Oprah Winfrey welcomes WeightWatchers dieters to her Hawaii home

Oprah Winfrey has thrown open the doors of her Hawaii estate to 10 lucky WeightWatchers (WW) fans to celebrate their slimming achievements at a special brunch. The media mogul, a spokeswoman and co-owner of the brand, agreed to have the winners of a W…

Oprah Winfrey has thrown open the doors of her Hawaii estate to 10 lucky WeightWatchers (WW) fans to celebrate their slimming achievements at a special brunch.

The media mogul, a spokeswoman and co-owner of the brand, agreed to have the winners of a WW contest flown out to her Maui home on Friday to spend the day with her and share a meal to toast to their ongoing health journeys, and Oprah enjoyed meeting the group and hearing stories about its experiences with the lifestyle programme.

“The highlight for me is being able to have people express their sense of celebration and pride in their accomplishment,” the 65-year-old star told People.com.

“It’s not a diet, it’s a lifestyle and to see how that lifestyle and taking steps to change the way you eat and how accountability for that eating changes everything about your life… WW is actually happening and manifesting in people’s lives in a way that makes a difference.”

And Oprah, who herself has shed 42 pounds (19 kilograms) since investing in WW in 2015, admitted it was the first time she had ever allowed strangers into her private paradise, where her guests were invited to meet her horses, take a dip in her swimming pool, and enjoy a hike on the spacious compound.

“This is one of the places that brings the most joy to me,” she explained. “I actually have great reverence for this space and… I don’t share this with a lot of people. Some of my close, close, closest friends have been seated at this table.

“But l thought particularly for WW members who have been on this journey of self-improvement, self-evolvement, self-betterment for themselves that it would be a great reward to experience this because what’s really exquisite about this property is not the house, but it’s the sacredness of the land.

“You are surrounded by sky, trees, ocean, forest in the backyard, all of nature, God expressing itself as nature and there’s sort of a peace that comes,” Oprah continues. “So I felt like for me, that’s my greatest reward, and so to be able to share that with other people was a reward for a job well done.”

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Kate Hudson is WeightWatchers’ new ambassador

New mum Kate Hudson has been named diet firm WeightWatchers’ new ambassador. The 39-year-old actress announced the news on Sunday (16Dec18), just weeks after revealing her post-baby work-out look as she set herself the goal of losing 25 pounds (11.3 k…

New mum Kate Hudson has been named diet firm WeightWatchers’ new ambassador.

The 39-year-old actress announced the news on Sunday (16Dec18), just weeks after revealing her post-baby work-out look as she set herself the goal of losing 25 pounds (11.3 kilograms) before she starts work on a new movie in the spring (19).

Hudson welcomed her third child, Rani Rose, with boyfriend Danny Fujikawa two months ago (Oct18).

“It came at a perfect time for me, because at this point after having three babies it’s like sense memory,” she tells People. “You want to start getting back into shape and to get strong again and focus on your own personal health. It’s hard when you have babies. Everyone comes before you, and you have to find that time to just focus in on yourself.”

Announcing her plans to get trim at the end of last month (Nov18), the Almost Famous star wrote: “So… here we go! The routine with our baby is getting more familiar and I’m ready to start taking a little time in the day focusing on myself. For me, that means my health. Why? Because I wanna be around a long time for these three kiddos of mine.”

The How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days actress continued: “Let’s be honest, kids take the number one position and it’s haaaaard to make the time for yourself. I’ve been doing a lot of research and I’ve spent my lifetime trying all kinds of new things that are focused on health and wellness. Because I am on a mission right now to get back to my fighting weight and my strong body/mind back I want to bring you in on some of this journey.

“MY GOAL: I will be shooting a film in the spring and I’m looking to shed 25lbs. I’d like to try new workouts and eat as healthy as I can. I wanna do all this and keep up milk production, raise my kids, work every day, make time for my man, have girlfriend time and stay sane! I know that this sounds more like a new year resolution but after Thanksgiving and everyone thanking their health, I feel motivated to keep that up.”

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