Friday, April 17, 2009

Thank You Oprah! Celebrity Weight Loss Show

This is the conclusion to a series sparked by the recent Oprah Winfrey Show episode on celebrities struggling with their weight, featuring Valerie Bertinelli, Marie Osmond and Star Jones.

Thank you Oprah for the continued inspiration you provide for us to be healthy--physically and emotionally.

I applaud you for putting a spotlight on an issue that plagues many of us. Whether we struggle with 10 pounds or 100.

It is wonderful to have a pubic example of a successful person who "has it all" and yet still faces this challenge.

You allow us to be a bit gentler on ourselves while still encouraging us to take steps towards our best health.

You demonstrate for us that we can be beautiful and successful at any size. That we can love ourselves and still push to make ourselves even better.

By having guests of different sizes, following different programs you help us to remember there is not one single right answer for everyone (as much as you love Bob Greene.)

While we can learn from all of your guests, the diversity you bring to us gives us the opportunity to find someone who we resonate with and can emulate.

Let us all be loved and love ourselves, no matter our size. At the same time, let us love ourselves enough to want to be around enjoying life for many, many years to come.

With that desire and goal in mind, we can and WILL achieve our health goals.

Thanks again Oprah--we love you!

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