Kirstie & Valerie: Confessions of Two Ex-Fat Actresses

Kirstie & Valerie: Confessions of Two Ex-Fat Actresses

updated 08/08/2007 at 06:00 PM EDT

originally published 08/09/2007 04:00PM

As Hollywood stars now known as much for the fluctuations of their scales as for career highs like One Day at a Time and Cheers,Valerie Bertinelli and Kirstie Alley have a lot to talk about – and they're ready to dish.

The fellow Jenny Craig pitchwomen sit down with PEOPLE for a frank, exclusive interview to discuss how it feels to be big – literally big – in Hollywood. Now, with 105 lbs. lost between them, they discuss bingeing, exercise and how they are keeping the weight off

On Feeling Ashamed
Bertinelli: You just don't want people to see what you look like, because you can hear their brains going.
Alley: You don't want them to see what you've become.

The Worst Part of Being Heavy
Bertinelli: Wardrobe fittings!
Alley: I think about all the parties I didn't go to because I felt bad about how I looked.

Getting Past It
Bertinelli: We're taking responsibility. No one shoved that food in my mouth except me.
Alley: Exactly. It's making me more ethical as a person who's taking responsibility for how she got there in the first place.

For more from their revealing interview, including exclusive photos and their approach to keeping weight off, pick up the latest PEOPLE, on newsstands now
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