Chaz Bono, the activist-turned-author-turned-actor, says he feels great after losing nearly 70 pounds over the past year.

“I just feel much more comfortable in my skin now,” Bono said on Wednesday's episode of The Doctors. “Everything is easier, everything physically is easier, everything feels better and emotionally I just feel more comfortable, more confident.”

Bono dropped from 250 lbs to 183 lbs.

“My family was concerned about my health and now everyone is really happy,” he added. “They can also see how much better I feel and how much happier I am.” (The video is embedded on this page. Visit our video library for more videos.)

Bono announced his goal of losing at least 50 pounds during an episode of The Doctors which aired last November.

“There was a lot of pressure to be underweight growing up,” Bono said last fall. “I hope the pressure of doing something publicly will give me more incentive [to lose the weight].”