Carnie Wilson chats weight loss struggle and 'Celebrity Wife Swap'
Carnie Wilson made a brief comeback in 2011 to audiences with her appearance alongside her Wilson Phillips band members in the hit film "Bridesmaids," and was recently seen on television again on "Celebrity Wife Swap."
However, despite her successes with weight loss in the past, Wilson is still struggling with keeping the pounds off.
"I've had so much stress in the last year so it's really struggle. I never hide, when I walk down the street, someone's going to take my picture, that's what I look like," Wilson told Fox News in a recent interview. "It's usually a [expletive] picture. I'm definitely up in weight. I'm looking forward to getting an exercise routine again."
"It's like a daily decision. Am I going to eat healthy today or am I going to make some [expletive]decisions," she added.
The singer, who is the daughter of Beach Boys singer/songwriter Brian Wilson, underwent gastric bypass surgery in August 1999. At the time the singer, who is 5'3'' tall, weighed nearly 300 pounds. She lost 150 pounds but later gained the weight back. Wilson went on to become a contestant on "Celerity Fit Club" in 2006, where she lost 22 pounds.
In February 2010, Wilson appeared on "The Dr. Oz Show" where she was warned about her weight gain and blood pressure. At the time, she was weighed in front of the audience and was shown to be 218 pounds.
In November 2010, Wilson was dropped as a spokesperson for The Fresh Diet for eating food off their restricted diet plan.
"I always think I am one of the millions and millions of people that struggles with an addiction to food. I don't know how to relax, that's my problem," Wilson told Fox News. "I can't smoke a joint, I can't have a glass of wine because I want 10 joints and 10 glasses of wine. That's my obsessive compulsive and addictive behavior. "
"I'm a working mother. I have a two year old and a six year old," the singer added, referring to her daughters Lola and Luciana. "You try to pay the bills, you try to keep your life going and there's pressure."
Wilson also said that she sees her issues with weight loss impact her daughters as well. "Lola knows I struggle with it. I see Lola loving sugar like all the other children but I also see her pay a little more attention like when there's a birthday party, I see her being the first in line to get the cake. I see me in her," she said.
"I tell her you can have ice cream or cake once in a while. You can have dessert, but you've got to give up a carb at a meal or you can't snack on gummies, you've got to have some fruit," she added.
Wilson appeared on a preview episode of "Celebrity Wife Swap" which aired on January 2. She swapped lives with "Growing Pains" actress Tracey Gold. Wilson admitted to the news site she was nervous about the experience.
"Sometimes reality T.V. can be stressful. I didn't want them [her daughters] to be exposed to any pressure or Hollywood weirdness," She said. "[My husband] Rob and I were a bit apprehensive. We knew it was going to get personal. We were going to be compared to their parenting styles, the marriage, the lifestyle, whatever. We knew we were going to feel a little bit vulnerable."
She added, "We were willing to take the risk because something cathartic always happens, there's always good lessons learned and you know it keeps me on T.V. and pays the bills."
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