Chrissy Metz Talks about Her Weight Journey: “I lost 100 lbs. in less than five months”

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“I’d be getting maybe two auditions a year, and I’d always see the same small group of girls,” says Metz, who was a size 12 when she was first scouted but dropped 50 lbs. at the recommendation of her then-manager before moving to L.A.

With work slow, she took a job as a junior commercial casting agent but says having to backburner her own dreams “was like watching your boyfriend take another woman out every day.”

Depressed and “eating my feelings,” Metz gained more than 100 lbs. before a panic attack on her 30th birthday sent her to the hospital and snapped her back into reality.

She set about overhauling herself physically and emotionally, including following doctor’s orders to lose weight. “I was so gung ho, I lost 100 lbs. in less than five months,” she says. “All I did was eat a 2,000-calorie diet and walk 20 minutes a day.”

As the numbers on the scale fell, Metz regained confidence. Then she landed the recurring part on American Horror Story: Freak Show that would kick-start her career.

Playing a “fat lady” meant stepping into a fat suit. “It was sobering,” she says. “I thought, ‘What if I become that heavy and can’t walk around or get stuck in the doorframe? I was like, ‘I don’t want this for me.’ ”

The role also lead her to This Is Us. Baring her body and stepping on a scale within the first few minutes of the show’s pilot this past September, Metz — through her character — Kate instantly instantly became a fan-favorite.

“You don’t realize that somebody who’s average or even very fit could relate to someone who’s overweight,” she says of the feedback she’s gotten, “but it’s not about our size — it’s how we look at ourselves and how we feel about ourselves.”

As for what’s next, while Metz says she’s taking steps to lose weight, she does make it clear that the stops along her weight loss journey are “not for anybody but myself. … I want to have a fit, healthy body and not have to be put in a box. I don’t want to be limited by anything.”

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Natalia Vodianova Has Half of a Pain au Chocolaton on Her ‘Cheat’ Day:

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On keeping her kids’ weight in check – she has 5 kids:

‘Here’s what I did with my son. At 10, he was frankly getting a little chubby. I said to him, “You cannot sit down with this thing happening to your stomach.” So yes, I am a little military when it comes to them eating c**p… Well I tell them they are gorgeous and beautiful and all those good things, but I tell them to watch what they eat, because those habits will stay for ever, so you need to make healthier choices from the start.’

On her biggest craving:

‘When I moved to France, for two years I had a pain au chocolat every morning. Finally, I woke up and thought, I truly cannot face another one.’

On having one cheat day per week:

‘So now my daughter and I have half each on a Saturday morning – it’s our ritual. And we’re good with that.’

… says the 34 year-old supermodel in Net-a-Porter.

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Nina Agdal Does Health Magazine and Brings Today’s Quotes

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On her very active childhood:

‘I grew up very active, and my parents made me try every single sport there was. I would pick some of them up, but with others, I’d be like, “I hate it.” So they’d say, “OK, let’s try something else.”‘

On the fact that she hates running:

‘I wish I loved to run, because I’d love to run through Central Park or on vacation on the beach, but I absolutely hate it. I do it for five minutes and I’m like, “Ugh, why am I doing this?”‘ she said.

On why she loves working out:

‘I always feel better after a workout. I have more energy, and mentally I’m in a better place.’

On where she gains weight first:

‘God, my butt. My friends always joke around because whenever I turn around, I’ll bump into stuff because I forget that it’s there. In stores, I’ll knock over glasses or candles or whatever. Everything goes there or on my face. But definitely down there.’

… says Sports Illustrated beauty Nina Agdal.

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Christie Brinkley Posed for Sports Illustrated at Age 63

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On posing for the magazine at age 63, together with her daughters Alexa, 31 and Sailor, 18:

My first thought was, “At my age? No way!” When I turned 30, I was like, “This is the last time I’m posing in a bathing suit! When this issue comes out, I’ll be 63. I thought, “Those days are over.” But to get to do it with my girls, I thought, “One last go!”

On aging:

In a country that’s very ageist, people love to put you in little boxes. Women feel very limited by their numbers. On a personal level, I thought, if I can pull this off, I think it will help redefine those numbers and remove some of the fear of aging.

Christie rocking the cover of Sports Illustrated in 1981:

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Gabrielle Union: “I’m never going to turn down a burger. Ever.”

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On how being selfish is her best anti-aging tip:

My best anti-aging tip is the ability to say no, no, and hell, no. We run ourselves ragged saying yes to every freaking thing, whether it’s to our family, spouses, or careers. I sleep eight hours a day and don’t let myself stress out. A lot of people call it selfish, but I don’t have any wrinkles.

On looking young for her age – she’s 44:

I get asked all the time how I look so young. I don’t like needles. I’m not going to rule out Botox, but the idea of putting a needle in my face – I’m not there yet. I have pretty oily skin, I drink a lot of water, I don’t smoke, and I don’t have a hard life. Of course, as I’ve aged, everything on my body hurts! My hips, back, shoulders – lots of aches and pains. I dye my hair and people say, “You look young,” but my gray hairs are saying: “She’s old as f-ck!”

Her approach on ‘everything in moderation’:

It’s not even like “I’m not going to work out, and I’m going to watch what I eat. If I don’t feel like it, I don’t feel like it. I’m going to have a margarita. I’m not going to get the skinny one. I’m going to get the one with all of the freaking calories. I’m going to have a cheeseburger, I’m going to have a pound of bacon. And then maybe the next day, I’ll try to pull it together, but I try not to be too crazy with it. I’m never going to turn down a burger. Ever. Especially if there’s bacon and cheese on it.

On her haters:

Mean girls become mean women, and mean guys. This is not gender specific…it’s just mean people. We live in this age of where everyone is trying to “out-snark” everyone…but the reality is, mean people have low self-esteem. I always say, “I’ve never met a hater whose life I wish I had.” The biggest, easiest way to broadcast to the world that you’re insecure, and that somebody has power over you, is to be a mean girl towards that person.

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