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Oprah on Weight Watchers: “I Feel Like I’ll Be Counting Points for the Rest of My Life”


Scott Barbour/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Oprah Winfrey has always been honest about her struggles with weight.

The media mogul, speaking to reporters Wednesday night in a phone call promoting Weight Watchers, candidly said, “I feel like I’ll be counting points for the rest of my life.”

Winfrey, 62, wanted to drive home the point that the program she’s now following, on which she’s already lost more than 25 pounds, is no fad or a short-term diet.

“I genuinely feel that it’s been easier this time than the other 3,000 times I’ve gone on a diet because I don’t even feel like it is a diet. I just feel like, ‘OK, my life has changed,'” she said, according to People magazine.

Indeed, Winfrey regaled reporters with a recent dining-out story and how she only took a “little bite” of food that was fried or unhealthy.

Still, she slips every now and then, but that’s OK.

“Yesterday, I knew I was going to be having General Tso’s chicken for dinner, so I did an extra 30 minutes of exercise and then I walked the dogs around a couple of more times,” she added. “It’s not something I feel like I’m on or I’m off.”

Winfrey bought a 10-percent stake in Weight Watchers in October and also joined the program. She revealed in January that she had eaten bread every day and lost 26 pounds.

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