April 3, 2009
Posted: 08:40 AM ET
Every day, three women die as result of abuse - that's nearly 1,100 killed every year. "That number might not mean anything to you...unless the woman was your mother, your sister, your daughter," Oprah Winfrey says. Young men who admit to hitting, kicking, choking and even wanting to kill the women they claim to love are opening up to Winfrey and giving an unprecedented look inside the minds of abusers.
Sir says the first time he laid his hands on his wife, Christy, was just weeks after their wedding. He says he got jealous after a party where she was dancing with someone else.
"It set me off. I remember walking up to her and smacking her full force," Sir says. "I grabbed her by her neck, and I kind of held her against the car. Then, I walked her over to the bushes and threw her in there, and I just started choking her. It was with every bit of rage, every bit of anger I've ever had."
After the first incident of abuse, Sir says he held a gun to his head. "It was very hard for me to come to grips with the man that I was," he says. Sir promised Christy it would never happen again, and she forgave him.
Filed under: Oprah Winfrey
January 10, 2009
Posted: 01:46 PM ET
Oprah's personal trainer Bob Greene! He'll tell you how to get back on the good-eating track. And he'll reveal more about Oprah's very public battle in her personal war against weight. Dr. Mehmet Oz and Michael Beckwith join the discussion on how YOU can live a healthier life!
January 6, 2009
Posted: 01:59 PM ET
By Bob Greene, Oprah Winfrey's personal trainer. Bob will also be our guest tonight on LARRY KING LIVE.
Bob is discussing Oprah's recent weight gain. Here's a little more on that from Oprah.com: Four years ago, when Oprah managed to get down to a trim and fit 160 pounds, she thought she'd hit on a foolproof formula for permanent weight loss. Then life –in the form of a thyroid problem and a killer schedule– intervened. Last year she was back up to the 200-pound mark and knew something had to change. (Read more from Oprah.com)
Oprah’s very candid and very public admission of her weight gain triggered an outpouring of letters and emails from her fans. The tremendous response doesn’t surprise me—she tapped directly into the hearts of so many people out there facing a similar struggle. She redefined the issue as not a problem with food or with exercise, but one of love and balance, and has opened the door for millions of others who might not have pinpointed these key issues.
You see, overeating and the lack of motivation to exercise are usually symptoms of internal issues—such as an unfulfilling career, destructive relationships, or (a biggie for Oprah) being overworked, overwhelmed, consistently putting others first and leaving no time for yourself. As Oprah says, she’s good at giving out lots of love to others, but not to herself. Food becomes the drug of choice for coping with the deficiencies or holes in your life.
Posted: 11:53 AM ET
Oprah Winfrey blames the mild depression she suffered after gaining so much weight last year on working too much at the expense of taking the time to relax.
Winfrey yesterday confessed on her U.S. television show that she was miserable – although she never came out and admitted she had depression – and vowed to change her attitude towards food.
The 54-year-old, who at one point tipped the scales at 200 pounds, said she was determined to change in 2009. (Read More)
**NOTE: OPRAH'S PERSONAL TRAINER, BOB GREEN, WILL BE ON LARRY KING LIVE TONIGHT – LET US KNOW WHAT YOU WANT TO HEAR FROM HIM**
Read more about Bob and his fitness plan at www.thebestlife.com
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