O, wow! Oprah Winfrey debuted a much thinner frame when she hit the red carpet for the premiere of Greenleaf at the Tribeca Film Festival in NYC on Wednesday, April 20. The OWN creator spoke with Us Weekly and other reporters about her incredible transformation.
Asked about the biggest difference she’s felt since shedding the weight, Winfrey, 62, raved to Us: “Number one, I can get up the steps in my house without stopping on the thirteenth step!”
The talk show queen-turned-media mogul — who has long been vocal about her yo-yoing weight — says that dropping pounds has been easier this go ‘round.
“I also feel like this has been the most effortless. You know, I’ve done it a thousand times. I’ve started on a thousand Mondays, literally,” the Styled SuperSoul Sunday host, clad in all black, explained to Us. “You start Monday and then you finish and fall off and by Tuesday night you’re like, ‘I’ll start next Monday.’ This is the only time it has actually been effortless.”
Winfrey credits Weight Watchers and its points system for making the weight loss process so painless. The brand’s spokeswoman went on to say that even her longtime boyfriend, Stedman Graham, is on board with the program.
“Honest to goodness, I’m sitting at the breakfast table the other morning and Stedman says, ‘I kind of like this points thing,’” she said.
While she feels great about her shrinking waistline, Winfrey isn’t obsessing over numbers. “I can’t even say [how many pounds I’ve lost] because I haven’t been weighed in two weeks,” she noted to Us.
When it comes to dressing her svelte physique, Winfrey says she’s shopping in her closet rather than buying a whole new wardrobe.
“I’m stitching up the [clothes] I have,” Winfrey, who famously slimmed down from 212 pounds to 145 pounds in 1988, revealed. “I haven’t dropped to actually go — No, and this is the truth: I have so many sizes in my closet.”
“I love going shopping in my own closet,” she added with a laugh. “So I’m shopping in my own closet still!”
Greenleaf premieres on OWN on Tuesday, June 21, at 10 p.m. ET.
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