hung Twiggy when she first emerged, so the real women would not look at anything but their souls and increadable spirits. Yes, we know about good health, but the spirit of a beautiful woman should be the most important aspect of her life. I am sorry for the pain all of the non thin women carry. It is just not right that some pompass non- man in New York dominated the fashon for women. I am 57 and no longer worried about the trends, I set my own and am loved anyway.
    God Bless your work and passion, Cathy

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