She has been open about her quest to lose weight and maintain a healthy lifestyle, following a near fatal heart attack she suffered in 2012.
But Rosie O’Donnell admits that she still has a long way to go.
Speaking to People Magazine, the 52-year-old – who says her current weight is ‘in the 180s’ is planning to slim down a further 30 lbs.
Slimming down: Rosie O’Donnell, 52, spoke to People about her plans to lose weight here at the Orange Is The New Black Series premiere in New York on Thursday
‘[My doctor] wants me to be 150-160 lbs. That’s what I weight in the 8th grade, so that’ll be another 30 lbs,’ she told them.
‘I’m eating as I’m supposed to. I’m exercising. I lose now about a pound every other week, so we’ll see.’
Rosie spoke to the publication at the series premiere of Orange Is The New Black in New York on Thursday, where she told Entertainment Tonight that she had ‘begged’ for a cameo role on the show.
Last year, the comedienne had a vertical gastric sleeve that helped her lose almost 50 lbs, but claims the surgery ‘is only a tool’.
Talking about the surgery, she said: ‘They take out two thirds of your stomach – which holds the hunger hormones – and as a result of that you’re not hungry anymore.’
But Rosie still has trouble curbing her appetite when it comes to sweet treats.
She recently likened sugar to heroin as she discussed the challenges she faces as she tries to eat well and live healthily.
Sugarholic: Rosie O’Donnell, pictured Thursday, admitted she is addicted to sweets and compared it to being an alcoholic
She previously told People: ‘I read in a magazine article that sugar is eight times more addictive than heroin.
‘Because of giving up sugar, I walk past one of those kiosks selling newspapers and I’m like, ‘There’s the Swedish Fish. They’re right there.’
‘Almost like how alcoholics can’t go into a bar. They want to grab the bottle, I want to do that with the Swedish Fish.’
However she is determined to maintain her discipline so she can be ‘totally heart healthy.’
The television personality was lucky to survive after an artery became 99 per cent blocked, and needed a stent inserted after her heart attack in 2012.
Then and now: Rosie O’Donnell tweeted a snapshot of herself last month showing the difference in her 50lb weight loss
Piling on the pounds: And the overweight star, seen her in 2010, ended up suffering a near fatal heart attack
Rosie said: ‘It means to be a certain weight that doesn’t put stress on your heart. To exercise every day, to be aware of your blood pressure, and all of your heart stats.’
And the star has already noticed a massive improvement thanks to her new regime.
She said: ‘I feel a lot better. I got very scared when I had a heart attack and they told me I really should not have survived it.
‘It changed a lot of things for me. The way I look at the world, and the way I look at my own health. I can’t ignore it anymore.’