Friday, August 21, 2009

Mo'nique Talks about Being "Skinny"

Mo'nique has lost 42 pounds recently (down to 220 pounds-which I would not consider skinny but it is definitely a huge accomplishment). This is what she has had to say about her new "skinny" life:

"...I have so much more energy. I can move around better, and that’s what it’s all about. I want to lose more, so I’ll just keep eating better and exercising, and the weight will come off,” she says. “It took time to put in on, and it will take time to take if off. It’s still okay to be big, but let’s be big and healthy. I had to lose some weight to get healthier because I want to be around for a while. I have twin sons who are 3 and a son who is 19, and I want the opportunity to meet their children.”

It is great to see that she is doing it the right way (so many celebrities take the easy way out) and has realistic expectations. And good motivation. It seems like Mo'nique definitely gets it, and I hope that she passes this message along as much as she did her old message.

Like all of us, she has hit a plateau, but she is not discouraged and will keep working towards her goal.

Congrats, Mo'nique!

I am also glad to see that this is being highlighted in popular black magazines. (I guess Jet is considered a popular magazine. Do people still read that?)

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