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Kirstie Alley's New Reality TV Show Big Life

Kirstie Alley Tackles Her Big Life

Though it's not overtly a weight-loss reality show like The Biggest Loser or Celebrity Fit Club, Kirstie Alley's new reality series will explore some weighty issues. Premiering March 21 on A&E, Kirstie Alley's Big Life looks like a lot of fun, chronicling Alley's career but also her struggles with weight loss.

As Alley explains in the promo above: "I was thin my whole life, 'til I gained 75 pounds, then I lost 75 pounds, then I gained 75 pounds." She rejects the descriptor "full-figured," admitting that she's just "fat." But she's still determined to lose the weight again:

"We're gonna see me lose weight in the show, because I think that, you know, we always see people the 'before' and the 'after.' And we don't really know what happens in between. And the in between is really the meat and potatoes, no pun intended."

I find Alley's honesty refreshing and I hope she can figure out a way to lose the weight once and for all. Do you think you'll be tuning in?

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Spectra Spectra 7 years
I feel kind of bad for her...she's struggled with gaining/losing weight her whole life. The only time she was really legitimately thin was when she was addicted to cocaine, so I think she just doesn't really know how to eat to keep her weight in check. I thought she was doing well on Jenny Craig, but apparently she didn't learn much from it. I hope she can figure out how to permanently lose the weight and just get healthy.
Eh, It's Kirstie, so I kind of expect this from her now. I hope she can get healthy and have a healthy lifestyle from this experience. Maybe doing it on TV will help motivate her, I don't know. But if you don't like her or the reality TV thing, don't watch. Again, I hope she can get a healthier lifestyle for good. I struggle with my weight as well and I know how it feels for everyone to judge you because of how you look, so I wish the best for her.
UrbanBohemian UrbanBohemian 7 years
I have to say I do respect her for acknowledging her recent struggles with extreme weight gain and her determination to take it off in while in the public eye and also without taking surgical measures (Hello, Star Jones). I do have a quibble about her comment about the whole "Before-and-After" thing: In my experience, when hitting my weight goal after being about 20lbs overweight, I've learned not to treat my weight loss as "After," because maintaining it is still something I constantly have to work at. In my case, "Then and Now" would be more appropriate.
kclulu kclulu 7 years
I think I am at my saturation point for weight loss shows.
sundaygreen sundaygreen 7 years
pretty sad that her entire career has fizzled down to just her trying to lose weight (for the past how many years? 10?). how refreshing would it be if she just disappeared for a while and came back thinner, healthier and, possibly, with a new movie or tv show that's not about her being fat.
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