Silent Bob Takes On A Jay Physique 6 Months After Heart Attack

Last year while working Comic Con at the Philly Convention Center I noticed a man continuously loitering outside the women’s bathroom. Going off the ‘stocky’ build & trench coat I knew not to worry; it was obviously just Silent Bob doing his thing. Especially paired with Jay in people’s minds, Kevin Smith has always come to mind as a bigger guy, but that’s no longer the case after a major wake-up call:

Six months ago he almost lost his life to a heart attack:

And now the filmmaker/actor/comic book writer, etc. has revealed a 51LB weight loss:

Here’s some excerpts from his Instagram posts about it that credits his daughter for helping him switch to a vegetarian diet (which ‘sucks because he hates vegetables’):

Six months ago from right now, I was in the hospital recovering from a heart attack I’d had the night before. When I went to my Doctor a week later, she told me “The best thing you can do for yourself now is to lose 50 pounds.” Half a year later, I can report that I followed Doctor’s orders: I started at 256 and now I weigh 205. This is the lightest I’ve been since high school!

Never underestimate the power of positive feedback: you folks telling me I looked better or healthier helped me stick with it. An encouraging word can really make a difference in someone’s life and your compliments kept me going! And just look where I went!

To put it eloquently, losing weight or making any positive changes in your health blows, & getting set in new habits is so much harder than it sounds. Whatever you think of him, his progress is no small feat… 51LBs of Kevin Smith is now a… silent blob?! Good for him.