Find Out How Kirstie Alley Lost 50 Pounds

Actress explains how she blew past her weight-loss goal.

ByABC News
January 5, 2015, 11:22 AM

Jan. 5, 2014— -- Kirstie Alley is starting out the new year having already reached her weight-loss goal -- and more.

The 63-year-old actress went back on Jenny Craig last April.

"It was so easy for me when I did it before," Alley told People, referring to the 75 pounds she lost from 2004 to 2007 as a spokeswoman for Jenny Craig.

Though she intended to trim 30 pounds this time, she instead dropped a whopping 50 pounds -- going from a size 12-14 to a size 6-8.

"There's this certain place I hit where I felt really energetic and agile. I was like, I want to keep going with this!" the "Dancing With the Stars" alum said.

She had fun doing it too, with a new set of wheels.

"I got a yellow townie bike and I ride over to friends' houses," she told People. "I bribe people. I'll say, 'Let's ride to this restaurant and I'll pay for dinner.' And believe me: If I bike four miles to a restaurant, I don't wreck it with my order!"

Besides managing her portions and exercising, Alley hired a coach to help her stay the course.

"I started looking at myself as an athlete. I was a competitive swimmer for a very long time and I remember that I wouldn't have won anything or done well in swimming if I didn't have a coach," she said.

"I want it to be part of my life this time," she said of her new, healthier lifestyle. "I'm just trying to make it fun."