Jersey Shore star Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi is trying to turn over a new leaf in the New Year and says she regrets her past binge-drinking.
“I want to remember my nights and sometimes I just don’t,” Snooki said on the Ellen DeGeneres Show on Jan. 5, 2011.
I Want to Drink Less to Lose Weight
Polizzi says she drank excessively to the point of passing out at least once a month. “It sucks,” she says. “So you’re like, ‘What did I do? Why did I wake up in a garbage can?”
In July 2010, Snooki was arrested for disorderly conduct at the Jersey Shore after being drunk and rowdy in public.
Snooki, who recently released a semi-autobiographical novel about a girl looking for love on the Jersey Boardwalk, is determined to cut back on drinking so she can lose weight.
“My number one [New Year’s resolution] is definitely to keep up with my training and keep losing weight and getting toned,” she tells E!.
“I try to eat healthy. I just have to quit the drinking so much. If I do drink, it’s going to be, like, vodka and seltzer … maybe like two or three.”
‘I’ve Already Lost 5 Pounds in 4 Weeks’
The stocky 4’9″ Snooki, who once battled anorexia, has already lost 5 pounds in the last month.
Polizzi admits she gained weight while shooting Season 2 of the Jersey Shore in Miami, and desperately wants to regain her formerly slim, 100-lb. figure
“I want to be where I used to be,” she says. “I posted a bikini picture of me [on Twitter] and I was ripped. Ripped!”
So what inspired Snooki to write a book?
“I always wanted to write a book,” she says. “And like, in my imagination, I have, like, crazy ideas.” Still, Polizzi warns that her novel, which contains lots of fighting, cursing and sex, isn’t for children.
I Want to Make Lots of Money
“It’s a little vulgar,” she says. “I actually toned it down because I know I have a lot of young fans who are like, 13, so I took a lot of swear words out. I don’t want to get them grounded or anything.”
While Snooki is happy to tone down the vulgarity in her book for her audience, she insists, “I don’t want to be a role model.”
Aside from losing weight, what is Snooki’s No. 1 goal?
“To brand myself and to make enough money where, if I have a big family, I can support them and never work again because … I can’t work after this,” she says.