Sherri Shepherd shared a picture of her new, slim figure to her Instagram account on Saturday. The actress, and former co-host of The View, is celebrating her 25-pound weight loss after an impressive 260-day abstinence from sugar. In the snap, Shepherd stood in front of a full length mirror wearing body-hugging distressed jeans and thigh high boots. She wore a form-fitting tank bearing the words "I Am A CEO Chick," a shirt that showed off her new body flawlessly.
The author of Plan D: How To Lose Weight And Beat Diabetes (Even If You Don't Have It) began her weight loss journey after being diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes in 2007. She sat down with USA Today ahead of her 2013 book release, and credited the diagnosis as having saved her life.
"If I didn't have diabetes, I would probably be at the International House of Pancakes eating a stack of pancakes with butter and syrup. I would probably be 250 pounds. I would not be going to the doctor," Shepherd admitted.
Her doctor was up front with Shepherd, saying that a change needed to be made, and soon. She started exercising -- making Zumba a favorite past time of hers -- and making healthier decisions overall.
"She said, 'Sherri, you love wearing those shoes, don't you?' I said, 'Yes, I do'. She said, 'You won't be wearing them with your foot cut off, because if you keep eating the way you are eating, that's where you're headed,'" the Precious actress continued.