Carrie Fisher reveals 50 pound weight loss
August 24th, 2011
05:14 PM ET

Carrie Fisher reveals 50 pound weight loss

Over the past nine months, actress Carrie Fisher has lost 50 pounds, and she’s showing off her slimmer silhouette, reports People.

The Jenny Craig spokeswoman appeared on Wednesday’s “Today” show and spoke about her weight loss journey.

The former “Star Wars” actress, 54, showed off her new bod for "Today" host Ann Curry, who exclaimed, "Holy cow!”

Curry joked, “Where’s the rest of you?” To which Fisher quipped, "I don't want to know, because then I'd have to go get it.”

On what life was like 50 pounds heavier, Fisher says she "couldn't leave the house [to go shopping], because they didn't have sizes [large enough]...I exhausted the alphabet on bra sizes."

The actress and author added that she relied on her Jenny Craig consultant, who functioned as someone "to complain to, stamp my fat foot and say I didn't want to do it." Of the plan’s food, the actress/author says she enjoyed eating cereal, because "it tastes like contraband."

Fisher’s slim and trim again, but no word on if she’ll slip back into her Princess Leia metal bikini.

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    September 22, 2011 at 6:32 pm | Report abuse |
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    Ms Fisher has bi-polar disorder and the meds to treat the disorder have the side effect of weight gain. I see someone who is Bi-polar lose weight and I fear they have stopped treatment.

    August 27, 2011 at 9:37 pm | Report abuse |
    • niknak

      Agreed. I saw her interviewed on the Today show about her wt loss and she's still not in touch w/ reality on a few things. Most notable during the discussion, she believes that her breasts are what made her appear overweight. DENIAL! In fact, her VERY large stomach made her breasts go virtually unnoticed. Luckily, she was able to overcome what was possibly metabolic syndrome.

      Nonetheless, I'm very happy for her wonderful step towards achieving both physical and mental health.

      August 28, 2011 at 1:17 pm | Report abuse |
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    Tracie, quick, stock up on poo for the hurricane! I'll be over with a full colon ASAP! We can ride this out, girlfriend!

    August 26, 2011 at 5:12 pm | Report abuse |
  47. Princess Leia

    Can i still snort a bump the size off Jabba of her fine smooth ass?

    August 26, 2011 at 12:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ole Grandad

      NO. But can snort some off my ass which was just pounded by Justin Bieber.

      August 26, 2011 at 12:28 pm | Report abuse |
  48. Ba ba boey

    Not so fast. What do you think happens to all the excess skin? I'll bet her body looks like a shar pei. You know, those wrinkly dogs from China. She has more folds than a Chinese laundry!

    August 26, 2011 at 9:42 am | Report abuse |
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    August 26, 2011 at 9:26 am | Report abuse |
  50. Mary

    You know what? She'd look good in a metal bikini – I'm just sayin...

    August 26, 2011 at 9:10 am | Report abuse |
  51. amandafierro

    Throughout the years she continued on her acting career path, along with writing books as she gradually “aged” as she put it.

    August 26, 2011 at 7:25 am | Report abuse |
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    August 26, 2011 at 1:21 am | Report abuse |
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    August 25, 2011 at 7:23 pm | Report abuse |
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    Now she isn't fat, but she looks super old! And really kind of ugly!

    August 25, 2011 at 6:34 pm | Report abuse |
  56. Rick Springfield

    She's ready for her closeup in Star Wars VII. Lucas always said the actors would have aged a lot if it ever got made because he knew that he would need to first make I, II, and III first. I believe he predicted a launch date of 2011 at best. It would be nice to see Harrison, Hamill, and Fisher back together on screen. Its not that Lucas is at a want for scripts as there have been dozens of them floating around for VII. I remember one that killed off Chewy. No matter what I think I'm 99 percent sure it will never happen. Lucas is just not interested because he's a 19 sandwich eating slob now.

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    August 25, 2011 at 5:18 pm | Report abuse |
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    August 25, 2011 at 4:49 pm | Report abuse |
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    August 25, 2011 at 4:40 pm | Report abuse |
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    August 25, 2011 at 4:03 pm | Report abuse |
  63. Han Solo

    I dumped Lea because she became a fat pig.

    August 25, 2011 at 3:22 pm | Report abuse |
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    So happy for you, Carrie! You've worked hard and look great!

    August 25, 2011 at 3:01 pm | Report abuse |
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    Her HBO comedy special was the funniest, most professionally done routine I've ever seen. And its all true. Get ahold of it, just hilarious. She's a true pro, fat or skinny. I love comebacks, its the American way.

    August 25, 2011 at 2:38 pm | Report abuse |
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    August 25, 2011 at 2:18 pm | Report abuse |
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    It's all a Jedi mind trick.

    August 25, 2011 at 1:58 pm | Report abuse |
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    Love, love, love Carrie Fisher. She is so smart and quick witted. I wouldn't care how much she weighed, but gosh, she looks fabulous. Good for you! (And by my reckoning, Princess Leia was a long time ago –in a galaxy far, far away). What matters most is the present.

    August 25, 2011 at 1:31 pm | Report abuse |
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    August 25, 2011 at 1:30 pm | Report abuse |
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    August 25, 2011 at 1:25 pm | Report abuse |
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    August 25, 2011 at 12:42 pm | Report abuse |
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    She looks good after the wait loss. I saw her last year in "Wishful Drinking" on Broadway. At that point she looked more like Jabba the Hut than Princess Leia.

    August 25, 2011 at 12:01 pm | Report abuse |
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    Women cut their hair when they turn forty because it makes them look older unless it's very thick.

    August 25, 2011 at 10:36 am | Report abuse |
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    August 25, 2011 at 9:23 am | Report abuse |
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    Dancing with the Stars here she comes.

    August 25, 2011 at 9:18 am | Report abuse |
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    Hey Leia, Just because Jabba is dead... it don't mean you can't slip into that metal bikini. Do it for me, your scoundrel!

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    August 25, 2011 at 9:02 am | Report abuse |
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    What's with sthe goofy pose with the finger on the chin and the other with the hand on the face? i don't get it, looks stupid....

    August 25, 2011 at 8:50 am | Report abuse |
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      August 25, 2011 at 8:59 am | Report abuse |
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      August 25, 2011 at 1:11 pm | Report abuse |
  84. ArmyWife

    Well I am still trying to figure out why this is newsworthy. . . really. No need for someone's weight loss to make the front pages of CNN.

    August 25, 2011 at 8:30 am | Report abuse |
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    who is she? And who cares?

    August 25, 2011 at 8:29 am | Report abuse |
  86. Smoke on the HotDog

    How about Ms Fisher reveal her stretch marked behind and fire off a volley of torpeod turds.

    August 25, 2011 at 8:21 am | Report abuse |
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    This is front page news, WHY???

    August 25, 2011 at 8:14 am | Report abuse |
  88. tracie

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    August 25, 2011 at 8:12 am | Report abuse |
  89. Sean

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    August 25, 2011 at 8:11 am | Report abuse |
    • To hell with Somalia

      Those somalians for whom your heart bleeds would just as soon take a hot poker and slide up your liberal rear-end. Send them this on which to dine -> *POOT*

      August 25, 2011 at 8:17 am | Report abuse |
    • GoFer

      Only an idiot would take the time to click on an article they considered 'crap' – then take the time to read it and then more time to make an asinine comment. You could have been out doing something positive for the world you profess to be so worried about. Hypocrite....

      August 25, 2011 at 5:47 pm | Report abuse |
  90. Chris

    She can be my princess 50lbs extra or not

    August 25, 2011 at 8:02 am | Report abuse |
  91. Water

    Aim happy for you.

    August 25, 2011 at 7:58 am | Report abuse |
  92. Job Solo

    Hi, Princess, er, Carrie. I'm Han's younger brother. Call me, let's do lunch...maybe catch a movie?

    August 25, 2011 at 7:48 am | Report abuse |
  93. John

    Well . . . . it's amazing what kind of motivation type II diabetes will afford you when there's only one other alternative.

    August 25, 2011 at 7:09 am | Report abuse |
  94. Reddog9500

    I asked my Dr. how I could lose 10 lbs of ugly fat. He told me to cut off my head. (Sorry, Rodney.)

    August 25, 2011 at 6:50 am | Report abuse |
  95. Steve

    I actually saw her in the gold bikini slave outfit in person. I ran across her and a photographer at the beach taking photos for the cover of Rolling Stone, just about the time the third movie came out. She looked pretty hot, but she also seemed very stoned or something. The highlight of the event was when the photographer told her to get in the water for some shots. The water was about 60 degrees, and that bikini was obviously never meant to actually get wet. After her shrieks subsided, an assistant attempted to carry her back to her trailer in the parking lot (she had no shoes), and he tripped while carrying her down a rocky, dirty slope. They both went tumbling down, while she cursed at him like a sailor.

    Yes, I'd like to see her in that bikini again.

    August 25, 2011 at 5:32 am | Report abuse |
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    I guess I found something here to make me "give a d*mn Miss Fisher you look marvelous!!!

    August 25, 2011 at 5:19 am | Report abuse |
  97. Richard Allen

    Carrie is so boss. Even minus Star Wars, she's awesome. She has a great wit and personality. I could sit and listen to her talk for hours.

    August 25, 2011 at 4:30 am | Report abuse |
    • D

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      August 26, 2011 at 12:41 am | Report abuse |
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    helllooOoO LYPO SUCTION LOL!

    August 25, 2011 at 3:59 am | Report abuse |
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    Winner. Carrie Fisher is a very Nice wench. I'm sure I can "take care" of her.

    August 25, 2011 at 2:27 am | Report abuse |
  100. CJM

    Word ! Way to go Ms. Fisher! What a hottie!

    August 25, 2011 at 2:20 am | Report abuse |
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    Americans are getting so disgustingly fat. You can't walk down the street without seeing some disgusting fatso these days. America is doomed.

    August 25, 2011 at 1:21 am | Report abuse |
  102. Rick the Drummer

    She's totally hot at any weight.

    August 25, 2011 at 1:10 am | Report abuse |
    • LW

      Wow! A kind comment! Thanks, Rick. You give me hope! And you're right.....Ms. Fisher is 'hot' re: her wit and intelligence, whether or not she lost the weight. (Although I'm sure she feels much better now.)

      August 25, 2011 at 2:36 pm | Report abuse |
  103. Dan Sveaver

    Not only is she beautiful, she's got a rapier wit

    August 25, 2011 at 1:09 am | Report abuse |
  104. Steve

    I can only see a difference if its the same clothes in both pictures.

    August 25, 2011 at 12:52 am | Report abuse |
  105. Liz1388

    Ms. Fisher is a critically acclaimed author and also in demand on talk shows as a witty and entertaining guest. What are you known for? – that your idea of "celebrity" is very shallow, and that you don't know the meaning of the word, "innovative".

    August 25, 2011 at 12:48 am | Report abuse |
  106. Tom

    This ad brought to you by Jenny Craig and by CNN's inability to fill the front page with worthwhile news. I didn't even't know she was fat nor do I think I really care. Anyway, kudos to Carrie and good luck.

    August 25, 2011 at 12:48 am | Report abuse |
  107. THINNER

    Way to go, I recently lost 45 lbs on my pizza/taco diet! I eat high protein and high fat, low carbs ( thin crust pizza) and the weight came right off, no need for Jenny Craig.

    August 25, 2011 at 12:45 am | Report abuse |
    • high fat

      Does your diet include Lipitor? Are your stools the consistency of marinara souce? Are you covered in acne? Weight loss is about living healthier permanently, not crash dieting. Your crash diet will end in angioplasty.

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  108. Robin

    Rock on Carrie! Good for you!!

    August 25, 2011 at 12:28 am | Report abuse |
  109. PD

    Honestly, I think she's too thin now. I'd like to see her gain back a few pounds to round herself out a bit. But congratulations to her - I'm sure her knees, feet and heart thank her.

    August 25, 2011 at 12:15 am | Report abuse |
    • Sheepinator

      I'm sure her knees are probably cursing her, now that she looks good enough to be getting back on 'em. 😉

      August 25, 2011 at 12:37 am | Report abuse |
    • D

      Dude, she looks like she has the body type where all weight gained goes right to her stomach. I am the same way. It is not attractive. Better off thin with a flatter stomach. If people don't like it, tough.

      August 26, 2011 at 12:37 am | Report abuse |
  110. keb

    If Carrie Fiisher is 54 now how old was she in the making of star wars ? I think maybe carrie might be a little older that that.

    August 25, 2011 at 12:12 am | Report abuse |
    • Frank

      The article is correct; she's currently 54. Birthday is October 21, 1956. Star Wars premired in June 1977, so 20 at that time (birthday's in Oct, so yes, 20), and 19 for the making (principle photography was March-June of '76, hadn't yet turned 20).

      August 25, 2011 at 12:51 am | Report abuse |
  111. FIX IN TX

    @Sherr ~ Ask your utlity companies to put you on a budget plan. This way your utlity bills will be about the same year long (usually +/- 10%). @sosideirish ~ read my suggestions for @Sherr and maybe some will help you. For people that have suggested books to read/buy ~ remember discount/used bookstores. Here in Texas we have stores called Half-Price Books. Always great resources as well as the public library.

    August 24, 2011 at 11:49 pm | Report abuse |
  112. FIX IN TX

    @Sherr (cont.) ~ 7. Find an "exercise buddy" someone to help hold you accountable. 8. Go to Wal-Mart sport section & for about $5 get a pedometer. Wear it everyday & journal the number of steps taken. The experts recommend 10,000 steps a days. (Don't be overwhelmed ~ just try to add maybe 20-50/day) 9. Hold yourself accountable & journal everything you eat & drink ~ from food to water to a Tic-Tac. Another form of accountability. (That includes how much sugar/cream in coffee/tea too.) 10. Make sure you keep your doctor(s) informed of what you're doing & how you're doing it. They'll probably agree that it's a great thing. Losing weights makes it easier for your lungs & heart to work & it reduces your chances for becoming diabetic. It also makes you feel better & gives you reasons to be proud of yourself & smile inside & out! Don't expect more than 1-2 lbs/wk though to be successful. Exercise can actually become enjoyable & invigorating. GOOD LUCK SHERR & ALL DIETERS!!!

    August 24, 2011 at 11:35 pm | Report abuse |
  113. JOregon

    Obviously she has lost weight, and looks good.
    They really didn't need to resort to a photography trick.
    Notice the fat picture she is facing the camera straight on. A very unflattering pose. Such an angle tends to make a person look fatter.
    In the slimmed pose her body is at a 45degree angle to the camera – a slimming look.
    I reveal this little bit of information so those of you doing family pix – turn your body 45degrees. It is not only slimming but makes you look less stiff.
    You have a neck, turn your head toward the camera. As a special bonus tip, a high camera angle is more slimming than a low one – don't look under the chin.

    August 24, 2011 at 11:17 pm | Report abuse |
  114. fred blacknight

    My 18 inch laser saber awaits the princess!

    August 24, 2011 at 11:15 pm | Report abuse |
  115. Beautiful Vixen


    August 24, 2011 at 11:07 pm | Report abuse |
  116. Kathryn

    Congratulations, Carrie.

    August 24, 2011 at 11:06 pm | Report abuse |
  117. Drew

    Congratulations Jenny! You got a great ad placement on CNN! They even made it look like news!

    August 24, 2011 at 11:05 pm | Report abuse |
  118. Roman

    brother kisser

    August 24, 2011 at 10:50 pm | Report abuse |
  119. Rob

    Maybe Jabba will take her back now.

    August 24, 2011 at 10:49 pm | Report abuse |
    • Equalizer

      Uh, Jabba was fat. He doesn't deserve anything more than someone who is as fat & disgusting as he is.

      Your idiotic comment reminds me of how American men keep getting fatter, but expect everyone to ignore it and try to chase after women who are completely out of their pathetic league. Enough with the double standards; fat men aren't attractive either.

      August 25, 2011 at 3:01 am | Report abuse |
  120. jack

    Just a career move so that she'll get cast in weight watcher's commercials. Yawn.

    August 24, 2011 at 10:47 pm | Report abuse |
  121. Motoman

    Carrie claws and claws and claws trying to stay in the public's eye. She had her moment of fame in Star Wars. She was never innovative enough to keep it going past that. I'm happy that she has returned from being a lard ass but who cares? She was never any thing special anyway.

    August 24, 2011 at 10:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • sheppard

      I'd bet she is a lot more special to folks in general than YOU will ever be.......

      August 25, 2011 at 5:41 pm | Report abuse |
  122. mark in nyc

    big whoopie.

    August 24, 2011 at 10:33 pm | Report abuse |
  123. Allen

    Am I the only one who thinks this feels more like an infomercial for Jenny Craig than a legitimate article?

    August 24, 2011 at 10:30 pm | Report abuse |
  124. dale

    Now is the time to do a sequel on Star Wars be mom Leah

    August 24, 2011 at 10:28 pm | Report abuse |
  125. Tyler

    Bang Bang Bang

    August 24, 2011 at 10:25 pm | Report abuse |
  126. FIX IN TX

    @Sherr ~ @Kris, @Chuck, and @CJB all gave you great advice. Here is a little more: 1. If you favorite vegetables are not in season (and therefore more expensive) buy frozen then thaw & either steam or microwave. 2. When lean proteins go on sale buy as much as you can afford and divide into smaller packs and freeze (if chicken has the skin on ~ just take it off) 3. My husband just bought me a smaler stove top grill pan for like $15 at Aldi and I love it (it is too hot to use the oven or grill outside in all these 100+ days in Texas right now ~ so it works great & is non-stick so hand washing it is a breeze) 4. Sweet potatoes are one of the best nutritionally packed vegetables out there. Try them baked, baked wedges sprinkled w/ cinnamon like a steak fry, or mashed w/margarine & non-fat milk. 5. Drink half your body weight in water everyday (example 200lbs = 100 ozs). 6. Start walking. You may only be able do a little at first but the more you do the further you will go.

    August 24, 2011 at 10:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • water poisoning

      "Drink half your body weight in water every day?" -dumbf–k

      August 25, 2011 at 12:43 pm | Report abuse |
  127. Becca

    WAY TO GO, CARRIE!!! You are an inspiration.

    August 24, 2011 at 10:05 pm | Report abuse |
  128. rediculous

    CNN, this is NOT news! Stop putting this on your main NEWS page!

    Thank you

    August 24, 2011 at 9:58 pm | Report abuse |
  129. David R

    I stopped drinking sodas with sugars and I lost 20 pounds very quickly. Try it.

    August 24, 2011 at 9:56 pm | Report abuse |
    • D

      Avoid: soda, diet soda (increases cravings), juice, and yes, alcohol. Alcohol has a ton of calories.

      August 26, 2011 at 12:33 am | Report abuse |
  130. brokenteeth

    I guess Star Wars episode 7 is a green light.

    August 24, 2011 at 9:49 pm | Report abuse |
  131. cyberCMDR

    Many are seduced by the dark side of the fork. Turned away from it she has.

    August 24, 2011 at 9:41 pm | Report abuse |
  132. keith

    who is this dum old ladey anyway.

    August 24, 2011 at 9:34 pm | Report abuse |
  133. Anna Leigh

    When you're fifty four let's see if you still look like you did at twenty three in a bikini.My bad trunks because i'm sure most of you are male.

    August 24, 2011 at 9:26 pm | Report abuse |
  134. slim and trim

    Its really a simple math equation. Calores in vs calores out

    August 24, 2011 at 9:25 pm | Report abuse |
  135. lipolady

    What do u mean way to go Carrie, she is being paid dead head and lets see she is going to have to eat REAL food sometime. WOW she made a movie yrs ago yup u r a hero. OMG

    August 24, 2011 at 9:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • Marin

      You must have one sad life to be so envious and nasty toward a person you don't even know. Get a life – preferably one of your own..... Stop begrudging someone else of their personal feel-good moments...

      August 25, 2011 at 5:38 pm | Report abuse |
  136. Old School

    Nice work Ms Fisher! Congratulations to you...and you'll always be the smart-mouthed in-control Princess Leia to me! We love you!

    LOL @ Darth, Wonder Woman, and D

    May the fork be with you...

    August 24, 2011 at 9:19 pm | Report abuse |
  137. lipolady

    OK she looks very good I will give her that. She is being PAID I heard ONE MILLION I would do it to. I joined JC last year the consultant was always busy most of the time–the food read the labels tell me where you find anything natural in them–NO.I walk walk now eat protein veggies fruit all earth grown stuff and feel much better. OH yes and those desserts are filled with CRAP. It is all a sale pitch from the get go. PLEASE read the labels CRAP IS IN ALL THE FOOD

    August 24, 2011 at 9:18 pm | Report abuse |
  138. cellisis

    just do 3 things and you will forever thin:
    1) be a vegetarian
    2) eat little or no sugar of anything
    3) keep moving!

    August 24, 2011 at 9:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • John

      You are hereby awarded the "No Sh!t Sherlock Award of the Day." Congratulations.

      August 24, 2011 at 9:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • D

      Depends on what you mean by "vegetarian". If you meant vegan, then I agree with you. Some vegetarian diets have a TON of cheese.

      August 26, 2011 at 12:31 am | Report abuse |
  139. Mary

    Thats great... Only thing is, celebrities always look soooooooo much younger afterwards..~! Thanks to plastic surgery..The rest of the people end up looking saggy.... We never get a real image of what that kind of loss actually 'looks like".. Would be nice if we saw some reality..
    Eveyone thinks if they follow some celebrity diet they will come out as unscathed..
    Don't mean to discourage anyone. Loosing weight is the priority... . But it seems unfair that people like Kirstie, and Marie and the others always make it seem like "the diet did it all".. B.S...

    August 24, 2011 at 9:01 pm | Report abuse |
  140. JamesWinter

    Way to go Carrie. I've loved you since I first saw you on Star Wars!

    August 24, 2011 at 8:56 pm | Report abuse |
  141. Arran Webb

    I am going to feed my sister lots of donuts so I can check out some enormous breasts.

    August 24, 2011 at 8:53 pm | Report abuse |
  142. Arran Webb

    Well that's just great. Are you going to eBay your old humongous bra?

    August 24, 2011 at 8:50 pm | Report abuse |
  143. docit

    Where'd she leave it? It's always in the last place you look.

    August 24, 2011 at 8:40 pm | Report abuse |
  144. Anon

    Easy to lose weight with the skyrocketing food costs.

    August 24, 2011 at 8:37 pm | Report abuse |
  145. YBP

    Nothing beats the original Star Wars Trilogy. Carrie Fisher's recent one-woman show, Wishful Drinking was awesome. Check it out on HBO On Demand. You will laugh out loud. Guaranteed.

    August 24, 2011 at 8:32 pm | Report abuse |
  146. Thirsty Turtle

    Way to go Carrie. The headline sounds like a movie..."Full Metal Bikini". 🙂

    August 24, 2011 at 8:31 pm | Report abuse |
  147. Auntie

    I looked at the picture and thought, wow, she must not be very tall if 50 pounds made such a remarkable difference. I googled her height – she's 5'1". I wish her all the luck in the world in keeping it off! I totally agree with the comments about being heavy as a celebrity being MUCH more of a burden – one of the myriad reasons I'm glad I'm not one!

    August 24, 2011 at 8:26 pm | Report abuse |
  148. Beaver Cleaver

    I remember when my "ex" lost 50 pounds...kinda like throwing a deck chair off the Queen Mary.

    August 24, 2011 at 8:16 pm | Report abuse |
  149. Penny Lane

    A crummy commercial?

    August 24, 2011 at 8:10 pm | Report abuse |
  150. sandra Schieldge

    Good job, you should be proud of yourself.

    August 24, 2011 at 8:07 pm | Report abuse |
  151. ionymous

    Ok.. so some woman gained weight and then lost weight. Wow.
    Oh... because she was once famous we are supposed to take notice?
    Let me know when Jabba loses a few thousand pounds. That would be newsworthy.

    August 24, 2011 at 8:06 pm | Report abuse |
  152. PhooBar

    Dear Carrie,
    Please, please, please.
    Put the steel bikini back on.
    Just one more time.

    August 24, 2011 at 8:02 pm | Report abuse |
  153. Annabelle

    Congrats Carrie!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You look great and keep on trucking.

    August 24, 2011 at 7:54 pm | Report abuse |
  154. Lisa

    LMAOOOO @ Darth

    August 24, 2011 at 7:51 pm | Report abuse |
  155. Darth Cupcake

    The a dark voice emerges from behind the refrigerator door:

    "Carrrie......There is something Obi-Wan never told you.......I am your ...TWINKIE"

    August 24, 2011 at 7:49 pm | Report abuse |
  156. Carol

    It's easier to lose big amounts of weight when you go on a diet. It is harder to lose 5lbs.eating sensibly, at least it is for me. You look great Carrie!

    August 24, 2011 at 7:48 pm | Report abuse |
  157. Chuck

    She's so hot!

    August 24, 2011 at 7:46 pm | Report abuse |
  158. Clyde Lemerle Suckfinger


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  159. Clyde Lemerle Suckfinger


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  160. City-Data Forum

    There's a 95% chance she'll put it all back on. It's easier to lose 50 pounds in 8 months than it is to keep 5 pounds off for 8 months.

    August 24, 2011 at 7:36 pm | Report abuse |
    • dira

      I agree – it's too much, and all based on pre-prepared food – and now what? also funny, that her current weight is what Jenny Craig would say is way too fat,,, they don't mention her weight!!!

      August 24, 2011 at 7:43 pm | Report abuse |
  161. hawkechik

    Now comes the truly hard part - KEEPING it off!

    August 24, 2011 at 7:35 pm | Report abuse |
  162. MarthaC

    Good for you, Carrie! Hope to see you at Star Wars Celebration VI next year!

    August 24, 2011 at 7:35 pm | Report abuse |
  163. Steveo

    Must be true about filming the next 3 star wars episodes cool

    August 24, 2011 at 7:30 pm | Report abuse |
  164. bellestarrr

    only problem with jenny craig..she's gonna have to eat real food eventually and if she makes the same choices as before she will look like can eat what you want but at her age you can only eat a quarter of what you ate before and hardly any carb can be done w/out jenny craig but it takes a lot of will power..I've done it twice now and WILL NOT repeat the fat trip again.

    August 24, 2011 at 7:23 pm | Report abuse |
    • Wonder Woman

      Wrong! The secret to keeping the weight off is to eat healthy AND exercise! She can eat plenty if she has a well-rounded fitness training routine. I am over 50...I know of which I speak!

      Fantastic job, Carrie!

      August 24, 2011 at 7:58 pm | Report abuse |
  165. HansSolo

    Take that !..Paul Simon, she's hot again....

    August 24, 2011 at 7:23 pm | Report abuse |
  166. HockeyMinny

    Where does she keep her light sabre?

    August 24, 2011 at 7:20 pm | Report abuse |
  167. Jabba

    Help me Obi Wan Kenobi, you're our only hope!

    August 24, 2011 at 7:14 pm | Report abuse |
  168. TxTy

    @David Williams
    Bet you could do it even if someone WASN'T paying you.

    August 24, 2011 at 7:03 pm | Report abuse |
  169. david williams

    I could do it too if someone paid me

    August 24, 2011 at 6:55 pm | Report abuse |
  170. jujubeans

    Back to being Princess Lay Ya.

    August 24, 2011 at 6:46 pm | Report abuse |
  171. dee

    Way to go Carrie!!! 🙂

    August 24, 2011 at 6:45 pm | Report abuse |
  172. gah

    ctb67- perhaps she is exaggerating about her sizes and the alphabet, but when you're overweight and the paparazzi love to take pictures of you and slap your fat behind on the front cover saying "look how big she is!" i'd feel bigger than i really was too
    good for you carrie on your weight loss, stay healthy (i'm working on both as well)

    August 24, 2011 at 6:34 pm | Report abuse |
  173. Lizzy10

    Good for her, she looks great.

    August 24, 2011 at 6:34 pm | Report abuse |
  174. ctb67

    Since when does being 50 lbs overweight exhaust the bra sizes? I am 5' and 45 lbs overweight and I'm still just in a 40d. I wear size 16 pants......I think they over emphasize their weight loss so we feel worse.

    August 24, 2011 at 6:28 pm | Report abuse |
  175. Anomic Office Drone

    She looks great. I have to say based on the last few times I saw her, I was concerned for her health. It's good to see someone I like take good care of herself.

    August 24, 2011 at 6:22 pm | Report abuse |
  176. janet

    Ya!!! for you 🙂

    August 24, 2011 at 6:19 pm | Report abuse |
  177. phearis

    Wonder if she looks just as good in a slave girl bikini now as she did in 1983

    August 24, 2011 at 6:13 pm | Report abuse |
  178. JenniferR

    Well done, Ms. Fisher. Continued success to you.

    August 24, 2011 at 6:12 pm | Report abuse |
  179. Theresa

    wow, thats great Carrie, keep it up, don't put it back on like most people do. You look really good.

    August 24, 2011 at 6:11 pm | Report abuse |
  180. sherr



    August 24, 2011 at 5:58 pm | Report abuse |
    • ned


      I recommend you read the following book. "The Ultimate Metabolism" by Dr Mark Hyman.

      Follow his advise and you lose weight, feel better, and have more energy to go out and earn the extra $ you want.

      Best wishes to you.

      August 24, 2011 at 6:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • Apple2Apple

      Also a dictionary and a revisit to 1st grade on sentence structure wouldn't hurt...

      August 24, 2011 at 7:16 pm | Report abuse |
    • Leafonthewind

      Ned is almost right. Mark Hyman's book is called "UltraMetabolism: The Simple Plan for Automatic Weight Loss". There is another book called "Ultimate Metabolism Diet: Eat Right for Your Metabolic Type"by Scott Rigden.

      August 24, 2011 at 7:22 pm | Report abuse |
    • jdurand

      Eating healthy is actually cheaper if you increase vegitable and fruit portions, eat smaller lean meat portions (like chicken) and cut our processed foods of any kind as much as possible.

      It's the processed "health" foods that cost more.

      August 24, 2011 at 7:26 pm | Report abuse |
    • J.

      It's not that expensive. Breakfast is Coffee with slim milk, and yogurt. String cheese for a snack. I make homemade Chicken and Vegetable Noodle Soup for lunch. Another yogurt for a snack. Then I have some Black Bean Soup and salad. With air pop popcorn for a nightime snack. I spend less than 8 dollars a day...

      August 24, 2011 at 7:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • Karen

      Start walking. It's free!

      August 24, 2011 at 8:02 pm | Report abuse |
    • Kris

      You are NOT going to get off that easy.
      Walk walk walk! Get out of the house and WALK! Increase your metabolism...Drink lots of less processed foods. Excuses are half of overweight people's problems...I can't afford healthier, eat LESS of unhealthy foods...don't drink sodas LOADED with sugar...assuming you do...and diet sodas are no better. Say "nay" to fast food...discipline and the lack thereof is most of the problem. Take it one day at a time and little by little you will get more strength and gumption to do it! I cut alcohol and caffiene out of my diet and started eating baked potato chips instead of fried and lost 50 lbs just doing that. I am still slim also. You can get help it! Instead of saying you can't, research a way that you CAN! Good luck! I am rooting for you!

      August 24, 2011 at 8:27 pm | Report abuse |
    • WaitWhat?

      Apple2Apple – how petty you are. Karma will catch up with you soon.

      August 24, 2011 at 8:27 pm | Report abuse |
    • creativegirl7

      another good weight loss book is south beach diet supercharged (your library should have it). i lost 45 lbs. and have kept it off over 2 years!
      good luck!
      yay carrie fisher!

      August 24, 2011 at 8:32 pm | Report abuse |
    • Chuck

      It is not expensive to eat less food & more vegetables – but it's not as quick and easy as getting a value meal from McDonald's. If you want to lose weight, you have to put in the effort, and not blame your income or society. I know it's not easy, but I also know it's possible. I lost 130 pounds in 12 months, and I am not wealthy.

      August 24, 2011 at 8:43 pm | Report abuse |
    • D can afford the electronic device to post that message?

      August 24, 2011 at 8:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • CJA

      If you can't afford different food. then eat less of whatever it is you eat now. It does not take much less, say only a 10% cut. You loose weight and save 10% on food bill.

      That said, healthy food costs less not more. Buy only loose, raw ingrediants, nothing that comes in a box. For example rice in a 20 pound bag is way-cheap compared to minute-rice in a box. You don't need speacial food, just LESS food.

      August 24, 2011 at 8:52 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jan

      it sucks here in America? A country where even the poor can afford to eat junk food every day and get morbidly obese? Wow. Right, blame the country for your obesity - makes perfect sense to me.

      August 24, 2011 at 9:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • garrettux

      caps lock is cruise control for cool.

      August 24, 2011 at 10:20 pm | Report abuse |
    • Squeezebox Babe

      Read "Eat to Live" by Dr. Joel Fuhrman. It won't cost much and he tells you how to eat really cheap and lose piles of weight and get your health back.

      August 24, 2011 at 10:32 pm | Report abuse |
    • me

      Sorry, Sherr, but healthy food is NOT more expensive. Not if you really look at what you're buying. Sure, fatty meat is cheaper per pound, but more of each pound is fat. 3 pounds of 70/30 ground beef only gives you 2.1 pounds of meat - .9 lbs is fat. So if you buy 2 pounds of 93/7 you get about the same amount of good meat. And even if you really are tight on funds, you can always grow some perfectly wonderful vegetables yourself. Even in an apartment. Google "container gardening". $20 worth of seeds will grow an incredible amount of vegetables. Learn to preserve/can vegetables and fruit, and you can eat healthy all year around. Both my grandmothers raised 4 healthy children each with very little money, but plenty of healthy work raising a garden. Don't make excuses, make changes.

      August 24, 2011 at 10:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • Really?

      if it sucks so bad, move to ethiopia, now all your problems are solved!

      August 24, 2011 at 11:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • sosideirish

      Right here with ya. I'm envious as hell but sure happy that it worked for Carrie. Like you, I don't have the resources available to get on any program. Bills first, then what's left on food. Hoping for better times eventually. In the meantime, congrats to Carrie!

      August 24, 2011 at 11:32 pm | Report abuse |
    • Sheepinator

      Those healthful vegetables would help with spelling, grammar, and removing cap lock syndrome. I can tell you are really in short supply.

      August 25, 2011 at 12:24 am | Report abuse |
    • Turn it off!

      Sithspawn, woman! Turn of your Force freakin' caps lock.

      August 25, 2011 at 12:38 am | Report abuse |
    • ben

      I started a diet it mid may, calorie restriction. 1200-1500 calories per day. I've lost 32 pounds ( need to lose 10 more for a bmi of 23, ideal weight). It's absolutely free but I would recommend investing in a digital gram scale (10-20$) to measure serving sizes. I have probably saved over $1000 from not eating out and eating less. Michaelinas lean frozen meals are only $1. You can buy boneless skinless chicken breast for $1.50-$2.00 a pound, cheap lean meat, cheaper than 70/30 ground beef. You can do it on any budget!

      August 25, 2011 at 1:02 am | Report abuse |
    • Shiroferetto

      Did NOBODY read that Sherr said she had HEALTH ISSUES with her HEART AND LUNGS? Dieting and exercise are not easy for those of us with health issues that prevent certain activities. I am under strict doctor's orders not to do any kind of cardio vascular exercise, and I am not supposed to be exposed to extreme temperatures. I've ignored his advice, and it could be that one day I'll be exercising or swimming or playing kickball and fall over and drop dead because of my desire to have a more active lifestyle, but even doing as /little/ as I do is extremely difficult. And no, it doesn't help me lose weight. "One size fits all" approaches to health care and weight loss do NOT fit all. Cut the woman some slack. If she has heart and lung problems, she's likely not able to go out and play tennis, okay? Or maybe even /walk/ a block.

      August 25, 2011 at 3:45 am | Report abuse |
    • Seriously

      D~ Have you ever heard of a LIBRARY?

      August 25, 2011 at 7:34 am | Report abuse |
    • mamamimi

      Sherr, obviously people commenting did not read your health issues. Heart and lung problems will make a difference and limit your ability to walk ect. You can subsitute some healthy alternatives but yes wheat bread costs more than white and canned veggies on sale last longer than fresh ones and are cheaper. Hang in there and try to do a little more each day and cut back on portion size and see how it goes.

      August 25, 2011 at 8:26 am | Report abuse |
    • Cokechick

      So you can't afford good food, but a laptop and internet connection you can fit into your budget?!

      Priorities, lady. Priorities.

      August 25, 2011 at 8:40 am | Report abuse |
    • Susan

      Losing weight isn't rocket science. Eat less, move more. You don't need pills or gimmicks. And you don't need expensive food either. To lose weight, you'll be eating less so it isn't like you'd need the volume of food that you are used to buying now. Anyway, the first step is making up your mind that you can do it. And you can. I promise.

      August 25, 2011 at 5:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • cindy

      All the more reason if Sherr has health problems to eat healthy and walk. I agree with all the posters concerning healthy fresh food. Sometimes it is the portion sizes (one shouldn't eat) that create the cost.

      August 25, 2011 at 6:44 pm | Report abuse |
  181. Elizabeth

    Good for her!! The force is strong with this one. Lol.

    August 24, 2011 at 5:52 pm | Report abuse |
  182. Thomas

    WOW! Congrats, Carrie! Just make sure you don't start to rollercoaster.

    August 24, 2011 at 5:52 pm | Report abuse |
  183. Superhiro

    Wonder if she can get back in the gold bikini

    August 24, 2011 at 5:31 pm | Report abuse |
    • ionymous

      Did you read the last line of the article?

      August 24, 2011 at 8:02 pm | Report abuse |
    • amused123

      Unjustified criticism! Even though there is "no word", it doesn't preclude one from the wonderful fantasy.
      Did you read the last line of the article?

      August 24, 2011 at 8:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • vegan

      Personally I'm wondering if she can still fit into the metal bikini she wore as Princess Lea

      August 24, 2011 at 9:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • KingHippo

      She actually stated on the Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson when she first began the program many months ago that her goal was to get back into the gold bikini. I hope she does it. You go Carrie!

      August 25, 2011 at 12:35 am | Report abuse |
    • Robert Hughes

      Eat less, drink less, exercise more. It works like a charm. I speak from experience.

      I am old enough to remember Ms Fisher in Star Wars and its fine sequel, The Empire Strikes Back and am so very happy to read of her successful weight loss program. Good luck to you, ma'am.

      August 25, 2011 at 3:32 am | Report abuse |
    • vinny obammarino

      i wonder if she can fit into that thing yall be talkin bout..."aint talkin bout love" van halen 1976

      August 25, 2011 at 7:44 am | Report abuse |
    • Jamal Brown

      Why is it when women get fat, they cut their hair short and look like lesbians, but when they thin out, they grow it out again. You women shouldn't cut it so short.

      August 25, 2011 at 8:35 am | Report abuse |
    • ref

      You don't read, do you?

      August 25, 2011 at 8:50 am | Report abuse |
    • ddg

      wondering if she can fit in the metal bikini?

      August 25, 2011 at 9:35 am | Report abuse |
    • lrobinson6

      I'm willing to bet she just realized that her liver and gall bladder needed to be flushed to avoid an early grave.

      August 25, 2011 at 9:55 am | Report abuse |
    • dumDUM SOUP


      August 25, 2011 at 11:48 am | Report abuse |
    • AGuest9

      Wouldn't want to see her in that bikini now even if she was her original weight. Don't ruin that beautiful memory with reality!

      August 25, 2011 at 1:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • BeerBrewerDan

      I'm not sure, but I wonder if she can still fit in to that hot metal bikini she wore in that one Star Wars episode.

      August 25, 2011 at 1:29 pm | Report abuse |
    • Darth

      Oh wow – I wonder if she can fit into that metal bikini. Anyone else?

      August 25, 2011 at 1:54 pm | Report abuse |
    • TheTruth72

      You guys bring up a really good point. But, I'll have to ask another question here that could alter the course of this thread forever! I wonder if she can get back in that amazingly awesome gold bikini from Star Wars?

      August 25, 2011 at 2:03 pm | Report abuse |
    • momo-chan

      but the question is, can she fit in that bikini?

      August 25, 2011 at 2:04 pm | Report abuse |
    • allforadeuce

      Yep, if Hunter Lopez knew how to work a search engine she could have easily found out that Fisher said publicly that she'd get back into it if she loses enough weight. She won't do it in public, but would happily do it in her house. They don't tech research in journalism school anymore.

      August 25, 2011 at 2:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • MaggieJS

      allforadeuce – Apparently they don't "tech" spelling, either.

      August 25, 2011 at 2:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • Sean Webb

      Yeah, but she'll never be hot again anyway.

      August 26, 2011 at 10:03 am | Report abuse |
    • Jeffbaseball

      Would love to see that. Way to go Carrie!

      August 28, 2011 at 5:29 pm | Report abuse |
    • timothy

      She looks really good....i'm just wondering if she could fit back in the metal bikini

      August 29, 2011 at 9:32 pm | Report abuse |
    • Sherri

      Good god people! Read the article and stop asking the same question. Which was addressed IN the article.

      September 3, 2011 at 11:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • OneOfMany

      50 pounds is great and all.. but anyone else wondering if she'll ever fit back in the metal bikini?

      September 23, 2011 at 10:07 am | Report abuse |

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