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Air Date: November 1, 2010

Battling Anorexia & Bulimia

Hearing the details of actress Portia De Rossi eating disorder is shocking to me as she reveals eating a maximum of 150 calories a day at one point. I too struggle with weight issues and I’m sure like many have counted their daily in take. I struggle with just eating 1,200 calories. Oprah asks how was it going through eating disorders on TV and Portia says, “It’s actually easy to hide an eating disorder.”

This next quote I pulled from the show is beautiful, and I think many, many people struggle with their likeness. “Sometimes the way you see yourself is not how the world sees you.” Portia mentions how she should try to accept herself because her wife Ellen does. Oprah points out she met the love of her life Ellen at her heaviest weight. After hearing Portia talk about her feelings and experiences, I feel I can most identify with her statement on chronic dieting. “Living your entire life never feeling good enough about your body , always feeling like if you weighed a little less some how you’d be happier, life would be better is a horrible way to live.”  Portia says she found food looses power when you don’t restrict any food or portion size.

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AIr Date: October 27,2010

72 and rocking IT! Jane cops to having her under eye bags done as well as her skin under her chin. She is dating music producer Richard Perry. “I’m standing on my own two feet.” She tells Oprah that she would rather be on her own two feet instead of falling in love.

It’s a toxic desire to be perfect. “The challenge is not to be perfect its to be whole.” Oprah agrees with Jane when she says it takes works to be whole.

Jane breaks down life stages:

  • Pre 30 = Your First Act – (Oprah says you think you know everything but you know nothing.)
  • 30-59 = Your Second Act – Building & Creating (Jane says, the hardest of all.)  (Oprah points out what would the world be like if everyone thought –How do I become more whole instead of thinking having the idea of getting more, being successful or getting ahead.)
  • 60+ = Your Third Act – Coming Home

Jane talks about how her mother was sexually abused. She she found out from her medical records after her death.

Stats on abuse:

  • 1 in 3 women is abused as a child
  • 1 in 6 boys is abused as a child

The conversation moves on as Jane talks about not being able to show up for her children while they were growing up. Jane shares how she now makes for that lost time with connecting more with her grandchildren.

Jane’s Blog

Jane’s New Workout Videos

  • Prime Time Walk Out
  • Prime Time Fit & Strong

I love how Jane and Richard say they try to dance every night for as long as 1 hour or as little as 15 minutes.  What a fun couple!

The Oprah Show staffers know how to blend the perfect week to keep their fans coming back. What I mean by that is, you need equal parts of entertainment and education. Monday was about educating the public about the educational system. The laughter is back on Tuesday with clever Jon Stewart and The one and only iconic singer Liza Minnelli.  So, let me heed their magic and give you some silly videos.

So, here are some fun finds:

Jon

Liza