The legendary performer Marie Osmond showed off her age-defying body on Instagram this week as she modeled a pair of skinny jeans after a 50-pound weight loss.
Osmond, 61, exuded confidence as she wore a fitted orange T-shirt that was tucked into her jeans. She completed her look with a camouflage jacket and a hand on her hip.
“I love this time of year!” Osmond wrote in the caption. “I remember years ago dreading taking walks or hikes because I was carrying around so much extra weight. Thanks to @nutrisystem, I lost 50 lbs and have the energy to get outside and enjoy the sunshine and fresh air.”
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Osmond has kept the weight off since losing 50 pounds while competing on “Dancing With The Stars” back in 2007.
“I was doing ‘Dancing with the Stars,’ and I thought 50 extra pounds in spandex is not a beautiful combination. I was ready,” she told Fox News back in 2019 when asked what led to her losing weight.
“It took me about four months to lose 50 pounds. People assume I lost it on ‘Dancing with the Stars,’ but that’s not true. I started my journey before I did that show. And while I was doing ‘Dancing with the Stars,’ Nutrisystem found me. … And it was fantastic,” she added, referring to her teaming up with the weight loss plan.
“I was going through a divorce, a custody battle, I was dancing – but it helped me get back to my healthier, happier self,” Osmond said. “I just can’t do steamed chicken and vegetables. It doesn’t work for me. … But I wanted to take care of me. And that’s what I did.”
The food plan ended up being perfect for Osmond and her needs.
“I eat six times a day, I never starve,” Osmond told Daily Mail last year. “When I first started Nutrisystem, I was freaked out because I felt like I ate too much food. Because in the past, I would not eat all day and then I would have a big dinner before I went to bed. I ate inconsistently.”
“But realized that I had slowed down my metabolism by not eating and then overloaded my body. My metabolism was dead,” she continued. “So it took a while to get used to eating six times a day, but when I did, I lost weight because I was keeping my metabolism revved up.”
“When I was 50 pounds overweight, I couldn’t walk up the stairs with a laundry basket without huffing and puffing,” Osmond concluded. “Now, I can hike with my husband and run around with my grandkids.”