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The best celebrity weight loss stories of 2011

By: Michael d'Estries on Dec. 29, 2011, 8:33 a.m.
Carrie Fisher at the Venice International Film Festival 2013

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Carrie Fisher

After nine months on the Jenny Craig weight loss program, Carrie Fisher rocked the celebrity scene by revealing she had shed more than 50 pounds. The 54-year-old said the inspiration to get fit was the power of reflection. "I couldn't look in the mirror. I thought that was getting old. It turns out it was mostly getting fat."

Fisher joked that her ultimate goal is to fit back into the iconic metal bikini she wore in “Return of the Jedi.” “I'll come out with a line of metal bikinis for women over 40,” she told Ann Curry. “If you want dignity, you wear metal bikinis over (age) 40."