Lose it: Oprah Winfrey defined the relationship between celebrity scales and the media, being one of the first to publicly put her own dieting and body image struggles up for discussion. Of her famous Vogue cover shoot (she was the first black woman to land the coveted spot) she explained, "If you want to be on the cover of Vogue and editor-in-chief Anna Wintour says you have to be down to 150 pounds—that's what you gotta do."
Love it: While the talk-show host admits to many painful moments, she was also at the forefront of teaching women how to love their bodies and take care of them by establishing a respected cadre of experts, doctors, nutritionists, and life coaches, including the now-famous Dr. Oz, Dr. Weil, and Dr. Phil. She's also known for her hugely generous spirit and many philanthropic activities, including a girl's school in South Africa.
Live it: Life is not a competition. Bringing others up only lifts us as well.