Everyday I tivo Oprah so that I can watch it at night. Oprah's starting out the new year by broadcasting a week long "Best Life" series that covers topics on how to improve your body, mind, and spirit in 2009. She started the week on Monday with an episode entitled "Falling Off the Wagon" where she confronted her own weight loss and spiritual challenges over the last two years.
Oprah confessed that her weight gain had nothing to do with lack of knowledge or information. Her problem was one of life balance. She neglected to take care of herself. She worked too much, focused all of her time on others and had little time to dedicate to herself. I wondered how many of us have felt the same way at times. I certainly have. Working full-time, going to school part-time, being a wife and a mother of 2 little boys- doesn't allow for much me time.
I guess why I loved Monday's show so much is because it showed that she too has failed at weight loss. A celebrity who has access to nutritionists, trainers and everything else- has weight problems just like me.
Oprah and Bob Greene are hosting an on-line web conference on Monday night- I hoping to sign up for it. Prior to the seminar Bob has asked that everyone answer the following questions:
1. What are you really hungry for?
2. Why are you overweight?
3. Why have you been unable to maintain weight loss in the past?
4. What in your life is not working?
5. Why do you want to lose weight?
And they aren't just supposed to be obvious, surface answers like…”I am overweight because I like to eat donuts while watching re-runs of the Oprah Winfrey show.”
I'll be working on the answers to my questions.......