Oprah Winfrey Falls Off the Weight Wagon

Oprah's weight battle rages on, as Ms. O admits in the January issue of her magazine that she's "fallen off the wagon" and has gained 40 pounds since weighing 160 in 2006.


"Yes, you're adding correctly; that means the dreaded 2-0-0," Ops says.

While dealing with a thyroid issue, the talk show host says that she developed a "fear of working out," which started her on a bad cycle.

"I was so frustrated I started eating whatever I wanted - and that's never good."

And, like most of us, Oprah is her own worst critic.

"I'm mad at myself," she wrote in her column. "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?'"

Her lowest point came, she said, 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," she admitted.

Oprah is launching the "Best Life Week," beginning Jan. 5 on her talk show, and is committed to getting healthy again.

"I definitely wasn't setting an example," she wrote. "I was talking the talk, but I wasn't walking the walk. And that was very disappointing to me."

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