Chaz Bono showed off his massive weight loss this week in Los Angeles, the product of a nearly year-long transformation.
The 44-year-old former Dancing With the Stars contestant was spotted on Wednesday with a newly trimmed figure. Though he has been on a program to drop pounds for close to a year now, the latest sighting has shown the most dramatic weight loss yet for Chaz Bono.
Much of the weight loss motivation is owed to his appearance on Dancing With the Stars, Chaz said back in May when he was down to close to 190 pounds.
“I’d love to do Dancing [With the Stars] all over again,” he said at the time. “I’d do it so much better now than I did then!”
Chaz Bono started his weight loss campaign in November, when he tipped the scales at close to 250 pounds. He had an initial goal of dropping 50 pounds, but a diet focusing on meats and vegetables actually helped Chaz beat his goal by an additional 30 pounds.
Chaz said the diet helped him finally become comfortable with the way he eats, which he said for him was “kind of a miracle.”
“I just have a lot more confidence and that feels really cool,” he said. “I really like what I see in the mirror.”
Though he’s seen amazing results from his weight loss regimen, Chaz said his goal was never to reach a certain number. Instead the LGBT activist and son of pop star Cher said he only wanted look and feel better.
“I’ve been eating the same way now for months and months and that hasn’t changed,” he said. “I’m going to have to eat this way for the rest of my life.”
Pictures of Chaz Bono and his massive weight loss can be seen here.