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Originally posted 03/03/2013 08:00PM
Carnie Wilson lost 40 lbs. after her January 2012 lap-band surgery, and now she's getting to be at peace with her figure.
"I'm not striving for perfection. This has to be for the rest of my life," Wilson tells PEOPLE at the Lane Bryant 34th Street flagship grand opening in New York City.
"So with two kids, a hectic schedule and being a working mom, I fluctuate and that's ok. I'm not beating myself up for it. Every year I'm making more progress now – and that's my goal."
Originally posted 03/22/2012 02:00PM
As Carnie Wilson mulled over whether to undergo the Lap-Band procedure, she was afraid to tell sister Wendy Wilson and best friend Chynna Phillips.
"It's not like me to hide things, but I'm in quite a bit of fear about this," Carnie, 43, says on her TV Guide Network reality series taped before she had the January surgery. "That's really the reason why I've put this off, not telling Wendy and Chynna. Something has to be done."
Sitting in between her Wilson Phillips Still Holding On costars and former band mates at lunch, Carnie says, "I want to tell you guys something. I am going to have another type of weight-loss surgery that is going to help me."
Originally posted 03/21/2012 03:00PM
Twelve years after Carnie Wilson underwent gastric bypass surgery and famously lost 150 lbs., the singer has done it again: On January 18, Wilson went under the knife for lap-band surgery, PEOPLE confirms exclusively.
Since having the procedure – during which a silicone band is placed around the stomach to create a pouch the size of a golf ball – Wilson, 43, has lost 30 lbs. and counting.
"It was the right decision for me and I'm doing really well so far," Wilson tells PEOPLE. "It's all about taking good care of myself."
Originally posted 01/02/2012 08:05PM
For Carnie Wilson, one of 2011's ups was something she'd like to bring down: her weight.
"I've had so much stress in the last year, so it's really a struggle," the singer and TV star, 43, whose Celebrity Wife Swap episode airs Tuesday, tells FOX News. "I'm definitely up in weight."
As for the future, she adds: "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 sh–y decisions?"
Originally posted 11/25/2010 05:00PM
On April 29, 2011, all eyes will be on Prince William as he weds his future princess Kate Middleton at Westminster Abbey. This royal wedding, however, is not the first big event to take place on this late April day.
Here's a look back on some other milestones:
April 29, 1429, Joan of Arc left her mark on history by leading troops in Orleans, France to victory over the English.
April 29, 1967, Aretha Franklin debuted her signature song "Respect," which later earned her two Grammy awards – Best Rhythm And Blues Recording and Best Female R&B Vocal Performance.
April 29, 1967, Muhammad Ali stripped of his boxing crown after refusing to join the Army citing religious reasons.
Originally posted 05/05/2010 01:00PM
After a tumultuous time during which she was treated for anxiety, Chynna Phillips is reuniting with Carnie and Wendy Wilson to kick off a new tour as Wilson Phillips and record their first-ever Christmas album.
"I'm thrilled that the Wilson Phillips family is coming back together again," says Phillips, 42, who entered a treatment facility for anxiety in February, five months after her half-sister Mackenzie Phillips claimed she had a sexual relationship with their father.
"We've known each other for more than 20 years," Chynna says of her bandmates. "We're like family. I'm excited about working with the Wilson sisters again."
Originally posted 04/01/2010 01:40PM
Internet buzz that Carnie Wilson fainted while taping an episode of The Newlywed Game is false, a network spokesperson tells PEOPLE.
Wilson "did briefly become lightheaded while taping The Newlywed Game on Thursday, March 18," says the spokesperson. "Carnie took a 10-minute break, then finished taping the show. Paramedics were not called to the set that day, but GSN did provide a medic on-set the following Monday as a purely precautionary measure.
Clearing up rumors about the 41-year-old host of GSN's Newlywed Game, the spokesperson adds: Wilson "finished shooting" the show's third season Wednesday "with no further lightheadedness."
"I'm feeling great," Wilson said. "I appreciate everyone's concern and thoughtfulness, but I'm busy and happy and doing really well."
Wilson, who has been struggling with weight loss after undergoing bypass surgery in 1999, told PEOPLE in February she "needs help" with her weight battle. "I don't want to be drastic. I want to be realistic," she said.
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Originally posted 03/02/2010 02:50PM
Carnie Wilson has been struggling to lose the 61 lbs. she gained during her last pregnancy. Luckily, she has Dr. Mehmet Oz in her corner dishing out what he says is "tough love."
"I was disappointed initially [in her progress]," he told reporters Monday at Cosmopolitan's Fun Fearless Male Awards in New York. "But in fairness to Carnie, she's gotten on the boat. She's on the show on Wednesday and I want to talk to her honestly about why she was doing the things she was doing."
The reality star from GSN's Carnie Wilson: Unstapled last weighed in at 218 lbs. on Oz's show, and was down to 212 lbs. when she talked to PEOPLE, but according to Oz, Wilson, 41, still has work to do – something they address during an interview scheduled to air on The Dr. Oz Show on Wednesday.
Originally posted 02/16/2010 01:35PM
Chynna Phillips, who entered rehab for anxiety over the weekend, is receiving lots of love and a vote of confidence from one of her closest friends, Wilson Phillips bandmate Carnie Wilson.
"She's going to be fine," Wilson, 41, tells The Insider. "Anyone that goes into rehab needs help. She knows how much I love her. She's my lifelong friend and my oldest friend. I wish her all the best in her recovery."
Asked if they will perform together anytime soon, Wilson says, "We will."
Originally posted 02/12/2010 12:30PM
Hold on for one more day? It's not that easy anymore for Carnie Wilson, who has realized she can no longer fight her weight battle alone.
"I need help," the singer, who now weighs 212 lbs., tells PEOPLE.
Wilson weighed over 300 lbs. before undergoing gastric bypass surgery in 1999. She lost 150 lbs., but has struggled to keep the weight off.
"Having children derailed me a bit," says the Wilson Phillips singer, who has been unable to lose the 61 lbs. she gained while pregnant with daughter Luciana, born last June. (Wilson had put on 70 lbs. during her pregnancy with daughter Lola, now 4.)
The singer, who stars in the GSN reality show Carnie Wilson: Unstapled, finally got a wakeup call during a Feb. 4 appearance on The Dr. Oz Show, where she was weighed onstage. The host defined her as morbidly obese and prediabetic, and placed her on a weight-loss program.
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