One of the reasons why Oprah has reached the success she has is that she is so relatable. She may have mansions around the country, but she still shares many of our daily struggles. One of those struggles was very public, and that was her weight loss journey. Oprah is famous for her yoyo-ing weight and diets, but was never ashamed to share that piece of her life.
"In 1992 I reached my heaviest, 237 pounds. I was 38. Then, four years ago, I made it a goal to lose weight, and I appeared on the January 2005 cover [of O Magazine] at a toned 160 pounds. I thought I was finished with the weight battle. I was done. I'd conquered it. I was so sure, I was even cocky. I had the nerve to say to friends who were struggling, 'All you have to do is work out harder and eat less! Get your 10,000 steps in! None of that starchy stuff!'" Oprah wrote in O Magazine in 2006.
However, Oprah couldn't maintain the weight loss and shared the struggle with her readers. "So here I stand, 40 pounds heavier than I was in 2006. (Yes, you're adding correctly; that means the dreaded 2-0-0.) I'm mad at myself. 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?'"