This Is Why Kevin Smith ‘Nearly Cried’ While Shopping for Jeans After 43 lb Weight Loss

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Living his best life! Kevin Smith was overcome with emotion upon realizing that he no longer needs to shop at a store specializing in plus size apparel.

“Visited the @destinationxl I’ve been going to for over a decade. Since I’ve lost weight, I was looking to get some new jeans,” the 47-year-old filmmaker, who has dropped more than 43 lbs since suffering a heart attack in February, captioned an Instagram photo of himself at DXL Men’s Apparel on Wednesday, June 20. “But I was shocked and delighted to hear, ‘We’re a speciality store. We don’t carry jeans that small.’ I nearly cried. I’ve lost too much weight to buy jeans at a Big & Tall store! And let’s face it: tall was never my issue!!”

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Smith, who partnered with Weight Watchers to achieve his weight-loss goals, expressed his gratitude to the company for helping him adopt a healthier lifestyle. “This @weightwatchers Ambassador was so happy, he bought a few suit jackets to celebrate! Feeling fitter, not bitter! #KevinSmith #wwambassador #weightwatchers #newclothes #freestyleeffect.”

The exciting news comes one week after the Clerks director revealed he is closing in on his goal of losing 50 lbs. Smith disclosed a shocking detail about his weight-loss journey while speaking exclusively to Us Weekly in April.

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“Weed kind of actually works, believe it or not, as an appetitive suppressant to some degree,” he told Us of his experience smoking marijuana. “I don’t get the munchies … It just didn’t have that effect on me. I would smoke instead of eating. That became gratifying. Same way that I need to feel good, I was like, ‘You know what? I feel good smoking. Skip the cake and just have yourself a smoke.’”

Additionally, Smith’s general physician and cardiologist told him that cannabis likely saved his life as he was under the influence while having a heart attack, which altered his state of mind.

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“Even though they tell me I had a heart attack, I didn’t feel like I was in pain, so I never panicked,” he previously told Us. “I was super f—king calm. After I got to the hospital, I said to [my doctor], ‘Hey man, I hate to admit this, but I was blazed as f—k the day I had the heart attack.’”

His doctors told him that the drug likely helped him remain stable during a very stressful ordeal.

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