Go Away, Oprah

9 Dec

How is this news?

Once again we’re subjected to the revolving door of Oprah Winfrey’s weight. As the sun rises and sets, so will Oprah lose weight, then gain it back again. Like clockwork. All the while, she subjects her sheep-like minions to yo-yo dieting and a lifetime of elation when the weight is lost, and misery when it returns.

And can someone tell me how a thyroid condition makes you ‘afraid to work out?’ I’m not mocking this statement, I truly want to know. If and when someone tells me there is no correlation between thyroid conditions and the fear of working out, I will log back on my blog to mock the statement. But until that time comes, inquiring minds want to know.

The real news will be when she decides to 1) Be happy with the size she is and just tries to be healthy; or 2) When she gets to a healthy weight, and actually keeps it off.

Until then, go away, Oprah. You bore me.

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4 Responses to “Go Away, Oprah”

  1. Meg 10 December 2008 at 12:39 pm #

    Your thyroid controls your metabolism, which is how your body turns food into energy, and also affects your heart, muscles, bones, and cholesterol. People with hyperthyroidism have problems that reflect overactivity of the organs of the body, resulting in symptoms such as sweating, feeling hot, rapid heartbeats, weight loss, and sometimes eye problems. From what I hear from personal accounts, your heart can start beating very fast…too fast & you feel like you’re having a heart attach. Not so much fun to work out & feel like you’re having a heart attach.

  2. Meg 10 December 2008 at 12:42 pm #

    OR…Hypothyroidism, by contrast, stems from an underproduction of thyroid hormones. Since your body’s energy production requires certain amounts of thyroid hormones, a drop in hormone production leads to lower energy levels, causing you to feel weak and tired. Also not much fun to work out when you’re feeling weak. People with Hypothyroidism are more likely to gain weight & not have the strength to work it off.

  3. RoyalSyn 10 December 2008 at 2:43 pm #

    That was truly informative, Meg! I stand (er sit) in awe. 🙂

  4. Lisa 12 December 2008 at 11:44 am #

    Thanks for the info, Meg!

    I still want Oprah to go away, though. :p

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