Having the extra weight throughout the life, she firstly appeared on screen in 1997 as the co-host of “The View”. The show was going to present the different stories from life, which are all based on the truth and nothing but the truth.
It got the controversial opinions, when started, but however in further times won the people’ and critics’ recognition.
In 2002 Jones gained a solid weight, which can be counted in 75 pounds, equal to 32 kilos, due to the loneliness and the surround changes. It was considered to be a depression as the own comment was “I was dying”.
She felt loneliness, she was alone practically all the time, and the gaps in the spare time she was filling with eating, which soon became the main purpose of the whole life.
What were the things further?
Next year was very challenging and exhausting, because Jones was diagnosed the morbidly obese, having the weight around 307 pounds (133 kilos). She was in her heaviest, being ashamed and afraid to appear on public, leading the program and even watch the advertisements as they were all annoying due to slim women promoting something.
The doctor whom she consulted said if she didn’t do something, she would die. So, the actress started looking for the solutions mostly probably because of the health concerns arisen.
The friends whom she didn’t lose because of many reasons were also very worried about her condition. Mostly because of mental condition and health problem she faced.
The first way out, which came into the head, was to size up everything she had according to shape: nails, lashes and hair. Wearing the big jewelry she was trying to hide the kilos near the face, making the acrylic nails – to replace the attention from hands to fingers, and so on.
Were there any changes?
In 2006 some extreme important and highly-noticeable changes were done. The thing is Jones did the gastric surgery in order to lose the over-kilos without any work from her side. The result was really great as after the operation the TV host trimmed down 85 pounds (more than 36 kilos).
However, the consequences were a bit poor, because she was made to lie it was all the result of Pilates done. Not to shock the fans, she preferred to hid the truthful information both from public and friends. Only the dearest and nearest knew about what was done.
She left work on the show as was not able to lie anymore. Jones was really upset. The other reason may be she had to answer the hardest question ever, which was more than frequently asked: “After you got the procedure, how did you feel?”
That was honest, because as she said once, the one is eager to find another person, who is hidden inside you, at that very moment, when you lose the one inside. You have to discover yourself from the other, unknown before, side.
How are the things at present?
However, the current state of things is not only regarding to surgery, as the Pilates was also done. The actress spent in the gym several hours per day, visiting it five days per week.
Besides, she had also consulted the nutrition specialist, who made a personal menu, according to which the portions were small and low-calorie, containing the variety fruit and vegetables in order not to get fat. The process of gaining weight would be more dangerous after the surgery done.
Living with the schedule, with a timetable when to eat and when to sleep, she dropped 75 pounds, which is nearly 32 kilos, and she is going to continue the program. Jones is attractive, self-confident and young! She gains the attention, appearing on the variety of ceremonies and is not shy to smile and share with the own results.
She also shared a memory in one of the interviews, that the first time after the surgery she didn’t realize she was no fat, no more 300 pounds. It was hard to make up the mind, it was hard to get accustomed to clothes advertisements you are welcome to wear also.
To sum up, there is one more prove that everything is possible regarding to your own will and energy you put the right way!
Star Jones in 2013 telling Oprah about her fight with extra weight