No More Fat Janet Jackson

4/10/2006 5:38 PM PDT

Janet Jackson was at her peak weight back in October, estimated to be around 250lbs. Since then, she has been following a strict fitness regimen -- possibly for the upcoming release of her album this fall.

Sources tell TMZ that her label, Virgin Records, is counting on Jackson to produce a much-needed hit for the company. Jackson has been spending time in the recording studio, but spending just as much time losing weight

The formerly overweight singer was spotted shoe shopping yesterday afternoon along Sunset Boulevard in Los Angeles. As you can cleary see in the photos, Janet has been dropping the pounds and it won't be long til she unveils her trademark abs again.