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Queen of Soul Respects the Treadmill

I love me some Aretha Franklin. One of my all time favorite workout play lists that I frequent on my iPod is an Aretha compilation.

It's no secret that the Queen of Soul has struggled with her weight, but now she 's opening up to People about hitting the treadmill.

Here are highlights:

People: It's no secret you've had some struggles with your weight in recent years.
AF: Who hasn't had a weight issue? If not the body, certainly the big head! (Laughs.) But I have no such issues now.

People: How much have you lost?
AF: A lot of weight. I won't say the number, but I found the magic numbers on the treadmill. Slowly but surely. It's all happy.

People: No surgery?
AF: I would never, ever do that. I know many women who [had gastric bypass surgery]] who are having a bad time now, unfortunately. It's nothing I would ever do.


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sweetnsour sweetnsour 9 years
Yeah---hope she gets it together. Love her, but she is getting older and all that extra weight can only make the typical problems with aging even worst. Good luck
SoftRockStar SoftRockStar 9 years
I hope she's getting into shape. Her weight is so unhealthy, if not the yo-yoing she's done in the past.
Laily Laily 9 years
Go Aretha!
bluiedgrl bluiedgrl 9 years
Yay Aretha!!! I know people who have had gastric bypass, and are still eating terribly, albeit less. To do the real work i.e. diet and exercise changes the impact on the heart and lungs that obesity causes.
tabloidprincess tabloidprincess 9 years
I wonder how much weight she's lost.
Chaoticfury Chaoticfury 9 years
I love Aretha Franklin. And I know people who were not even her size and resorted to gastric bypass surgery. I'm so proud of her losing weight with exercise and diet.
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