Oprah Winfrey has said that she is planning to lose weight in 2009 again, and the first step towards reaching her goal is-stop Yo-yo dieting.
Oprah Winfrey left people shocked when she appeared at President Barack Obama's inauguration looking bulkier than ever
The talk show queen has been famous for her on and off weight battles, and now the 5ft 6ins star has admitted that she would hit 14st 2lb.
"How did I let this happen? If you can't fit into your clothes it means the fat won. I am mad at myself. I am embarrassed," the Mirror quoted her as saying, after she admitted that she'd piled on nearly three stone.
However, the 54-year-old chat queen insisted that she was determined to change.
Talking in her own magazine, O, Oprah said: "This is the year of hopefulness. My goal is to get healthy and strong and fit."
The star went for on and off dieting in the late eighties and nineties, which didn't help her much and she pledged: "I'll never diet again."
Later, she went on to serious work out under personal trainer Bob Greene but she couldn't get off the weight-loss rollercoaster and was even diagnosed with a hormonal imbalance known as hypothyroidism, which often leads to weight gain.
Nutritionist Carina Norris explained Oprah's condition saying: "Yo-yo dieting is a hard habit to break. Women like Oprah get stuck in a cycle of one moment being incredibly good and not having any treats and the next, bingeing. Before they know it, they're back at their original weight - often heavier. And then they get a wake-up call, perhaps in an unflattering holiday photo. Then they start furiously dieting again and the pattern repeats."
And now that Oprah has openly confessed that her food problem is back, and by doing that she's prepared the ground for a determined effort to lose weight.
Oprah now says: "My goal isn't to be thin - this time it's for my body to be the weight it can hold, to be healthy. I have meals that I plan out every week and repeat them.
She suggested that to lose weight one has to fight their inner demons, saying: "The weight is always representative of something other than what it looks like. You don't have a weight problem; you have a self-care, self-love problem. But to really make a change you must take a look at yourself."
She also said that one should find time for exercise.
"I've said for years how much I dislike it. But I now realise that there is absolutely no way that I am going to be able to maintain my weight without regular cardio," she said.
Oprah has said she wants everyone who's struggling with weight to make himself or herself a priority this year.
She said: "Look at falling off the wagon as I am - not as a weight issue but a love issue. Like all of you, I'm really good at giving love to other people but we all need to make 2009 the year we give ourselves as much love and support as we give to others."