Sara Rue's Body Transformation: 'I Lost 50 Pounds!'

08/04/2010 at 12:00 PM ET

Alison Dyer

If you see Sara Rue on the street, chances are she’ll be smiling. That’s because the actress has lost 50 pounds since signing on as a spokesperson for Jenny Craig last December. “I have such a better relationship with food than I’ve ever had in my life,” Rue, 31, tells PEOPLE. “I’ve learned how to control portions, I’ve learned how to eat healthfully.” Best of all, she is enjoying exercise for the first time in her life. Rue, who used to just walk the dogs around the block, now regularly logs 45-60 minutes of cardio 5-6 days a week on the treadmill and is in training for her first half marathon. But her eight-month journey was not without its fair share of obstacles. “I spent the first few months of this program wearing my pedometer and getting in my 10,000 steps every day,” Rue says. “When I started running I would run for one minute and walk for ten. Now I can run for two-and-a-half hours straight. That’s insane! I never would have thought six months ago that I would be able to run that much.” Nor did she think she’d be enjoying another activity—shopping. “Barely squeezing into a size 14 when she embarked upon her weight loss journey, the 5’8” Rue is now a lean “size 6.” Busy planning a Spring 2011 wedding with her fiancé, teacher Kevin Price, Rue recently popped into Vera Wang in Beverly Hills to check out a 70 percent off sale. “I wandered to the back of the store where all the bride gowns were. The woman zipped it up and she had to clamp it in the back because it was too big,” Rue says, laughing. “It was just a great feeling.” –Monica Rizzo

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Rebecca on

She looked good before, she looks good now. I’m not sure how she dropped so many sizes when she only lost 50 lbs, but perhaps it is because of the muscle toning. I hope that she find a good weight for her, whatever that might be. It is not good to yo-yo back and forth. I love her red hair and wish her happiness with her upcoming wedding.

Diane on

That’s great…but who can afford it !!! Only celebs who get paid to diet.

Megan on

She absolutely looks like a size 6!! Mich…you are crazy!

Asha on

Its great to be proud of your body and not aspire to be a size zero but I have trouble seeing how being a size fourteen is healthy… its just not! Being a size 4, 6 or 8 is attainable for most people in a healthy manner with proper diet or exercise.
I’m a size four and I work out four times a week and eat healthly 90% of the time. I try to find activities that I enjoy that also happen to be exercise. Yes running on a treadmill isn’t always fun but its a commitment you are making to your mental and physical health!

Meg on

I think she looks great but the one thing I find with celebrities who lose a lot of weight is that they become obsessive and “being thin”‘ is never enough. As long as Sara is healthy about her weight loss and doesn’t take it to the extreme & get super thin, I think she’s on a great path. Though I’d love to see celebrities lose weight by just eating healthy and exercise on their own, I do realize some people can’t lose weight on their own.

Dior on

#1, she’s an actress who’s job it is to look good, so she has the time, money and help to lose 50 lbs. People in the non-Hollywood world don’t really have all of this time and assistance to work out all the time. #2.. that is NOT a size 6, who are you kidding? It’s more like a size 8 or 10.

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Jen on

Ok, I’ll agree Jennifer Hudson is definietly not a size 6 but go to the Jenny Craig site and watch Sara’s commercial. She is really thin. And at 5’8″ she can weigh about 140-145 to be a size 6.

Bianca on

WOW!!! She looks amazing and happy! It’s great to see a young woman in Hollywood lose weight the right and healthy way. You can tell from her face that she is confident. Good for her! Can’t wait to see her on TV again soon. She’s so talented and fun to watch.

zaika on

good job sara! you look like everyone else in hollywood!

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