Published on: January 3, 2014
Photography by: Sharky / Splash News
Valerie Bertinelli
There's no end in sight to the battle between former Jenny Craig spokeswomen Valerie Bertinelli and Kirstie Alley!
Valerie blew Kirstie away at first, but now the former "Fat Actress" has a "slim" lead in their weight-loss war.
"Valerie is freaking out after putting on a few pounds, particularly since she and Kirstie have been in a bitter feud," said a source.
Valerie dropped 49 pounds after replacing Kirstie as the Jenny Craig celebrity spokeswoman in 2007, going from a pudgy 172 to a fit and fabulous 123. But she's finding that the older she gets, the harder it is to keep the weight off – and insiders say she's gained about 15 pounds over the past six months.
The still fresh-faced actress, who turns 54 in April, blames her recent plumping up on her busy shooting schedule for the TV Land show "Hot in Cleveland."
She claims her work commitments leave her with little time to shop for and prepare the kind of healthy meals she'd been eating when she was maintaining her weight loss.
A recent photo of Valerie departing Los Angeles International Airport shows a much fuller appearance than she had in 2011. 
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