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Roseanne Barr's stunning weight loss: Lost 98 lbs after 1998 bariatric surgery

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Comedian Roseanne Barr turned heads after showing off her dramatic recent weight loss. Barr, 61, sported a tinier frame while attending NBC's Summer Press Day in Pasadena, Calif. She wore a belted black top that accentuated her slimmed-down waist.

When asked how she lost the weight, Barr, 61, said it was due to diet and exercise. Roseanne's stunning weight loss comes shortly after her ex-husband, Tom Arnold, revealed he had lost 100 pounds since April 2013, when his first child was born.

The 6-foot-2 Arnold said he lost 100 pounds in 12 months by following a low-carb diet, where he eliminated bread and sugar. He also did cardio, circuit-training and abdominal workouts for up to 90 minutes a day.

Barr said she feels great, and thanked fans for their encouragement, on Twitter, "Hey, thank you guys so much for all of the nice words about my weight loss! I'm inspired 2 keep going!"

Roseanne has struggled with weight her entire life and at one point tipped the scales at 364 pounds. In 1998, she lost 196 pounds after undergoing gastric bypass surgery and slimmed down to 168 pounds. Her weight has fluctuated since then. Barr joins a long list of celebrities who have undergone bariatric surgery. To find out if gastric bypass surgery is right for you, check out Weight Loss Surgery for Dummies.

Barr also underwent a series of plastic surgeries, including a tummy tuck, nose job, breast reduction, and face-lift. After all the plastic surgeries, Barr said she would not get any more procedures. "I've come to the point where I look great and I'm not going to give it any more energy," she said.

In addition to her weight struggles, Roseanne has been open about her mental illnesses. She was diagnosed with attention deficit disorder as a child and was later diagnosed with obsessive-compulsive disorder and depression.

She overcame these conditions with therapy, but admitted that being happy is a constant struggle. Barr detailed her emotional, weight-loss and career struggles in her memoir, Roseannearchy: Dispatches from the Nut Farm.



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