Actress Mo’Nique Loses 80 Pounds

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Actress Mo’Nique has been working hard in the gym and it shows. The 45-year-old Oscar winner has dropped 80 pounds, according to Us Magazine. 

Mo’Nique shared her story of dedication and perseverance with “The Cipha Sounds & Rosenberg Show” on New York’s Hot 97FM. “It made me say [to myself], ‘OK sus, you got these babies,” recalls the actress. “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.”

The former food junkie has turned into a gym rat, with a workout regimen of weight-lifting, running, yoga and basketball. The “Precious” star didn’t accomplish the weight loss alone. Her husband of seven years, Sidney Hicks, pushed her to make some serious changes to her lifestyle.

Mo’Nique regularly shares her progress on Twitter with pics and inspirational messages. On May 15th she wrote, “We can always get a quick fix. However what will be the long term effects.”

There are no days off for the former food junkie either. Each and every day is complete with at least 10,000 steps and a minimum of 50 sit-ups. Congratulations are in order for this determined star. Keep up the good work Mo’Nique.

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