Kirstie Alley has spent the majority of her adult life struggling with her weight.
From 2004 to 2007, Alley served as a spokeswoman for the weight loss program Jenny Craig, and was able to lose 75 pounds. She maintained that weight for several years, but recently realized that she had gained 30 of those pounds back. “I was good for a while and then I wasn’t good, and the weight crept up,” Alley told PEOPLE. “Like I say in the ad, I’m not circus fat. I didn’t hugely screw up. I didn’t gain 75. I gained 30.”
It wasn’t until she saw herself on her new sitcom Kristie that she realized she had been packing the pounds back on. “I was like, you look OK on the street, but you don’t look [OK] on TV, not so much,” she told Today. Alley admitted that a combination of man troubles and over indulging herself during the holiday season contributed to her weight gain. “Listen, men, stop upsetting your women. You make them fat,” she joked.
Alley decided to rejoin Jenny Craig because she said the program has proven successful for her, and she likes to have a coach to offer their support. “I love that you have a consultant,” Alley explained. “It’s like being an athlete. No athlete is going to do well without having a coach. We have to equate that to life. Without a coach helping us along the way, I don’t think someone can make it for the long haul.”
— Kirstie Alley (@kirstiealley) April 7, 2014
Alley has always been a very confident woman and she said that she wants to be able to feel that way again. “I need to get myself to where I feel cocky again,” she said.
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