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Kirstie Alley reflects on 50 lb weight loss, says she wants to lose 40 more

10/07/2010 by Corinne Heller

Kirstie Alley Tweeted this photo of herself on Sept. 22, 2010. (Photo courtesy of twitpic.com/2qz661) Kirstie Alley, who has poked fun at her longtime battle with being overweight on her own television shows, says she wants to lose 40 more pounds following her recent 50 pound weight loss.

Alley, 59, launched her own diet plan called Organic Liaison earlier this year. She said in 2009 she had regained weight she had lost under the Jenny Craig program and weighed 230 pounds.

In late September, she said she dropped 50 pounds and posted a picture of herself from the chest up, leaning on a table alongside five men. Alley said the photo was from a shoot in Italy.

"THE GOOD NEWS....I've lost 50 lbs!!!" Alley wrote on her Twitter page recently. "THE BAD NEWS...I have 40 more to go!!! ...lol.....at least I'm more than half the way there!! I'm far from SKINNY....but I'm at least far from Shamu ...no insult to Shamu intended."

Actress Kirstie Alley attends a premiere for the film 'The  Runaways' at the Landmark Sunshine Theater on Wednesday, March 17, 2010  in New York. (AP Photo/Evan Agostini)

Alley, a native of Wichita, Kansas, is known for roles in movies such as Look Who's Talking and as Rebecca Howe on the 1980s hit television show Cheers. However, over the past several years, the media has highlighted her weight gain.

(Pictured right: Kirstie Alley apprears at a premiere for the film The Runaways at the Landmark Sunshine Theater on March 17 in New York.)

Alley played herself in the short-lived 2005 sitcom Fat Actress and documented her latest weight loss battle on her reality series Kirstie Alley's Big Life. She famously showed off a slimmer bikini body on The Oprah Winfrey Show in 2006 after losing 75 pounds on the Jenny Craig program.

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