If you're proud of your body after weight loss, then show it off!
Did you see the electrifying appearance of former "Cheers" star Kirstie Alley on The Oprah Winfrey Show on Monday? Seeing her flash that sexy body in a bikini in front of the millions of people who were watching was a breakthrough moment for Alley who has made a second career of sorts for herself around her personal struggles with her fluctuating weight on her hit autobiographical reality television series "Fat Actress."
But after losing 75 pounds as the spokesperson for the weight loss support system Jenny Craig, the 55-year old actress who portrayed the beloved character Rebecca Howe on the classic NBC comedy series "Cheers," made good on her promise to come back to visit Oprah wearing a bikini.
"I'm thinking this would be a really good challenge," Alley said several months ago when she appeared on Oprah. "If I don't make it, I'm really sorry. You can all come over to my house and see me in a bikini."
Well, she DID make it and strutted her stuff at her glorious reappearance on Monday. Alley said she mainly wanted to do it to inspire people of all ages to do something about their weight for the sake of their mental and emotional health more than anything else.
"We can decide to change anything -- at any age," Alley exclaimed. "What I hope for all women is they feel good about themselves, they look the way they want to look."
Amen! What an outstanding message for not just women, but men as well! One of the most depressing parts about being fat is the constant feeling of rejection, scorn and intense scrutiny by those who are supposedly "normal." Alley is living proof that you don't have to stay in that condition no matter what point you are in your life. It IS within your grasp to change!
Admitting she once downed a mind-boggling 8,000 calories daily when she "ate with wild abandon," Alley will now take her new-and-improved body and flaunt it some more in a series of television commercials and print advertisements for Jenny Craig. As well she should because the changes are utterly amazing!
A spokesperson for Jenny Craig said they will market Alley as an example of "empowerment for a healthy lifestyle and positive body self-image." CONGRATULATIONS to Kirstie Alley on her dramatic turnaround!
I always liked her on "Cheers." She was beautiful then and she's beautiful now. We need more actual examples in Hollywood that it's okay to have a problem with weight and then finding a weight loss method that works for you. That's the bottom line message of livin' la vida low-carb as well. Refuse to be tied down by the confines of what you are "supposed" to do and simply find what works for you.
If the Jenny Craig diet motivates you to get serious about your weight, then GO FOR IT! I'm completely in favor of people feeling 100% confident in the dietary method that they choose for themselves and to never stop doing those new habits for the rest of their life. Alley won't keep her weight off unless she continues on with the Jenny Craig plan. And I won't keep my nearly 200-pound weight loss if I ever stop livin' la vida low-carb.
It's all about making the right choices and letting them become a part of who you are. Settling into "diet" mode where you lose weight and then go back to eating like you used to is ridiculous. Do you think Kirstie Alley wants to gobble down 8,000 calories a day again! I don't think so!
Be encouraged by her sizzling weight loss success story and let it inspire you to begin taking your weight problem more seriously. Man, woman, boy or girl--THE TIME IS NOW TO LOSE THE WEIGHT! Don't wait until tomorrow, after the holidays, or next year. If you need to lose weight, start RIGHT NOW! Taking an interest in your health is not a luxury you need to play around with. Get your act together and never look back again. It's an experience like no other.
Just ask me or Kirstie Alley!