Kirstie Alley has lost 55 pounds — and says she wants to lose more.
Alley, whose weight gain was documented in various unflattering paparazzi photographs, said that when she started the Jenny Craig diet program, she was horrified at the results of her weigh-in.
“I weighed 219,” the 54-year-old actress said Monday on “The Oprah Winfrey Show.” “For someone who spent most of her life at 130 ... it was a shock.”
Now a spokesperson for Jenny Craig, Alley said of her weight gain: “I made some good decisions simultaneously with some bad decisions.
“The good part of it was, ‘I’m going to spend more time with my kids, I’m going to cook.’ The bad decision was — and this is the dumbest decision I’ve ever made in my life — it went like this: If a man really loves me, he will not have to love me for my body. He will really love me just for me. ... When did I decide I was a big fat girl?”
She divorced Parker Stevenson in 1997. They have two children, William True, 13, and Lillie Price, 11.
Alley, who starred on the TV series “Cheers,” “Veronica’s Closet” and, most recently, “Fat Actress,” said: “I’ve lost 17½ percent body fat.”
Her goal is to lose 25 to 30 more pounds, she said.