Sarah Palin explains her makeover, she’s writing a ‘fitness & self-discipline’ book

I was actually pretty pleased that so many of you commented on the Sarah Palin post yesterday, and that we managed to keep it mostly about superficial things. My intention was not to discuss Palin’s politics whatsoever – I was just startled by these recent photos of her, in which she looked drastically thinner. Most of you agreed with me – she’s lost a lot of weight recently. Some pointed out that her hair style is doing her no favors, and that she seems to have gotten some kind of dental work that’s changed her face. But dental work and new hair doesn’t explain why she’s barely filling out these super-slim jeans.

Well, Sarah Palin reads Celebitchy (maybe?!) and she wants us to STFU. She emailed People Mag to tell them that she’s doing fine, thank you very much, and that she’s even planning to do a book about “fitness and self-discipline.” Er…?

New photos of Sarah Palin looking very thin have caused a stir online, and now the former Alaska governor and 2008 VP nominee tells PEOPLE she’s just fine and is, in fact, working with her family on a new fitness book.

In an email to PEOPLE on Tuesday, Palin – who’s known to treat houseguests to a smorgasbord of homemade treats such as moose chili, chocolate cream pies, pecan pies and lemon meringue pies – wrote, “Our family is writing a book on fitness and self-discipline focusing on where we get our energy and balance as we still eat our beloved homemade comfort foods!”

Palin, 48, says she will discuss the topics in “our unique and motivating book.”

“We promise you what we do works and allows a fulfilling quality of life and sustenance anyone can enjoy,” she adds.

It is unclear if Palin has a contract for the upcoming book or when the work will be published.

[From People]

This feels strange. Like, a strange PR move if it is in fact a PR move. So, Palin was photographed looking really, really skinny all of a sudden, and when various blogs and sites carried the photos, Palin’s first reaction is to email People Mag and describe how she’s going to do a book about fitness and “self-discipline”? Obviously, I doubt the whole “Sarah Palin is sitting there, trying out recipes and dutifully taking notes in some kind of scientific method” thing. I’m sure this book will be ghost-written. But that still doesn’t answer the fundamental question: what’s going on with her? Why does she looks so different so suddenly?

Photos courtesy of Fame/Flynet.

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  1. Photo Jojo says:

    I don’t buy the whole “I’m writing a book” nonsense. At. All.

    She looks really kind of frail in those pictures.

  2. Esmom says:

    Haha, I thought of this site immediately when I read this earlier on People, when they mentioned how the photos “caused a stir online.”

    The book idea sounds like BS, a hastily made up thing. Even People seems skeptical. And you are right, she dodges the fundamental question.

  3. Jules says:

    She’s writing a book? You mean she’s whoring her name out for something. It also looks like she’s got some enhancement to the chest area going on.

  4. marie says:

    I think she’s simply trying to go Hollywood, she needs to stop though cause it’s not a good look..

  5. Kimbob says:

    This woman has never seemed authentic to me….I never bought her schtick from DAY ONE.

    My thoughts as to this “new look?” Well, it’s no secret Bristol has her own reality show, & I think ever since Bristol’s done the DWTS & her reality show, Sarah sees just how profitable celebridom is…….she’s gone “all Hollywood.” That’s what I think.

    I mean, come ON….I’ve never seen Sarah dressed like the above pics before…never. She’s trying to “youth up her look” also. Just my thoughts.

  6. Sara says:

    She looks so different because she hasn’t gotten any attention this year and had to do something about it.

  7. Ranunculus says:

    sorry – but she looks … trashy

  8. ms. heart says:

    she looks … comfortable… in her own shrewd skin.

  9. Blue says:

    Ya, I don’t believe the book BS. She saying that now, then down the road everything will have convienently fallen through. She’s been shown time and again that the public isn’t interested in her, but she just won’t let it go.
    Also her cheat area looks weird, like she got them done and is wearing a sports bra, they look squished and uni- booby. Weird.

  10. hillbillyinthecorner says:

    She use to look nice and healthy and normal… she is just another hollywood housewife starving to death with fake, tatas, and everything else that can be faked but you can’t fake mother nature sweetie….look at her upper arms… they are crapey and flabby as a 70 yr old from weight loss…..She’s gone Hollywood alright….looks like hell….

    • kct says:

      I agree. The fake tan and the whole outfit is very Jersey Shore-Housewives style. If she’s looking to improve her image, she’s going in the wrong direction.

      • zenb!tch says:

        I think she is looking to expand vs improve her image. Sorry Kaiser I have to go there (sort of) for one second. She knows she needs to appeal to Blue States as well as Red if she wants to stay relevant as a celeb.

        Alas, she thinks people in the Blue States won’t notice her jeans are sooooo 2009 and that she is not being true to herself. She was never hip. She was funny – I love her on SNL – most people I know did – Dems and Reps. She needs to stick with who she is a likeable*, funny, (formerly) relatable woman

        *Likeable, as long as she keeps politics out. I could totally see the old Sarah hosting a talk show for moms with perhaps a dash of non-Hollywood fashion (too late).

  11. fabgrrl says:

    Funny, as much as I despise this woman on an ethical and intellectual level, I would totally read a book on how she achieved her PREVIOUS appearance. She used to look great – physically and style-wise. Now, not so much.

  12. aims says:

    I think she’s sticking to something more her speed. I think writing about fitness is right down her alley. Id rather her writing that kind of book, then running her mouth about things she doesn’t fully understand IR has a very limited

  13. some bitch says:

    I could go the rest of my life without hearing another thing from this vile woman and her disgusting family.

  14. Stormy says:

    Kinda looks like she’s on drugs.

  15. cecilia says:

    She looks to me like a woman whose husband has been cheating – like she’s done herself over to prove something. There’s something so desperate about how she’s trying to look young and hot, but came out looking stringy instead.

    • blinkblue says:

      Exactly what I thought when I saw these pics. There is trouble brewing somewhere. Either Todd has strayed or there are some health issues taking place.
      It is too drastic and too fast a transformation for it to be about some fitness book bs.

  16. Green_Eyes says:

    Lol, I can see this neurotic woman googling her name & trying to spin the blog talk…

    Ha, getting fitness & style advice from the “New” Sarah Palin is like getting getting parenting & style advice from Peg Bundy…. (not Katey but PEG). She can keep her fake advice, fake tan, fake boobs, veneers, Clairol Frost & Tip busted hair, and just her whole “trashy” new look and send it back to 1989. By the way wouldn’t mind if she went back there w/ it. Yeah I’m going to take advice from someone that in 6 months or less went from healthy athletic looking w/ very
    little lines to old wrinkled skin stretched over skeleton bones that had a boob job. Know it’s Halloween..but “you betcha…I gotta go w/ OH hell NO”…

  17. Susie Q says:

    Waiting for the influx of GOP’s telling us we are just jealous and how fantastic she is while calling us names..’cause that’s how they roll.

  18. Belle Epoch says:

    SELF DISCIPLINE? Has anyone in this family ever shown self discipline about anything?

    I think she means drinking red bulls and downing adderal instead of eating. Is it possible a publisher will hire a ghostwriter and make up a moose stew fitness program to go with her surgical enhancements?

    Lap band doesn’t alter weight this drastically by itself.

  19. videli says:

    Trashy and cynical jack of all trades, always after more money.

  20. Rux says:

    She reminds me here of Dina Lohan, mid-life crisis and trying to be a teenager again. WTF, grow up bitches.

  21. Joy says:

    She could be Katey Sagal’s stunt double in SOA.

  22. Jackie O says:

    when career options are limited, you write a fitness book.

    not surprised. she is hanging on to the spotlight anyway she can…even if it smells of desperation.

  23. Kelly says:

    Is she pulling her jeans out of her crotch in that last photo? She looks terribly uncomfortable there.

    Also, she looks ridiculous, but I think she’s definitely trying for mainstream Hollywood success (which means she’s trying to sell all kinds of trashy reality shows to E! and TLC).

  24. JH says:

    She looks like trash. There is a really awful, desperate vibe going on. She is morphing into Kate Gosselin 2.0.

  25. Dinah says:

    LAP-BAND!!! Just like her daughter. Not kidding.

  26. roxy750 says:

    Ok folks. Number 1, I’m disappointed. Number 2-she had a lot of good things to say when she first “came out”, she made a lot of sense. Number 3- she started wigging out and ruined it all and is making a laughing stock out of herself. Number 4-if she would have stayed glued to what she knows best in her little community and try to do good, bla bla bl and didn’t pimp herself and her children out she would be just fine. Shame on her for this…she is so going off the deep end.

  27. apsutter says:

    Self discipline a.k.a. starving yourself. I cant stand this woman and her politics but she looked beautiful before. The woman knew how to work business attire and looked incredibly healthy. Now she looks malnourished and stringy. In some of those pics she looks a little bit like a rougher Shania Twain.

  28. TheOneAndOnlyOnly says:

    In order to write a book, don’t you first have to know what a book is?

    • hairball says:

      Ha ha ha!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Still remember when they asked her what newspapers she read.

      OMFG – to think Americans actually thought for even a nanosecond she would be good. It’s amazing the amount of people who will vote for anyone if they say those three magic words “I’m a Christian”.

      • Nic says:

        @hairball lmao. That made my day

      • Jaded says:

        @Hairball – good comment. My sister-in-law is a die-hard Palin fan (she’s a South Florida Republican, she even loves Dubya!). As a Canadian, but well read on the presidential race, I’ve tried to reason with her on Palin’s short-comings but she literally shouts and froths at the mouth if you so much as dare contradict her opinions. Palin’s book is her bible and Obama is the devil incarnate. So to keep the family peace we avoid political discourse, which in a civilized society should be a healthy debate, not a screaming, swearing fist-fight.

        All that to say I have found the level of hatred between Democrats and Republicans to be at an all-time high. How is it that within America citizens can become so polarized that the divisiveness is hurting the country, not helping it. We’re not perfect by any means here in Canada, and our 3 political parties are constantly at odds, but not in such a vitriolic way that it prevents solving huge issues like lack of affordable health care, education, etc. Thoughts?

  29. Happy21 says:

    She is a very attractive woman. I don’t think she is too thin – YET. She keeps it up and she will be.

    I think she looks good. I could care less what her reasons for the change are.

  30. Cece says:

    So the fitness book includes tips on plastic surgery??

    Sorry, but not buying that fitness changed her face so drastically.

  31. EmmaStoneWannabe says:

    KMart? How embarrassing. Atleast run by a Target, Sarah. Not that hard…I’m sure you can see one from your house.

  32. TaylorB says:

    I wear specs, so I prolly shouldn’t poke fun at others eye wear, but those shades she is wearing are straight out of the 80′s and not it a good way. On the upside they are better than those giant bug eye looking things that all the starlets wear these days, truth be told those things only looked good on two people ever, Jackie O. and Audrey Hepburn; otherwise they look stupid as hell. Just my opinion.

  33. Maggie says:

    Please don’t let any trees die for her book. I’ll say it again, she could’ve have been “one heartbeat away” How does John McCain sleep at night thinking about what he almost inflicted on the american people ??

  34. katielouisiana says:

    It looks like she may be going to audition for “Flashdance” in 1981.

  35. DebDebP says:

    Looks more like Skeletor Barbie gets a make-over and goes budget shopping to me. I don’t need a book that details how to look like THIS!

  36. hairball says:

    The people who flocked to her in 2008 for being ‘genuine’ and ‘regular folk’ – what do they say now after her daughter whores herself out to Hollywood and now Sara Palin herself looks like the stereotypical fake, plastic Hollywood female?

    I’ll never forget her winking at the camera during the Vice Presidential debates. Apparently she really does think America is that stupid.

  37. lori says:

    The phrase “riden hard and put away wet” immediately springs to mind

  38. Lauren says:

    The media has taught us that if you are will be rewarded with media fame. Sarah looked so much better before her plastic-starvation transformation.

  39. holly hobby says:

    Self discipline – coming from a family that had 2 out of wedlock pregnancies (Bristol and brother Track. Yes he married the baby momma but it was a shot gun wedding).

    They can’t keep their pants on. How’s that for self discipline?

  40. Lesleyannp says:

    I actually thought this was Courtney Cox on first glance…

  41. Jaded says:

    Good Lord she looks like one of those desperate, brittle cougars (or sabre-tooth tigers as cougars over 50 are now called) that you see in pick-up bars looking for young meat *shudders*

    Fitness and self-discipline? More like bulemia and plastic surgery.

  42. emma says:

    Maybe since she doesn’t feel the need to look governmental, she’s letting her true trashiness out.

  43. Jayna says:

    The woman who could have been a heartbeat away from being President of the United States. Frightening, just frightening. The dumbing down of the once great Republican Party when the far Christian right was given too much power and had it by the balls truly hit a new low when it jumped the shark with her.

  44. ursheep says:

    She has obviously been working on a lifestyle book. Hence the weight loss. I think she had breast augmentation some time ago. They just look bigger now that she’s thinner everywhere else.

  45. txeggplant says:

    One word. DIVORCE.

    She’s got that I’m getting ready to get back on the market look going.

  46. vvy says:

    If she’s writing a fitness book, why would anyone buy it? I would only buy a book like that from someone who had made it their life’s work. She doesn’t look too good in these pics….too skinny and not healthy. I don’t blame her for going Hollywood, cause what else is she going to do for a career? It seems like it would be a cash cow for her…as Bristol is going that way. Levi did too. It seems like a sell out, but I guess she sees it as taking advantage of an opportunity, which is what all reality show people do. She wouldn’t go to all the trouble of getting that skinny and getting plastic surgery unless she planned on going public in some way with some project. I’m sure we’ll find out what it is. She should try acting….

  47. crtb says:

    I have so much trouble reminding myself that this woman was nominated for Vice President! What were they thinking?

  48. tracy says:

    The picture of her licking her teeth is called the cocaine diet!

  49. Jinko says:

    Fitness and self-discipline? That is why her daughter Bristol looked like a big, fat cow. What a joke. Self-discipline equals teenage pregnancy. Trailer trash! Fitness equals plastic surgery.

  50. Trillion says:

    “Scientific method”. I thought science was her enemy.

  51. midnightmoon says:

    her tongue is pure white-paler than her lips. drugs or malnourishment. methface. her skin is still good but i wonder how long that will last. wasn’t there a drug bust of a relative up there is wasilla? was it levi’s aunt? i know meth is still rampaging the country.

    hate her manicure. the new nail colors match up perfectly with the zombiepocalypse. palin will be a perfect zombie queen.

    to the poster above who said palin had good opinions that made sense-could you elaborate? i recall seeing a news story about her before her selection as vp candidate. she did a good interview but i don’t recall her making much sense or sounding particularly intelligent. just wana know what impressed you.

  52. Sarah is a twat says:

    I hope this stupid POS just goes away.

  53. snappyfish says:

    looks like snookie’s granny wandered away from the home again.

  54. Rex says:

    I don’t see that much difference. She is thinner, but doesn’t look strange or anything.

  55. Lisa says:

    I’ll read it as soon as I finish Cameron Diaz’s!

    Who buys this tripe? You can’t figure out how to stay fit without some slapdash book by a nobody?