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Okay, I have always like Kristie Ally and yeah for her for losing the weight with hard work BUT the woman is 5'7 or 5'8 is there anyone out there who really believes her highest weight was 218? I think she was more like 265-275, even now she looks great but she still looks hefty, like she could stand to lose another 30 pounds. I saw her on O today in a bikini and I don't see how someone her height could possible look like that and weigh only 145, I think she's lying. Am I the only one who feels this way?
Thu. Jan 11, 8:54pm
She looks great and there was no reason to lie but according to many of the magazines, she was more like 165. You're gut was most likely right.
Thursday, January 11, 2007, 9:05 PM
yeah there's no way she only weighs 145. i'm 5'8 and when i weighed 145 i still looked relatively slim/average. i agree, she's probably about 20 pounds or more over that.
Thursday, January 11, 2007, 9:27 PM
I saw that episode today too (I missed it the first time around) and I thought Oprah said Kirstie's highest weight was 240. And if she's 75 pounds lighter now, that would make her 165.
I'm really short, so I don't know what taller people can weigh and still look thin, but seeing her and thinking "165" made sense to me.
And that episode aired in November. I hope she is still working at it. She does have more to lose, and I hope she doesn't give up.
Thursday, January 11, 2007, 9:33 PM
No Oprah definitely said 220, and said she has lost 75 pounds and weighs 145. Being 5'6 and 150 I would say there is no way that she weighs 145, she looks at least 165 if not a few pounds more. I also agree at her highest weight she looked like she was at the least 250 to me. I mean we all know Oprah at her highest was around 240 and she's shorter and I know we all carry our weight differently but Kirstie definitely was way bigger then O. I think she lied as well. She was really fat.
Thursday, January 11, 2007, 10:34 PM
I agree, I too like her but she definitely was not 220, more like 260+, and she looks more like 170 now.
Thursday, January 11, 2007, 11:20 PM
so what if she lied or is lying? she put herself out there, in the spotlight, to encourage all overweight women to give it their best try. she proved that one can achieve the results one is looking for, as long as they are realistic. so she has some shame, perhaps, attached to the number which identifies her weight. she still inspired me. i admire her courage and determination, especially while being in the public eye in front of so many who really wanted her to fail. i just overlook the little details and try to see the big picture, to grasp the message of "you can do it, too!"
Friday, January 12, 2007, 9:21 AM
But why lie? 165 was respectable. Why not tell the truth about it. She looked good.
Friday, January 12, 2007, 9:39 AM
I admire the women on this site who are losing weight for their own health, and the sake of their families' health, not a celebrity who gets paid thousands of dollars a pound to hock a product and still can't come clean. I salute everyone on here who's meeting their goals and challenges everyday, no television camera required.
Friday, January 12, 2007, 9:41 AM
why? why does anyone lie about things that others find meaningless or nominally improtant? people have their issues. maybe hers is the number on the scale. some lie about shoe size, or favorite movie, or say they don't dye their hair , or say their boobs are real. sometimes the lie is obviously a lie to those hearing it, but not to the person telling it. i say, so what? this is not having a negative impact on anyone, so it's inconsequential.
Friday, January 12, 2007, 9:45 AM
Oh, good grief. I don't care at all what number she said. I was just trying to compliment those of us who are on this journey with no material incentive.
Friday, January 12, 2007, 10:44 AM
I think she weighs in somewhere between 165-180.
Friday, January 12, 2007, 10:52 AM
Isn't Oprah the Ambassador for Truth?? She ripped James Frey a new one for (supposedly) lying to her about his own book. Why isn't she governing for truth on Kirstie Alley's weight? About what she ate to get to that weight?
I applaud Kirstie for looking fantastic at 55 (56 - her birthday yesterday I saw), and I like what she had to say about how we are not our bodies or what we weigh. But she's not 145lbs as the show or Jenny Craig has suggested.
Friday, January 12, 2007, 5:19 PM
I really wish Kirstie would be more honest about her # on the scale...I think it's important for people to know what 145 - 165 - 220 - 240 *really* looks like, because so many of us lie. I mean, come on, that ideal "120" only looks healthy on women 5'4" and under.
Friday, January 12, 2007, 5:25 PM
But she looks good. Who cares? Always a critic in the audience. I don't see you getting up there in front of millions of people.
Saturday, January 13, 2007, 8:32 AM
Haha 8:32! How often are any of us asked to be up in front of millions of people?!? Let alone, by Oprah. I think many of us would accept the challenge any day if given. Bring it on!
Yeah, Kirstie looks great, and if no one should care what she weighs, then why say what she weighs... and if she's proud of what she weighs, then why not be honest about it so millions of people can see that you can look that good and be in a bikini with pride at 170lbs or whatever??
None of us are being critical of what she looks like. We're just looking for truth and how we shouldn't be ashamed to say what we really weigh. Oprah's being a hypocrite by allowing her friends to lie, but demanding the truth from everyone else.
Saturday, January 13, 2007, 11:50 AM
Good one, 11:50!
As an argument for being in front of millions in revealing clothes, look at the people on The Biggest Loser (and the ones who tried out - obviously they were willing) - they step on that scale with their stretchmarked bellies hanging out and everything. That show lies in other ways (I read somewhere that their concept of a "week" is not 7 days), but I don't quibble with their scale results. Anyway, my rambling point is to support the idea that an awful lot of us would happily show off our results if the world wanted to see them :)
Saturday, January 13, 2007, 1:30 PM
I agree with everyone who believes that if she's making a statement about weight loss and being proud of losing the weight and showing her body at 56 (kudos to her for all that) that she should have ALSO been honest about the right weight. I know the camera puts on weight but that was NOT 145 and her highest weight stated could NOT have been correct. All of us who have to do this on our own without millions of career dollars at stake should be applauded as someone said and the fact that we put our real weights out there for all to see (I've NEVER told anyone I was over 200 before, just never told them what I weighed PERIOD except when it was lower) is something for us to be proud of. We look for motivation and inspiration from wherever we can find it on a daily basis and to have someone publicly lie about their age did bother me.
Saturday, January 13, 2007, 1:41 PM
I am so glad I am not the only one who feels that way! I think if she was going to put herself out there like that she should have been honest about where she started. Even if she were my height (5'7") there's no way she was only about 200 lbs., which is what she initially claimed when she started the whole process. I understand that it's hard to come to the place where you face yourself, etc. But I have a similar shape to Kirstie and even with her now admitting she was "220" I think that's a load of crap. And the sad thing is that the more likely she is to lie about her starting weight (and therefore where she is now) the more likely she will prob. be to lie about having any slips or setbacks. And I think the fact that she came out in a bikini and could barely bring herself to open the sarong is madness. Why not have just gone with a nice one-piece, no sarong? Prob. because she lied about her starting weight, and couldn't come up with a reason not to show up in a bikini after losing 75 lbs....how could she buy herself more time? She would have had to say that she wanted to wait to be 125lbs, which would have been crazy. Anyway, I just think the bikni with the "stripper hose" thing was dumb. She should have just been proud of her truly amazing progress and been up front from the beginning. That is always the hardest step in anyone's weight loss and wellness journey.
Saturday, January 13, 2007, 6:33 PM
i have no idea what kirstie alley weighs but have any of you seen yourself on film? remember the camera adds 10 pounds or so and she may have more fat than muscle!
Sunday, January 14, 2007, 12:12 AM
True the camera does add 10 pounds or so but not 30. She is a big woman and she was not ashamed before why not just tell the truth. We all saw photos of her at her highest and I don't think anyone would believe she was 220, more like 260-285. The shot of her with Nate in er kitchen please come on she was wearing a moo-moo. I have always liked her but I think it does say a lot to other people, especially those out there doing Jenny Craig, that she has not been honest about the numbers. She should be proud that she lost 75 pounds. I think Jenny Craig should have used a scale.
Monday, January 15, 2007, 12:30 AM
people who live in glass houses...
Monday, January 15, 2007, 9:52 AM
I understand this is a cyber-community but people are here to be honest about where they are and where they want to go; the part we're all here for is to give and get support on the journey!
Asking that a prominent figure come clean about their own process is not too much to ask. There are lots of people here who dervie a lot of inspiration from highly-publicized stories, and its not fair that someone can't bring themselves to say how much their starting weight and current weights are.
I think Kirstie is a hypocrite, and her deception is only going to lead to her re-gaining the weight and being double embarassed and ashamed of herself. Then she'll wish she could 'fess up about being 165 or 170 or whatever.
Monday, January 15, 2007, 8:04 PM
One thing, however, if she has a lot of body fat, she may be bigger than what a fitter person would look like at the same height and weight...
I weigh 173 lbs at 5'4" and my friend was shocked to know that i weigh that much-- however, I also carry a lot more muscle. In fact, I'm currently wearing clothes that I used to wear at about 160 lbs, so I'm sure that the extra muscle is helping to keep me thinner.
at 5'4" and 120 lbs, I would look sickly....
Monday, January 15, 2007, 8:26 PM
I am 5'3 and 170 and have a lot of muscle, although I can stand to lose 30 pounds people don't usually look at me and say I'm fat because I am so solid. Kristie Ally isn't very tone and has said she doesn't really work out so I doubt she has a lot of muscle. The fact that she had to find a body stocking to wear that bikini says it all. If she truly felt fabulous about how she really looked she wouldn't have worn a stocking to suck it and smooth it all. Cudos though for getting up there and showing her results. But I agree there is no way that she is 145, 10 pounds from the camera or not, definitely more around 166-175
Monday, January 15, 2007, 9:33 PM
All I've got to say about Kiristie Ally is what is going on with her face?
Tuesday, January 16, 2007, 2:11 AM
ok why doesnt everyone that has a gripe about christi put a sign out in the front of your house saying how much YOU weigh and let the whole world know it. Weight is an embarassin issue unless u r naturally skinny and are watching your weight so you can still be a size 2 for the summer, SO WHAT if she said her weight was different than what others think or know it was. the point is she made herself vulnerable to the public she let it all out and told them what she was doing and as an actress she did get paid by a sponser but if you remember she started the diet before going on jenny craig in her show fat actress. Then Jenny picked her up. If you all have a gripe about her then get some balls put your signs out let the whole town see how much you weigh and what your goal is updatye everynow and then and see how it goes. Otherwise shut your mouths she had courage alot more than anyone of us probably has. I am very proud of her and what she
Tuesday, January 16, 2007, 10:32 AM
i don't feel quite as hostile as the above comments read, but i agree that people seem to be finding something to complain about here. is there nothing of more interest in the whole story than what weight she started at and at what weight she ended? she set a goal and accomplished it. in front of the nation. if you don't think that's great, okay. but why find fault in her success? there is so much negativity sometimes on these threads. i remember one topic about dieters being angry people. maybe that's true?
Tuesday, January 16, 2007, 10:45 AM
I think the two above poster's are missing the point.
We are all proud of her accomplishment. It's the point of telling the truth.
If she can't be proud enough to be honest and reveal her true weight, then how does that encourage the rest of us to be proud? It's another case of the media misleading the public. That 145lbs is more acceptable to reveal for a 5'7 woman, than 160.
And to Ms.Hostile 10:32, I believe there would be many of us accepting the challenge of revealing our weight if we were being paid for it like Ms. Ally, or on a free program. And just cos I AM proud of what I weight, I'm going to make my sign to post in my yard right now.
Tuesday, January 16, 2007, 1:28 PM
there is also the point of her showing off her new body's appearance, but not telling about how her overall health has improved. she has not talked in any ads i have seen about the lowered risk of heart disease or type II diabetes. she has not addressed any health issues associated with this dramatic weight loss, but instead focused on only the way she looks. this is missing the big point, in my book. is the weight loss only so she can get hired/photographed again, or is it to beter her life healthwise?
Tuesday, January 16, 2007, 1:33 PM
i don't care much about the other spelling and grammar issues going on here but can we at least get someone's name right? her name is Kirstie, not Kristie, Kiristie, or Christi. Kirstie Alley.
Tuesday, January 16, 2007, 1:40 PM
Here's a question- why praise someone for doing something they SHOULD do?
I mean, would you be congratulating Kirstie Alley for finally paying 5 years of back taxes?
@#$% celebrity weight loss. Narcissistic jack@sses.
Tuesday, January 16, 2007, 2:02 PM
I suppose Scientology doesn't exactly work for keeping you thin.
Huh. former coke-head turns binge eater. who'd have ever guessed?
Tuesday, January 16, 2007, 2:03 PM
the "praise" is a form of support, to provide motivation to continue on one's journey, to encourage others to follow suit and to help the "achiever" recognize the benefits of goal-setting and reaching that goal. just as a drunk should stop drinking in order to benefit their own life, they will also improve the lives of others who are in regular contact with them. even though the drunk is doing something they should, he/she should also be praised for recognizing the need to do something.
Tuesday, January 16, 2007, 2:13 PM
10:32 I think we all know that she is not shy in any way. Her actions in the past have proven that. Look at her Fat Actress Show she put herself on, created and starred in. She is in the public eye and she enjoys it, that much is clear. She profits off her name. Its a sham to the public who support and believe in her to know that she is flat out lying to the public. If she is so proud of herself and her accomplishments she should have been honest. I'm 5'6 and use to weigh 260 pounds and I can tell you that she was not 220 at her highest. We all carry our weight differently I know that 2 people weighing 200 and are 5'6 can look and be shaped differently and wear completely different sizes. But SHE WAS NOT 220, SHE HAD TO BE AT THE LEAST 250.
Tuesday, January 16, 2007, 5:28 PM
She was probably advised to lie in order to help sell the Jenny Craig diet program. It's all about money really. Just think about it.
Wednesday, January 17, 2007, 12:26 PM
Ummm, wouldn't it make more sense for them to fudge the numbers UP if they were trying to make Jenny Craig look good? I mean, 100 pounds is a lot more impressive than 60 pounds...
Wednesday, January 17, 2007, 12:35 PM
Tuesday 2:03 I had to laugh at that.
Wednesday, January 17, 2007, 7:06 PM
kristy alley lied
kristy alley lied--- why would Jenny Craig keep running the ads with her?
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