Retired at 35 star Marissa Jaret Winokur has lost an impressive 60 pounds in just seven months, dropping seven dress sizes. Wow!
The former Hairspray star was told by a doctor in March that she needed to either go on medication for high cholesterol or lose some weight. She decided to try shedding pounds, but she had no idea at what she was capable of.
"I thought I'd try to lose 20 pounds and see what happened," Marissa tells Us Weekly. "It was the little steps. I think it worked because I was genuinely doing it for myself."
The 39-year-old star is mother to four-year-old Zev, her son with husband Judah Miller, a writer-producer.
Marissa managed to limit herself to 1,200 calories a day, which entailed "salads, 100-calorie bags of popcorn, egg whites and turkey-apple sausages." She also began seeing a personal trainer three times a week.
After the weight loss, she couldn't help but get emotional when she was informed that her cholesterol had dropped from 220 to 149.
"I was crying like a Biggest Loser contestant when my doctor gave me the news," she says.
"If I can [lose weight], anyone can!" she continues.
Talk about a success story.
Source: Us Weekly