Give me a break. You all know I am Oprah’s friend. I mean, I faithfully spend time with her every day. I don’t agree with everything she says and does, but I admire her for how hard she tries. I think she’s pretty, even when she doesn’t. I never tell her ‘that dress is not that attractive on you.’ And I really think she is funny. I laugh at all her jokes.
But give me a break. She still doesn’t get it. Even when her buddy Bob Green is sitting there right beside her saying (what we all in blogville have been saying for the past few weeks at least) that your weight problem does not have an ending point. The best you can do is to manage it. Oh, she gave a passing nod to that statement, but then she went on to proclaim loudly, ‘its not about the food. Its about loving yourself.’ Well,I think my friend Oprah does have a problem with loving herself, or feeling ‘worthy,’ but that is not everyone’s problem. And it is a lot about the food. Paying attention to what you eat all the time. I even copied this statement from the Refuse to Regain website a few weeks ago, because I thought it was brilliant. “If Oprah’s anything like me, her greatest failing may be the desire to believe that overweight can be solved once and for all.” Shelley S. on Refuse to Regain.
And Carney Wilson again? Give me another break. Every time that girl gains or loses weight she gets a platform on Oprah to expound ad nauseum on all her insight and ‘wisdom,’ which usually sounds something like, “I finally love myself.” Aaargh!
Well, it serves me right. Looking forward to this show like there was going to be some amazing new insight into weight loss, or weight control. When all along, as Glinda the Good Witch said to Dorothy, ‘it was right there in front of you all the time.’ Repeat after me, “There’s no place like blome, there’s no place like blome.” [blome=bloggy home–that’s the best I could do on the spur of the moment.]
Well, I had lots of happy good stuff to blog about today. Had no intention of going on a rant about Oprah. As another famous movie character said, “I can’t think about that now. I’ll think about that tomorrow when I can stand it.”
Habanada! (Does anyone besides my sister remember what tv show this line is from?)