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For Poor Oprah

It's time for Oprah to trade her personal trainer for Peertrainer and revel in a guilt-free ice cream cone!

Wed. Sep 27, 9:06pm

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Perhaps Oprah pays her personal trainer to keep her on track.......perhaps she knows that she can't stop at one ice cream cone.....and prefers to avoid such things all together.

I don't think Oprah is suffering one bit........

Wednesday, September 27, 2006, 9:21 PM

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I tend to agree with the OP -- just because she is rich and can afford to have this guy follow her around doesn't mean that's the best way to lose weight. It's the solution she has found, but it might not be the best solution. Considering the ups and downs in her weight, perhaps she needs to cultivate less extreme attitudes about food.

Thursday, September 28, 2006, 6:47 AM

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I TOTALLY agree. I mean, she calls potatoes and bread "poison," but she LOVES them! That alone explains the ups and downs in her weight. Just because she's rich, people, doesn't mean she doesn't deserve empathy!

Thursday, September 28, 2006, 8:32 AM

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I'm from South Africa, and what she has done in my country makes her a hero in my eyes. I think some people will always try knock her... they're either jealous of her wealth and success, or they're threatened by the fact that she's turned her life around and is "growing" spiritually all the time. My fiance detests her, but we just agree to disagree. And I think she deserves empathy and compassion, just like any other decent person on the planet.

Thursday, September 28, 2006, 9:47 AM

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Famous does not equal right.

Oprah's famous. She's done some great things, and helped some people. she's entertained many. Good for her!

This doesn't mean that she knows anything about how to diet or how to keep weight off/ make a lifestyle change (that seems sadly obvious).

She can subscribe to any number of fad diets, call potatoes poison or try to live off the rays of the sun if that's what makes her happy.

I think it's irresponsible of her to publicize her latest fad diet or trainer or whatever- she's not a doctor, she's not a personal trainer, and she's never met 99.999% of the people she's telling that "this one works!"

She can do what she wants to her own body- that's her right.

But just because she's got acccess to print radio and TV doesn't mean that she knows any better than anyone else what works.

Given her track record, it might be fair to say that she knows LESS than many "regular folks" how to maintain a lifestyle change.

my 2 cents.

Thursday, September 28, 2006, 11:50 AM

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well, most of the posters on this site are not doctors, personal trainers and have not met 99.9% of the other posters - yet, we all dispense our advise and share our experiences with weight-loss strategies with each other. it's just more information that's put out there - and we as an audience can try to learn something useful from the info. it really proves how money and fame can't solve all of our problems, and i thank her for teaching me that, if nothing else. losing weight in a healthy manner is hard work for almost everyone !

Thursday, September 28, 2006, 12:00 PM

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i think Oprah is a fantastic, empassioned, intelligent and beautiful woman. she may be rich and her solution may be a result of that wealth, and we should feel empathy for her because it does not seem that she is on the best path for weight loss. watching her show, you can tell she has really learned and taken to heart some of the truly important guidelines for losing weight, for instance "everything in moderation", but yes, she deos refer to certain carbs as 'poison', an attitude very similar to that of someone with an eating disorder. i think we should all respect her for whats she has accomplished in her lifetime, and i think if she is happy with her weight loss success, we should support her. but let's be honest, it never seems as htough this is the 'last time' she'll have had to lose a lot weight.

Thursday, September 28, 2006, 12:04 PM

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I think we should invite her here. Seriously. Anyone can benefit.

Thursday, September 28, 2006, 12:25 PM

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I wrote in to the show last year to try to get Oprah to do a story on PEERtrainer, I was that impressed with this site. It didn't even cross my mind that she herself could benefit from it, too. But of course she could!!
I say we all write to Oprah again and suggest that they do a show on PEERtrainer.
Here's the link. Let's rally, everyone! : )


Thursday, September 28, 2006, 1:56 PM

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I just wrote in!!

Thursday, September 28, 2006, 2:07 PM

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