Mo’Nique Celebrates Being Under 200 Pounds In Over 30 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 April 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”
In 2019, she’s been able to keep off the weight and still looks great. The Las Vegas headliner has also been rocking a new hairdo and embracing her gray. Check her out on Instagram:
Mo’Nique received a lot of pushback 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 was 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