Last night I went out to celebrate a friend of a friend’s birthday. Huzzah! Well, since I didn’t really know anyone I started drinking to help myself relax and be more talkative (because I clam up into a shy little quiet thing around new people). Good for my social life, bad for my weight loss!
I had two BIG Miller Lites thanks to happy hour and then 2 regular Miller Lite drafts after that. Apparently that is enough to get me slightly drunk. I then ate tortilla chips and cheese, a couple French fries, a pizza lunchable, and 3 little chocolate chip cookies. I would have eaten 4 little cookies but my brother’s dog stole one from me. Bitch.
But this is not what I really wanted to talk about. What I wanted to discuss was something that happened before I went out: Kirstie Alley’s appearance on Oprah. Remember how she lost all the weight as spokesperson for Jenny Craig then came on the Oprah show in a bikini? (Well, sort of. She has a wrap thing that I think she covered up with for the most part, but still.) Well she was back on the show yesterday having gained all the weight back plus 10 pounds.
When she came on and literally apologized for gaining it all back I felt for her. I felt bad. I know she felt bad for gaining it back after she had inspired so many people. But those feelings were short lived. She proceeded to say she stopped eating healthy and working out as soon as the Jenny Craig people stopped weighing her in. She apparently hasn’t done anything for a year and a half. I wanted to scream at her.
That is why diets, even things like Jenny Craig don’t work. As soon as you stop you start to gain back weight. If you really stop like she did you gain it all back plus some. That’s why I am such a big supporter of the “healthy lifestyle change” sans structured diet. It might not work for all but it is effective in lasting a lifetime. And that is what it is all about. Anyone can lose weight in a few months. The struggle in our society is keeping it off and staying healthy and happy for a lifetime.
I also was disgusted with Kirstie’s comments about losing the weight again. She kept talking about losing 20 pounds in 5 weeks and how she the only thing she had been doing in the last year was researching how to lose weight. She talked about how she would lose the weight again, maybe by November, and then come back with her own secret weight loss program. Basically she was pimping out a yet to be released weight loss program. I loved how Oprah responded to most of this junk, telling her to set a more realistic goal (lose the weight by February) and brushing off the future Kirstie Alley weight loss program. To be honest as soon as she seemed like she was selling something I lost interest. I had hoped she would shed light on emotions or how she just wants to get healthy… but no. It was back to the wear a bikini, lost weight in x number of months, and sell my secret way to lose weight.
I was less than impressed, but that is just my opinion. What did you think about Kirstie’s appearance on Oprah? Or if you didn’t watch, what do you think about her in general? I’m curious to know if I am alone in my thoughts.