Me and Oprah!

First off, I apologize for the bad grammar but, really, it just makes a better title!

I actually feel sorry for Oprah Winfrey.  I hear (and I do berate myself for listening to sensationalized celebrity gossip) that she is up to 300 pounds, diabetic, no sex, in a health crisis and generally unhappy!  Why is it I feel sorry for HER?  She can have it all and she still have problems with her weight. And the no sex thing, too.

It turns out Oprah and I are twins. Yes, that was the correct grammar but probably some hyperbole (word of the day- it means exaggerating).  We have been up and down; tried every diet (OK, almost every diet); worked with doctors, trainers and nutritionists. We know we need to lose weight but we are true to ourselves(now).  We do not know how to be slim.  We never were as adults. We do not want to be “skinny” just slim.  We’ve never been slim and, as you can see by the picture of Oprah with her wagon load of fat representing weight she lost – she couldn’t handle it very long.  She has had “skinny jeans” in every size from 6 to 26.  I know she has!

She has had help from such famous advice givers as: Dr. Phil and Dr. Oz.  Dr. Phil fights his own weight all the time, too. But then again, he played football so had to be big from the time he was 10.

It all starts with loving yourself.  Remember back, Liz Taylor popped the staples in her stomach a long time ago.  She was one of the most beautiful women in the world and could have anything her heart desired and she did. But she wasn’t happy.  I don’t think she ever loved herself.

I don’t think Oprah’s very happy at all right now.  She is one of the most influential people in the world and has her own network. I am not that influential (insert your favourite acronym of hyperbole here).  But I am learning to love myself.  I am allowing myself to have fun and be happy. It doesn’t cost much in money terms, it does cost you trust.  Do you trust yourself to say what it is you really want?  By looking inside and not outside for approval or recognition, I will find what it is I want. I will be able to name the “crave morsels” that are driving me to beat myself up over binging or belittling myself.  I want to exist.  I want to be happy.  I want to be able to look out the window and see a spectacular sunrise and know I didn’t have to climb Mt Finlayson to motivate myself, but just walk down the street in my neighbourhood. I want will allow myself to have fun and go 3 steps forward even if it means going back 1 or 2 steps sometimes.  I will allow myself to be loved.

Oprah, try it.  We’ll talk.  Call me sometime!  Thanks for listening.  ;D  Diane

Oprah with her wagon 'o' fat

~ by 1fatgirlshrinking - Diane Kirby on December 11, 2011.

One Response to “Me and Oprah!”

  1. Yeah! right on! also it helps to allow others to love you, and to NOTICE that they DO. 🙂

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