Sharon Osbourne: 'I felt like a cheat' after gastric bypass surgery

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UNITED STATES - JANUARY 01: Sharon, Aimee and Ozzy Osbourne (Photo by The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - MARCH 01: Ozzy Osbourne, Sharon Osbourne (Photo by The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - CIRCA 1984: British rocker Ozzy Osbourne wife Sharon and daughter Aimee. (Photo by David McGough/The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - MARCH 01: Ozzy Osbourne, Sharon Osbourne (Photo by The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)
Sharon Osbourne, the wife of rock singer Ozzy Osbourne, at desk, looking over scrapbook of her husband's clippings at home. (Photo by Terry Smith/The LIFE Images Collection/Getty Images)
(L-R) Rock musician Ozzy Osbourne and fiance, Sharon Arden. (Photo by David Mcgough/DMI/The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - DECEMBER 01: Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne (Photo by The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)
Rock singer Ozzy Osbourne at home with his family, early 1990's. From left to right, Kelly Osbourne, Ozzy Osbourne, Jack Osbourne, Sharon Osbourne and Amme Osbourne. (Photo by Dave Hogan/Getty Images)
381053 05: Singer Ozzy Osbourne and wife Sharon Arden pose for photographers at the premiere of New Line's 'Little Nicky' November 2, 2000 at Mann's Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, CA. (Photo by Chris Weeks/Liaison)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - NOVEMBER 2: (L-R) Jack Osbourne, Aimee Osbourne, Kelly Osbourne, Sharon Osbourne and Ozzy Osbourne attend the premiere of 'Little Nicky' on November 2, 2000 at Mann Chinese Theater in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
Jack Osbourne, Kelly Osbourne, Sharon Osbourne, Nicole Kidman and Natalie Portman (Photo by KMazur/WireImage)
Sharon Osbourne & Jack Osbourne during 2002 MTV Movie Awards - Arrivals at Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, California, United States. (Photo by SGranitz/WireImage)
KROCK DJ and Sharon Osbourne during KROCK 92.3 FM Radio New York - Dysfunctional Family Picnic VI - Show at Jones Beach Theater in Wantagh, New York, United States. (Photo by KMazur/WireImage)
Sharon Osbourne and Ozzy Osbourne during The Osbourne Family Visits MTV's 'TRL' - March 17, 2002 at MTV Studios -Times Square in New York City, New York, United States. (Photo by Theo Wargo/WireImage)
Sharon Osbourne and Ozzy Osbourne (Photo by Albert L. Ortega/WireImage)
Musician Ozzy Osbourne (3R) and family, incl. wife Sharon (2L), daughter Kelly (C) and son Jack (R). (Photo by Mirek Towski/DMI/Time Life Pictures/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 26: Kelly Osbourne, Ozzy Osbourne, Sharon Osbourne and Jack Osbourne attend the 56th GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on January 26, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 23: (L-R) Sharon Osbourne, Kelly Osbourne, Ozzy Osbourne, Aimee Osbourne and Jack Osbourne attend 42nd Annual Grammy Awards on February 23, 2000 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - NOVEMBER 2: (L-R) Jack Osbourne, Aimee Osbourne, Kelly Osbourne, Sharon Osbourne and Ozzy Osbourne attend the premiere of 'Little Nicky' on November 2, 2000 at Mann Chinese Theater in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
UNITED STATES - FEBRUARY 22: Kelly, Sharon and Jack Osbourne (l. to r.) are on hand for a pre-Grammy party hosted by Clive Davis in the Grand Ballroom of the Regent Wall St. Hotel. The bash celebrated the return of the Grammy Awards to New York City for the first time since 1998. (Photo by Richard Corkery/NY Daily News Archive via Getty Images)
DANCING WITH THE STARS - 'Episode 1703' - It was Hollywood night on 'Dancing with the Stars,' as 11 remaining couples took to the ballroom floor, on 'Dancing with the Stars,' MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 30 (8:00-10:01 p.m., ET), on ABC. Featuring a spectacular opening number with the entire cast, each couple took on a dance style that they had not previously performed including the Quickstep, Foxtrot, Charleston, Cha Cha, Rumba, Paso Doble and Jive. (Photo by Adam Taylor/ABC via Getty Images) TOM BERGERON, JACK OSBOURNE, SHARON OSBOURNE, KELLY OSBOURNE
UNITED STATES - FEBRUARY 22: Kimberly Stewart (left), the daughter of rocker Rod Stewart, gets together with Kelly (center) and Sharon Osbourne, while Jack Osbourne stands in the background, during a pre-Grammy party in the Grand Ballroom of the Regent Wall St. Hotel. The bash celebrated the return of the Grammy Awards to New York City for the first time since 1998. (Photo by Richard Corkery/NY Daily News Archive via Getty Images)
398992 08: ***EXCLUSIVE*** (ITALY OUT) Sharon Osbourne, the wife and manager of rocker Ozzy Osbourne, leaves a hotel with her family December 24, 2001 in New York City. (Photo by Arnaldo Magnani/Getty Images)
(L-R) TV Personality Sharon Osbourne, actress Leah Remini, Kelly Osbourne and TV Personality Kim Kardashian attend the 19th Annual Elton John AIDS Foundation Academy Awards Viewing Party at the Pacific Design Center on February 27, 2011 in West Hollywood, California.
Kelly and Sharon Osbourne arrive at An Evening With Women: Celebrating Art, Music, & Equality at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on April 24, 2009 in Beverly Hills, California.
UNITED STATES - AUGUST 24: DANCING WITH THE STARS - KELLY OSBOURNE & LOUIS VAN AMSTEL -- A singer, actress and media personality, Kelly Osbourne's father is rock icon Ozzy Osbourne, and her mother is well-known TV personality Sharon Osbourne. Kelly got her start at the age of 16 in the first-ever 'celebrity reality' TV show, 'The Osbournes,' with her famous family, which garnered an Emmy Award (r) for Outstanding Reality Program in 2002. That same year, Kelly released her debut music album, 'Shut Up!,' which included a cover of Madonna's 'Papa Don't Preach.' Her second album, 'Sleeping in Nothing,' was released in 2005 with its first single, 'One Word,' hitting No. 1 on all three Billboard Dance charts simultaneously. She made her dramatic acting debut in a starring role on the ABC series 'Life As We Know It'. In recent years Osbourne has worked primarily in the UK, where she's done theatre (including a successful run in 'Chicago' in London's West End in 2007), hosted her own weekly radio show on BBC Radio and presented numerous UK TV projects, including 'Project Catwalk,' the UK's version of 'Project Runway.' She teams up with LOUIS VAN AMSTEL, who returns for his fifth season. An all new cast of celebrities hits the dance floor on ABC's 'Dancing with the Stars' with the highly anticipated two-hour season premiere, MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2009 (8:00-10:00 p.m., ET) on ABC. (Photo by Harper Smith/ABC via Getty Images)
DANCING WITH THE STARS - 'Episode 901A' - An all new cast of celebrities hit the dance floor on Monday night during the season premiere of ABC's 'Dancing with the Stars.' The next night, the women burned up the dance floor with their individual and group performances, TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 22 (8:00-10:00 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network. (Adam Larkey/ABC via Getty Images) KELLY OSBOURNE, OZZY OSBOURNE, SHARON OSBOURNE
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - APRIL 24: Kelly Osbourne (L) and Sharon Osbourne arrive to 'An Evening with Women: Celebrating Art, Music & Equality' presented by the L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center held at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on April 24, 2009 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Michael Tran/FilmMagic)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - SEPTEMBER 13: (L-R) TV personality Sharon Osbourne, husband recording artist Ozzy Osbourne, son Jack Osbourne and daughter-in-law Lisa Osbourne arrive at Brent Shapiro Foundation For Alcohol And Drug Awareness' Annual 'Summer Spectacular Under The Stars' - Arrivals on September 13, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Michael Bezjian/WireImage)
Sharon Osbourne, Gregg Donovan, 'Ambassador of Beverly Hills,' and Ozzy Osbourne (Photo by Amy Graves/WireImage)
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Osbourne had the surgery in 1999, but said it felt like an "embarrassing shortcut to weight loss" and had her band removed in 2006. She also told Entertainment Tonight: 'I am a food addict ... I felt such a cheat when I had that band on my stomach and people are going 'you look wonderful.''


The 61-year-old says she now keeps her weight under control with the Atkins Diet, which focuses on keeping carb intake low. 'I lost 25 pounds on Atkins and I eat loads of delicious, filling foods,' she said.

The Daily Mail notes that Sharon isn't the only one in her family who has struggled with weight. Her daughter Kelly Osbourne has shed a whopping 70 lbs. since 2009 (she referred to herself as a 'former fat person' in 2012), and son Jack Osbourne told Men's Fitness that seeing himself on reality TV was the catalyst for his weight loss. In 2012, he dropped from 210 lbs. to 160 lbs.

Though the family is committed to a healthy lifestyle, Sharon admits she does slip from time to time. (Who doesn't?!) 'I'd be fibbing if I said I don't cheat, because I do cheat. A lot,' she said.

She says the key is to get right back on the program after a cheat day.

Speaking of the Osbournes, have you seen Kelly's new head tattoo?
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