Keeping fit takes a lot of effort and time. It involves a change in lifestyle; diet and having to exercise regularly and it even gets harder to keep on as one progresses.
Kristie Alley has managed to keep up with all the guides, and the result has left many in awe. Perseverance sure pays! Kristie Alley is best known for her role as waitress Rebecca Howe in the sitcom Cheers.
She got the most attention for speaking openly about her weight gain and loss. She spoke honestly about the challenges she faced in her weight loss journey as it’s quite relatable to people.
Kristie while growing up had no weight issues and all her weight issues all started from a point. ”I spent my whole life thin, then one summer I probably gained around 40 or 50 pounds,” Kristie told OK! In 2018.
Speaking with Oprah in 2004, she spoke honestly on when she realised she was gaining weight massively. “Honestly, I didn’t know how fat I was,” she said. “Thanks to the tabloids, I went, ‘Damn, girl, you’re fat!”.
”I think women across the country will identify with her,” co-creator Brenda Hampton told TODAY in 2004. “It’s difficult to lose weight and find a relationship, no matter where you live. It makes it all the more painful when you’re in the spotlight.”
Kristie had the lead role and the series centers around an actress whose weight loss is the subject of every tabloid. This was loosely based on her life story. Even after the show ended, Kristie still battled with weight issues.
She never considered her diet and binged on lots of sugar. ”It’s not in my nature to plan,” Kristie told People in 2016. “I’m a very spontaneous person, and that’s how I got fat.”
According to people, at the start of dancing with the stars in 2011, she weighed 230 pounds and lost over 100 pounds at the end of the competition.
Critics couldn’t let it go as they said she must have gone through the knife to lose so much weight on a little space, but Kristie had a response for them. “NO surgery, NO flippin’ lasers, NO barfing, NO starving … Jeez … my products, organic food, dance,” she tweeted a few months after she wrapped the show.
“It’s so important for women to look the way they want to look and feel the way they want to feel for their own reasons, not because someone’s telling them to or because it’s fashionable or trendy,”
she told Women’s Health in 2014. “Losing weight is losing weight, but just because you’re skinny does not mean you’re happy.“ She’s currently focused on maintaining her weight instead of losing weight. No matter what the scales say, everyone looks good in their own way.