There have been countless numbers of celebrity weight loss success stories as well as many celebrity diet tips and tricks over the years. However none so controversial as Star Jones. Even though Star Jones has had one today’s most successful celebrity weight loss stories she still has insecurities. Star Jones’s self image has yet to catch up with her new body despite shedding 160 pounds. “I’m still 300 lbs. in my head some days,” the lawyer and TV personality, 47, told Oprah Winfrey on Wednesday’s Oprah. Sharing the stage with well-known celebrity diet advocates, Marie Osmond, who dropped 46 pounds from her 5’5″ frame, Valerie Bertinelli who recently shot the cover of people magazine in a bikini, Jones for the first time discusses her controversial gastric-bypass surgery and her bumpy exit from The View.
Star admitted while talking about her body with Oprah that she still feels “a little off kilter.” “I was a little late getting up [today], and I’m always up at 6:00 a.m. But I realized that we were gonna talk about my celebrity weight loss success and it scared me a bit.” When further pressed by Winfrey about what scared her, Jones responded, “Disappointing people. I was ashamed … That’s the word that is actually the real word. I was ashamed that I couldn’t control my weight, that I was an addict for all practical purposes, that I had never stuck to a real diet, that I’d never stuck to a real exercise program.” Her obvious success with her gastric-bypass and celebrity diet and exercise routine is not going to take away the feeling of insecurity.
Jones said she was confronted by her own doctor and told, “If you don’t make changes, you will die.” Her reaction? “I had no choice,” she admitted. “When you hear people say, ‘Oh, you took the easy way out,’ I would have longed for an easy way. It was not an easy way.” She calls gastric-bypass surgery “the hardest struggle of my whole entire life, and I still struggle.” She is thankful for the continued success she has had as a result of keeping up with a celebrity diet routine after surgery.