Mo'Nique Reveals 80 Pound Weight Loss

Mo'Nique seen working out in May 2013 Mo'Nique seen working out in May 2013

Mo’Nique has been busy dropping the pounds!

The 45-year-old Oscar winner has lost an impressive 80 pounds through changing her eating habits and staying active.

The actress/comedian said her family, including husband Sidney Hicks, have helped her stay committed to her weight loss goal.

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“It made me say [to myself], ‘OK sis, you got these babies. The twins [Jonathan and David] are 7, [stepson] Michael’s 9, Shalon’s 22.’ And I want to meet their babies. So, I said, ‘Let me stop being selfish, and eating everything.’ And I ate everything . . . I was a food junkie,” she said during an interview on The Cipha Sounds & Rosenberg Show on New York’s Hot 97 FM.

The actress currently weighs 218 pounds. She previously was “tipping 300” while on “The Parkers” in 1999, she said.

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Mo’Nique said her workout regime includes weights, yoga, running, sit-ups and making sure she takes a minimum of 10,000 steps daily

“My goal is between 190 and 200,” she explained.“I am the best Mo’Nique I’ve ever been in my life right now.”

Adding, “And I still have a ways to go. But I feel amazing.”

-- Jesse Spero

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