Bertinelli, 52, lost 40 pounds through weight-loss system Jenny Craig and to show off her new, svelte body, appeared on the cover of People in the green bikini three years ago. Now she said she needs to drop five pounds to get back in the swimwear, People reported Friday.
"It's like the five pounds that creeps on and then you have to take it back off, creeps on and take it back off, and I think that a lot of people go through that before the summer," she said Thursday at the American Heart Association's Wall Street Run & Heart Walk in New York City.
"It's calling my name! It's saying, 'Valerie, it's time,' " the "Hot in Cleveland" star said.
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