Star Jones was physically ready to lose weight, but not mentally.
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It's widely known that Star kept her weight loss method a secret, but she says most people misunderstand why she did that. "It would have been the easiest thing in the world to just say it was gastric bypass," she says. "The harder thing would have been the more probing question, which was, 'After you got the procedure, how did it make you feel?'"

Star says she'd been scared that someone would ask her that question and she wouldn't know how to answer. "If I fell apart and became Jell-O, I was afraid of what the audience would think," she says.

While she knew she could handle the physical aspect of the surgery, she wasn't ready to handle the emotional ramifications. "I didn't know who I was, I didn't know who I was going to be," she says. "Emotionally, I knew that I had to lose the weight, but I didn't realize that I should do therapy. But that's what I did. I got into very intense therapy, and I started to lose the weight [in my head]."

FROM: Losing Weight with Star Jones, Valerie Bertinelli and Marie Osmond
Published on April 01, 2009

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