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万花筒 2008-12-16&12-17 为体重苦恼的奥普拉

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The new issue of O Magazine has an extraordinary and inspiring essay in it by Oprah. It is for everyone who has ever said "How did I let this happen again?" . She's talking about regaining1 the weight she lost over the past two years and also learning a whole new lesson about herself and about life. ABC’s Jackie Hyland has more of what she said.

 

It's one of the greatest experiences of certainly my life time and he's been wonderful I think for everybody in the country. Barack Obama’s biggest fan Oprah Winfrey was thrilled at his historic victory. But inside Oprah may not have been feeling very good about herself and an issue she’s been battling for decades.

 

"I am mad at myself. I am embarrassed. I can’t believe that after all these years, all the things I know how to do, I’m still talking about my weight. I look at my thinner self and think, "How did I let this happen again?"

 

Oprah reveals with her usual brutal2 honesty how she has fallen off the wagon3 (1) and has ballooned to over 200 pounds. In the January 2009 issue of O Magazine, she details her recent struggles with an out-of-balance thyroid (2), how she feared her usual exercise regime.

 

She says "I was so frustrated4 I started eating whatever I wanted and that’s never good." Oprah has famously struggled with her weight. In 1988, she wheeled a wagon loaded with fat onto a set to show her 67 pound weight loss. She had been on a liquid protein diet for months. But her Size 10 Calvins (3) didn't last long. Within two years she had regained5 all of that weight and claimed she'd never diet again.

 

Perhaps America's most famous yo-yo dieter (4) over the last 20 years, Oprah shared her struggles on her show: Finished the Marine6 Corps7 Marathon and topped the scales at over 237 pounds. "I definitely wasn't setting an example", she writes, "I was talking the talk, but I wasn’t walking the walk (5). And that was very disappointing to me. "

 

Now it's just weeks to go until Obama's historic presidency8 begins. Oprah is wondering what she will be wearing to the inaugural9 ball. "I had a dress on the vision board but I am not sure that's gonna fit." Winfrey said, "So I have to work on something else. " After two decades of fighting the battle of the bulge10, this January we'll watch Oprah once again take on her toughest challenge.

 

 For Good Morning America, Jackie Hyland ABC News New York.

 


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1 regaining 458e5f36daee4821aec7d05bf0dd4829     
复得( regain的现在分词 ); 赢回; 重回; 复至某地
参考例句:
  • She was regaining consciousness now, but the fear was coming with her. 现在她正在恢发她的知觉,但是恐怖也就伴随着来了。
  • She said briefly, regaining her will with a click. 她干脆地答道,又马上重新振作起精神来。
2 brutal bSFyb     
adj.残忍的,野蛮的,不讲理的
参考例句:
  • She has to face the brutal reality.她不得不去面对冷酷的现实。
  • They're brutal people behind their civilised veneer.他们表面上温文有礼,骨子里却是野蛮残忍。
3 wagon XhUwP     
n.四轮马车,手推车,面包车;无盖运货列车
参考例句:
  • We have to fork the hay into the wagon.我们得把干草用叉子挑进马车里去。
  • The muddy road bemired the wagon.马车陷入了泥泞的道路。
4 frustrated ksWz5t     
adj.挫败的,失意的,泄气的v.使不成功( frustrate的过去式和过去分词 );挫败;使受挫折;令人沮丧
参考例句:
  • It's very easy to get frustrated in this job. 这个工作很容易令人懊恼。
  • The bad weather frustrated all our hopes of going out. 恶劣的天气破坏了我们出行的愿望。 来自《简明英汉词典》
5 regained 51ada49e953b830c8bd8fddd6bcd03aa     
复得( regain的过去式和过去分词 ); 赢回; 重回; 复至某地
参考例句:
  • The majority of the people in the world have regained their liberty. 世界上大多数人已重获自由。
  • She hesitated briefly but quickly regained her poise. 她犹豫片刻,但很快恢复了镇静。
6 marine 77Izo     
adj.海的;海生的;航海的;海事的;n.水兵
参考例句:
  • Marine creatures are those which live in the sea. 海洋生物是生存在海里的生物。
  • When the war broke out,he volunteered for the Marine Corps.战争爆发时,他自愿参加了海军陆战队。
7 corps pzzxv     
n.(通信等兵种的)部队;(同类作的)一组
参考例句:
  • The medical corps were cited for bravery in combat.医疗队由于在战场上的英勇表现而受嘉奖。
  • When the war broke out,he volunteered for the Marine Corps.战争爆发时,他自愿参加了海军陆战队。
8 presidency J1HzD     
n.总统(校长,总经理)的职位(任期)
参考例句:
  • Roosevelt was elected four times to the presidency of the United States.罗斯福连续当选四届美国总统。
  • Two candidates are emerging as contestants for the presidency.两位候选人最终成为总统职位竞争者。
9 inaugural 7cRzQ     
adj.就职的;n.就职典礼
参考例句:
  • We listened to the President's inaugural speech on the radio yesterday.昨天我们通过无线电听了总统的就职演说。
  • Professor Pearson gave the inaugural lecture in the new lecture theatre.皮尔逊教授在新的阶梯讲堂发表了启用演说。
10 bulge Ns3ze     
n.突出,膨胀,激增;vt.突出,膨胀
参考例句:
  • The apple made a bulge in his pocket.苹果把他口袋塞得鼓了起来。
  • What's that awkward bulge in your pocket?你口袋里那块鼓鼓囊囊的东西是什么?
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