Anyone who has tried again and again to lose weight knows what a struggle it can be. Whether you don’t feel attractive, your clothes don’t fit right, you huff and puff after just a couple flights of stairs, or you can’t sit comfortably without all that extra “waist” pushing up over your waistband, it’s not fun.
So, it’s kind of refreshing to find out that even Oprah Winfrey—who is more successful, powerful and wealthy than we will ever be—has it just as hard as the rest of us when it comes to weight loss.
— Oprah Winfrey (@Oprah) December 29, 2015
“Inside every overweight woman is a woman she knows she can be,” Winfrey says in the ad. “Many times you look in the mirror and you don’t even recognize your own self because you got lost, buried in the weight that you carry.”
We’ll admit: Ever since O announced her partnership with Weight Watchers earlier this year (including a seat on the board of directors and 10 per cent share of the company), we know it was only a matter of time until Oprah started publicly dishing on her own weight watching. Nevertheless, the former queen of daytime didn’t disappoint.
“Inside every overweight woman is a woman she knows she can be.”
After all, no one knows how to tug at the ol’ hearstrings like Opes. And the ad proves she’s still got skills to get us weepy and crying ugly tears.
“Nothing you’ve ever been through is wasted. So, every time I failed, every time I tried again, and every time I tried again has brought me to this most powerful moment to say, ‘If not now, when?'”
We saw some of Jennifer Hudson‘s journey, and we only ever really saw Jessica Simpson after she found some initial success. But Oprah’s is different: We’ve watched her for decades, witnessed her losses and gains, gasped at the wagon full of meat and struggled right alongside her. And as she changed her lifestyle yet again, we’re willing to bet there are going to be a lot of women doing it with her:
An ad for weight watchers featuring Oprah’s struggles throughout the years just made me cry. I need the holidays to be over. STAT
— Briana Fasone (@brifasone) December 24, 2015
Good grief. That Weight Watchers commercial featuring Oprah is sincerely emotional to anyone overweight. Like for real. Great advertising.
— *Miss KP* (@KPMemphis10) December 27, 2015
Oprah just turned a weight watchers commercial into an emotional experience… How you do dat
— Amanda Bell (@amandabell83) December 27, 2015
i want to start weightwatchers just because oprah is on the commercial
— leigh annnnnn (@leighpop) December 27, 2015