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How Oprah's Weight And Body Image Were Tied To Her Ego (VIDEO)

May 24, 2013

For years, Oprah says she struggled with her weight. She's gained weight, gone on diets, lost weight, gained it back, worked out, given into food temptations and watched her shape change in various ways over the course of her life. As a result, Oprah experienced a rollercoaster ride of highs and lows in terms of her body image.

During her weight loss ups and downs, Oprah says that her size was closely tied to her ego. "I actually thought at the time that being thin made me better," Oprah confesses.

She reveals how gaining even five pounds changed her view of herself as a person, telling a story that followed one of her weight loss successes in the late 1980s. "I [had] gained five pounds and I was invited to a party... by Don Johnson," Oprah recalls. "I did not go to that party because I thought the five pounds made me too fat -- not good enough -- to be at Don Johnson's party."

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