Kirstie Alley Has Lost 38 Inches Since Starting 'Dancing With The Stars!'

Tue, May 24, 2011 6:24pm EDT by 21 Comments
kirstie alley, weight loss

kirstie alley, weight loss

Kirstie Alley looks totally different now than when she began ‘Dancing with the Stars’ a couple months ago. She says her body has changed so much, she’s lost 38 inches all around!

Formerly a pin-thin Hollywood star, Kirstie Alley has struggled with obesity for years. Despite being the Jenny Craig spokesperson and even having a reality show dedicated to her weight loss, the only thing that’s seemingly worked for the 60-year-old comedian has been Dancing with the Stars. In fact, she’s dropped 38 inches since beginning the competition two and a half months ago!

“It was like, keep whittling, whittling, whittling,” Kirstie told the Associated Press about her recent victory. “And the other thing that’s really more significant to me — I mean, I love the whittling, I like being skinny — I’m really strong and really agile and it gave me a new life.”

Last month, Kirstie — who’s 5’7″ and weighed 228 pounds at her heaviest — revealed her weight loss number to US Weekly…but has stayed mum since.

“I’ve lost 60 pounds, and I have 30 or 40 more to go. And I think with this strenuous, rigorous dance schedule, I think it’s going to work,” Kirstie said.

In May, Kirstie’s intense dance schedule and strict diet began to get the best of her. During one rehearsal, she fell down from lack of energy.

Although she vehemently denied she was starving herself on purpose, her partner, Maksim Chmerkovskiy, told her 1,400 calories a day wasn’t enough food combined with her hours of dance practice.

“I wasn’t intentionally not eating. I forgot!” she explained.

Nevertheless, since that particular show May 9, Kirstie has said she’s made a concerted effort to eat more and stress less about dropping weight.

We can’t wait to read about her dramatic weight loss when she’s on the cover of a weekly after Dancing with the Stars ends May 24. How much do YOU think she’ll have lost by then?

Kirstin Benson

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