Lisa Lampanelli in April 2012.
And exactly one year (Getty Images)
Listen to just a few minutes of insult comic Lisa Lampanelli's act and you'll realize that no one is off limits. And that includes Lampanelli herself, whom she'd often refer to as a "fat chick."
But the 51-year-old has got a new nickname for herself these days. "I’m officially a skinny bitch!" she tells In Touch Weekly, and reveals the whopping amount of weight she’s lost: 106 pounds.
"I feel like I’ve reached the weight I’m supposed to be," Lampanelli shares, referring to her new 142-pound body.
How'd she do it? The funny lady came clean last year about the fact she finally had gastric-sleeve surgery, which helped her lose an initial 80 pounds, but says in the mag’s latest issue that, since then, she’s been exercising and focusing on portion control, admitting she’s "a work in progress" and that she still has to "figure out my addiction issue and how I even got overweight in the first place.
One thing the former "Celebrity Apprentice" contestant is sure of: Her weight has been a lifelong struggle. "I tried every single thing imaginable -- diet, exercise. I even bought a house on the health spa property and I still gained weight," she said on "The Dr. Oz Show" in October 2012. "For 32 years, from 18 to 50, I tried everything on the planet, and once I had a clean slate with that I said, 'You know what? Nothing's working for me. I'm going to treat this like the addiction that it is. I'm going to get this surgery and use it as a tool. That's all it is, a tool to help me get over it."
There are obviously endless benefits to being at her new weight, most of them health-related, but the part that’s been Lampanelli’s favorite? The clothing. "I roll up to Macy's and go to the sales rack and see how much I can get for as little amount of money!" she laughs. "It’s almost like a game for me."
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