Kevin Smith is looking like a new man. In February, the comedic filmmaker had a massive heart attack at a stand-up gig, which eventually became the Showtime special Kevin Smith: Silent But Deadly. It was a near-fatal health scare, and one that forced Smith to re-evaluate his life and health after the experience. More specifically, his doctor told him that he needed to lose 50 pounds, a process that Smith hasn't been shy about sharing and discussing with his fans. Now, Smith has completed his goal (and then some). The comic book-loving super nerd revealed that, exactly six months after his medical ordeal, he has officially lost 51 pounds. Here are the photos to prove it.

This @weightwatchers Ambassador is thrilled to announce that I’VE LOST 51 POUNDS! 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! My hope now is I can slowly lose another 10 with #weightwatchers and get down to my birth weight of 195! But for now, I’m ecstatic to have reached this chunky milestone! I wanna thank #pennjillette for his book #presto, @raycronise for getting me started with his potato famine, and the good folks at #weightwatchers for their app-based program that made it easy to keep track of and control my eating! And I also wanna thank my kid @harleyquinnsmith - the little vegan astronaut who explored this meatless/milkless galaxy ahead of me, leading by example. Since I never wanted to see the inside of a hospital ever again, I simply copied the Kid. So this wasn’t a diet: these results came from a total lifestyle change of eating solely plant-based foods (which is tough because I hate vegetables). But mostly, I wanna thank all of you as well - for the kind and encouraging words along the way. 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! #KevinSmith #WWambassador #WWFreestyle #WWFamily #WWBros #weightlosstransformation #weightloss #WWCommunity #ad *People following the Weight Watchers program can expect to lose 1-2lbs per week.

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Keeping with his famous sense of humor, Kevin Smith can be seen rocking one of his signature "Fatman" t-shirts as he spills the news to his Instagram followers. When Kevin Smith started his weight loss journey, he claims that he was 256 pounds. Now, however, he is a slim 205, and he looks happy to be slimmer than he's been in years. Plus, he's not finished yet. The Clerks writer and director claims that he's looking to lose another 10 pounds thanks to Weight Watchers in order to get down to his "birth weight" of 195, but that goal is for for another day. Today, Kevin Smith is very happy to complete his health milestone.

Since he announced that he was trimming the fat, Kevin Smith revealed that the sources of his weight loss journey begin with Penn Jillette's book, Presto!: How I Made Over 100 Pounds Disappear and Other Magical Tales. He credits the book as fueling his persistence to lose weight and providing tips on how to shed the pounds. But that's not all. In addition to thanking the people at Weight Watchers, Smith also credits his daughter, Harley Quinn Smith, as the person who helped explored "this meatless/milkless galaxy" with the cult-favorite writer-director. Clearly, this journey does not belong to just one person. Kevin Smith had a whole team of people helping him lose the weight and keep it off, and he appears to be enormously grateful for all the people who helped him transition into this body weight.

Congratulations to Kevin Smith on your latest accomplishment! We're happy for your recent success. Meanwhile, while Smith is slimmer than before, he isn't cutting back on his workload anytime soon. The filmmaker is keeping busy with a variety of different projects in the works, including another Jay and Silent Bob movie which is currently titled Jay and Silent Bob Reboot. That sequel to Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back is expected to move forward soon, and Smith is also keeping himself busy with his involvement with The Flash, his various podcasts and several more projects currently fighting for his attention. Smith is busier-than-ever these days, and he's also healthier than before, too.

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