Friday, November 30, 2007

Carnie Wilson struggling with her weight

Carnie Wilson weight issues Carnie Wilson, who is an American singer and television host, is struggling with her gained weight following the birth of her baby daughter. Wilson went through gastric bypass surgery in 1999 when her weight was around 300 pounds.

But all this was not the end of her weight loss fears. Wilson admits that she has been fighting to get fit after weighing 240 pounds following the birth of her daughter Lola in April 2005.

Carnie Wilson says, "I was back to 240 pounds after I had my baby. It's (weight) never going to be what I want it to be, always when I want it to be. I'm struggling with 30 (pounds) now."


whitb said...

My name is Whitney. I am a distant relative and admirer of Carnie's. After she had the surgery; my family agreed to let me have gastric bypass. Before Carnie, so many people we knew just ate right through the opportunity they had been given. The emotional problems and cravings don't just disappear. I too struggle with ups and downs of about 40 pounds. Still way better than 355; which is what I weighed in pre-surgery in April 2003. Right now I'm on the upside at about 215. The key for me is God, forgiveness, gratitude and keep moving. When I forget; I end up eating day and night; accomplishing nothing, and there goes the weight gain and depression. Thank you Carnie for sharing your struggles and success...Whitney

musings said...

I'm wondering if anyone who is trying weight loss has gotten into checking blood sugar and also blood pressure, as I have started to do. Type 2 diabetes runs in my family in a direct line from my grandfather, through my mother. She has never been even seriously overweight (I mean obviously obese - her weight turned out to be serious to her).

Anyway, I can see that when I am in a stressful situation, the liver seems to release blood sugar. But this seems to have a rebound effect. While the appetite goes away during the stress for me, it comes back with a rebound.

My mom's faithful attention to her blood sugar (she is an incredible stickler for accuracy - all her bookkeeping skills have come to the fore here) as well as her diet awareness have saved her probably from heart disease, even though she started this late.

I'm trying to learn from this. I'm focusing on what I SHOULD do and not what I should not. Must eat breakfast, must get that 2 miles per day walk (at least). The do-nots fall away for me, because I see them as forcing me to have put down a higher weight on my daily log, and that's unpleasant. On the other hand, I cut myself a little slack: I have to know what is causing something, even a half pound weight gain. Okay, it was that salty dinner with a beer...

To me, it is about staying focused on the positives.

I was kind of forced into eating more consciously because I spent weeks in a cardiac unit with my husband as he prepared for and then underwent bypass surgery. The images of those men from 37 to 93 (averaging about 55-60) that I met was contrasted with the fragile elderly women also being bypassed - but with the disadvantage of having gotten much older than most of the men by the time it was happening to them (say 70-80). If I can just see that in my mind's eye, it will also keep me on track.

My cooking has helped my husband lose 35 pounds, but I have lost only about 7. Still, it seems a new set point for me.