CARRIE FISHER is gushing over the fact that she lost 50 pounds and got her life back from wherever it was before she lost all that weight. Carrie‘s more famously known for that gold slave bikini she wore as Princess Leia in “Star Wars: Return of the Jedi” in the 1980′s, and while she’s never going to look that supple again, at least she’s on the right track…
Star news thinks it was Carrie‘s bipolar disorder and her drinking, and addiction to prescription medication and cocaine in the past that contributed a great deal to her weight gain, all of which she’s been public about in her memoirs, “Wishful Drinking.”
The 55-year-old reveals she’d ballooned to 180 pounds, and if it weren’t for Jenny Craig, Inc., of which she’s a spokesperson, she’d still be the jolly fat lump dressed in layers of clothing and scarves in the photo at the right.
But she credits most of her healing to the psychiatric hospital Silver Hill in New Canaan, Connecticut, to which she owes her life back.
“They really did heal me. It’s the alma mater that matters,”
Carrie says of the 80-year-old institution where she’d been treated for alcoholism and bipolarity.
“You have that last gigantic meal, look in the mirror. None of your clothes fit, and … forget it.”
She additionally says of her trouble to lose weight.
“I have a lot of trouble. I really have to be held down when I pass a 31 flavors.”
But Carrie hopes to lose another 10 pounds, and we’re cheering her on all the way. Because yes, we do have fond memories of Princess Leia in that gold bikini. One never knows…
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