Kevin Smith posted a photo of himself on Instagram on Sunday, showing off his doctor-ordered weight loss and new physique after suffering a “massive heart attack” in February.
“6 months ago yesterday, I had a heart attack. The Doctor told me to lose 50 pounds, but I have a problem doing what I’m told. So I lost 51 pounds instead,” Smith tweeted Sunday, with a link to his Instagram story (below).
This @weightwatchers Ambassador is thrilled to announce that I’VE LOST 51 POUNDS! Six months ago from right now, I was in the hospital recovering from a heart attack I’d had the night before. When I went to my Doctor a week later, she told me “The best thing you can do for yourself now is to lose 50 pounds.” Half a year later, I can report that I followed Doctor’s orders: I started at 256 and now I weigh 205. This is the lightest I’ve been since high school! My hope now is I can slowly lose another 10 with #weightwatchers and get down to my birth weight of 195! But for now, I’m ecstatic to have reached this chunky milestone! I wanna thank #pennjillette for his book #presto, @raycronise for getting me started with his potato famine, and the good folks at #weightwatchers for their app-based program that made it easy to keep track of and control my eating! And I also wanna thank my kid @harleyquinnsmith – the little vegan astronaut who explored this meatless/milkless galaxy ahead of me, leading by example. Since I never wanted to see the inside of a hospital ever again, I simply copied the Kid. So this wasn’t a diet: these results came from a total lifestyle change of eating solely plant-based foods (which is tough because I hate vegetables). But mostly, I wanna thank all of you as well – for the kind and encouraging words along the way. Never underestimate the power of positive feedback: you folks telling me I looked better or healthier helped me stick with it. An encouraging word can really make a difference in someone’s life and your compliments kept me going! And just look where I went! #KevinSmith #WWambassador #WWFreestyle #WWFamily #WWBros #weightlosstransformation #weightloss #WWCommunity #ad *People following the Weight Watchers program can expect to lose 1-2lbs per week.
Smith credits Weight Watchers for his change of habit, as well as TV personality Penn Jillette and Smith’s daughter, actress Harley Quinn Smith, but added that he hopes to shed another 10 pounds.
“This is the lightest I’ve been since high school!” Smith wrote. “My hope now is I can slowly lose another 10 with #weightwatchers and get down to my birth weight of 195! But for now, I’m ecstatic to have reached this chunky milestone!” he joked.
Back in February, Smith tweeted that he had suffered a “massive heart attack” after a stand-up show in Glendale, California.
“The Doctor who saved my life told me I had 100% blockage of my LAD artery (aka “the Widow-Maker”),” he tweeted from his hospital bed. “If I hadn’t canceled show 2 to go to the hospital, I would’ve died tonight. But for now, I’m still above ground!”
The “Clerks” actor said in his Instagram post on Sunday that he’s undergone a complete lifestyle change and, following his daughter’s (aka “the little vegan astronaut”) lead is adopting a meatless and milkless diet.
“Since I never wanted to see the inside of a hospital ever again, I simply copied the Kid,” Smith wrote. “So this wasn’t a diet: these results came from a total lifestyle change of eating solely plant-based foods (which is tough because I hate vegetables).”
The stand-up special “Kevin Smith: Silent but Deadly” that was taped the night of the comedian’s heart attack aired on Showtime in May. “