Oprah Packs On The Pounds

- By Bossip Staff

Posted by Bossip Staff

According to Livesteez, it looks like Oprah’s declaring yet another war on blubber:

Oprah Winfrey confesses that she now weighs 200 pounds and has “fallen off the wagon, in the January’s O magazine. “I’m mad at myself,” writes Winfrey, 54. “I’m embarrassed. 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?'”

Winfrey, 54, says she has struggled with an out-of-balance thyroid and the condition made her develop “a fear of working out.” The “queen of daytime talk” confessed that she’s packed on 40 pounds since she weighed 160 pounds in 2006, according to The Associated Press. “Yes, you’re adding correctly; that means the dreaded 2-0-0,” Winfrey says. “I was so frustrated I started eating whatever I wanted – and that’s never good.”

She says she hit rock bottom earlier this year when she wanted to skip an April 26 taping with Cher and Tina Turner in Las Vegas because she felt like “a fat cow.”I wanted to disappear,” says Winfrey, who has famously yo-yoed over the years, once weighing as many as 237 pounds. She goes on to say that her goal now isn’t to be thin; she just wants to be healthy. So she is launching the “Best Life Week,” beginning Jan. 5 on her talk show.

Winfrey’s weight and height put her body mass index at 31.8, which is obese, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the AP reports. “I definitely wasn’t setting an example,” Winfrey writes in her article. “I was talking the talk, but I wasn’t walking the walk. And that was very disappointing to me.”

What does she expect? A Billi buys a whole hell of a lot of cheeseburgers. Perhaps its time for the talk show Queen to consider more a more serious approach….

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  • http://annoymous@yahoo.com anonymous says

    no comment because i dont want to be first!!!!!


    That skirt = five cows

  • Nyah Molineaux

    Oprah look good whatever weight she is at. However, weight loss is a struggle.

  • da darkness

    Mrs. Obama better watch out pretzels vs. a hungry chic never had a chance. Pack on them pounds ms. lady, get them titties heafty, and more booty meat with the crease underneath, It’s show time and Oprah is gonna show us how to get it done. Nothing wrong with that. That’s what the older Black women are with no diabeties.


    She said before she likes carbs. I believe it.

  • Tealeaf

    I hope she gets back on track..

  • bigmike

    I would still hit from the back!!!

  • BB

    There’s no connection to being obese and healthy at the same time, especially when age is a factor. It put’s you at risk for issues liek hypertension, diabetes, heart disease etc.

    We can’t all be slim, but we can all be mindfull of the BS that passes our lips. McDonalds should be a “once-in-while” treat not a staple.

    So many people in my family that have passed on, might still be here today if they made better dietary decisions.

  • http://www.gravatar.com Re...Officially Lurks

    @Nikki Underwood


    I wonder if she feels like she has “man hands.” I would be embarrassed to have those.

    But when you have money, things like that doesn’t matter…lucky bastard.

  • JK

    Everyone is not meant to be small. Just hope she is healthy.

  • pm

    you can’t fight genetics O

  • Baby Girl

    I hope that all goes well for Oprah..weight loss is a struggle for some people she may never truly defeat it…..GO OPRAH….(Raises a black power fist)…now just lend me some dollars!

  • MsMac

    In this picture she still looked good.

  • BKLYNZ OWN (another day another dollar)


  • shavondenise

    People kill me acting like everyone has to be a certain weight. Oprah was insecure whether she was 200lbs or 160lbs. Just get healthy and doesnt mean being 150. All these guys out here that look like houses and Oprah’s calling herself a cow while they’re order their cheese steaks right now.

  • http://dreampsychic.blogspot.com DwayneTheDream Psychic

    OPRAH, You need a Motivational Reading and Soul Mate Reading!

    I was a Junkie with My Addiction on the blog today 9:30am.

    Coming! !

    I know who Wendy Williams, MTO, B/O/S/S/IP, T/M/Z, Perez Hilton and other gossip people including The Paps work for.

    Hints all week

  • pm

    O better stop before she in up in Glenhaven

  • http://dentistryfordiabetics.com Dr. Charles Martin

    Weight management is a lifelong struggle for many people. You have to admire her determination to get back to a healthier weight. It’s true, that will reduce the risk of many chronic diseases and conditions, including diabetes. By itself, elevated blood sugar is a significant health challenge but its complications can lead to increased risks for catastrophic health events. Gum disease, for example, interacts with diabetes to worsen blood sugar control and increase risk of heart attack, stroke, blindness . . . the list goes on. Fortunately, routine dental therapy can reduce blood sugar and even reverse gum damage. We write about this extensively at http://dentistryfordiabetics.com/blog.

    – Charles Martin, DDS
    Founder, Dentistry For Diabetics

  • Mrs. Rance

    It happens O. Contrary to what people say, we ain’t all meant to be small. O is meant to be thick and that’s that.

  • richie

    So wait, does she empower women to love themselves as they are (like on her show) or does she perpetuate the same body-hatred that society has against bigger women?

    Oprah, you say what?

  • Opie Taylor

    No surprise, really. Most women of African American Descent has this flaw – Lack of will power, discipline and that middle-aged fat gene – Some more than others. Learn to pull away from the All You Can Eat Buffet, Ladies.

  • AzzedineAliaFan

    I’m with you literally it’s a killer, trying to be thin/attractive, i go through the same things as she and Janet do with regards to yo-yo dieting, but we’ll prevail!!!!!!!!

  • pm

    gone pull a Star Jones and have one of those 3 stomachs stapled.

  • mzsweetface

    Oprah really shouldn’t beat herself up, she’s human. She knows what to do so i’m sure she will get it together. Besides its holiday time. May as well eat good now and start over in the new year.

  • mzsweetface

    And I hope she doesn’t resort to surgery. I will respect her more if she just works it off as she has in the past. Besides it would be horrible if she had some bad side effect from it. The press would never leave her alone about it.

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