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A year ago I told y’all it’s coming OFF! I started at 293 lbs and now I’m OFFICIALLY 250 lbs!! They CALL ME SLIM JIM!! Thank you @ww for changing my life!! And i ain’t stopping! We gon keep winning with the Freestyle Program!! I promise you!! It’s coming OFF! Join me and win with me on @WW. The new Weight Watchers. I’m not racing! I’m not speeding! I’m cruising! Ride with me through the journey link in my bio! *People following the WW plan can expect to lose 1-2 lbs/wk. #wwambassador #ad
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DJ Khaled is celebrating reaching his “winner weight”!
The Grateful rapper, 43, is officially at his goal weight of 250 lbs. after just over a year on WW. Through a few ups and downs, he was able to drop 43 lbs. thanks to his new, healthy mindset.
“I’ve been celebrating. My definition of celebrating is life,” Khaled tells PEOPLE. “It’s been an amazing journey and I’m excited.”
Back when he became a WW ambassador in Jan. 2018, Khaled decided he wanted to hit 250 lbs. He lost 34 lbs. through 2018, but decided to recommit to the program at the beginning of 2019.
“When I recommitted I was being honest with myself because I was on the road so much touring that it was difficult for me, with the hours I was up and the different cities I was traveling to and not having access to the foods that I wanted to eat,” he says. “I would eat a bag of chips because it was there. No excuses there. But I’m actually happy about it because it taught me to maneuver now when I go on the road or working.”
Khaled says he’s since “mentally adjusted,” and learned how to make WW’s points system work with his lifestyle.
“During the day I eat foods that are low in points, and then for dinner, if I know I have a dinner meeting I save up my points so I can enjoy everything that I want to eat. And once I started that system, it became a lifestyle for me,” he says. “Some days I eat a cheeseburger, some days I eat chicken stew. Somedays I eat salad, and on New Year’s Day I ate fried chicken. But I’m still within my points system.”
And within the last month, Khaled was able to drop another 9 lbs. to meet his 250-lb. goal.
“I stuck to the point system to a T. And you know how every new year is. The new year is always a motivation to start the year off right,” he explains. “And November and December I got to be home, I wasn’t on the road, I got to be with my family recording my new album, and I enjoyed it with my queen and my son every day, and I was …read more