The Talk co-host Sheryl Underwood shed 90lbs off her 250lb frame with Wegovy injections


The Talk co-host Sheryl Underwood has shed so much weight off her petite 5ft2in frame in the last year and a half she’s planning on wearing something special for her birthday episode on October 28.

‘I’ve never worn a dress!’ the 58-year-old Daytime Emmy winner confessed to People on Monday.

When Sheryl topped the scales at 250lbs in 2020, she decided to undergo gastric bypass surgery until her doctor Zuri A. Murrell found another solution.

‘I’ve never worn a dress!’ The Talk co-host Sheryl Underwood has shed so much weight off her petite 5ft2in frame in the last year and a half she’s planning on wearing something special for her birthday episode on October 28 (pictured on Sunday)

'I was going to have to have a surgery': When the 58-year-old Daytime Emmy winner topped the scales at 250lbs in 2020 (pictured), she decided to undergo gastric bypass surgery until her doctor Zuri A. Murrell found another solution

‘I was going to have to have a surgery’: When the 58-year-old Daytime Emmy winner topped the scales at 250lbs in 2020 (pictured), she decided to undergo gastric bypass surgery until her doctor Zuri A. Murrell found another solution

‘I was going to have to have a surgery,’ Underwood admitted.

‘And when you do it, you have to go through the psychiatrist. You have to go through the dietician. But because I worked with the dietician, I lost weight. I didn’t lose a significant amount, but I lost to a point where the insurance was not going to pay for it.

‘Then when I was going to get the colonoscopy – I go get my colon looked at every year, but I went and got the endoscopy too – that’s when my other doctor said, “I got something I want you to try, and if it doesn’t work, then we have to go [to gastric bypass surgery].”‘

The Arkansas-born comedian managed to drop 90lbs with help from a new drug called Wegovy, which she took weekly.

2022: Sheryl managed to drop 90lbs with help from a new drug called Wegovy, which she took weekly

Sheryl pictured in 2020

2022 vs. 2020: Sheryl managed to drop 90lbs with help from a new drug called Wegovy, which she took weekly

Stats: Wegovy semaglutide injections were only approved by the FDA in June 2021, and in a 68-week trial the average patient shed 35lbs or 15% of their weight

Stats: Wegovy semaglutide injections were only approved by the FDA in June 2021, and in a 68-week trial the average patient shed 35lbs or 15% of their weight

Wegovy semaglutide injections were only approved by the FDA in June 2021, and in a 68-week trial the average patient shed 35lbs or 15% of their weight.

‘You want to move around, but unfortunately, I’m in a career where you drive to work, you sit down and get your hair and make-up on,’ Sheryl said.

‘Sometimes I just get up and walk around, or I try to talk on the phone and walk around, or I’ll do something while sitting in bed – I may do a little exercise, little stretching and things. I love the stationary bike because then I can listen to my music and be on the bike.’

Underwood – who’s a Metamucil brand ambassador – is also drinking more water, getting more sleep, and eating more fruits and veggies.

'I'm not starving!' Underwood - who's a Metamucil brand ambassador - is also exercising on a stationary bike, drinking more water, getting more sleep, and eating more fruits and veggies

‘I’m not starving!’ Underwood – who’s a Metamucil brand ambassador – is also exercising on a stationary bike, drinking more water, getting more sleep, and eating more fruits and veggies

'I feel amazing': The Arkansas-born comedian has dropped four dress sizes, but she still wants to lose 25 more pounds

‘I feel amazing’: The Arkansas-born comedian has dropped four dress sizes, but she still wants to lose 25 more pounds

‘If I have a taste for McDonald’s or Burger King or something like that, now I can eat the equivalent of less than a Happy Meal,’ The World According to Sheryl podcaster said of her cheat days.

‘And I’m not starving.’

Sheryl has dropped four dress sizes, but she still wants to lose 25 more pounds.

‘I really wanted to get ahead of it,’ Underwood said of her weight loss journey.

Premiering this Tuesday on CBS! Catch more of Sheryl co-hosting the 13th season of The Talk alongside Akbar Gbaja-Biamila, Amanda Kloots, Jerry O'Connell, and Natalie Morales

Premiering this Tuesday on CBS! Catch more of Sheryl co-hosting the 13th season of The Talk alongside Akbar Gbaja-Biamila, Amanda Kloots, Jerry O’Connell, and Natalie Morales

‘Now, I feel amazing when I look at the [diabetic, pre-diabetic, hypertension] lab work: normal, normal, normal, work on this.’

Catch more of the former Air Force field medic co-hosting the 13th season of The Talk – premiering this Tuesday on CBS – alongside Akbar Gbaja-Biamila, Amanda Kloots, Natalie Morales, and Jerry O’Connell.

In March, Sheryl – who joined the daytime talk show in 2011 – signed a multi-year deal to appear in seasons 13, 14 and 15 as well as a two-year first-look deal with CBS Studios – according to Variety.