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Kevin Smith Shares Post-Heart Attack 51-Pound Weight Loss

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Kevin Smith shared photos on social media of how he looks after his dramatic weight loss since his heart attack in February. The film and television director looked much slimmer and he was -- 51 pounds slimmer.

Smith posted on his Instagram account full body shots of his trim new figure -- all while wearing his trademark baggy jersey and shorts -- and talked about his journey to get to this point.

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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.

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“Six months ago from right now, I was in the hospital recovering from a heart attack I’d had the night before,” Smith wrote in his post. “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.’”

Smith, a Weight Watchers ambassador, stated he went from 256 pounds to 205 pounds, his lightest weight since his high school days. He jokingly hoped Weight Watchers would bring him down to his birth weight of 195.

All jokes aside, the Silent Bob portrayer is hopeful about his future health and thankful to all who have helped and inspired him along the way. Smith thanked magician and personality Penn Jillette "for his book Presto," author Ray Cronise and his "potato famine," the Weight Watchers program and app, and above all his daughter, Harley Quinn Smith.

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Dubbing Harley, "the little vegan astronaut who explored this meatless/milkless galaxy ahead of me," Smith thanked his daughter for leading by example. "Since I never wanted to see the inside of a hospital ever again, I simply copied the Kid," he wrote.

Smith closed by clarifying he didn't simply diet, but changed his lifestyle and thanked everyone "for the kind and encouraging words along the way." "Never underestimate the power of positive feedback," he added. "An encouraging word can really make a difference in someone’s life and your compliments kept me going!"

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