Yes and, you know, I can't use the nice words anymore because I used to chicken out by using them. I used to call myself plus size, used to call myself chubby. I used to call myself overweight.— Star Jones
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I was a prosecutor in Brooklyn in the homicide division and then as a senior assistant district attorney.
I want the big drama. I always said I don't want a wedding I want a parade.
I mean, on the television, I've got to continue to be Star Jones Reynolds.
And I enjoy that. But in my real life, I'm a wife now. You can't really be bossy when you're married.
No, you're not allowed to be bossy when you're married.
You have to learn compromise, and compassion and patience.
You can have financial strength, professional strength, emotional strength but for me without spiritual strength none of the rest of it matters.
In all honesty my cake was baking when I met Al - I had made up in my mind already to get physically healthy. He refreshingly was on his own journey so it was almost as if we walked together.
This is the time that I really miss being in my courtroom because I believe that that's the last place in this country where there's supposed to be fairness.
I felt good full figured. Morbidly obese I was unhealthy and dying.
I was in the middle of a crossroads, which is a nice way of saying crisis, physically, emotionally and spiritually. You know the physical part. We just talked about it.
One day I actually took the list into the bathroom and I put it up against my face and looked in the mirror and I realized I had one of two choices, change the list or change myself.
I realized that in those nine seasons I started out at about 225 pounds and I felt, you know, full figured fabulous woman but in those seasons I gained 75 pounds up to over 300 pounds all in front of the nation.
Between Newt Gingrich, [Rudi] Giuliani and Chris Christie, they've got like the trifecta of misogyny.
Oh, definitely and you know you take the bitter with the sweet but the benefits far outweigh the burdens of what I've been able to do for my family, my word.
My dad taught me true words you have to use in every relationship. Yes, baby.
The toughest part was doing it in front of the world and recognizing that you had gotten to a point where if you didn't do something you were going to die.
I can get whatever I want to eat and when you, you know, you forget to eat you sometimes pick up fast food.
You're never allowed to step on people to get ahead, but you can step over them if they're in your way.
[Donald] Trump's own arrogance gets in the way. It's as if he steps on his own tongue regularly.
I'm fairly in tune with what's private with my husband and with me.
I want people to make the same choice I made to get healthy.
Bill Clinton was punished for his behavior.
Then you got Newt Gingrich up here who - didn't he leave his wife while she was dying to marry the next wife? Give me a break, Newt.
Sometimes when, you know, God tries to correct you in private and if you don't catch it he'll correct you in public.
And I had this big, long list of what I wanted in a guy but I realized I didn't stack up to the list myself.
I think for a couple of years I was believing that I was doing it all on my own and I wasn't.
No, I don't want to exercise all the time. I still despise it, not at all.
[Hillary Clinton chose to make her marriage work.
That is just outrageous.]It speaks of the sexism and the misogyny in this election .
Barbara did the selecting and that's probably the most brilliant thing was she put together a group of women, different backgrounds, different experiences.
It's always fascinating to me, one, when they like to throw President [Bill] Clinton's behavior in Secretary [Hillary] Clinton's face, I've never seen anything like it before in my entire career, of watching a woman have to defend the behavior of her husband, because she chose to make her marriage work. That is just outrageous.
[Donald Trump] doesn't have the temperament to be president.
There are a number of things that came out of Donald Trump so-called policy speech at Gettysburg that most of the reporters were saying were real positive things.
Not really in all honesty because until you take control of your own health and go to your own doctor and have your own doctor tell you what's going to work for you.
I had started losing weight. I mean he didn't know anything about the journey that I was on at that point obviously but from my highest weight of just over 300 pounds I lost about 45 pounds.
And I tried it and I felt, I guess I must have been pulled in by the red light of television and now I've been on TV since 1992.
First of all, Bill Clinton was an extremely good president and more importantly, the country was in a very good position when he actually walked away.
I'm not ashamed that I need glasses for distance.
I did not feel like I needed to have all of that hair, which was typical Star Jones, or the extra lashes or the heavy makeup.
We fight a lot, you know, but that's family. We may be dysfunctional but we're still family.
I guess the President says the majority of the people didn't elect him, he doesn't have to listen to 'em anyway.
The vast majority of the coverage had to do with him basically saying, for the first 100 days of my administration, the [Donald] Trump administration, I'd be going after people who ticked me off.
I thought we would be concerned if he knew how to stay on message, if [Donald] Trump knew how to make the most of an argument against Secretary [Hillary] Clinton, by using some of the things that have been put on the news.
Yes, I know and then in the same time period within those nine years I lost 150 pounds.
If you can't stay focused enough to focus on what people out there actually care about, their own lives, their healthcare, their education for their children, businesses that they can build, if you can stay focused enough to put that in your speech, you can't be president.