Oprah Winfrey flaunted her slimmer body in a new ad for the wellness app Weight Watchers, now known as WW International, in which she’s not only a member and ambassador but also a stakeholder.
The media mogul looks happy riding a new bike as part of an advertisement for WW, which is short for Wellness that Works. In the Instagram clip, Oprah dons a black jumpsuit, a grey vest, and a helmet as she makes her way down a road on her bike, even daring to let go of the pedals at one point showing a happy expression.
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In the clip, Oprah joins other people, including singer Robbie Williams, that have become an example of good results using the wellness app.
“I have had a better life since being a part of the WW family,” she says in the clip on a different take, this time wearing a more classic Oprah outfit. And continues: “It is a constant decision to remain healthy and strong and vibrant. You have a real appreciation for every day you wake up with a healthy mind and a healthy body.”
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The #MyWhy campaign is encouraging WW users to share their reasons for wanting to lose weight or lead a healthy life. Oprah revealed her “why” in the caption of the video:
“I’m looking for balance. I have a real appreciation for every day that I wake up with a healthy mind and body. Everybody has their own reason to get healthy. What's yours? Visit ww.com to join us. #WellnessThatWorks #ForEveryBody #OWandWW.”
She also revealed on a visit to Dr. Oz that like many other people, she used food as an emotional suppressant, so every time she felt pikes of any emotion, wheter it was anger, sadness or happiness, she would find solace in food.
However, she learned how to control those impulses and, more importantly, never stopped believing she would be able to lose weight despite the struggles she faced. "I've always believed I would get to this point," she stated.
The 64-year-old has been open about her struggles to lose weight over the years. She joined the program a few years ago, and the results were so good that she decided to purchase a 9.89 percent stake in the company.
"I get to a certain weight, and I'm OK, and say, 'This is where I want to be. Hang in there."
In March, she sold 2 million shares worth $110 million and also donated 361,000 shares to her charitable foundation, which sold them for $22.6 million. However, she stills owns more than 5.4 million shares of the company.
Unlike other celebrities that promote a product despite its results only to get a slice of the money, Winfrey has shown the results of living under the point-based system of WW and keeping a healthy mind and body.
She has lost over 42 lbs and says that, even though she would like to reach a round number, maybe 50, she’s happy as she is it and not feeling pressured to keep shedding pounds.
"It was frustrating to promise myself 'I'm going to do it today, I'm going to do it today,' and then not stick to my plan," Oprah said last year of her struggles to lose weight.
"So I shifted. Now, I don't have a goal in mind. I get to a certain weight, and I'm OK, and say, 'This is where I want to be. Hang in there. I'll get there when I get there.' And my body will tell me when I am exactly where I need to be."
For Winfrey, is no longer about the number on the scale or fitting in a pretty dress, is all about standing in front of the mirror, embracing her reflection and being able to appreciate her life surrounded by her loved ones.
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