Trek Women
December 10, 2008

yO, yO...

Oprah cover Interesting story that came out yesterday about Oprah Winfrey admitting that she’s fallen off the healthy living wagon. I’m not a big fan of her show; but, it couldn’t have been easy for her to reveal that publicly.

"I'm embarrassed," Oprah writes in the January issue of O. "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?'"

I’m right there with you O.  The only thing preventing me from completely falling off the wagon is cycling. Thank goodness for bike riding. But, I’ll confess publicly too – my weight’s gone up and I’m mad and disappointed in myself. I’ve had to buy bigger clothes and I hate it. At the same time, I’m not doing everything in my power to stop either. Why am I letting it happen again?

For a long time, I couldn’t control my work life, so I made changes to my self to be happier. Now, I’m very happy with my job and my physical self is going down the tubes. This shouldn’t be an either/or equation and yet... obviously, I suck at math and balance.

There is a kind of comfort though in knowing that even Oprah Winfrey who has enough money in the world to hire anyone and buy anything she wants struggles internally like the rest of us, like me.


Hi Laura,

Hang in there. I'm doing the yo yo as well, and also kicking myself that all of the weight I lost, I've now regained. But I keep telling myself that it is one day, and pound, at a time. So don't give up.

Posted by: Rhonda | Dec 13, 2008 12:38:13 PM

Thanks Rhonda! You hang in there too!!

_ Laura

Posted by: Laura Maclean | Dec 15, 2008 8:27:44 AM

Hi Laura,
You are right. I have done the yo-yo thing as well....and have recently found cycling. I love it. I hadn't ever thought about how being happy in my job seems to cause my weight to go up - but you are right - while i was struggling to get my job and education in control, I controlled my life and my eating - losing 80 pounds. Now I am up 20, but love my job and all is well all around me. LOL! I am thankful for cycling though......there seems to be that sense of control, of nothing in the world but me and the road ahead, and my bike. Sure I probably don't have the perfect bike, but I love it just the same. Thanks for sharing your ups and downs. I am right there with you!

Posted by: Theresa Gardner | Jan 5, 2009 11:01:42 AM

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