50 Lbs. Thinner, 'Inspired' Kirstie Alley Looks to Drop 40 More

10/07/2010 at 09:00 AM ET

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Take note, Jamie Foxx. Kirstie Alley, who is playfully unabashed in her ongoing quest for Foxx, is even more “shag-ready”. In fact, after tipping the scales at 228 lbs. last year, the actress has dropped 50 lbs.–and isn’t looking back. “THE GOOD NEWS….I’ve lost 50 lbs!!! THE BAD NEWS…I have 40 more to go!!! …lol…..at least I’m more than half the way there!!,” she Tweeted on Oct. 4. What’s her secret? Staying faithful to Organic Liaison, the weight-loss program she launched in March, as well as finding support and inspiration from fans who took the dieting plunge with her. “Thousands have now had huge success with my new weight loss program,” Alley, 59, tells PEOPLE. “Nothing makes me happier than reading about their extraordinary triumphs…They inspire me to continue on my own journey and I am grateful for them.”  As the country’s first USDA-approved organic weight loss plan that specifically targets cravings, curbs appetites and boosts energy, Organic Liaisons will soon be available at GNC stores, the first time its been available outside of the company website, www.organicliaison.com. Two years in the making, Alley says she wanted to create a weight-loss system that doesn’t include “meals that I can keep in my closet,” she says on the Organic Liaison site. “Also one that would actually improve mine and my kids health along with shrinking my awesomely ample bottom.” As for her gradually shrinking body, Alley has perspective. Tweeting on Oct. 6: “I’m far from SKINNY….but I’m at least far from Shamu …no insult to Shamu intended.” –Elizabeth Leonard

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Riley Ridge on

Good for her!

Jae on

Good for her!!! I wish her the best on those 40 more pounds.
I need/want to lose 60 and just getting started seems almost impossible.

Beth on

That’s wonderful for her, but I have to wonder if it will last. You can’t lose weight drinking elixers and taking pills and expect it to stay off. Eating organic and healthy is great, but at the same time it’s unhealthy for a person to rely on elixirs.

gibbler on

with so many people being overweight, I think these stories are great and very motivational. After seeing Jennifer Hudson’s story, I was inspired to join weight watchers, and I have lost 9 lbs in 2 and half weeks. Keep these stories coming. I like reading their actual weight, it keeps them human.

Jeanine on

I think at any size this women is stunning….Congrat Kristie on your weight lose…the fact that you go up and down in your weight like most shows us that being famous doesn’t always mean perfect….Your a great inspiration..!!!

Liz on

Very happy for her! Way to go! I also struggle with weight. I’ve lost 20 lbs so far but have been trying since March 2010. I have about 40 to go and hearing stories like this reinforce my drive to not quit. Thanks!

Megan on

Candids of her show her looking nowhere near as good as she does here- and how convenient most of her is hidden. She’s a yoyo dieter, always has been and it’s ridiculous that she’s some kind of weight loss beacon when she’s never successfully lost it and kept it off.

christine on

I think 40 more pounds is ridiculous. She is a tall woman. Not sure how tall, but 40 more lbs would put her below 140lbs. She would be model thin by then. I think Hollywood needs new standards.

Sara on

Good for her! I only hope this time around she can keep it off. She seems to be somewhat of a yo-yo dieter. At 25 lbs above my ideal weight I knew it was time to do something. I joined weight watchers, lost 20 lbs and have kept it off for over 2 yrs now. Weight loss is a lifestyle change not some miracle pill or drink.

samantha on

Kirstie needs to just STOP THE YOYOING!! She obviously doesn’t know how badly she’s treating her body !! she’s not a kid any longer..almost 60!! get real girl..either keep it on on keep it off!! and keep taking care of your face ’cause that’s a biggie when it comes to getting older and keeping attractive. hide behind tables and chairs and tent dresses, but keep that pretty face healthy!!

Lisa on

If you can find a way to lose weight and keep it off, which is key, I say go for it. I found the New Sonoma Diet, which is very similar to South Beach, and it worked wonders on my eating life style. I stay away from processed foods and sugars and white flours, and I have lost nearly 40 pounds since February. I don’t exercise either, which is not good and I’m not advocating not exercising, although it is definitely a part of my next step. It’s been slow going, but the results are real. Good for you Kirstie and everyone who has made that step to a healthier you.

Georgy on

Go girl!

Marie on

let’s see if she can keep it off this time.

Deltamama on

She is inspiring!!! I lost 50 lbs but have gained about 20 back. I think it’s time to get back on the train

Tina on

I kinda have to agree with Megan. I don’t wish her any bad luck, but she’s way up and down with this weight thing. I mean, it’s normal to regain 10, 15, even 20 but she’s gaining 50, 60, 70. And for her to be a spokesperson for any weight-loss program right now, is premature. However, I wish her success in her quest.

Bluebird on

Wow, she looks great!

Lisa on

Kudos for her on her weight loss, and having the willpower to keep going.

Just as an aside, does anybody else find the picture of her and the guys strange? Look beneath the table–Kirstie and the guy immediately to her right (left side of pic), their lower bodies are missing. You can see the pedestal of the table. Why is it so difficult to just take a pic, without trying to always ‘tweak’ it?

tracey on

good for her shes inspired me to get up and get moving and drop 50 lbs myself

Alexis on

I have always loved Kirstie Alley, I wish her the best, it is so hard to lose weight and to keep it off.

Sam on

She is absolutely beautiful at any weight.
Can’t believe she’s 59.

mayaderen on

She seems to have made a nice little career for herself by getting fat and then losing weight. Unless she learns how to stop the yo-yo dieting and weight gain, we’ll be reading this same story about her for years to come.

Bets on

Good for her for dropping the pounds (AGAIN), but I have my doubts she keeps it off. How many times has she done this already? Her weight’s like a yo-yo..up and down all the time. Hard to be inspired by someone like that who can’t stay commited to KEEPING it off. Give her a year, she’ll be huge again.

Dawn on

I wish her all the best and I must admit I am sceptical. She has such an addictive personality, sure she is high on this now, but can she do it for the long haul. Look how awesome she did on Jenny Craig. But I will only think good and positive thoughts – go Kirstie!

elliott on

I’ll buy the stuff at GNC. it sure seems to be working for Kirstie.

goodforher on

I applaud her weight loss…just think what she is offering for her membership, and the price of her pills is not cheap. If you would like the same thing she is offering for logging your meals go to sparkpeople.com they offer this and much more for free! There is also a community of people, and recipes.

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Jon on

Good for her, I like The Photo from a Photo-Shoot!

Jon on

Rob Lowe looks great on The Architecual Design’s newest Magazine Issue, and I like The Photo of his Home!

Tina on

I absolutely love Kirstie Alley, and dealing with weight loss is not an easy thing for some of us! She is doing well and looks great! She will lose the other 40! I know she will.

Kathy on

Losing weight and keeping it off is a struggle but I’m beginning to think she is making it a career. Frankly I’m tired of hearing about her “ups and downs”.

B on

Yes she needs to stop “yoyoing” as some of you so gracefully put it. But she is the perfect representation of most American women who struggle with their weight. I say “Rock on Kirstie!”. Hopefully for her (as most yo-yo dieters hope for themselves)she will be able to maintain a healthy weight from here forward! Stay positive!

KAT on

If she “drops 40 more pounds” there will be little left, or so it would seem by that outrageously photo shopped picture! THAT woman with those men WEIGHS about 130 or 140 pounds!!!!! STOP lying and confess you REALLY have 80 more pounds to lose BEFORE you even reach 150!!!!

SusiQ on

Oh, goodie. . .”Jon” is no longer JUST flogging other articles on People, he’s also flogging Architectural Digest!!! This junk insults my intelligence. And, oh yeah, congrats Kirstie. ..see ya when ya need to take off the next 50 or 75 pounds.

pbkiss on

Thanks for the info Goodforher

wildchild on

kirsti has always been funny and cute, but i want to see a picture where shes not hidding behind something and really cute guys

Aida Grimsley on

Weigh to goal Kirstie! I have been on a weight loss program myself since May and have lost 35 lbs so far! 15 more to go to goal! It can be done, but the key is discipline, changing your eating habits, exercise and portion control!

Kit on

So Kirstie Alley is getting thinner again? Wow. What’s this make it… her 100th *thinner-self time*??.

Give her a few months and she’ll balloon up again. Why do I say that? Hmmmm… look at her track record.

Frankly I truly believe we have more important things in this world with drought, floods, unemployment, hunger, etc…. than to be fixated on Ms. Alley. If she were really serious about keeping a *healthy* weight she wouldn’t have gotten up to be the HUGE person over and over again that we’ve seen in so many pictures during the past 2 decades.

Give us a break from the barrage of expos on her pounds-issues. I’m sick of seeing it plastered on my magazines and on my computer screen, even if I have No interest it’s impossible to run from it.

Big C on

This photo clearly has major photo shop issues:.) If you look, there is no bottom to Kirstie or the two guys standing beside her:.) Funny

Elle on

People, repeat after me: “DIETING DOES NOT WORK!” In order to lose fat permanently, you have to change your eating habits (mentally & emotionally) & exercise. No ifs, ands or buts. No short cuts. Dieting is just temporary and mostly water weight at first anyhow. Kirstie Alley is a CLASSIC yo-yo dieter because that’s what the dieting mentality eventually does to you: if you deprive yourself of foods that you love, then you will eventually give in and binge on them hardcore, gaining back all the pounds. It’s a broken cycle.

Sarah S. on

I know Kirstie can do it!! She’s an inspiration to me since I need to lose 40 lbs. myself. I can’t believe she’s 59…she looks 20 years younger, at least!! Go girl!

toni on

I think she is a beautiful woman, but if at her heaviest she weighed 228 then I weigh 50 lbs. She is tall so she can carry more weight easily than someone shorter. In the candid photos I have seen of her she looks to weigh 300 lbs at a minimum. I think it is great that she is trying to lose weight but you have to do it right or she’s gonna end up in a mumu again in 6 months like she did after Jenny Craig.

Anonymous on

What most people don’t know is that her “diet” is funded by her cult of a religion, $cientology. Her magic pills are just a slightly altered version of the massive amounts of vitamins that $cientologist are required to take as part of their purifcation treatments. So yes, go right ahead and spend your money on these magic pills and help fund a cult.

SlimShady on

She’s like Oprah.. Up and Down. Give it a year and she’s balloon out again and then have another reality show.

Summer on

Lisa, If you pay attention to the picture, she is actually laying across the table, so therefore her egs and lower body arent hidden or removed from under the table, and the man to her right is also sitting on top the table and the man to her left is sitting -leaning in with most of his body in his chair. So she doesnt have her lower body airbrushed out of the pic like you imply. She looks great here, but who knows when it was actually really taken. Very pretty lady when she keeps herself up.

elsa caceres on

i always liked her…good for her can relate to her struglles classy act!

Ada on

I am very happy for Kirstie!!! I have been through the unending cycle of yo-yo dieting and juststarted her weight-loss line and it works!! Wish you well on your goal and I feel I will succeed with reaching mine….

Barbara on

I weighed 163, went on Nutrisystem and now weigh 120. Have been off NS for almost 2yrs, and still weigh 120. Eating healthy, and less of it, will keep anyone where they want to be. A little attention to what goes in pays off.

Benilde on

I wish people would understand there is only two things you need to do to lose weight:
Exercise
Eat healthy
There is no magic cure – not even bypass surgery as one of the current biggest loser contestant is proof of.

gail on

Why are Kirstie’s legs and the two men next to her behind the table legless as well? uhhhh..strange airbrushing?

Toni on

I always thought she was beautiful either way but good for her losing 50lbs!

Lisa on

Good for her. Now, what do the rest of us do that can’t afford the $325.00 registration fee and $119.00 monthly fee? The same thing we have always done, struggle with our weight.

Tee on

Go Kirstie!

M on

That is so great for Kirstie! If you have seen her TV show, she has also been excercising and eating healthy meals. It is not just about the organic supplements. I think Kirstie is an amazing actress & comedian, so i’m happy she is happier in her life & quest for fitness.

Kim on

Please, she’s just looking for a new way to make a buck. Weight loss doesn’t come from pills and potions, it comes from not stuffing your face with food and getting up off your fat a$$ and working out. I’ll give Kirstie a year and she’ll be fat again.

Head Diva In Charge on

I have battled with my weight all my life – and finally I am settling into my Diva look. It’s not easy! Thanks Kirstie for being a good role model! And good luck to everyone :)

Jenn on

Did anyone ever think about the fact that the table in the picture, Kristie and the guy may be laying down on it. Why does everyone have to be so critical and not have a positive attitude. I say way to go whether she has done this a million times or not and she is not spending any of your money or wasting your time so get over it. There are lots of women that struggle with the same issue every day and kudos to them if they are inspired by her!

Kirstie 4 Prez on

I don’t care what anyone says Kirstie Alley is one of the most beautiful women in Hollywood. Her face is GORGEOUS! None of the new starlets could touch her 20y ears ago. She was a 10. I just hope she gets her weight under control so she can began staring in more roles.

AmandaB on

I love Kirstie too and am rooting for her, but I wish she’d return to her gorgeous brown hair. It rocked!

Vera on

I think the yo-yo dieting will eventually kill her if she doesn’t stop. The heart can only take so much.

mayaderen on

Good for her? How can people say be nice to someone who balloons up 80 – 100 pounds, starves to lose it, then ballons up again and again and again? That is so unhealthy! And what message is that sending to people? Pills, fad diets, and liquid supplements are not the way to lose weight and keep it off.

The only way to get and stay healthy is to eat less and move your body more. No matter how you package it, it’s still calories in and calories out. This is a lifestyle change that has to happen – and stay that way – or you’ll just go up and down again. That makes your body flabby, weight harder to lose each time, and does a number on your heart and organs.

Kirstie Alley is a prime example of what not to do.

gr8guy on

Wasn’t she an actress once? Sad that she traded a true profession for weight gain and reality TV.

sookie on

Not my idea of a role model.

Lynda on

I find it real hard to afford these weight loss programs, why do they have to be so expensive??

Gina on

Way to go Kirstie!

Mr Brock Peters. on

Man I would Plow Kirstey Alley so hard she wouldn’t even know what hit her.

Boricua on

I think it’s wonderful that she is losing the weight, not just to look but to be healthy. Keep up the good work Christie :)

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Anon on

There is NO WAY she started at 228 and she’s given false impressions. First of all, she was closing to 300 lbs and secondly, she’s covered up in the picture shown so one can truly see how much she’s lost. While I applaud her efforts to lose weight she is lying about her starting weight as well as her current weight. AGain, there is NO WAY she started at 228 and there is NO WAY she is currently 178 now (228 minus 50 pounds). She needs to be honest in order to be credible.

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Did anyone but me notice that she gained ALL her Jenny Craig weight back while she was developing this organic liaison stuff? She gained the weight back on purpose so as to lose it again to promote her own program. It must have been fun gaining it back, but she is so transparent.

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It has been proven that this picture is totally photoshopped. I’m shocked People would use it. Real photos taken around the same time show her looking much bigger.

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GINA on

food is 70% responsible for weight loss and exercise 30%, but Exercise is need to keep your body healthier.

rere on

I just love that Kirstie Alley regardless of her weight. She is always funny!
But as a fan, I must admit I was worried for her health because as with anybody else, your health is in jeopardy when you are overweight.
Congrats to her!

Kimberly Snipes on

Weight Watchers works! I’ve lost 7 pounds in 2 weeks…..

Amy on

who is perfect? it’s great to see someone out there that is honest, and that struggles–like the majority of people in the US that need to lose weight. it is very hard to find that motivation AND keep it!!! i pretty much figured people would be tearing her down. how dare her have difficulty with losing weight!! come on, Kirstie, you are not a real person with real feelings. (sense the sarcasm) it sickens me that people in America are so close minded and judgmental. not everyone starts a diet one time and has success in keeping it off. let’s be real. Kirstie, I congratulate you! if you found the way for you, awesome! (i’m still searching for mine) you are a lovely person no matter what you weigh. i know i see big women that are still beautiful. we are all women and share so many of the same experiences. i think we need to support each other more.

diana on

those 50 pounds she lost were her legs. where are her legs?!

kato on

I need at least 100 off also. But some people like me can not afford to by products and healthy foods on a SS income.

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me on

im cynical about her weight loss b/c shes lost a tremendous amount of weight only to regain it and then some.
she seems like a yo-yo dieter.

Adrienne on

She’ll just gain it back… just like every other time!

Dawn Holley on

Baloney! Where is her current my fat life show?

Margaret on

A friend of mine has lost more than 30lbs. on Organic Liaisons since April 2010. And she looks GREAT! She keeps telling me to join, I have 100 lbs. to lose, but I can’t afford it right now. As soon as my finances get better I surely will try it. I can’t wait.

Sarah on

I have lost 40 and now at a plateau. Very frustrating! Keep up the good work Kirstie!

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