Kirstie Alley is a 71-year-old award-winning actress whose weight journey is an inspiration to all.
Keeping a healthy lifestyle is one of the most stressful Journeysone can embark on as it requires a lot of effort.
Alley is popularly known for her role in the sitcom Cheers as Rebecca Howe. She received the most attention for speaking openly about her weight and her journey so far.
Most people can relate to her situation as at some points she lost weight only to gain more later on.
Growing up, Kirstie had no weight problems and was just like every other healthy child.
Kirstie told OK! In 2018,”I spent my whole life thin, then one summer I probably gained around 40 or 50 pounds.”
While speaking to Oprah in 2004, she realized when she gained weight.
“Honestly, I didn’t know how fat I was,” she said. “Thanks to the tabloids, I went, ‘Damn, girl, you’re fat!’”.
A year after her interview with Oprah she started her new comedy series.
The series revolves around the Hollywood actress whose weight loss is the subject of every tabloid. She had the lead role and the series was based on her life.
Co-creator Brenda Hampton told TODAY in 2004,”I think women across the country will identify with her.”
“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.”
Kirstie told People in 2016,”It’s not in my nature to plan.”
“I’m a very spontaneous person, and that’s how I got fat.”
Kirstie was able to lose weight after getting on the weight-loss program Jenny Craig. She was able to stick to the program and loss over 75 programs and became a spokeswoman for Jenny Craig until 2007.
According to people, in 2011, when Kirstie was cast for Dancing With The Stars she gained over 230 pounds but dropped to 100 pounds after the competition.
Critics had a lot to say about her sudden weight loss, some believe she went for surgery or starved herself. Kristie took to her Twitter page to address all that is said about her.
“NO surgery, NO Flippin lasers, NO barfing, NO starving … Jeez … my products, organic food, dance.
Kristie returned to Jenny Craig in 2014. It helped her to focus and she lost 50 pounds.
She told Women’s Health in 2014, “It’s so important for women to look the way they want to look and feel the way they want to feel for their reasons, not because someone’s telling them to or because it’s fashionable.
“Losing weight is losing weight, but just because you’re skinny does not mean you’re happy.”
Kristie decided to adopt better measures to maintain her weight instead of constantly trying to lose weight.
Her weight loss journey will always be an inspiration to everyone.