Carnie Wilson has had a very public battle with her weight, but seemed to have taken control when she slimmed back to 146lb after her gastric bypass surgery. She unfortunately gained some of her old weight back after the birth of her son and attempted to stave off more weight gain by doing Celebrity Fit Club. Carnie talks about her battles and how she’s currently feeling about her weight to OK! magazine:
How are you feeling?
I’ve hit rock bottom with my weight. And it hurts. I don’t want to feel this way anymore. It doesn’t feel good when you have to struggle to get your pants on.
Why have you gained weight?
Ever since I had my daughter, my focus is not on me; it’s on her. For the past two-and-a-half years, I haven’t slept. I am convinced there has to be a link between sleep deprivation and a slower metabolism.
Any regrets about having the gastric bypass?
No, it was the best thing I ever did. If I didn’t have the surgery, I’d probably be dead.
What was life like after the surgery?
In 2003, I was drinking heavily. Maybe I couldn’t handle feeling that great. I remember driving down Coldwater Canyon [in California] and thinking I could just turn this wheel and drive right off a cliff. In 2004, I reached a bad low and stopped drinking cold turkey. Thirteen days before I got pregnant, I got sober.
Your dad, Beach Boys legend Brian Wilson, was able to slim down.
He walks five miles a day and is a great inspiration. Around Christmas, he said, “Carnie, I see you’re a little heavier. Are you okay?” I said, “Dad, it’s really hard.” And he goes, “I know, but you can do it.” He’s very positive. [OK!]