Gracing the cover of SELF Magazine is Osbourne, flipping her trademark lavender hair and looking svelte in a flowery two piece. Since losing 50 pounds four years ago, we’ve been clamoring over every regained dress size and potential relapse. Truth is, we all care about her weight much more than she does.
“I don’t weigh myself,” she told SELF. “If you like what you see in front of the mirror, then what’s the f—ing point of getting on a scale?”
Overweight for most of her life, Kelly’s battle with drugs and near-overdose received less media attention than her mildly fluctuating weight. In 2009, Kelly entered a a drug treatment facility to care for her five-year addiction to painkillers. Constipation is a common symptom of painkiller abuse, which probably left her bloated for extended periods of time. Rehab worked, and as soon as she beat her addiction she was able to focus on regaining health in all aspects of her life.
In 2009, a stint on Dancing With the Stars helped her lose 20 pounds. When she began to gain back some of the weight she lost on Dancing With the Stars, Kelly accompanied her mother Sharon on long outdoor hikes and stuck to a low-carb and sugar-free diet. Less than a year later, eating right and 90-minute daily workouts had her 50 pounds lighter. In December of 2012, she revealed her weight loss had hit 60 total pounds. She told Cosmopolitan Body, “When I started exercising I couldn’t even do one sit-up. Now I work out every day and I just don’t feel good if I miss it.”
In the expose with SELF Magazine, Kelly claims she calls herself a “Former Fat Person,” and credits the Hoopnotica hula hoop and clean living as the secret behind her weight loss. The Hoopnotica workout uses a specially designed hula hoop to burn fat, strengthen your core, and calm your mind. Since competing on Dancing With the Stars in 2009, Kelly has lost a whopping 70 pounds. “I’m the most secure and content I’ve ever been,” Kelly told SELF.
Today, Kelly admits that she has good days and bad days, and often copes with her body image with self-deprecating humor. In the SELF piece, she says, “Wishing you were Angelina Jolie or J. Lo isn’t going to change the fact that you’re not. Why not start working with what you have instead of what you don’t?”
Since slimming down, Kelly has also rocked bikinis on the covers of Cosmopolitan Body and SHAPE magazines. She’s become a trusted fashion correspondent on the E! channel, passionate charitable activist, and talk show circuit staple.