Kirstie Alley Loses 20 Pounds, Says She Has "60 More" to Go

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Kirstie Alley is losing it!

The 59-year-old star -- who has struggled with her weight for years -- has already lost 20 pounds in her latest quest to get fit.

"I want to lose about 60 more pounds," the actress -- whose new reality series, Big Life, premieres on A&E this Sunday -- said Friday on Good Morning America.

So, why is she doing it with cameras chronicling her every step on the scale?

"Because I'm nuts!" she joked before admitting it seemed like "a good, fun" idea to show the progression as opposed to the traditional before-and-after reveal. "I thought there was some merit to watching the journey... I think the day to dayness of it is what makes it actually funny... I mean, this is something that millions of people are struggling with, especially in the United States."

Although Alley -- who also starred in the 2005 sitcom Fat Actress -- said her weight problems really began six years ago, when she was 53 years old.

"I'd love to say some man did me wrong, but ... I've had the same bad habits innately that I've had my whole life," she said of her addiction to sugary treats, including candy and soda.

The star has also launched a new weight-loss plan, Kirstie Alley's Organic Liaison, which has a program that promises to stop "the roller-coaster ride of losing weight" by using organic products and dietary supplements.

Recently, reports have claimed the plan has links to the Church of Scientology, which Alley has been a member of for 30 years.

"It's about as linked to it as Cheers was or Pier One or Jenny Craig," she said, denying the the charges. "It's sort of [a] ludicrous concept. It doesn't even make sense to me how a business is a front for a religion… It is absolutely not true."

One thing that is true is her goal "to find that place where I feel good for me."