By Anonymous Latest Reply 2009-01-20 01:33:25 -0600
Started 2009-01-07 13:40:46 -0600

Who else has been watching Oprah this week? Maybe it is just me, but I find the emphasis on "getting healthy" upsets me in that I will never be "healthy" again ("healthy being defined as the absence of disease or illness). It is also on other News Year's Resolution lists as well that you see. I may want to be "healthy" but it is impossible or I wouldn't b in this mess in the first place!

67 replies

Mimi7499 2009-01-19 18:44:46 -0600 Report

I don't think Oprah is the real issue here. It's difficult having diabetes but we should draw from our strength and courage. Oprah is showing us her own personal struggles…she too is human.
There are other people who I can criticize but I don't because I have my life to live and I am only concerned with what's relevant.
To the person who posted, I can understand your point but I do not agree with it. We will never be 100% healthy but we can be healthier and make smarter choices. Redefine healthy. We have a chronic condition so its pointless to make comparisons to people who don't have a chronic condition. The question to ask ourselves would be, How healthy a diabetic am I? How can I get healthier? Be strong and just accept and manage the best you can. I've had it for almost 30 years now so I know its pointless to lose focus but but beneficial to control diabetes. Stay strong and keep on!

MISS PAM 2009-01-19 23:00:45 -0600 Report

Well said. I just want to be heathier if I can. I've learned quite a bit from this site and it helps. I appreciate all the positive input I get.

G Thomas
G Thomas 2009-01-11 23:17:47 -0600 Report

I DO-NOT LIKE OPRAH PERIOD!!!!!! Anyone with that much money came from where she came from and got the abuse she claims to have had should have a better sense to the things going on right here in the US of A. She would rather help people in Africa than in her own back yard. This is a true move just like the government. They will feed and help strangers before they feed people right here that are starving.. Go figure.he thorws away moe money trying to be someone else. She will NEVER be truely small. She ain't cut from a small cloth. I always say she ain't black. She is a wanna be any color. In other words she has no idenity. She gets in where ever she might fit in. Poor Steman he doesn't want her because there is absolutely nothing he can offer her. He has no intention of being Mr. Oprah. The old saying fits her perfectly, a fool and his money will some part. I say what most are saying .She and Gail are partners. And usually when people forget where they come from they end up like Micheal Jackson. One thing for certain, you dont see any of us real people on her show. And if she answers any email about anything about money. I will make a public annoucement saying I am sorry.

MISS PAM 2009-01-14 22:11:01 -0600 Report

Since when does a person not have a right to give as they see fit? Why must we judge what the next person does or does not do? I'm proud of what she did in Africa and I'm also proud of the ways she gives back in this country.

Anonymous 2009-01-16 08:52:45 -0600 Report

I think what was trying to be said was that she could have built that school in America because there are alot of children who could have benefitted from it here also.

shannonlynn 2009-01-17 18:40:35 -0600 Report

True. I have to agree with you. America has its poverty stricken and natural disasters that would have appreciated the help sincerely. I think if she would have given here in USA first then she would be REAL.

Anonymous 2009-01-18 09:41:34 -0600 Report

She could have been like Brad Pitt and helped New Orleans. They are still in bad shape after Katrina. He is building houses, she could have built a school there or helped with the housing.

MISS PAM 2009-01-18 15:21:22 -0600 Report

She did help katrina through her angel network, built many new homes. Look it up and at least be informed about the person you're bitching about.

Anonymous 2009-01-18 15:50:45 -0600 Report

That was out of line. The point was she can do more here in America instead of building schools in the foreign countries. And as far as being informed, you do not know how any of us are informed, You are the one who mentioned "bitching". What are you informed about. We swear in a new president on Tuesday. Change has and will come to America. Oprah at least was for President-elect Obama.

MISS PAM 2009-01-18 16:05:26 -0600 Report

Get a life "Anonymous". If you can't stand the heat get out of Ophrah's kitchen! You say what you want "Anonymously" well so do I only I'm not anonymous. By the way, I'm well aware of our new president and as proud as I can be!

2009-01-18 17:33:52 -0600 Report

Enough is enough; I agree with a lot of negativities about Oprah, for my own personal reasons with the help being aimed at abuse. I contacted her several times but never got answered.

But this is a free country. Freedom of speech; And freedom to spend money however you like; no matter how anyone else feels.
This is someone elses' life, and all the disputing in the world is not going to change what she does with it.
So, why get angry at each other?
Cool down, and try to remember we are all friends here, and don't make enemies with your friends over such trivial things. Hope this helps. Claudia

2009-01-11 06:38:01 -0600 Report

I guess you don't know this but I feel "getting healthy" is in everyones' mind on this site, we know that we will always have this illness. That is not our choice, but in getting healthy is getting better control of your numbers and weight issues, exercise and stress that leads to all. You can always get healthier, but by that negative attitude I don't see that you are willing to try, using "Oprah" or anyone who talks about health issues and such is just a skapegoat. You have to change your attitude instead of trying to place the blame on someone else. And this I came apon after reading every post reply; however what hit me was when you had said something about people wishing us (that means everyone, diabetic or not) health in the new year. Or, a healthier year as I often do)that is like a direct prayer sent from our loved ones that know us and love us, weak or strong, sick or healthy. good times or bad. It is just another way of saying we care. If you were not saying this than I apologize, but that is how I took it. I know that you are having a bad time, I get that; but so are all of us everyday and to keep attacking your supporters only pushes those who want to help away. I am sorry, but so far I still want to help, but you still seem negative. why don't you post a different discussion and try to reach out in the way you are feeling. NOt who you blame it on; it will help, Claudia

Anonymous 2009-01-11 09:21:48 -0600 Report

Who are you talking to or about?

Edie 2009-01-11 19:01:40 -0600 Report

If you can get something out of these posts then use it if not then don't but I listen to all and don't care who is being talked to. This discussion is getting past what matters to me so I'm going to leave it before I say something mean to those that have a problem with who they are. Good bye for now see you on a different discussion I hope.

Anonymous 2009-01-10 07:48:32 -0600 Report

You know folks I have gotten more useful information that I use from this site. I have found things I asked my doctor about and have been using like the vinegar, cinnamon and red wine. All of that improved my numbers greatly. I have found recipes that were excellent and I am still using. So for me I will stick to this site and to Dlife TV show. While Oprah might be giving great information and advice. I will trust those that are dealing with my specific disease, that are like me and all our struggles. Money or not.

jaclyncrystal 2009-01-09 21:05:41 -0600 Report

I have sometimes watched her show and like anything else in the way of advise that people give me, I listen, then take away what I feel is relevant to me. The thing that I agree with is that we all must take responsibility for our own lives and health and how being in a positive state of mind helps us through the day. I strive to stay as positive as I can, some days it is much harder than others, I hate this diasease but I will just work on it, for me it is one day at a time.

ElizabethSC 2009-01-09 19:43:11 -0600 Report

Oprah is alls talking about being healthy and losing weight, what about her? She needs to follow up on losing weight too, besides helping others which is nice of her to do.

Anonymous 2009-01-09 16:58:38 -0600 Report

This just may be me but with all the money Oprah has. Why does she not pay someone to cook for her that is healthy cooking and have someone push her into exercsing. It just makes me think that if I had all that money that is what I would do. But ultimately what she eats and does is up to her, so stop whining about it and just do it. that is what all of us diabetics have had to do everyday of our lives. You just do it and deal with it. Sorry I am just not feeling well today but that is my opinion.

Debe Pendice
Debe Pendice 2009-01-09 17:10:07 -0600 Report

Yes, I do see where you are coming from and respect your opinion. I am not doing this for Oprah and she is not doing this for me. I am interested in the people that are telling me how I can overcome what I need to do. You are right. If I had all the money she has I would also have a heathy cook and a professional trainer and so on. I believe she has all that and must not use them to her full advantage. I would feel stupid being Bob Green and sitting there up on stage for with her and obviously she hasn't followed this time anything he taught her. And where is her cook. He is probably cooking good for her and when she leaves the house she is probably eating like a pig. Thats her choic. I want to learn for me. maybe I can get some information and appy it to my everyday life. I do not have a oersonal trainer, as of now I just learning how to walk. I do not have a personal cook but want to change my eating habits. If I couls get helpful hints from some of the speakers on her show I will be happy. So I am not saying your wrong. Your probably right. I just need to try and help myself . All I could do is give it a try and if it doesn't help I go on to the next theory…Debe

Anonymous 2009-01-09 19:39:22 -0600 Report

I did watch Oprah on Monday and during her interview she admitted that even with having all the money that she has, still it was her choice to make the mistakes that led to her weight gain. She also admitted that there was something missing in her life - as to why she was overeating. I believe that she is a person that is very giving to others ( more so than a lot of other celebrities), and is for the most part conscious of others who are less fortunate than her. After all she did come from a troubled family and one that was not well off by any means. Poor , i believe would be the way to describe it.
She also admitted that "age" makes things more difficult, be it losing weight, dealing with illnesses , having energy, dealing with family issues…
As with everything, you need to pick and choose what you will from others as to what will help you personally, and not worry about what you don't agree with. She has good shows and I would not really say hers is a "talk show".Her show a few years back when her and Gail took a Road Trip brought her back to the realities of the normal person - such as pumping your own gas and staying at a Comfort Inn. It was a good reality check for her

Edie 2009-01-10 12:07:32 -0600 Report

Your intitled to your opinion and so is everyone else. Just remember money does not buy happyness and it don't buy great health either. We all have our crosses to bear and this just may be hers so give her a break and go on with your own life and let her go on with hers. She's not happy with it so she is trying to change it the only way she knows how in front of a camera.

2catty 2009-01-09 11:46:11 -0600 Report

I am getting sick of Opera. She acts like she cares, what she really cares about is her bank account. She seems like a no it all. And a snob, she needs to practice what she preaches. Weight loss ha, she has been up and down more than a yo-yo. I do this to, but I don't preach at no one else about it and think I have it all figured out. If I could afford to have a cook and personal trainer on top of a nutritionist I don't think I would have as many problems as I do.

2009-01-09 15:44:46 -0600 Report

Hi Everyone,
Would you like and listen to Oprah is
she had Diabetes and needed to discuss
her weight problems? I am Diabetic also
but I have weight problems and sometimes
need to reach out.She has a disea se to
which is overeaters and that is not
healthy, it can KILL you just as diabetes. I am sorry but money doesn't cure all and I like her!!!. She does for others that is not put out for all to see.

Debe Pendice
Debe Pendice 2009-01-09 16:25:12 -0600 Report

I do like the Oprah show. I am not watching it to watch her and see what her progress is. I am watching it to try and get pointers on how to start and change my life. Years ago I was happy go lucky, not a problem in the world. Today I have faced many changes whether it be Oprah or any of you friends here, I am will to be taught by anyone offer learning experiences. I'm hoping at the end of this series is to pick up some inspiration to do this on my own. Oprah won't be doing this for me, I'll be doing it for myself. I may be a winner after this or I may be a failure. But I am willing to give it a try. Right now I am very down in the dumps. I am trying every which way to get through this and have not been able to. Maybe just one person will be able to help me except and deal with liking myself. I don't know who it will be but willing to try anything someone has to offer. Idon't know if Oprah will follow her own advice, for that I don't no if I will follow her shows advice but willing to try and see the outcome…Debe

Alex's mom
Alex's mom 2009-01-10 18:42:01 -0600 Report

I wouldn't be surprised if Oprah is pre-diabetic or diabetic and hasn't told us yet.

Debe Pendice
Debe Pendice 2009-01-10 18:58:37 -0600 Report

Now that she was diagnosed with thyroid condition, she might be. I am sure she would let the world know. But for now, I know I am diabetic and need to take care of myself…Debe

Pauline B
Pauline B 2009-01-09 11:34:08 -0600 Report

I do not watch Oprah though many of my employees did and swore by what they saw on her show. From from you have commented on her latest series of "Getting Healthy" I would have to say that we, as being blessed with diabetes and other chronic medical conditions, should be managing these so we can get the most out of our daily lives right now, and not be worrying about trying to get somewhere in the future. Now, some will say that they need to lose weight, but making choices today on diet (and exercise) should have that goal in mind but the choice is part of today's decision.

There's a psychological principle called "projection" that is easily described in childhood terms as "it takes one to know one." I think Oprah's current series should be directed at herself.

GabbyPA 2009-01-09 16:12:34 -0600 Report

That is the point of it. She is admitting that she has fallen and was not living what she preached. She is doing the shows for herself and for others. It is easy for us to critisize her in the public eye. I would hate to have tabloids and media barking at me every time I messed up and didn't follow my lifestyle plan. We all make mistakes and this is what she is admitting to.

Pauline B
Pauline B 2009-01-09 19:15:21 -0600 Report

You do raise a valid point, and I should not have been so blatant in my attack. I am usually more forgiving of "real" people and their daily strugggles…somehow those with tools like money, chefs, etc. should be immune. But we're all human, and prone to error. So, "I'll pick myself up, dust myself off, and start all over again…" Wish I could add the musical notes.

GabbyPA 2009-01-09 19:19:47 -0600 Report

I don't take offense to anyones opinions, as I hope no one will of mine. They are, after all, just how I see things. I know that money doesn't mean that we suddenly have the will power we really need. Having a great chef doesn't mean that those late nite frige raids don't happen. For me, sometimes the more someone pushes the harder I fight...stupid, I know. But just part of how I work. I am not alone, it's a big club. LOL

Babs341 2009-01-20 01:33:25 -0600 Report

I have watched Oprah off & on the past few years. One of the great things I like is, well if I don't like the topic or who is the guest of the day - I change the channel. There are things that I agree with & don't agree with on her show. But even the smallest thing could one day really give a person that turning point in there life. In today's world you just never know who that person could be.

Yes, I have had my mouements where I wanted to run up to the TV and just give whomever a big kick. But stop myself only because I would end up breaking either my toes, foot or all of the above.

But did any of you see the show of the little girl "Clarice" (not sure of spelling)? That beautiful voice?

I started to record the eposides on DVR, I glance through them, if I'm interested I watch it, if not - Delete. I know it's hard to hear how someone just "oophs" fell of the eatting wagaon. Espically when "we" know how dangerous that could be. And for any parents out there whose children have diabetes, doing what we can to make sure that they always do the right thing.

Who knows, maybe one day Oprah will get one of our many emails and do a show that we all can relate to.

Lovepo 2009-01-09 07:55:52 -0600 Report

I don't watch Oprah at all.Years ago I did,but I find the woman uninteresting and weird. To me, I think she needs to retire and enjoy life a little,instead of being obsessed in being an expert on health. We all have our views and opinions but not everything she says is fact.

MISS PAM 2009-01-09 02:21:59 -0600 Report

Well I know I'll never be truly healthy but I like to think there are things that I can do to be healthier. I have many illnesses and some aren't pleasant at all but thank God there are healthy people out there. It doesn't bother me.

GabbyPA 2009-01-08 18:26:01 -0600 Report

Wow. If I could be anyone in a life returned, I would want to be Oprah.

I find her incredibly inspiring because she IS a lot like us. She struggles just like we do with her weight, with her soul, with how she wants to impact the world. Yes, I think there is a lot of commercialism in it, but she is one of the most generous philanthorpists out there. She is constantly giving. There are far too many causes for her to be able to give to each one. She has chosen her battles. That is fair.

You guys are watching this week because you want to be better. She is offering you some tools. A lot of her tools are things that you do from the inside out. They don't cost anything.

One thing that struck me to the heart was when she said how she had gone to 4 different doctors before SHE had to point out what the problem was. She said, "If that happened to me (Oprah) then I know it is happening to you."(meaning the rest of us) She does fight for the little people by giving us the strength to be our own advocate. That is far better than giving me a bunch of test strips. She teaches us how to take care of ourselves. How to arm ourselves with knowledge to make sure that we are asking the right questions not only of our health, wealth or spiritual team, but also of ourselves.

We can complain all we want. But I have to say that she is consistant in her efforts to arm us. She has not degraded her show to Jerry Springer level, and after all these years, I find her humility, childlikeness and spirit an oaisis in the Sea of negativity we are constantly in.

Nope...you are not going to be 20 years old again. But you know what...you don't have to live like you are 90. If all we do is complain, then all we do is drag ourselves in the mud.
I'm not saying that you can't complain or shouldn't. We all need to get those things out. But life is what it is. Change the things of it that you can. Even if you are taking a little baby step, at least there is effort made. Take pride in the efforts that you put forth and a funny thing will happen. You will want to do a little more.

If you want someone to make a change in the way things work, why not make the change yourself? Why not take up your cause and do something to help it? You don't have to wait for someone like Oprah to do it for you.

highlandcitygirl 2009-01-09 11:15:51 -0600 Report

perhaps you do know her better than me! the only time i see her is when she is on the news, as i haven,t watched her show in years and i am not that much a fan of talk shows anyway. in the beginning there was a time when it was somewhat springerish and that is when i stopped watching. if i offended you i apologize. and no i don't feel the need to be 20 again, but i would like to feel 60, which is the age i am, instead of having the body age of someone that is in there 90's. that is where my anger creeps in! along with the other suffering in my life, there is a loss of my own health and the feeling of being abandoned. even so i found out about a neighbor yesterday, what an horrible thing that happened to her. i cried for her, i can no longer cry for myself. oprah is just a picture on my t.v. you are more real than her! love you!

2catty 2009-01-09 11:52:06 -0600 Report

You are 60? You have a youthful attitude. I still think we could totally hang out. My mom is 63 she is a very youthful person too. She is a very silly woman. Must be where I got it from. It is not because I am blond either. LOL

Edie 2009-01-10 11:51:36 -0600 Report

You are as old as you want to be. I'm 52 and have been told since I was 16 that I am a Diabetic but I feel like I'm 12 some days and like I'm 99 others. If I let the pain and Diabetes get to me then I feel real old and I won't live that way with myself. I don't care what others say about Diabetics being their own worst enemies I'm my most favorite friend I have. I just give myself pep talks all the time and after awhile I'm up in my 20 or even my teens again. It is not the end of the world because we have Diabetes it is the begining of a new world for us. We can make it better or worse It is up to us.

Anonymous 2009-01-10 14:01:16 -0600 Report

Well said. It is all about attitude like is the water glass half empty or half full. Becoming diabetic makes you more aware of how you are living and what choices you have made. Then if you want tight control you make changes and it becomes a lifestyle. Not a one day thing or a "fad" but a total lifestyle change. I think all of us need to give ourselves pep talks to get thru our days. I know sometimes the pain just wants me to stay in bed with the covers over my head, but I know if I get up and move around it helps and then I feel better because I accomplished something. I like what you said about being our own best friend. So here is to me. I am my own BFF.

Debe Pendice
Debe Pendice 2009-01-08 08:59:36 -0600 Report

I am watching that show all week too. I have the same feelings of how Oprah feels. How did I let myself get this way? The spiritual part has helped me tremendously. I need to go on with myself and not let set backs take away from being myself. When I can start likeing and treating myself with the respect I deserve I know I can let go and go on…Debe

2009-01-08 06:46:04 -0600 Report

This is funny, I found her email address and have flooded it with letters about new show ideas. I want her to spend some of her billions to help all the diabetics that are in such need of help! I'm going to drive her crazy until she responds to me. She limits your comment to 2,000 characters, so some days, she gets three or four from me! Like she will EVER read or see them, but we can hope. If I EVER do hear back from her, I'll let you know! LOL To hope, Angie

2009-01-11 06:12:19 -0600 Report

Do not be surprised if all you get are answers from her producer saying something like we are reviewing your book or your ideas and will get back to you. I have been trying to get her to look at a book of abuse, since she claims to be a victim herself (for five years or so) got one type written letter from the show and a bunch of emails. referring to above response. Constantly sending her pages and emailing segments and pictures; I don't think she even understands that kind of abuse; cause if she did she would want to talk to me since this is a workbork towards help.

Anonymous 2009-01-07 15:33:29 -0600 Report

Oprah is only out for Oprah. If you haven't noticed by now, her opinion is bases on what the majority wants to hear, which makes that show just a bunch of mind wasting garbage.

She really doesn't care that you will never be healthy. The majority of her viewers are not diabetic. The majority of her viewers are overweight, middle aged women just like us except they aren't diabetic. The majority of her viewers want to be thin and healthy and can be.

She is a real work of art. I do not watch her and never will. I'd much rather spend what's left of my time doing something to improve my mind.

GabbyPA 2009-01-08 18:31:29 -0600 Report

And just how do you know what condition her viewers are in? There are some there with far more horrific things they deal with than many of us will ever know. If you don't watch, don't read her magazine or see what she does behind the camera, how can you judge her so?
I know that meeting celebreties in person is often disappointing. And maybe I would be disappointed. I will probably never know. But as long as she can inspire me to be a better person, then I can only see a positive in that.

Anonymous 2009-01-09 06:59:04 -0600 Report

I used to know her. Until I heard her refer to herself as the "Pied Piper of America's Women." I decided then and there not be one of them. I didn't see myself blindly following her delightful tune. If you know her so well and relate to her so well, just tell me what religion she is?

GabbyPA 2009-01-09 16:08:41 -0600 Report

I am not a believer in "religion" and I don't think that she panders to any particular one. She is what I would call a "spiritual". Like me, she finds that we are spiritual beings and we need that kind of connection without the confines of a "religion" to keep it in. No one should follow anyone blindly. I don't think that is wise on anyone's part. But if there are things that lead us in a direction to help ourselves and live the best we can, then I see no problem in it. I don't watch her show very often. So maybe I don't see all that you do. I choose to watch what is of interest to me. I just feel that when I am watching her shows, I can get recharged, encouraged and a vision of things that I can do for myself and other people.

Anonymous 2009-01-10 09:20:24 -0600 Report

I used the word 'religion' not 'sect'. Your response should be using 'sect' not 'religion'. Oprah is "New Age." She doesn't believe in Christ as a risen Savior. She believes in herself. In her own power to make things work for herself. In her 'religion,' everyone is on their own and has to use their own inner power to make the best of this life because there isn't anything beyond the here and now. She will not come right out and tell her audience this fact and when asked the question she will go the long way around her elbow to give a non-answer 'answer.' She is a fraud and counts on her ability to supply her followers with all the 'feel goods' to keep them coming back for more. I again reference her comment about being the "Pied Piper of America's Women."

GabbyPA 2009-01-10 10:19:05 -0600 Report

I thought that this country was founded on freedoms to believe what you like. I used to be a very active "christian" and was for many many years. It kept me safe and taught me a lot. Just like everything in life, I beleive that we have things in our lives for a time and we learn and move on. I don't care what she "believes" in her personal life. I am just gleening from her what I can use in my own life.
If you really think about it, you can learn a lot from anyone, even if they are opposites. All you have to do is see things thru open eyes and an open heart. It's when we get all "One way, my way" that we miss so many opportunities to grow and change in our own spirits.

Anonymous 2009-01-10 13:53:02 -0600 Report

OMG. You go girl, Gabby and you believe in what you want. I may not like Oprah in some of her decisons but what she believes in in her personal beliefs is of no concern to me. And as far as anonymous said, we are not "goners" or "hooked". I think being one sided and one minded is the goner here.

Edie 2009-01-10 11:43:08 -0600 Report

How do you know how many of her viewers are not diabetic. And she has experts on her show to get the answers that all of us want to know. There are alot of other shows you can watch and leave her alone if she is not your cup of tea.

highlandcitygirl 2009-01-07 15:16:32 -0600 Report

well i know what you mean! i will never be healthy again! and i'll never be young again! i feel like she and some others should set down and shut up! unless they want to bring to the forefront those of us who need help(money) taking care of needed medicines! without our meds. what then!

Bluebutterfly 2009-01-08 06:09:01 -0600 Report

I certainly do agree with you. I just a little tired of hearing her blow her own horn.Why don't she put some of her money into diabetes supplies for people that can't affors the strips or their medicine.That is what I would like to hear her doing.Just my opinion.

2009-01-07 14:49:32 -0600 Report

I have not been watching Oprah this week, however, I do know that she has been having her "get healthy" shows on, which she seems to have on constantly. I wouldn't think so much about that if it weren't for the fact that she isn't a medical professional. I know she is trying to help the public, but you think she was the expert!!!! To be perfectly honest, I am getting a little tired of her. I used to watch her all the time, but now I feel she is just over-exposed. She's all you hear about!! Also, I feel she should take her own advice. She has her weight problems, and she keeps going up and down. She is now back up again, which is her issue. I guess I'm just getting tired of hearing about her, but that's just me.

Edie 2009-01-10 11:38:44 -0600 Report

Don't watch her if you are getting tired of her. LOL

2009-01-10 15:50:01 -0600 Report

I haven't been!! I have been watching reruns of the Andy Griffith Show. LOL

2catty 2009-01-10 18:31:54 -0600 Report

I stopped watching her years ago. I not one to complain then turn around and watch the crap that I am complaining about.

Edie 2009-01-10 22:42:08 -0600 Report

If I hear something on a commercial of what is going to be on her show that I think will give me some information I am looking for then I tune in to her otherwise I turn off TV and turn on the music and sing as I sew. I once had a friend pay me to stop singing. LOL I can sing and dance but not for long periods. But it is good exercise and keeps the blood flowing and the body moving.