In the November issue of Ladies’ Home Journal, Valerie Bertinelli discusses her weight, her friendship with Eddie Van Halen, her soon to be released workout DVD, and the pending death of Kirstie Alley.

On her weight: “”The weight is off for good,” Bertinelli declares, shutting the closet behind her. “My stick-to-it number is 132 pounds. But if I hit 130 on the scale, it’s time to lay off the mozzarella and get my butt out for a serious run.”

On Eddie Van Halen: “There’s now less of a strain between Bertinelli and Eddie Van Halen. She has made peace with their turbulent relationship and considers the musician a good friend. “Tom and I even sat in the front row at Ed’s wedding last summer,” she says.”

On her workout DVD: “If my life’s work is being an inspiration to people, then hell, I’ll sign up for more of that.”

On Kirstie Alley: “Asked what she has learned by watching the former Jenny Craig spokesperson Kirstie Alley gain back her weight, Bertinelli says, ‘I understand it. What woman doesn’t? I told her to come workout with me. You need support. Otherwise it’s ‘I’ll start tomorrow, then tomorrow,’ and tomorrow never comes.”

You hear that Kirstie? Your tomorrow is never going to come because you’re going to die while shoving a BBQ meatball slushie down your throat. Valerie said it, not me. Don’t shoot the messenger.