Sunday, February 12, 2012

Now who would tell Oprah she's fat?

I have come to the realization that there actually is some common ground between myself and one of the most powerful women in America. We have both struggled with weight loss for most of our adult lives.

My latest trip to Goodwill, unearthed the following treasure: "Make the Connection: Ten Steps to a Better Body and a Better Life" an audiobook about Oprah Winfrey's weight struggles, written by Oprah Winfrey and Bob Greene. The audiobook, in cassette form, was marked down from 99 cents to 49 cents. This is proving to be a great buy. I just finished my first listening the past couple of days commuting to and from work. I will have to listen at least a couple of more times. The contents maker sense.

Anyway, during one of Oprah's early struggles, her first trainer abruptly resigned. He said he decided to go back to school.

As I listened to Oprah say this, I got to wondering about this: How would I handle telling one of the most powerful and most successful women in America that she was in need to lose weight. I could imagine sitting in the audience of one of her shows. She announces that everybody in the audience gets a new car...except for the man in the 5th row who told her she was fat.

Anyway, I'm sure the book and audio products were big sellers due to the name of one of the authors. It would have been a bigger seller, but there is no instant magical formula to lose weight and achieve fitness. It mainly involves a common sense approach and a lot of personal accountability.

If you get the chance, get the book, or tape, or CD, or mp3 download. You might learn something from it.

1 comment:

Margaret said...

I bought this book and read it many years ago. she did make a lot of sense.
I found it interesting that she writes about living in Columbia MD by the mall. I know JUST where that is and frequent that area many times. She made her start here on a Baltimore TV station (WJZ) on a local morning show called, "People Are Talking". When I was at college in OH, it became syndicated, and was shown on a Cleveland station. It was a little bit of home that made me a little less homesick.