Monday, January 05, 2009

Newsflash: Oprah is fat....

Yes, Oprah, you've gained weight. We've noticed and we forgive you for being human instead of the goddess people make you out to be. Photo by

Today "The Oprah Winfrey Show" kicked off their live "Your Best Life" week. At first, I was rolling my eyes but decided to watch anyway. Today's topic is the "Oprah" standby: weight. Oprah was extremely candid about what brought her to her current 200 lb weight. (Sadly, that's what I'm TRYING to get DOWN to.)

And by the end of the show, I felt inspired. I realized that while it would nice be able to wear a size 33 waist, it's better to be healthy and have a strong heart. I also decided to stop focusing on what I don't have and what I DO have.

I know several people in my life would love to be able to run 1,2, or 3 miles and yet I do it. I know people who would love to be the size I am now. I know I want better, now it's time to do better.


Mrs. Wong said...

I totally admire you for running the half-marathon. I don't know that I could even run a mile; haven't done that in ages. It IS more important to focus on being healthy and not toothpick slim. More power to ya!

sgfludd said...

I am so with you. Oprah was very refreshing - but I was thinking - did she think we couldn't tell she had gained weight?