For years Oprah Winfrey struggled with her weight and yo-yo dieting, but she recently flaunted her 42-pound weight loss and and now, we’re finding out exactly how she did it. In the January/February issue of Weight Watchers Magazine, Oprah talks about how positive thinking and balance helped her find pure happiness, and how giving up numerical goals ironically helped her lose weight.
“At 200 lbs., I was OK. I have never, ever, ever been at that point. And then at 190 lbs., I was OK. If I don’t lose another pound right now, I’m still OK,” she said. “The fullness of life, the fullness of being, the self-acceptance — I’d never done that before. I’d always beaten myself up because I was tied to a number.”
Since teaming up with Weight Watchers and buying 10 percent of the company during the Summer of 2015, Oprah has never been shy about her goals and the determination it was going to take to get there. She explains that her perspective on living a healthy life mentally and physically had a major part in shedding those pounds.