Oprah getting bypass?
She has had ups and downs in her weight for years. I still can see the image of her pulling that wagon onto her stage full of Hamburger meat in the equivelent of poundage she lost that time. She made such a ordeal over her " ON HER OWN WEIGHT LOSS", then gained it all back plus some.
Don't get me wrong, I love Oprah. I watch her most every day and she stands behind some awesome causes , I just don't get her take on Bypass.....If she does get bypass after years of disagreement , I am sure the media will have a field day with it.
Rny Gastric Bypass 11/6/2007
Starting Weight 359.9- Surgeons Goal: 160
Personal Goal: 130
on 10/29/08 6:07 am
I'm sure she is aware that if she has WLS or even supports it, then she may be the catalyst for many people to have the surgery. What if something goes wrong for one of them? What if they lose and regain? I think Oprah may not want to be responsible for what other people do in regards to their weight, so she is very careful about supporting anything with even the potential of a bad outcome. Just my opinion, of course.
For years I was opposed to WLS because I thought it was too drastic and I was afraid. Then there came the time when I was more afraid NOT to have it. I considered it a last resort, which it why I have to make this work. I don't have any other options. I wish Oprah all the luck in the world with whatever weight loss method she chooses.
I am 11 months out and down 130 pounds. I have about 50 pounds to go. This was the best decision of my life but it took me years to decide to do it!
Peace and one love ~Stella *Highest weight 487 lbs (August 2007) at surgery (June 2008) 406 lbs ~ Lost 81 lbs pre op on South Beach. Current weight 179 lbs. I have lost 308 lbs
Perhaps Oprah has finally realized the same. Perhaps she has finally realized that WLS isn't the magic bullet that everyone says it is, but a tool -- no different than Bob Green as a trainer, a chef to cook her all the healthy foods. It's just another tool to add to her tool box.
14 pounds lost before surgery. My first ticker is when I hit onderland: this was my goal when I started on this journey. I want to focus on that right now...once I get there I can reevaluate.
My second ticker is my dream goal. Even if I only visit there for a short time, it would be nice to see that number just once. I am pretty sure I'll need plastics to hit this goal.
Don't get me wrong, I like Oprah but her anti-WLS stance annoys me because she has such influence over so many people, many of who could be greatly helped by wls.
Several years ago I went to the "Change Your Life" Convention in PA. To see her in person is so different from TV. I know she's done the yo-yo thing and had people to prepare her meals, gone to spas and even trainers through these years.
At the time when I saw her while she was touring she was so tiny. I don't mean stick thin, but small and gorgeous. She carried herself so elegantly as well. I didn't get so close that I could get her to sign anything but I was only about 20 feet from her. She's struggled publically with her weight probably as much as any of us have privately. I just think she's such a wonderful person. I think even if she does have a problem with her thyroid, (which maybe is contributing to why she is looking heavy again) that she would consider WLS of some type.
By the way, I don't get to see her show much anymore but I will on Friday! I heard Andrea Bocelli will be on the show! If you haven't heard that man's voice, IMHO, it is the most beautiful voice in the world as they say.