monique-16_400x295_34Comedienne-turned-actress Mo’Nique is looking fabulous these days. She revealed an 80-pound weight loss last spring, and last night during Def Jam Night she shared with Arsenio Hall and Russell Simmons the exact moment she realized she needed to get her weight and mental health in check.

“I was in the bathroom, [my husband] was in the shower, and I was in the mirror,” she said. “And I was being the sex kitten that I believe myself to be. As I’m standing in the mirror, he said to me ‘Mama, how much do you weigh?’ And I said, ‘Two hundred and sixty-two pounds.’ And I said it so quick, but I knew it was lie. But I couldn’t bring myself to say 300.”

Her husband replied, “Mama, that’s too much weight. I want you for a lifetime.”

Despite going through embarrassment and guilt, Mo’Nique knew he was right, and she had to make a decision.

“I gotta save my life,” she said.

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  • Nirvana

    Impressive! Good for her..

  • Rian

    In all honesty, I think she looked better when she was bigger. It wasn’t like she was obese, but she wanted to lose weight & she did so gone head. I just think if you do want to lose weight don’t do it for anyone else or for trying to be like other people do it for you

    • MmmGood

      300 lbs. is definitely obese for just about anyone. I agree that you shouldn’t lose weight specifically for other people, but I don’t see anything wrong with having your loved ones (kids or spouse) in mind while on your journey.

    • Z

      300 pounds at her height is obese…it is odd that you don’t know that. 300lbs is huge.

  • Kesia Winston

    Aweeeee love you Mo’