She says she gained the weight while on the road for three years performing her one-woman show, Wishful Drinking, explaining:
"I went on the road with the show and I did not exercise for three years and I just ate horribly. My ritual was drinking regular soda and having pounds of peanut butter protein bars."
Now carrie has substituted water for soda, snacks on Jenny Craig approved diet food, and exercises regularly every morning, saying:
"I'll just get on the elliptical machine first thing in the morning and get it over with. I'm up to about an hour now. If I read books, I don't look as much at the time."
We're so happy for her! All her hard work paid off because not only does she LOOK great, but she FEELS great! The actress continued to say:
"I feel much better. My blood pressure is down. And I can stand on the scale at the doctor's office."
Her new weight has given her new confidence too. At her heaviest, Carrie did "not want to go out at all", but since shaking the excess weight, she explained:
"Now it's an option for me to go out. I actually went to the Lakers game a couple of times."
We don't think your weight should dictate your activities necessarily, but we're glad she has the confidence she needs to get the most out of life now.
Carrie hopes to lose another 20 pounds and we wish her the best as she gets closer and closer toward her weight loss goal.
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