Smith, who had a massive heart attack in February, has reached another weight loss milestone on his way to getting his health back. Smith took to social media to share his dramatic results with his followers, saying:
This @weightwatchersAmbassador 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.
6 months ago yesterday, I had a heart attack. The Doctor told me to lose 50 pounds, but I have a problem doing what… https://t.co/yEcihN5C9t— KevinSmith (@KevinSmith)1535319594.0
People were quick to give encouragement and support.
@ThatKevinSmith I love you, dude. So happy to see you alive and well. I crave more Kevin Smith comics.— 👁Zac Thompson👁 (@👁Zac Thompson👁)1535320371.0
@ThatKevinSmith Congratulations, you look amazing, and you look HAPPY. I am glad for you and your family that you’v… https://t.co/8dW8rVhLJN— Jordan D. White (@Jordan D. White)1535320367.0
Glad Kevin Smith will be with us a while longer! Way to go, Kevin! 👊 https://t.co/xHmF7yiPeL— Pumpkin Spice Is A Bit Snitty (@Pumpkin Spice Is A Bit Snitty)1535320655.0
Guess that shirt is gonna have to be changed from "Fatman" to "Fitman" pretty soon. Congrats @ThatKevinSmith https://t.co/InSDrB7fpl— MGBeanie (@MGBeanie)1535319720.0
As you may know @ThatKevinSmith is one of my favourite actors /producers and to see the hard work he’s put in to i… https://t.co/FBlHn4a1kv— 🇬🇧Rab🇬🇧 (@🇬🇧Rab🇬🇧)1535319157.0
@ThatKevinSmith Dude I bet you feel better than you’ve ever felt in your life. Congrats, you look young and happy.— PAUL SADO (@PAUL SADO)1535319696.0
Smith inspired others to share their stories.
@ThatKevinSmith Hey Kev! Just wanna say what an awesome job you're doing! I haven't even been in the same place you… https://t.co/WRaS5wGZt7— Nick Else (@Nick Else)1535320240.0
@ThatKevinSmith My doctor said to get to 225, I hover around the 190s now. I lost over 300 lbs over the last couple… https://t.co/XOUYm5vnpz— Your Ser, Davos (@Your Ser, Davos)1535341250.0
@ThatKevinSmith I was told in order to get a surgery needed to get serious about getting down to a safe weight. So… https://t.co/kInBI6tpnG— AKA: FinnigansWoke (@AKA: FinnigansWoke)1535375088.0
@ThatKevinSmith This is absolutely fantastic, when I found out I was losing my eyesight to pre diabetes I jumped on… https://t.co/ER7DlaANpY— ChrisPianity (@ChrisPianity)1535375673.0
@ThatKevinSmith Congrats Kevin! I feel you as in the last 2 years I have lost 164 pounds having had a health scare… https://t.co/pozMBb3UGS— Coffinsandme 击🦇 (@Coffinsandme 击🦇)1535357655.0
@ThatKevinSmith You inspire me, sir. I’ve actually lost 38 pounds over the past six months myself.— Robert "The DCD" Workman, Endgamer (@Robert "The DCD" Workman, Endgamer)1535380000.0
We wish Kevin Smith all the best on his journey to his healthiest self.