“My body was turning on me,” Oprah reveals in the October issue of O. “First hyperthyroidism, which sped up my metabolism and left me unable to sleep for days. (Most people lose weight. I didn’t.) Then hypothyroidism, which slowed down my metabolism and made me want to sleep all the time. (Most people gain weight. I did! Twenty pounds!)”

How can this world be so damn cruel?

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No. 1 no use for a blog says:

Must have been in her “O Noez!!1!” column.

Posted: Oct 19, 2007 at 9:58 am
No. 2 LisaNo.1 says:

Didn’t Judy garland have the same issues? If hyperthyroidism = amphetimines and hypothyroidism = barbituates.

Ok, that was a little clunkey. Even for me. It the mornin y’all!

Posted: Oct 19, 2007 at 10:03 am
No. 3 maria says:

Cry me a river biatch. My body turned on me once, first it was a zygote, I had morning sickness (most people lose weight, I didn’t) then after awhile it turned into a fetus, which slowed down my feet and made me want to eat all the time. (Most people gain weight. I did! Forty-five pounds!)

Posted: Oct 19, 2007 at 10:05 am
No. 4 SillyBecky says:

I can sympathize with Oprah, seriously. My “body turned on me” a couple of years back, and I ended up gaining almost 100 lbs in a matter of 6 months or so. I’m still trying to lose all of it. Hypothyroidism sucks, but it’s treatable.

Posted: Oct 19, 2007 at 10:26 am
No. 5 SeriousStyle says:

My body turned on me when I was born. My condition is called genetics and my ass has been growing ever since. It also left me with size 11 feet and lopsided tits.

As far as my sleeping habits, they’re fine. Maybe if Oprah took a wee nap in a bed of her billions she’d be able to get over her metabolism woes.

Posted: Oct 19, 2007 at 10:44 am
No. 6 Kitchy says:

And yet, up until now she’s been open about her bad eating habits causing weight gain and now important it is to eat right. Even sold a cookbook out of it.

Amazing.

Posted: Oct 19, 2007 at 11:00 am
No. 7 SeriousStyle says:

Kitchy, it is amazing. Not to mention profitable!

Posted: Oct 19, 2007 at 11:04 am
No. 8 Kitchy says:

I’ve always wondered why she wore a Phoenix Suns cheerleader outfit to an awards show, by the way.

Sorry, the picture reminded me.

Posted: Oct 19, 2007 at 11:24 am
No. 9 james_boston says:

i guess this is gonna be my standard response to all these whiny bitch famous people today…”BOO FUCKING HOO!”

Posted: Oct 19, 2007 at 11:25 am
No. 10 eeks says:

Dude - what a crock.
It’s very hard to go from fucking hypo to hyper “like that”. Thyroid issues take forever to come around, usually.

Maybe if she laid off all the veal-?

stupid bitch.

Posted: Oct 19, 2007 at 12:52 pm
No. 11 maria says:

What she needs to do is go get one of them new 100 calorie veal packets.

Posted: Oct 19, 2007 at 12:56 pm
No. 12 LisaNo.1 says:

So is it weird that a 100 calorie veal packet sounds pretty tasty to me?

Posted: Oct 19, 2007 at 1:35 pm
No. 13 April says:

yes, yes it is.

my grandmother had “hyperthyroidism” and her doctor prescribe valium for it…. we think it was all a crock for the valium

Posted: Oct 19, 2007 at 1:48 pm
No. 14 Kitchy says:

“So is it weird that a 100 calorie veal packet sounds pretty tasty to me?”

A little bit, yeah.

Posted: Oct 19, 2007 at 1:56 pm
No. 15 blah says:

I like to blame my thyroid on any weight gain I happen to pack on. Surprisingly, Rocky Road ice cream is TOTALLY fat free as is pizza, McDonald french fries and peanut butter brownies. It’s just my damn thyroid planning and plotting an uprising.

Posted: Oct 19, 2007 at 2:09 pm
No. 16 LisaNo.1 says:

I imagine it to be little veal medallions with au jus. Is it just that you are against veal?. It could come in your grocer’s freezer aisle.

Posted: Oct 19, 2007 at 2:29 pm
No. 17 April says:

veal grosses me out, but im not against it.

if you made the same argument with tiny tiny cheeseburgers, id stil think it was gross.

Posted: Oct 19, 2007 at 2:34 pm
No. 18 LisaNo.1 says:

Oh man! Tiny poppable cheeseburgers! That is a way better idea. I would try them, at least once.

I don’t think veal is that tasty. Gimme adult cow any day!

Posted: Oct 19, 2007 at 2:51 pm
No. 19 Kitchy says:

I love veal. I’m just saying that 100 calorie veal sounds gross.

Posted: Oct 19, 2007 at 3:29 pm
No. 20 PhotoKat says:

Battling with weight is hard, not matter if you’re famous or not. I do have a thyroid problem and it’s NOT fun. But I don’t blame my weight for it, because if I’d stop eating those damned Snickers bars I could drop the pounds.

And you can go from hyper to hypo thryroid quickly if the doctors are screwing with your thyroid medications. Most doctors are lame about thyroid issues and use rules that were made 20 years ago.

I still think she’s a beautiful woman.

But she tends to drive me nuts, sometimes, with that whining.

Posted: Oct 19, 2007 at 3:39 pm
No. 21 blah says:

I liked Oprah when she wasn’t so sanctimonious.

Posted: Oct 19, 2007 at 3:48 pm
No. 22 SeriousStyle says:

I would like Oprah to adopt me.

Posted: Oct 19, 2007 at 4:00 pm
No. 23 eeks says:

well, leave it to celeb gossip readers to be superficial as fuck….

Posted: Oct 19, 2007 at 4:53 pm
No. 24 LisaNo.1 says:

Um, duhvs.

Posted: Oct 19, 2007 at 5:37 pm
No. 25 eeks says:

having no problem with veal is the same as having no problem with people who beat or abuse their babies. sick. that’s all. it’s one thing to think nicole ritchie needs to gain weight or britney is a shitty parent, but quite another to be pro-abuse and pro-torture.

Posted: Oct 19, 2007 at 5:45 pm
No. 26 LisaNo.1 says:

Well I hope you have a problem with people who eat steak, because that is the same having a problem with people who beat and abuse other people.

Plus I love it when my meat screams before it dies. The fear makes it taste better.

Posted: Oct 19, 2007 at 5:56 pm
No. 27 blah says:

Eeks, I really hope you’re kidding. If not, then I really hope you’re a vegetarian otherwise you would be a total hypocrite. Take a look at how animals are killed. They are not after all, killed with kindness, or rainbows or magical negroes (thank you james).

…and yes, I’m pro torture and pro abuse if it ends up fried and smothered in a nice tomato sauce (or gravy)

Posted: Oct 19, 2007 at 6:48 pm
No. 28 maria says:

lemme get this straight, love eating veal=no problem with people who beat or abuse [which includes beating one would think] babies? Well then sign me up for the no problem with people who beat or abuse babies club, cause it’s Friday and we’re going out!

Posted: Oct 19, 2007 at 7:20 pm
No. 29 eeks says:

blah, I’m vegan of course. If I wouldn’t do it to my dog, I wouldn’t do it to any other animal that feels just the same.

Posted: Oct 19, 2007 at 7:21 pm
No. 30 maria says:

eeks, I know this may seem like a “loaded” question, so don’t take it the wrong way but does your shit not stink?

Posted: Oct 19, 2007 at 7:26 pm
No. 31 blah says:

I’m totally confused by the whole vegan thing. Not that I’m against it, because that is your choice and I am totally for it (more ice cream for me…yay!) but it just seems like a food choice & life style that’s hard to deal with. Isn’t it hard to go out to a regular restaraunt? What about clothes? Driving a car? I thought I would try going vegan for a month because I didn’t think that it would be fair to say whether a diet was right or wrong if I had never tried it, but it just seems incredibly limiting.

Posted: Oct 19, 2007 at 7:40 pm
No. 32 stopthemadness says:

Meat is murder.

Tasty, tasty murder.

Posted: Oct 19, 2007 at 7:41 pm
No. 33 blah says:

ok, “wrong” may be the wrong term to use. What I meant was, I wanted to try it to see if it seemed like a healthy lifestyle that I could keep up with.

Posted: Oct 19, 2007 at 7:42 pm
No. 34 blah says:

Is it wrong that I’ve wondered if people are considered white meat or red meat?

Posted: Oct 19, 2007 at 7:44 pm
No. 35 notblah says:

people are red meat

Posted: Oct 19, 2007 at 10:58 pm
No. 36 queencrone says:

There is a lot of restaurant choices for vegans were I live here on the left coast. My son had a vegan girlfriend once and I prepared fantastic meals that we all enjoyed. I don’t know if she was any healthier than meat eaters…but her eyes and skin were beauiful. I miss her. (I really like his current girlfriend though, and she is just as pretty, she is a carnivore. ) I think it’s not hard to keep up with a vegan lifestyle if you are in a city that you can get supplies easily. Or have a Mom that is willing to accommodate you. :-) ( maybe everyone is already gone.)

Posted: Oct 19, 2007 at 11:16 pm
No. 37 queencrone says:

But to be honest, I just can’t quit that osso bucco with a mushroom risotto and cornbread.

Posted: Oct 19, 2007 at 11:26 pm
No. 38 blah says:

i thought people were red meat, but then you throw that whole pork factor in…it’s the other white meat, but we are genetically closer to them than cows, so that got me wondering.

I’m from California and yes, out there they are probably a lot accomodating. However, I recently moved from Atlanta to Illinois, and let me tell you, gravy is a food group down south.

Posted: Oct 20, 2007 at 9:13 am
No. 39 Kayleigh says:

queencore, I’m positive you mean that his girlfriend is an omnivore. I’m so sick of vegans and vegetarians calling people “carnivores”, which is just ludicrous.

Posted: Oct 20, 2007 at 10:56 am
No. 40 ilnazhad says:

I guess the term “carnivore” is used to describe non-vegetarians because being a flesh-eating predator sounds much more barbaric than eating both animals and plants.

Posted: Oct 20, 2007 at 2:00 pm
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