Mo’Nique Celebrates Being Under 200 Pounds In 33 Years!
Comedian Mo’Nique has made a career out of embracing her body weight or at least helping others come to terms with their body issues, specifically women.
In the middle of 2018, she reached a personal milestone: weighing under 200lbs for the first time since she was in fact a teenager. She posted on Instagram imploring her ‘loves’ to continue their hard work. She shared this message with her fans:
“I said that I would share this journey with y’all, the weight loss and getting healthy, and today when I got on the scale, since I was 17 years old, I’ve been over 200 lbs. Today was the first time in my adult life that I’ve been under 200 lbs.”
Mo’Nique wraps up her message by emphasizing the hard work it took to get this far.
“Hey my loves. UNDER 200lbs. WE CAN DO IT. BELIEVE YOU CAN. DON’T HAPPEN OVERNIGHT BUT IT HAPPENS. RAW FOOD IS THE TRUTH. SWIPE LEFT. Luv y’all 4 real”
Mo’Nique received a lot of push back from people when she decided to lose weight. Many of them said that she was “turning her back on the plus-sized community” that helped make her a successful comedian. There were a lot of speculation as to why she decided to do it, but Mo’Nique had her own reasons. One of those reasons is what her husband said to her that Mo’Nique took to heart.
“When my husband asked me my weight, I answered and he said ‘…That’s too much weight. I want you around for a lifetime and that’s not healthy.’
It was at that moment that I went through guilt, I went through shame, because of my size. Because I never felt love like that before.”
That’s when Mo’Nique said she decided to “save her life.” Now, she’s using her star power to inspire her fans to lose weight.
“For a long time I was a child in my way of thinking. I thought that I could eat what I wanted, do ?what I wanted, and was reckless in the sense of abusing my body. That’s when I was younger.”
“I think that the journey I have to take now is that I have babies. I have a son who is 23, but I also have a son who is nine. And we have twins who are seven. I want to meet their children. I want to be able to play with their children. I don’t want to be a burden on my family due to self-neglect….