Oprah Winfrey, who is actually turning 63 on January 29th (wow!), has never been shy about discussing her battle with weight. In a recent interview with Weight Watchers Magazine, she revealed the secret behind her latest weight loss success.
She opened up and revealed that her latest weight loss success was simply due to that fact that she does not fuss about the number on the scale anymore!
“At 200lbs, I was OK. I have never, ever, ever been at that point. And then at 190lbs., I was OK. If I don't lose another pound right now, I'm still OK,' she said.
“The fullness of life, the fullness of being, the self-acceptance — I'd never done that before. I'd always beaten myself up because I was tied to a number.”
The world’s favorite talk show host further explained how she is finally at peace with her body, a very important thing to accomplish in order to reach any goal in life.
Changing her perspective about living a healthy lifestyle played a huge role in helping her rid those extra kilos.
Acknowledging her true “intention” for weight loss was another motivator in her weight loss journey.
“Intention is the most powerful principle that rules my world. It’s the principle by which I rule my company and every action in my life. I do nothing without first thinking about why I’m doing it,” she said.
“When the weight started to come off, I needed to get clear on my intention. I could lose weight to fit a dress size, or attend an event, or to make other people like me. But I couldn’t keep it off for those reasons. I always put the weight back on. This time I changed the intention to, ‘I want to be the healthiest I can be — physically, emotionally, spiritually.’ So the process and purpose of losing shifted for me. It was easier, because my intention was clearer.”
And BTW… she has just released her first cookbook called Food, Health, and Happiness: 115 On-Point Recipes For Great Meals And A Better Life! Check it out!