October 11, 2012 07:00 AM by Donna W. Martin
Kirstie Alley has battled weight problems for quite some time. As a yo-yo dieter, she’s gone from plump to fit and back again on more than one occasion. But the Dancing With the Stars celeb who’s fit and slim at the moment says there’s no turning back now. She’s determined to keep the weight off this time and live healthier from now on.
In an interview with Dr. Oz last month, Kirstie said she “didn’t start gaining weight until 2004” at age 53. She attributes the changes in her weight to a lifestyle change that began in late 2003. Kirstie was unmarried at the time and decided, “screw it.” She wanted to spend time with her kids. She baked with them, helped eat the goodies, and started drinking 12 grape sodas per day. This of course helped her pack on the pounds and started her battle with the bulge.
According to In Touch, Kirstie, now 61-years-old likens her weight loss battles to a cat. “I’ve had at least nine lives and this may be the last one so I need to live in a lean manner.”
Although Kirstie is conscientious about her weight, she’s afraid of packing the pounds back on. So afraid in fact, she admits, that she sometimes has nightmares about gaining weight.
But when asked if going back to a life of “fat Kirstie” terrified her, “That’s done. It’s like my ex-boyfriend,” she boldly replied. “I’m done with that.”
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