Mo’Nique may be a funny lady, but there’s nothing funny about her serious weight loss. The Precious actress has lost some serious poundage, but she probably won’t be going under the knife for plastic surgery.
45-year old Mo’Nique has been gradually losing weight for some time, telling New York’s Hot 97 FM that her husband, Sidney Hicks, got her going on her new look. “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.”
Since starting her own lifestyle change, Mo’Nique has been Tweeting photos and encouragement through the journey, hoping to get others to do the same. “We can always get a quick fix. However what will be the long term effects,” she wrote Wednesday, May 15. “Do it naturally, benefits . . . PRICELESS.”
Mo’Nique is losing weight the old-fashioned way, through dietary changes and exercise, so the changes to her body are gradual and likely will not need plastic surgery touch-ups. Sudden weight loss can result in saggy skin, which can be taken care of with a tummy tuck and in extreme cases an arm lift recovery.
Although she is still working her way down to her goal weight, Mo’Nique has already shed 80 pounds and hopes to reach “between 190 and 200″ after tipping 300.”
It sounds like Mo’Nique has completely changed her lifestyle, but still no word on whether or not she still has hairy legs (See Make Me Heal’s story on Mo’Nique’s plastic surgery).
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