Kevin tells quick weight loss post sudden heart attack.
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Kevin Smith is back strong after suffering a near-fatal heart attack last month.
The celebrated filmmaker took to Twitter on Wednesday to talk with fans about how his weight loss efforts have led to an impressive improvement in a very short time.
“I am officially down 20 pounds as of this morning!” Smith tweeted. “20 pounds in 13 days and my blood pressure is great.”
According to the “Clerks” director, he found great inspiration and guidance of Penn Jillette is 2017 book “Presto!”, that detailed the magician ‘ s 100-pound weight loss journey, diet and nutrition researcher Ray Cronise.
“My Doc said lose 50 pounds. 20 down, 30 more to go!” Smith wrote.
My new jersey commemorating my life and death battle with arch nemesis, The Widow-Maker! This open-heart-crest, drawn by @supergirlcw storyboard artist @jeremysimser, was a gift of sweet narrator @etcarrasco and the @supergirlwriters in the show’s writing room. The card read “A comb to commemorate your great victory against the deadliest foes, the wrathful Widow-Maker. We would have made you the man with the Kryptonite heart, but this was not your Kryptonite. We may have given you an Arc Reactor, but that is the competition. And yet, the best part about it is your heart is always your own. Wear on your sleeve, or in this case, smack dab in the center of your jersey. – The Supergirl Writers” Thank you, my Super wordsmiths! I believe in this jersey, a man who can fly! #KevinSmith #supergirl #supergirlwriters
The 47-year-old filmmaker also on Instagram to show off his new sweater, which was a gift from the writers of the CW series “Supergirl” and is designed by the show’s storyboard artist, Jeremy Simser. The artwork on the sweater shows a cybernetic building houses Smith is now a healthier heart.
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“My new jersey commemorating my life and death battle with arch nemesis, The Widow-Maker!” Smith wrote, referring to the huge blockage in his left anterior descending artery that required emergency surgery on Feb. 26.
Smith said the gift is accompanied by a sweet note with a few kind words of the writers room.
“The card read,” A comb to commemorate your great victory against the deadliest foes, the wrathful Widow-Maker. We would have made you the man with the Kryptonite heart, but this was not your Kryptonite. We may have given you an Arc Reactor, but that is the competition. And yet, the best part about it is your heart is always your own. Wear on your sleeve, or in this case, smack dab in the center of your jersey. – The “Supergirl” Writers,'” Smith shared. “Thank you, my “Super” wordsmiths! I believe in this jersey, a man can fly!”
Smith-who lost around 90 pounds more than seven years before his heart attack — open on his “Hollywood Babble-On” podcast about how he is recovering and losing weight since returning home.
While cleaning the office today, I found my Silent Bob coat from the 1999 movie Dogma! I was hesitant to try it on, because I don’t think that I there is a Dogma of the body is no more. But it turns out that I currently only weighs 5 pounds more than I did when I made the movie – so voila! The jacket still fits! Maybe I will wear this vintage bad boy, when we finally shoot the sequel to ’01 #jayandsilentbobstrikesback called #jayandsilentbobreboot! #KevinSmith #jayandsilentbob #dogma #silentbob
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The quote from Jillette nutrition plan — including eating just potatoes for two weeks before slowly integrating several other vegetables in his diet-Smith said it was ” a pretty intense program, but it is interesting. And, of course, necessary for my health and that kind of stuff. But as soon as I get a decent place, then I can think about eating again.”
Smith also repeated his commitment to be a vegetarian, which was partly inspired by his vegan daughter, Harley Quinn.
“My child is happy, because she is a vegetarian, ‘She’s like,” Welcome home, brother,'” he said, adding that the decision “does not come from a personal philosophy, this is from a ‘me’.”
In a funny, touching Facebook Live — that he filmed from his hospital room at Glendale Adventist Medical Center after his surgery — Smith said that he is going to take a lot of pills, including blood thinners and beta-blockers, and will see a cardiologist regularly in the wake of his life-threatening illness episode.
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