Rosie O’Donnell Aims to Lose 30 More Pounds After Surgery
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Rosie O’Donnell Aims to Lose 30 More Pounds After Surgery

Rosie O'Donnell, now 52, had vertical gastric sleeve surgery in 2013; she said she did it to save her own life after suffering a heart attack the previous year.

As of February 2014, she had lost 40 pounds. On May 15, she told People she's now lost almost 50 pounds, since she's dropping about a pound every other week. (See a more recent photo of her here.)

She's 5'7" tall and said her current weight is "in the 180s," which is still higher than her doctor would like. "He wants me to be 150-160 [pounds]," Rosie told People. "That's what I weighed in the 8th grade, so that'll be another 30 pounds."

She said she's eating like she's supposed to and exercising, and she added that her relationship with food has completely changed since the surgery.

"They take out two thirds of your stomach – which holds the hunger hormones – and as a result of that you're not hungry anymore. I'll go to dinner with my wife, who's 105 lbs. soaking wet, and we'll order a petite filet. I'll have three bites and she'll finish it."

If she's exercising regularly and eating that little, it might seem like one pound every other week is slow weight loss, but everyone's body is different and it sounds like she's on the right track. Good job, Rosie — keep it up!

Source: People

05.17.2014 / 12:00 AM EDT by Gina Carbone
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