Rosie O’Donnell admits that massive weight loss – 50-plus pounds – has led to some emotional turbulence
Anyone who has seen the revamped version of The View this week (I like the changes!) can see that Rosie O’Donnell is dramatically thinner than she was the last time she was a regular back in 2007.
She’s lost more than 50 pounds and Rosie admits to Salon.com that it is a big adjustment.
‘The fact that I look so different has been difficult and unexpected. Everyone assumes that obese people would just be jumping for joy that they were healthier and thinner and able to fit into store-bought sizes, we don’t have to go to the plus store. But it’s also filled with a lot of emotional turbulence, you wouldn’t expect.
‘There are many issues for why people gain weight. Some gain weight as a layer of protection. To keep people away from them. I never wanted someone to want to approach me in a sexual manner because of my physical body because of child abuse issues. I think they are all interwoven and they don’t exist separately, so they come up, and I’m having to put out fires and talk to my therapist and get through it and find a different way to cope with my anxiety and my feelings of PTSD rather than eating over them.’