Kirstie Alley is enjoying dramatic weight loss and looks amazing. Is she finally in the right headspace to maintain it?
For her 65th birthday, Alley gave herself a tremendous present: the gift of looking abso-freaking-lutely amazing at 65.
Alley has famously fought the battle of the bulge for years, and her weight has yo-yoed from high to low — she even famously appeared on a 2006 episode of The Oprah Winfrey Show in a bikini. But she kept gaining the weight back, even with the help of Jenny Craig.
However, now Alley looks better than ever, and it all has to do with a change in mindset.
While the photo above is from January, you can see one from Feb. 18 on UsWeekly.com, and she literally looks a solid 20 years younger than she is.
That’s thanks to a 50-pound weight loss. So what’s different this time? Alley opened up about her change in attitude to the Today show in January 2015, when she was in the middle of her current journey.
“Before, I had more of a view of, ‘Get to the goal, have the goal,'” she explained. “I thought, ‘OK, what is the goal? What is the time span of the goal?’ [This time] I really looked at it as this is my life, and until I’m dead, basically, I am going to keep [doing it]. Instead of like, ‘Oh, I lost 50 pounds and now I can do whatever I want.’ I don’t have that anymore… My goal is to keep this and maintain this throughout my life.”
And now she is bringing some former Cheers co-stars into the Jenny Craig fold: John Ratzenberger and George Wendt are now helping her promote the company.
Maybe some of Alley’s determination will rub off on them.