Valerie Bertinelli Talks Ditching the Scale After 40-Pound Weight Loss

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Valerie Bertinelli made a splash eight years ago when she lost 40 pounds on the Jenny Craig program. She subsequently put 15 pounds back on, but she told ET she's done checking the scale.

"It's always going to be a struggle for me for my entire life," Bertinelli explained. "I'm going to have up days and down days."

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Bertinelli's own family is getting a little smaller as her son with ex Eddie Van Halen has left the nest. Twenty-four-year-old Wolfgang plays bass in his dad's band.

"He lives on his own," Bertinelli said. "[It's] very sad. My boy moved out."

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"All I know is that whatever Betty [White] is having, I'll have some of that," Bertinelli said.