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Cosby Mom Drops 35 Lbs. in 8 Months

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Since signing on as the Jenny Craig spokesperson last December, Phylicia Rashad, best known as the lovable mom on the iconic sitcom The Cosby Show, has lost an impressive 35 pounds in eight months. Her program included a diet of 1,200 calories a day and 30-45 minutes of activity up to four times a week.

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The actress, 61, plans to show off her new svelte shape in a new Jenny Craig commercial titled "Uphill Battle," beginning Aug. 29.

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"The most rewarding thing about reaching my goal weight is that I feel so much lighter," she said in a released statement. "There's just an overall sense of well-being. And there's the increased energy as well. It's nice to have people say you look nice. Who knew losing weight could be so much fun?"

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Added Steve Bellach, Jenny Craig marketing executive: "We are so proud of Phylicia's success. As the public saw her journey unfold on television, Phylicia remarked that the one part of the Jenny Craig program she didn't think she needed, a personal consultant, turned out to be the key to her 35-pound weight-loss success. Phylicia exemplifies what is achievable, and for that reason she is truly inspirational."

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