Oprah decided to do something she's never done before: get her ears pierced! "I've worn the most expensive jewelry—all my own—and have always only had clips," Oprah says. "I've been afraid to have my ears pierced."
This was an occasion for another first—Oprah's first treatment with a plastic surgeon! Dr. Emily Pollard performed the ear-piercing procedure.
After this show aired, many women wrote into the show admitting their fear of piercing their ears!
Then, on April 24, 1998, Kelly made the most important decision of her life, and it paid off big: she joined a gym. Now at 42 Kelly loves weight training, and even entered a fitness competition last year. She exercises whenever she finds time, even doing dips in the kitchen and push-ups in her bedroom.
"How I feel on the outside pales in comparison to how I feel on the inside, mentally and spiritually. And it goes so much deeper than what is on the outside...It's just profoundly changed my life."
Kelly has a great tip to encourage exercise every day. "A lot of times just getting up in the morning and getting your day started is so hard. So...put your alarm clock across the room, across from your bed. But don't stop there: Put your tennis shoes right next to your alarm clock. So, when that alarm clock is going off, you walk across the room, shut it off, and you see those tennis shoes...and you know you've got to get them on and get it done first thing in the morning."
Then, a bomb dropped on her life—she discovered her husband was having an affair. After struggling with depression, Elaine finally decided to view the divorce as an opportunity rather than a setback. She started using tips from The Oprah Show and O, The Oprah Magazine to improve herself: She lightened her hair, began exercising daily, got contact lenses, whitened her teeth and adopted a younger style. Additionally, Elaine, now 53, started on the Zone Diet, began taking vitamin supplements and lost 17 pounds!
"I got an e-mail from my cousin and she said, 'Your brother said you were hot! And if a brother says you're hot, wow, you must be doing something. What's going on?'"
She says she "had to reprogram my mind, because I just felt dead inside and I didn't care." Now, Corey says, "Trying new things is one of the best ways to stay young at heart." Her fitness regimen includes regular exercise, fencing and meditation. Her other secrets? "Two tablespoons of flaxseed every day, wash it down with cranberry juice," says Corey. "It's good for the digestive system. I take milk thistle, multi-vitamins and acidophilus, and I take garlic on a daily basis."
Her turnaround has been so dramatic that 45-year-old Corey is now a successful model, even scoring jobs where they're looking for 25-year-olds. And it's no mistake—she even fools college students! "She came to my school one time and she was helping me move on campus," Corey's son, Michael, says. "A friend of mine came up to me and he said there's a whole bunch of fine new girls on campus. I said, 'Okay, what's going on?' He pulled me outside and it was my mama walking to my room!"
After her transformation one of Leslie's old friends stopped over and didn't even recognize her. "She said, 'Leslie, I thought you were the babysitter. I didn't even recognize you,'" Leslie says.
"I decided I needed help in taking off this 25 pounds, so I went to a nutritionist." Now healthy at 51, Roseann "swears by salads," having lost weight by eating right and exercising at least five hours a week. She's also conscientious about her skin care.
"We wore the old hats and the blouses with the ruffles and the long collars and long skirts. We wore white opaque stockings, along with socks and tennis shoes," Delores says. "When I look back at old photographs, what were we thinking?"
But then came a realization and a massive change. "We turned 30 and we realized we wanted to look 30 and not 60," Denise says. "I think it was a big turning point when we had our 30th birthday. We wanted to look hot for our birthday."
But there's more to it than just water sports. Vicky picked up a little trick from a dermatologist in Florida for her extremely dry skin, caused by her extensive exposure to sun and swimming pools. "I have been putting vaginal cream on my face for 20 years. And I use that with Preparation H for puffiness and dryness around the eyes. I use that every night and it really seems to work."
Dr. Airan has developed a new age-defying procedure that does not rely on cutting and pulling. To reduce a tired appearance and dark circles under the eyes, she injects Restylane, a non-collagen natural sugar gel, underneath the skin in the lower rim of the eyelid.
Dr. Airan says the treatments take about 45 minutes because she anesthetizes the area before injecting the Restylane filler. Each treatment lasts for about a year.
Because he lost so much weight, Reggie has lost volume in his face around his eyes. Rather than getting a face lift, Dr. Airan suggests that Reggie try the Restylane procedure to reduce the hollowness around his eyes.
See the dramatic results from Reggie's procedure!