Oprah Winfrey Says She Doesn’t Ever Want To Be Over 200 LBs
In an interview with New York Times Magazine Oprah reveals that since partnering up with Weight Watchers she just can’t ever accept weighing more than 200 pounds!
Via US Weekly:
“For your heart to pump, pump, pump, pump, it needs the least amount of weight possible to do that. So all of the people who are saying, ‘Oh, I need to accept myself as I am’ — I can’t accept myself if I’m over 200 pounds, because it’s too much work on my heart,” the magazine mogul, 63, told the outlet. “It causes high blood pressure for me. It puts me at risk for diabetes, because I have diabetes in my family.”
“This whole P.C. about accepting yourself as you are — you should, 100 percent,” she said, while explaining that she holds herself accountable through Weight Watchers’ point system. “It’s a mechanism to keep myself on track that brings a level of consciousness and awareness to my eating. It actually is, for me, mindful eating, because the points are so ingrained now.”
Oprah has dropped 40 lbs since becoming a Weight Watchers representative. Last year she told US Weekly she was in the best shape she’s ever been in.
“Yesterday, I was in the gym working on my triceps and I was thinking, just as I did the 50-pound pulldown, I am going to be in better shape by the end of the year than I’ve ever been in my life,” Winfrey told Us Weekly exclusively in 2016. “I just really smiled at the notion. Wow, what a thing.”
Good for her. Do you think it’s good to draw a hard boundary like Oprah did? Or do you think it’s important to still love yourself at any size?