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Poor Oprah

I mean it. Did anyone see today's episode about her road trip with Gayle? She stopped in a Dairy Queen and had a small vanilla ice cream cone, and her personal trainer CHEWED her out the entire time she was eating it. UGH! Doesn't he realize how he's reinforcing her bad relationship with food? She didn't even get to really enjoy it. Double UGH. She looks AWESOME again, and she'd been working out even on the road. How terrible!

Tue. Sep 26, 7:56pm

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i didn't see it-but i'm assuming she pays this guy to "push" her and keep her motivated-so maybe she thinks she needs to hear that stuff?

i'd be pissed if he talked like that while i was eating an ice cream! he'd be fired!

Wednesday, September 27, 2006, 1:16 AM

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LOL!! If someone ruined MY ice cream treat there'd be hell to pay!!! The above poster is probably right though--maybe that's what she needs.

Wednesday, September 27, 2006, 1:22 AM

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I saw it too- it was really horrible. She made a conscious decision to eat it- and I swear it was one of those teeny tiny cones. Yes, he gets paid to push her, but berate her? It was sad.

Wednesday, September 27, 2006, 8:31 AM

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Whatever. She's a grown women. She wanted that, she pays him to do that. Why would you pity her for her choice?

Wednesday, September 27, 2006, 11:09 AM

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AND she chose to allow it to be filmed and shown. i don't think she feels about it the way some have described their feelings here. maybe without that approach, she would have eaten more...

Wednesday, September 27, 2006, 11:58 AM

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Yes, poor Oprah. She's rich enough to have a personal trainer follow her everywhere. Life is hard for her.

Wednesday, September 27, 2006, 12:12 PM

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I didn't see it! I guess it is her business. I don't know why she would put up with that attitude and then broadcast it all over the world. Oprah be kind to yourself!

Wednesday, September 27, 2006, 2:13 PM

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to the 1212 poster

just because she has amassed a fortune - by working for it tirelessly for many years - is no reason to think she does not have the same problems with weight issues-personal trainer, or not-as the rest of us. wouldn't you pay for a personal trainer if you could afford it? why should her ability to pay for something we'd all like be held against her?

Wednesday, September 27, 2006, 2:17 PM

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she can do what she wants with her money, good for her.


don't expect me to feel sorry for someone who has enough money to pay a guy to follow her around and make her feel bad about eating things. If that's having a hard life, sign me up.

Wednesday, September 27, 2006, 2:29 PM

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i think it must be very difficult to be such a public person with such a personal problem, no matter what she can afford or who she is able to pay for whatever. it shows that even though you may seem to have it all, there are some problems that know not race, financial worth, fame, etc. i have compassion for her struggle no matter how she handles it.

Wednesday, September 27, 2006, 2:41 PM

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Oprah Sucks! She is such a phoney --- so who cares? Awwww poor baby, her trainer yelled at her -- what is the big deal????

Wednesday, September 27, 2006, 3:03 PM

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Anonymous posting sure brings out the best in people. Practically every thread, no matter now light hearted and well meaning, has someone come along spewing a bunch of judgements about the original poster's feelings. Kind of like the way people in cars are only too happy to give the finger to a passing motorist before speeding away.

Oh well. Back to my previously scheduled minding my own business.

Wednesday, September 27, 2006, 3:08 PM

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real nice. everyone needs support, no matter their way(s) of getting it. obviously, others who added to the thread seem to at least commiserate a little bit, so that would mean WE care. it's not just about oprah, though, it's about the ways we reach out to others for help and the ways in which others return our requests for support. do you know her enough to support your claim that she sucks? no one else has made personal statements about her, it is about the same struggle we all go through with weight-loss and the techniques used.

Wednesday, September 27, 2006, 3:13 PM

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I have to "support" Oprah? Huh? Her show and her personality on the show sucks. I am entitled to my opinion and I don't feel sorry for anyone if their trainer yells at them. That is just a ridiculous thing to be upset about.

Wednesday, September 27, 2006, 3:22 PM

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I think it's about time we ask one of the administrators of this site to find the source of these vindictive comments. There's a different between being blunt and being downright nasty. Yes, freedom of speech is great. But most PTers have sensitive natures, perhaps because of weight issues. And the last thing I need is to hear someone spew hate on each thread. It's completely out of order, and defeats the purpose of the community.

Wednesday, September 27, 2006, 3:42 PM

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personally i do not like the nasty comments either, but these people are entitled to share their opinions, too. i think those who post those kinds of comments probably do not like all of the compassion they come across, but would it be fair to disallow those comments? i think we need to focus on how we can benefit from each comment and if we find we cannot benefit, just move on. it's like in the "real world" when you come across a rude person. it's best to just go about your own business.

Wednesday, September 27, 2006, 3:50 PM

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Ok, point taken.

Wednesday, September 27, 2006, 4:01 PM

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I read over the comments and I do not see anything nasty. Just an overall comment that she sucks - which translates into - she isn't good, her show is bad. I think people on here need to relax. It's not like someone used a racial slur or called her a fat, ugly slob. All they said was that she sucked.

Wednesday, September 27, 2006, 4:30 PM

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I personally wish someone would follow me around and tell me not to eat this or that. I would be a whole lot thinner. :)

Wednesday, September 27, 2006, 5:17 PM

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No you wouldn't

You wouldn't be a whole lot thinner, you would just eat in hiding.
If someone yelling at you to eat better was all it took, family holidays would be weight loss retreats.
Think about it.

Thursday, September 28, 2006, 8:35 AM

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lol ! the reason this strategy would not work at my family affairs is because most of my family members are overweight, too. if i had someone who had been my size and worked diligently to become fit, that person yelling at me about my poor food choices might have an impact.

Thursday, September 28, 2006, 11:20 AM

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FYI and my $0.02

I just looked on the dairy queen website and found out that a small vanilla cone has 230 calories in it.
Would I like it if someone yelled at me for eating one? No.
Do I think it's worth the calories? No.
Would I have chosen something else with fewer calories? I think so.

Okay, so if _I_ were Oprah's trainer, instead of berating her for her decision, I would have acknowledged her need/desire for a treat and tried to steer her in a different direction. Half a cup of just the ice cream (in a dish) would have only been 140 calories. That would/should have satisfied her sweet tooth and is a much better choice calorie-wise.

And, having the money she does, I'm sure she has access to the internet, even on the road, so she could have looked up all this info before she made her decision. I think it's important to arm yourself with information BEFORE you splurge on a treat, not eat something on a whim and then *hope* it wasn't too many calories.

Thursday, September 28, 2006, 2:40 PM

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i think most people who struggle with weight issues know that an ice cream cone has a lot of unnecessary calories. i think the trainer yelling at her is kind of a pavlovian technique of negative reinforcement to maybe dissuade her from making the choice of the same treat in the future.

Thursday, September 28, 2006, 2:46 PM

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i can hardly enjoy a salad when someone else is with me but they are not eating. i would probably reach a breaking point if anyone yelled about my food choices as i was eating.

Friday, September 29, 2006, 4:28 PM

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I don't like Oprah but she is definitely generous and giving, think of the huge write offs. But really to feel sorry for her? She's paying a trainer to follow her around, if she wants to let someone talk to her like that so be it. I'm sure its not the first time and it won't be the last. And by the way, people who go into that sort of business should expect their lives to be in the spotlight. If you want fame that is the price you will pay. After all they are famous because of people like you....

Sunday, October 01, 2006, 2:58 AM

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to 258

shut up

Sunday, October 01, 2006, 10:11 AM

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I had fish and chips yesterday and I wish someone had yelled at me when I ordered them ...

I think I'll start imagining a little trainer guy on my shoulder who is shouting at me.

Sunday, October 01, 2006, 7:59 PM

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yeah, and if he gets too obnoxious, I'll bite him.

Sunday, October 01, 2006, 8:05 PM

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